Trisha Yearwood Reveals New Album Cover

Seven-Year Wait Is Over for Six New Songs

Now I know one of the things I’ll be thankful for this Thanksgiving — the much-anticipated album from Trisha Yearwood due out on Nov. 17. It is her first one with new music — six new songs — in seven long years.

Yearwood just revealed the cover art featuring her in a white gown, a tiara and a pair of Rocky Balboa’s actual boxing gloves, for what seems like the greatest hits of all greatest hits albums.

It’s called PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit.

There will be huge hits, obviously, like “She’s in Love With the Boy,” “XXX’s and OOO’s,” and “How Do I Live.” Plus the title track and five other new ones, like “She Met Him in a Motel Room” and “Your Husband’s Cheating on Us,” which sound like they could be two sides to the same story.

“I’m excited for you to be the first to see the PrizeFighter CD cover,” Yearwood said Tuesday (Oct. 14) on Facebook when she revealed the cover artwork. “The song ’PrizeFighter’ describes for me the fight we all fight, whatever it is. It’s the courage to get up every day and give it your best shot, no matter the odds.

“For me, I learned that strength from my mama, Gwen. She went toe to toe with breast cancer, and though she lost her battle, she fought every step of the way with grace, dignity, humor and love. She’s my prizefighter. Whatever your battle, whoever your prizefighter is, my hope is that you draw strength from this important message.”

Describing the album’s title, Yearwood says it’s about the punches you throw and the punches you take in life.

“But it’s the entire fight that defines who you are,” she said.

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Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.