Trisha Yearwood is more than a little bit country.
The proof is when we start talking about the age-old question: Long hair v. shorter hair when you're 48-year-old.
"I just chopped my hair off," says Yearwood who is known for her gorgeous blonde locks. "My hair has been through so much in my career.
"So much color. So much curling. The ends were just sad," she says.
Here's a great Trisha Yearwood hair tip: Cut your hair off to give it a fresh start. "My hair is healthier now, but…" she begins. Now the country gal comes out.
"I miss shaking my big mane of hair around. I'm a country singer! I need my hair!" Trisha says.
TRISHA YEARWOOD'S ROMANCE TIPS
Trisha stars in her own cooking show on the Food Network called "Trisha's Southern Kitchen."
She laughs when I ask her what was the first dish she made for her hubby Garth Brooks.
"The first thing I made for Garth was fettucini alfredo. It was the first time I cooked for him," she says. "It had so much cream, parmesian cheese and butter in it and was so rich that Garth was basically in a coma after dinner.
"I know him after all of these years," she says with a laugh. "When I make something that rich, his eyes get half masked after the meal.
"Let's just say that that first time I made fettucini for him wasn't a romantic evening," she whoops. "He was on the couch and snoring. It was a bust for romance!"
Brooks proposed to her in 2005 in front of 7000 fans in Bakersfield, California. She said a resounding yes! They were married in 2005 at their home in Owasso, Oklahoma where they raise his three daughters from his first marriage, Taylor, August and Allie.
Ask her to define love and she mentions how she was with him during all of his Vegas shows, except when her mom was sick. Yearwood's mom recently passed away form cancer.
I lived with my mom and Garth was there with me as well when he wasn't doing a show. The only time he left my side was when he had to perform in Vegas," she says. "That's true love."
"We're each other's soulmates," Yearwood says.
She says they work their touring schedules and shooting time around each other and being together.
"We have a mantra: Why be together to be apart," she reveals. "We don't want to be away from each other. And since we've been married, we haven't missed many days together.
"We're pretty pitiful when we're apart," she admits. "I've done promotions for cookbooks and I'll be gone for three days. He's like, 'Honey, you've been gone for a month.'"
She knows the flipside. "I've been in relationships before where I was excited to leave. It actually feels so good to be glad to be with the person you're married to."
She says the time has flown.
"We'll be married seven years in December. We feel very lucky and blessed," she says.
WHAT DOES SHE KNOW NOW?
I ask her my favorite question: What do you know now that you didn't know in your 20s and 30s?
Trisha doesn't hesitate to answer.
"I know now that you don't have to make everybody else happy," she says. "I made a lot of decisions in my young life because I thought it was the thin I was supposed to do…like getting married at 22. I thought that was the next step."
"When you're from a small town in the south, there is a lot of pressure," she says.
"I think the biggest lesson that I didn't really learn until my 30s was to really trust your gut," she says. "Do what you think is right."