How Trisha Yearwood Is Becoming the Next Lifestyle Guru

by Raphael Chestang 4:34 PM PDT, April 21, 2015
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Like Gwyneth Paltrow and Martha Stewart before her, singer Trisha Yearwood is taking over as the next big lifestyle guru and she invited ET as she launched her new Trisha Yearwood Home Collection of furniture.

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"I would call myself a lucky girl," Trisha told ET. "I have been very fortunate in my career. Music has opened up a lot of doors for me that I never would have dreamed."

Those doors have led to the Emmy-winning Food Network show Trisha's Southern Kitchen, three cookbooks (Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen, Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood and Trisha's Table) and a line of cookware.

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The biggest secret to Trisha's success seems to be relatability.

"I'm not a chef. I'm a home cook," Trisha explained. "I don't wear designer clothes on my show. My pots and pans aren't crazy expensive. That's my audience."

That audience has helped her build an empire reportedly estimated to be worth $40 million, and she doesn't take their loyalty for granted.

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"I can't imagine that I would want to be involved in anything that I didn't have creative input," Trisha said. "I think that when everything you do comes out of something you really love, then you've got a good chance to be successful."