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30 Quotes from Women in Country Music in 1993 That Could Easily Be Said Today and Have Definitely Been Said Lately

In 1993 CBS aired the "Women of Country" 2-hour special which featured the likes of Lynn Anderson, Suzy Bogguss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, June Carter Cash, Linda Davis, Crystal Gayle, Emmylou Harris, Wanda Jackson, Naomi Judd, Wynonna Judd, Alison Krauss, Brenda Lee, Patty Loveless, Barbara Mandrell, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Jeannie C. Riley, Jeannie Seely, Connie Smith, Pam Tillis, Tanya Tucker, Tammy Wynette, Trisha Yearwood and a host of other others.

Today, it would be pretty tough to round up more than a dozen or so recognizable women, currently making music for a TV special. Because, you know, "people don't like listening to women on the radio."

The show started with Loretta Lynn saying, "how could anybody ever say it's a man world?"

What was most shocking about Lynn opening the TV special with that quote is that she believed it. While these ladies, in 1993, seemed fairly convinced that they had made great strides for themselves and those that would come after them, you could take almost everyone of these quotes and give it a woman in country music today. (But, to be clear, they had made great strides. How else do you get a TV special?)

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Garth Brooks Cleared Up The Lip Syncing Fiasco And Got Scared On "The Ellen Show"

'Tis the season for great deals and I ant to get in on the giving. I typically post videos with a singular purpose but this one has two really noteworthy moments in it. Garth Brooks went on "The Ellen Show" to plug his upcoming and exhaustive five-part anthology but ended up talking about the lip syncing fiasco during the CMAs. That's worth watching on it's own. Then Ellen tried to scare Garth but failed miserably, calling it the "most pathetic scare we've ever done." It completely hilarious.

This video really has it all.

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Trisha Yearwood Shares Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition

With Thanksgiving coming up next Thursday (Nov. 23), Trisha Yearwood is getting ready early and sharing her favorite Thanksgiving tradition.

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Trisha Yearwood's Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe Brings Dessert To Dinner

Sweet potatoes are obviously a popular Thanksgiving side dish, but this recipe is so good, you'll want to make it year-round! Trisha says it's sweet enough to be a dessert, but it's intended to be eaten as a side along with your traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Whip it up for your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal this year to give it a try-- you won't regret it!

Trisha Yearwood's Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe:

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Kelsea Ballerini and Trisha Yearwood Turn The Grand Ole Opry Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

Kesea Ballerini did the honors of flipping the switch at the Grand Ole Opry, turning the Opry barn pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Opry partnered with Women Rock For The Cure in the fight against breast cancer Tuesday night (Oct. 24) with its ninth annual "Opry Goes Pink" show. To help Kelsea pull the oversized switch was special guest, ten-year-old cancer survivor Chrissy.

Chrissy, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of of eight—the youngest person ever to be diagnosed with breast cancer—is now cancer-free and was introduced by Trisha Yearwood as this year's Women Rock for the Cure "Opry Goes Pink" honorary survivor, symbolizing individual battles being won against the disease. Chrissy took the stage stage with her older sister and parents, both of whom are also cancer survivors.

Photo By Chris Hollo / Grand Ole Opry

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"I'm going to ask if I could sing a song and dedicate it to you. Would that be cool, if I sang a song for you?" Trisha asked. "Thank you guys, it's brave of you to be here and you're all an inspiration. Your whole family is an inspiration.

"There's a song that I have that we released a few years ago and it's really just a a song about strength and it's about power and it has kind of taken on a life of it's own in the last three years for kind of that inspirational song about cancer," Trisha continued. "I lost my mom to breast cancer so it's a very near and dear to me cause. What I love about this song is that it's about being strong. It's about, 'you got this.' This is not a sad song and you [Chrissy] are just the poster child for 'we got this.' So Chrissy, I'm going to dedicate this song to you, it's called 'Prizefighter.'"

Additional performances of the night included LANCO, who made their Opry debut, Easton Corbin, Charles Esten, Runaway June, and Connie Smith. The Opry is donating $5 from each ticket sold to Women Rock For The Cure.

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Trisha Yearwood's Rich and Meaty Turkey Gravy Recipe Is Worth Trying This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, which means it's time to start thinking about your menu! Trisha Yearwood's Rich and Meaty Turkey Gravy will be the perfect complement to your Thanksgiving meal-- pour it over your turkey, mashed potatoes, bread...and well, if you're like me on Thanksgiving, pretty much everything.

As Trisha herself says, "You can't really say turkey without saying gravy!" Preach, sister!

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Jimmy Carter Giving Trisha Yearwood an Award on Behalf of Her Home State of Georgia Made Me Cry (You Will Too)

During President Barack Obama's second Inauguration I vividly remember watching President Jimmy Carter help his wife Rosalynn down the steps at the United States Capitol before leaving it up her Marine escort to take over before he started shaking hands. It was one of those moments you watch and think-- even a former President helps his wife down the stairs?! This guy was the most powerful man in the world once and he's not afraid to hold his wife's purse.

Each time I've seen President Carter since then, I've thought the same thing-- he left office and has spent the last few decades of his life building houses for the least of us through Habitat for Humanity. He's 92 and still puts on a hard hat at job sites regularly. President Carter is one of the good ones.

I usually feel the same way when I'm around Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood-- they're just givers.

During Garth and Trisha's recent show in Atlanta, President Carter surprised Trisha with a special award from their home state of Georgia. It was one of the sweeter moments to ever happen on stage.

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Trisha Yearwood's 'Un-Fried' Chicken Recipe

I know what you're thinking-- "un-fried" chicken? Why?! But hear me out-- if you're looking for an easy baked chicken recipe, this should be your go-to. It's easy to make and, believe it or not, actually tastes like fried chicken, minus you having to break out your deep fryer.

The recipe takes about an hour to make and serves four, and comes from the kitchen of Trisha Yearwood (so you know it's good). In fact, it might just be the best baked chicken we've had yet!

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(Watch) Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Perform "In Another's Eyes" During Atlanta Show

Garth Brooks and his bride, Trisha Yearwood took their world domination, I mean... tour to the brand new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta last night (Oct. 12).

Brooks and Yearwood were the first concert to take place in the new venue, which opened in August 2017. While there may be a few bugs to fix with the stadium's sound system— fans were complaining after the show about not being able to hear the superstar—the show went on in front of 80,000 screaming fans.

Garth kicked off the show with a crowd-pumping version of Charlie Daniels' The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and filled the night with a few of his hits, including the ever popular "Friends in Low Places," "Rodeo," "Callin' Baton Rouge,""Two Pina Coladas," "The River," "Unanswered Prayers," "Papa Loved Mama" and "The Dance." Garth took a moment to dedicate his song, "The Change," to those who lost their lives during the Las Vegas shooting.

Trisha didn't disappoint, singing her hits "XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)" and "How Do I Live." She even got a Presidential visit during the show. Former President Jimmy Carter made an appearance to present the Georgia native with a proclamation from her home state for her support throughout the years.

"She's a great entertainer and a great cook!" Carter said from the stage. "She's honored Georgia for many years. Now it's time for Georgia to honor her."

But it wouldn't be a Garth and Trisha show if the couple didn't do their signature song, "In Another's Eyes" together. As they maneuvered around the massive stage, the lovebirds ended up face to face, staring in each other's eyes.

We wouldn't want it any other way.