Trisha Yearwood Weight Loss: How Did Garth Brooks' Wife Drop 20 Pounds? [PHOTOS & REPORT]

By iDesign Staff Reporter April 9, 2013 10:48 AM EDT
Country singer Trisha Yearwood revealed a 20-pound weight loss in a Stella McCartney dress Sunday night at the ACM Awards. Photo: Getty Images
Country singer Trisha Yearwood revealed a 20-pound weight loss in a Stella McCartney dress Sunday night at the ACM Awards. Photo: Getty Images

A hosting gig on the Food Network puts you around a lot of food—just ask Paula Deen—but for Trisha Yearwood, that meant weight loss instead of packing on the pounds.

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The Grammy winning country star showed off her 20-pound weight loss on Sunday night at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

"Trisha has always been a successful, shapely bombshell. Recently she has taken her fitness routine to a new level," her spokesperson said.

Yearwood released her first cookbook in 2008, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen. She co-wrote the book of Southern recipes with her mother and sister. They put out a second cookbook two years later called Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood. After their success, Yearwood got her own cooking show on the Food Network, Trisha's Southern Kitchen. Yearwood cooks and shares tips on how to make lighter versions of Southern comfort food.

"I've been dieting and exercising and I've lost about 20 lbs.," Yearwood said in February. Many of her recipes are high in fat and cholesterol, and Yearwood said she does indulge but that the key is moderation.

Trisha Yearwood performs in Nashville in October 2012, pre-weight loss. Photo: AP
Trisha Yearwood performs in Nashville in October 2012, pre-weight loss. Photo: AP

"I'm doing very little sugar, and occasionally I have the mac and cheese," she said. Her spokesperson also said that the 20-pound weight loss was the result of "mixing it up and making exercising fun."

Yearwood, 48, burst onto the scene in 1991 with her single "She's in Love with the Boy." Her success continued and her song "How Do I Live" was nominated for an Oscar in 1997. She married fellow country superstar Garth Brooks, 51, in 2005, and they live in Oklahoma with Brooks' three daughters.

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She hasn't put out an album since 2007, but she is reportedly working on new music while filming Trisha's Southern Kitchen. Trisha Yearwood showed off her newly svelte figure at a Trisha's Southern Kitchen brunch for the Southern Beach Wine and Food Festival in February, but her ACM Awards appearance was the first time many fans saw her transformation.

Trisha Yearwood performing in New York City in June 2011. Photo: Jemal Countess
Trisha Yearwood performing in New York City in June 2011. Photo: Jemal Countess

Yearwood wore a red Stella McCartney dress that hugged her curves in all the right places to introduce a performance by Kelly Clarkson, who has also struggled with her weight.

 "Real people battle their weight," Yearwood said. "We all struggle between eating healthy and falling off the wagon. That's how I live."

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