Trisha Yearwood And Garth Brooks Pay Musical Tribute To Beloved Friend And Public Servant Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks and were in Georgia Tuesday (November 28) to bid farewell to dear friend and beloved public servant former first lady Rosalynn Carter.
Mrs. Carter passed away on November 19 of natural causes. She was 96 years old.
Garth and Trisha joined Carter’s husband of 77 years, President Jimmy Carter, along with other dignitaries, including President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, and the five living first ladies for the invite-only service at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church at Emory University.
Eulogies from family members and longtime friends were interspersed with musical performances by the Atlanta Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Chorus and Trisha and Garth, the latter of whom became close with the Carters through their work with Habitat for Humanity.
Trisha, accompanied by Garth on acoustic guitar and harmonies, sang a tender and thoughtful version of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
“What I loved the most about Miss Rosalynn’s service is that every living First Lady showed up, no matter what political party, no matter what time or era,” Garth said. “To me, that says a ton about Miss Rosalynn and her wish for the future that we all come together.”
Immediately following Mrs. Carter’s death last week, Garth said: “A light has gone out that kind of shines on how we should treat each other. But if we all pick that light up, maybe that light can grow instead of disappear.”
Mrs. Carter will be buried Wednesday (November 29) at the Carter Home and Garden, part of the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park, following a private funeral service at Maranatha Baptist Church in their hometown, Plains, Georgia. Her husband, 99, plans to be buried beside her.