Garth Brooks Engaged to Trisha Yearwood

Garth Brooks Engaged to Trisha Yearwood
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Garth Brooks proposed to Trisha Yearwood Wednesday night(May 25) when he got down on one knee in front of 7,000 fans during the "Legends in Bronze" event at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, where 10 larger-than-life bronze statues honoring country stars were unveiled, including one of Brooks.

After his big moment, Garth popped the question. The marriage will be the second for Brooks, who has three children, and the third for Yearwood, said Brooks' spokeswoman Nancy Seltzer.

Allowing for the impact of his three daughters' births and his mother's death, Garth told the crowd it was "one of the greatest days of my life."

Brooks, 43, is credited with widening the genre's appeal in the 1990s by merging traditional country with honky tonk, pop, folk and rock. His "Ropin' the Wind" album was the first such country recording to debut at the top of the pop music charts. His latest album, "Scarecrow," went triple platinum.

Yearwood, 40, was named the Country Music Awards female vocalist of the year in 1997 and 1998. Her latest album is "Jasper County."

Garth performed two songs for the audience: "Friends In Low Places" and "Amarillo By Morning," the latter in tribute to George Strait. The evening also included performances by Merle Haggard, Dierks Bentley, Joe Nichols, and Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson.

Other musicians honored with bronze statues were Buck Owens, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, George Jones and George Strait.

source: Associated Press

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