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Trisha Yearwood is Trisha Yearwood's self-titled debut studio album that was released on July 2, 1991 by MCA Records.

Tracklisting[]

  1. She's In Love With The Boy
  2. The Woman Before Me
  3. That's What I Like About You
  4. Like We Never Had A Broken Heart
  5. Fools Like Me
  6. Victim Of The Game
  7. When Goodbye Was A Word
  8. The Whisper Of Your Heart
  9. You Done Me Wrong (And That Ain't Right)
  10. Lonesome Dove

Chart Performance[]

"Trisha Yearwood" peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. It was certified 2× Platinum for sales of two million copies.

Critical Reception[]

Thom Jurek of AllMusic wrote "Yearwood sings better than almost any of her peers -- working-class love songs, from the opener, the simple mid-tempo rocker "She's in Love With the Boy," to the ballads such as "Like We Had a Broken Heart," written by Brooks with Pat Alger. Brooks sings backup here, and the pace of the song is slow. Its poetry is in the emotion her voice conveys rather than the lyrics, which aren't bad; they just aren't special."

Jurek concluded the review, saying: "Yearwood was the first female country singer of her generation that didn't try to be a sex symbol, and she didn't try to project anything other than the fact that she was a good singer. And she was and is a fine singer, and this is a very classy debut that stands the test of time."

Alanna Nash of Entertainment Weekly gave the album an "A", saying: "Whether tackling bluegrass, country rock, or ’50s-style R&B, she sings with deeply imagined experience, making herself one of the most exhilarating — and classiest — of newcomers."

Jack Hurst of the Chicago Tribune said: "It is probably the most impressive female country debut in Nashville since the Judds."

However, Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times wrote: "Despite her assured vocals, though, the rest of the material can’t keep up, not even her duet with pal Garth Brooks."

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