Country superstar? Check. Hit television show? Check. Married to Garth Brooks? Check. Trisha Yearwood really has it all. While the singer's list of accomplishments runs much longer than that, the Monticello, Georgia, native still pinches herself when faced with a new opportunity. Yearwood talked to FOX411 Country about her life with Garth and the future of country music.
FOX411 Country: You've written recipe books, host your own cooking show, "Trisha's Southern Kitchen," and now you have a new line of cookware coming out. Are you trying to be the next Martha Stewart?
Trisha Yearwood: I'm just trying to be the next Trisha Yearwood. I have to say, I've never been the girl that's had the five-year plan, the 10-year plan and I'm still not. The cooking show in particular opened up a whole new world to me and there's a lot of opportunities for me there. For as many things as we said yes to, we've said no 100 times to things that didn't feel right. A cookware company approached us and it felt right. I wanted a really beautiful pan...and I use them all the time. I didn't want to do the thing where [you] just put your name on something but I haven't done anything...why would I put my name on something if I haven't had a any part in it?
FOX411 Country: Between your television show and your music career, how do you make time for family life?
Yearwood: Well, with our girls being grown and in college...we were home with them in Oklahoma while they finished school and now we're empty nesters. We travel together, Garth and I. We've been married 10 years this December and we made a decision when we married not to be apart. If we're going to be married, let's be together, we agreed. So when I'm home, I'm home with my husband. We cook, Garth knocks down some trees. When we go on the road, we go together.
FOX411 Country: You used to work at the Country Music Hall of Fame as a tour guide and now you have your own exhibit there. Did you ever see that happening?
Yearwood: When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being a country music singer but I never dreamed I'd be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. I got a summer job [when I moved to Nashville], and that was my job and I loved it. It was wonderful to be in the building with all this stuff but I never dreamed about that....maybe somewhere in the deep deep recesses of my mind. Knowing the care and reverence and how meticulous the curators are with putting the exhibits together, I'm just honored and overwhelmed that I'm in there. My application for a job as a tour guide is in there.
FOX411 Country: Your latest album, "Prizefighter," has a more traditional sound than what we hear on the radio. With new artists like Chris Stapleton releasing albums with more of that sound, do you think country music is moving back towards its roots?
Yearwood: Yeah, I do. I gotta say, I'm a huge Chris Stapleton fan. I just got the CD, I'm the girl that's got a rogue CD of all his demos. I love his voice, I love his music and yeah, I think that happens in music. When I first moved to Nashville in 1985, we were right after the country pop urban thing happened. Then came Ricky Skaggs and Randy Travis with a more bluegrass, traditional sound. Everything kind of swings, it comes back around and I think everybody gets settled with what they're listening to and then they try to push it. There's something about [all of those sounds] that I like but I do think what happens when something becomes successful and a hit, then everybody jumps on that bandwagon and I think people get ready for something new and it always goes back to the basics. I think that's where it's heading. But I think what's unique about country music is it always tend to come back to that basic traditional, gritty sounds.