Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood perform “Imagine” for Rosalynn Carter

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Country musicians Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood paid tribute to Rosalynn Carter, former first lady of the United States.

Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks paid tribute to Rosalynn Carter with a rendition of “ Conceived » by John Lennon and Yoko Ono during a ceremony for the former first lady of the United States on Tuesday.

The performance began with just Yearwood and Brooks, the former on vocals and the latter playing an acoustic guitar and joining her for backing vocals. By the end of the performance, other musicians had joined in, with soft piano and a choir.

Yearwood and Brooks were close to Rosalynn Carter and her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, through their shared involvement in Habitat for Humanity. The Carters had long supported the cause, while Yearwood and Brooks became involved in it following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

The two couples frequently worked side-by-side on projects, and this year (with the Carters in hospice care) Yearwood and Brooks officially took over as hosts of Habitat for Humanity’s annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Week.

In an interview with CNN in October, Garth Brooks said: “ We are here to honor their legacy and continue the work they continue to do; just because they’ve retired from this project and are at home doesn’t mean they’re not there. So we feel very lucky to still be a part of what they represent. »

Trisha Yearwood added: “ And I think what they represent is truly loving your neighbor. They’re just great examples of what to be, and they fit Habitat so well because Habitat’s goal is to help one another, to uplift one another. »

Rosalynn Carter died on November 19 at her home in Plains, Georgia at the age of 96. In May, it was announced that Rosalynn had been diagnosed with dementia, about three months after Jimmy, 98, decided to give up a ” additional medical intervention » and enter palliative care at home. The former president, now 99, made a rare appearance Tuesday at his wife’s funeral in Atlanta, which was attended by all the former first ladies, as well as President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden.


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