Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood: The Story Behind ‘In Another’s Eyes’ | New


Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their founding duo “In Another’s Eyes” this week. The couple discussed the song on Brooks’ Inside Studio G on Monday night. Come to find out, Brooks was almost staring into another singer’s eyes during the song.

“People think this song was written for me and for you to sing – that’s how great a duet [it is],” he said. “They don’t understand that the song was already there. I was like, ‘Is there a way to make it more personal?’

That’s when famed keyboardist Bobby Wood said, “Hey, that would make a hell of a duet.” And I went, ‘You know what?’

Wood asked Brooks who he was thinking of, and Brooks said, “Trisha Yearwood – hands down.”

However, Yearwood was initially too busy to record the song, so Brooks followed up with another band and a female vocalist.

Eventually, the pair made the lineup work and “In Another’s Eyes” became a No. 1 hit. The song was included on Yearwood’s “Songbook” album and gave Brooks a platform then that he was in the midst of tense negotiations with his record company.

“I was at war with the label…and I couldn’t get any traction or help whatsoever,” he said. “Miss Yearwood put on her cape…came in…and saved my day.”

Then Brooks told Yearwood, “You saved my life not only as husband and wife…but I think it saved my career.”

Now Brooks wants them to be known as “a duo couple.”

“To do that, we need to record more duets,” Yearwood said. “Any chance to sing with you, I’ll take it,” Brooks shot back.


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