"Music Legends Brooks & Yearwood Honor Rosalynn Carter in Memorial Performance"
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are set to honor their late friend and former first lady Rosalynn Carter. Rosalynn was married to former president Jimmy Carter for 77 years before her death on November 19.
A memorial service to honor Rosalynn is set to take place in the Glenn Memorial Church at Emory University in Atlanta on Tuesday, November 28, at 1 p.m. Former President Carter, 99, will be in attendance, along with President Joe Biden and current first lady Jill Biden.
Brooks, 61, and Yearwood, 59, are set to perform at the event, The Carter Center announced on their tribute website for the late Rosalynn. According to the site, only invited guests will be allowed into the church for the 90-minute service.
Following Rosalynn’s passing, Brooks spoke candidly about the “tough” loss, noting that his wife, Yearwood, and the former first lady were “inseparable.”
“President Carter calls Miss Yearwood his ‘second favorite Georgia peach,’” Brooks shared during a press conference. Brooks and Yearwood became friends with the Carters after both couples’ involvement with Habitat for Humanity over the years.
Rosalynn is survived by her husband Jimmy, her four children, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” Jimmy shared in a statement.