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During a recent appearance on NPR, Yearwood explained that as a 5-year old watching Elvis movies, she fell hard for him. So hard, in fact, that she wrote a letter proposing marriage to the King of Rock & Roll, but he never responded.
“You know, I was a little girl and I was watching Elvis movies. And I didn’t realize – I’m watching these movies in the early ’70s – I didn’t really know we were already into, like, the jumpsuit phase.
“And I thought – I was watching, you know, ‘Viva Las Vegas’ thinking I want to be Ann-Margret.”
Yearwood goes on to explain that Graceland has saved every fan letter anyone ever wrote to Elvis.
“So they’ve been going through the archives looking for this letter. And now I realize that my mother never mailed it.”
Her 5-year old heart recovered from the disappointment of never receiving a reply from Elvis and she moved on in a big way. Yearwood went on to become an actress, cookbook author, member of the Grand Ole Opry, Grammy Award-winning singer, and wife of Garth Brooks….the only soloist to out-sell Elvis Presley. We think she’s done pretty well for herself.
Hear Trisha Yearwood’s full NPR interview by clicking here.
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