Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are dealing with difficult news as they grieve the loss of their close friend, Rosalynn Carter. The former First Lady passed away at the age of 96 on Sunday. The country music stars expressed their condolences at a press conference for their Nashville venue, Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk.
Having built a strong bond over the years through their work with Habitat for Humanity, Garth and Trisha reminisced about the projects they undertook together and the valuable lessons Rosalynn Carter imparted to them. Miss Yearwood affectionately referred to her as a "quiet warrior" and admired the power of her soft-spoken yet impactful words.
Garth Brooks acknowledged the deep connection between Rosalynn and her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, understanding the immense difficulty he will face in the wake of her passing. Reflecting on her remarkable nature, Garth expressed that her light, which symbolized how we should treat one another, has diminished. However, he harbors hope that if everyone picks up that light, it can continue to shine brightly.
The loss of their dear friend has made Garth grateful for the love and support he receives from his wife, Trisha. Highlighting the Carters' enduring 75-year marriage, he acknowledged the inspiration they provided not only through their humanitarian efforts but also as an example of a loving, committed partnership.
During a recent interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Garth opened up further, expressing his gratitude for another day on this planet and emphasizing his wish for his three daughters and Trisha, his "queen," to be by his side when he takes his last breath.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's friendship with Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter spanned over a decade, forging a deep bond of admiration and respect. As they mourn the loss of Rosalynn, they reflect on the profound impact she had on their lives and the enduring lessons she taught them throughout their friendship.