Trisha Yearwood Debuts Timeless New Ballad At CMT Music Awards

Trisha Yearwood Debuts Timeless New Ballad At CMT Music Awards | Classic Country Music | Legendary Stories and Songs Videos

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It has been five years since Trisha Yearwood graced the stage at the annual CMT Music Awards. Her return was met with excitement, as the legend not only performed but also received the first-ever June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award.

Trisha Yearwood was named the inaugural recipient of the June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award to recognize her decades of philanthropic work during Sunday night’s CMT Music Awards (April 7).

According to a press release from CMT, the award “recognizes an artist, duo/group or industry veteran who is dedicated to the community and their fellow artists while embodying [June Carter Cash’s] spirit as a fierce advocate of paying it forward.”


For more than 20 years the “Walkaway Joe” singer has worked closely with Habitat for Humanity, a charity she and her husband, Garth Brooks, have supported together through the Carter Work Project and National Women Build Week. She also founded Dottie’s Yard, a non-profit named after her own rescue dog that helps cover costs for medical bills, nutrition and other basic needs.


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She is also credited with supporting Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, Humane Society, Grammy Foundation MusiCares, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Susan B. Komen Foundation and more. Yearwood works with the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum as a legacy keeper.

Trisha is also a leader of the “Five Decades, One Voice” initiative, a program that pairs female country music legends with new and emerging female artists for a “once-in-a-lifetime mentorship opportunity.”

All of Trisha’s philanthropic endeavors were recognized by CMT during Sunday night’s (April 7) CMT Music Awards program.

The CMT honor was followed by a performance from Trisha Yearwood where she premiered her latest single, “Put It In A Song.”

“Put It In A Song” gave fans their first glimpse at Trisha Yearwood’s upcoming album. The song was co-written by Yearwood along with Erin Enderlin and Jim “Moose” Brown and marks the beginning of a new era for the country music legend. For the first time in her career, Yearwood has co-written every song on the album.

In a 2023 interview, Trisha opened up about her lack of confidence as a songwriter due to criticism she received about her songwriting skills when she was 19. With encouragement from her husband, the 59-year-old started writing and found that it made her feel “elated and amazing.”

“I’ve let it be true, but not anymore,” she told CMT. “It’s still hard for me, but I’m doing it. I’m always nervous when I go, but I get a little less nervous every time. It’s just been really good. I’m so excited about it.”

Watch Trisha Yearwood’s debut performance of “Put It In A Song” live at the CMT Music Awards in the video below.

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