But not just any casseroles. These will be masterfully-crafted casseroles, lovingly-prepared for him by his wife Trisha Yearwood. She’s heading out on tour for a string of theater shows. In an interview with The Tennessean, Nashville’s daily newspaper, she said Brooks will be just fine without her.
“He was wonderfully supportive because it’s right in the middle of soccer season and he won’t be able to go with me, but I’m only gone like two weekends out of the month,” she said. “It’s not like I’ll be gone a long time. He can survive. I’ll leave him some casseroles to bake. I’m not going that far.”
Once her own tour wraps, Yearwood and Brooks will start preparing for his tour in the fall. No one knows the specifics of that tour, but I do have one request already. I’ve been listening to Brooks’ Blame It All on My Roots boxed set since it was released in November, and one of my favorites is their cover of “After the Fire Is Gone,” the 1971 Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty hit.
Performing live is something Yearwood can’t imagine not doing.
“When Garth had been in Vegas for the past two years, I’d go out with him and do two or three shows with him, and it just feeds my soul,” she told the newspaper.
Yearwood is also going to get busy on Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, her Food Network cooking show.
“After I get done with this tour in April, I’m going to try to get another season shot in my spare time before everything else starts up,” she said. “I’m going to try to get that done so hopefully there will be new shows by fall.”
Maybe she’ll do an episode called “Garth’s Home Alone Casseroles.”