Patricia Lynn Yearwood is an American country music artist, actress, author, television personality and celebrity chef. She rose to fame with her 1991 debut single "She's in Love with the Boy", which became a number one hit on the Billboard country singles chart. Its corresponding self-titled debut album would sell over two million copies. Yearwood continued a series of major country hits during the early 1990s including "Walkaway Joe", "The Song Remembers When", "XXX's and OOO's" and "Believe Me Baby".
Yearwood's 1997 single "How Do I Live" reached number two on the country singles chart and was internationally successful. It appeared on her first compilation A Collection of Hits. The album certified quadruple-platinum in the United States and featured the hits "In Another's Eyes" and "Perfect Love". Yearwood had a string of commercial successes over the next several years including the hit singles "There Goes My Baby" and "I Would've Loved You Anyway". She released her tenth studio record Jasper County in 2005, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the top ten of the Billboard 200.
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