- Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians
- Netanyahu’s driver accused of raping girls under age 12
- Putin calls Internet ‘CIA project’ that must be controlled
- Muslims offended that 9/11 museum movie speaks of jihad
- Obama marks Armenian massacre, avoids using the word ‘genocide’
- Gov. Rick Perry: ‘It’s not a dare, it’s a promise’; Texas will fight BLM
- Howard Dean cheers Obama’s approach to Russian aggression
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s childhood nickname? ‘The Surprise’
- Democrat Grimes backs Keystone XL pipeline in Kentucky Senate race
- China spends for 17 new warships as U.S. cuts back military
Singer Trisha Yearwood’s mother dies at age 73
Yearwood died early Saturday morning in Tifton, Ga., after a long fight with cancer. A statement to the Associated Press says Trisha Yearwood and her sister Beth were by their mother’s side when she died.
“The family is deeply appreciative of the care and concern they’ve received throughout this journey,” the statement said.
Gwen Yearwood, a teacher who lived in Monticello, Ga., for much of her life, wrote two cookbooks with her daughters: “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen,” released in 2008, followed by “Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood,” issued in 2010.
Trisha Yearwood, a Grammy-winning singer, was among country music’s most popular acts before going into semi-retirement with her husband Garth Brooks in Oklahoma. She continues to be a popular draw when she performs and said recently she hopes soon to hit Broadway when her stepchildren are all in college.
In a recent interview with GAC to promote a cooking special she taped with her mother, Trisha Yearwood described her mother as a real example to her in many different ways. She said Gwen Yearwood’s independent streak and expression of true love for her husband of more than four decades, the late Jack Yearwood, were inspirations.
“I think my mom is the bomb,” Trisha Yearwood said. “I’m very lucky. I’m one of those kids who has a mom who everybody loves. So when my mom comes to Oklahoma and visits and she’s gone, everybody’s like, `When’s your mom coming back?’”
The family statement thanked well-wishers and asked that expressions of sympathy be directed to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which helps fund breast cancer research, in Gwen Yearwood’s name.
TWT Video Picks
By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
- Obamacare class-action suit opens a new legal front
- Obama avoids 'red line' for China, prepared to impose tougher sanctions on Russia
- 'Top Gun' for drones: Squadrons of carrier-based killers have Navy's approval
- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy hailed as patriot, ripped as lawless deadbeat
- 'Conservatives' should feel exposed by Bundy's racist comments: Scarborough
- Texas is next! AG warns BLM wants 90,000 acres after Bundy ranch standoff
- Sold out: Ukraine's leadership swapped best military weapons for cash
- America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds
- In its hunt for Senate, Republican candidates campaign against Harry Reid
- Opposition rising to Colorado gun control laws
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.
Celebrity deaths in 2014