Back in 1988, shortly after graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., Trisha Yearwood landed an on camera gig – competing on TNN’s “You Can Be A Star.”
Similar to “American Idol,” the show set-up included a panel of celebrity and music industry judges, and talented singers were pitted against one another each week. Clearly the judges must’ve thought that Trisha was a star in the making, because she was returning from her previous week’s win.
Coming back to outshine her opponents, Grand Ole Opry legend Jim Ed Brown introduced the Georgia native. Trisha then took her place on the stage, which shared the same color scheme as her outfit. Clad in an oversized ruffled denim skirt and a fiery red top pulled together by a thick belt, it’s obvious to see that this is vintage Trisha. But even when we’re met by the outdated version of her, she still had the pipes.
Trisha then belts out a few lyrics about southern hospitality and down-home cooking – two things that have stayed with her to this day. Coming close to taking the first place crown that season, Trisha instead came in second.
Of course, that didn’t stop her from becoming a megastar anyway.
Now, more than two decades later, Trisha will be making another television debut. This time, on March 20, she will take on the role as Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Fox’s “The Passion.”