Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks moving to Nashville

Image by Getty Images for Shock Ink

Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks moving to Nashville

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Mar 19, 2014

Trisha Yearwood has confirmed that she and husband Garth Brooks are moving back to Nashville from their current home in Oklahoma.

In several previous interviews over the last eight months she's indicated the couple was thinking about returning to Music City, but in a new interview with CMT she indicates the move is a go.

"I have loved living in Oklahoma," Trisha tells CMT. "It's been a great place to raise our girls, and the thing I'll miss the most is that I've made some of the best friends I'll ever have. But we'll always be best friends."

Garth's youngest daughter will graduate high school this year and leave for college, giving the couple of empty-nesters the chance to travel -- and, of course, go on tour.

"Garth and I have always sort of been gypsies," Trisha says. "If you do this for a living, home for us is really just where we are together."

One of the things the singer says she has loved and missed about Nashville is the town's energy.

"It's so awesome right now," she notes. "It has a new energy that's so cool. It makes sense because it's been a bit of a challenge to not live there and to have to fly in and out for work."

Although staying in Oklahoma was "the right thing" for all of them while Garth's three daughters from his first marriage were growing up, Trisha says that the job of being home every day "is coming to an end for us ... so it's time for us to do the next thing. And we're excited for whatever's next for us."

Trisha embarked on a solo tour earlier this year, and the couple will begin Garth's highly anticipated world tour with a series of shows in Ireland this July.

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.