Trisha Yearwood has won three CMA Awards and been nominated at the annual awards show a total of 20 times. The country music icon, who also has two ACM Awards and three Grammys trophies to her name, says she has two favorite CMA Awards memories: one involving a trophy and one involving her husband, Garth Brooks.

"One was winning the Female Vocalist of the Year the first time, because I had been the Susan Lucci at the CMAs: I had been nominated, like, five years in a row and never won, so it was really great," Yearwood quipped to The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event. "I’m really glad it went that way because when I won, I was older, and it was just really cool.

"And then, last year, the 50th anniversary of the CMAs, getting a chance to perform with Garth and do all those classic duets, and then also see him win Entertainer [of the Year]," Yearwood adds, "that was pretty sweet."

Yearwood, who is also the proud winner of a Daytime Emmy for her cooking show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, has been traveling with her husband on his three-year World Tour, which will wrap up in Nashville in mid-December. But not to worry: Yearwood has plenty of plans to keep her busy in 2018.

"Once I take that nap in January, I am going to start on two new music projects," Yearwood reveals. "I can’t tell you about one of them -- it’s a surprise -- but I’m listening to songs now ... And I film my cooking show when we’re not on the road, so there’s a lot going on right now ... I want to be able to calm my mind down a little bit. I feel music tapping me on the shoulder. It’s time to get back in and get some music made."

A list of Yearwood and Brooks' remaining tour dates is available on Yearwood's website. The 2017 CMA Awards are scheduled to air on ABC on Nov. 8, at 8PM ET; the ceremony will take place live at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the ceremony for the 10th year in a row.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2017 CMA Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to for the latest CMAs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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