NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two of country music's biggest stars - Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood - have been giving back to the Nashville community this week with Habitat for Humanity.
Garth and Trisha have been working with Habitat for Humanity for more than a decade, getting on board following the destruction in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina.
The pair said the build is happening at the perfect time as Nashville is growing so quick and affordable housing is such a hot topic.
“I’m honored that the Carter build is here in Nashville. For them to be here is wonderful, but I’m also really happy for Nashville, because it’s a conversation that’s being had everyday about how Nashville is growing and how wonderful that is, but with that comes this kind of housing crisis that we’re entering into with affordable housing,” Trisha Yearwood said. “To really be able to say ‘Hey, this is happening and this is important and this is necessary in our backyard is awesome.”
Garth and Trisha said they hope everyone realizes once the build is over Habitat for Humanity in Nashville will continue their work - and they plan to continue to lend their time to Habitat builds in the future, and they hope others give back as well.
Garth said one of the beautiful things about these builds is that the people who go out to help build as well as the people who get the homes all come from different backgrounds, and all of the work is centered around love for one another.
“What Nashville represents more than anything is diversity. It’s called Music City USA, and everyone thinks it’s for Country Music, but the truth is they have one of the greatest concert halls here, they have some of the greatest choirs that come out of here. Blues, folk, jazz, it’s amazing, everything that’s here," Garth said. “The diversity here is what I love. The diversity of volunteers, diversity of homeowners. Got to see all the homeowners today - it was every faith, every skin color, everything you could imagine. All different, and just all people who are in need and are getting help and will turn around and turn that help into helping somebody else. I know they will.”
Garth and Trisha will continue their work with Habitat for Humanity on Friday, and they will help celebrate the end of the week at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday where they plan to celebrate the Nashville way - with music.