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Patricia Lynn Yearwood, 19 September 1964, Monticello, Georgia, USA. During the mid-90s Yearwood became a figurehead of the new wave of highly creative female country singers, including Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea and Mary Chapin Carpenter, who breathed exciting new life into an old formula.
In 1985, Yearwood started working as a session singer in Nashville. She was discovered by Garth Brooks and sang backing vocals on his 1990 album No Fences. She was the opening act on his 1991 tour and became the first female singer to top the US country charts with her debut single, the sparkling Shes In Love With The Boy. Working with producer Garth Fundis, further singles such as Like We Never Had A Broken Heart, Thats What I Like About You and The Woman Before Me quickly established her as a major new talent in contemporary country music. Her follow-up album Hearts In Armor (1992) was recorded...