Yesterday morning (4/1) Trisha Yearwood went live from a brunch-filled catering room backstage where she was accompanied by her backup singer Robert Bailey, opening act Sunny Sweeney, Sunny’s Yorkie named “Doug”, and her side-kick Mandy. The three sipped their coffee from new Trisha Yearwood purple tumblers and celebrated Trisha’s 300th show to date. Sunny then talked about her newly recorded song “Backhanded Compliments”, which Trisha laughed that she had experienced firsthand when someone had told her that she sounded great “but she could tell her allergies were kicking in”.
Robert made Coffee Talk fans tear up after he was asked to share his favorite memory from the tour. He explained that he once caught Trisha’s parents watching her perform an encore of “On a Bus to St. Cloud” from backstage at the Greek Theatre in L.A. The beauty of their proud expressions brought him to tears and is a moment that he always thinks of whenever he hears the song. Trisha said that she was grateful to now have that memory as it was one she didn’t know had happened.
The talk segwayed into memories from taping today’s episode of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, which brings Robert and Trisha into the kitchen to recreate a menu from one of their favorite food stops at the Opus Two in Portland, OR. The two create Filthy Dirty Martinis with Blue Cheese-Stuffed Olives, Mashed Potatoes,Creamed Spinach, Cherry Almond Skillet Shortbread and a Well-Done Steak. Trisha and Robert cap off the episode with a soaring a Capella rendition of “How Do I Live”.