Daily Journal masthead

Former President Jimmy Carter, Justin Timberlake honor Trisha Yearwood at ASCAP awards


NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Former President Jimmy Carter and pop star and actor Justin Timberlake have honored one of country music's leading ladies, Trisha Yearwood, as the voice of a generation of music fans.

Her fellow country stars, including Lady Antebellum and Reba McEntire, surprised the Georgia-born singer with performances of her songs, including "Walkaway Joe," and "She's In Love With the Boy," during the 53rd annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Grammy-winning artist has sold more than 12 million albums and is also a successful cooking show host and author, Timberlake noted, adding, "Girlfriend is busy."

Yearwood and her husband, Garth Brooks, joined Carter earlier in the week in Memphis to help build a home for Habitat for Humanity.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a publication of AIM Media Indiana unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.