Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood just put on a performance for the ages alongside the legendary James Taylor.
The country couple sang their track “What I’m Thankful For” at the White House Christmas tree lighting celebration, held at President’s Park in Washington D.C. The song was originally written to celebrate Thanksgiving. Still, it works just as well as a heartwarming Christmas tune.
Joined by James Taylor and his wife Kim, the famous couples came together to put on a beautiful double duet of the song. Opening with Taylor playing guitar and Brooks singing the first verse, it was a unique performance of the song that those in attendance surely soon won’t forget.
The pairs take turns passing off verses, Brooks and Yearwood first, and then James and Kim. Before long, all four are singing the softly sweet song as President Barack Obama watches with wonder.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been playing many special Christmas performances in support of their recent release, Christmas Together. The new album, released in November, is a collection of reinterpreted classic Christmas songs and originals. “What I’m Thankful For (The Thanksgiving Song)” was cowritten by Brooks and Yearwood.