Trisha Yearwood announces deal with Sony

It was only a matter of time before this announcement came.

There was no doubt in our minds that Trisha Yearwood would go on tour with Garth Brooks during his upcoming World Tour, but in order to do so, she likely had to align herself with the folks that are baking Garth now, Sony.

Well, she announced Tuesday that she was also preparing to release new music... through Sony.

After seven years of nothing, Trisha will be releasing a new album called "PrizeFighter."

Yearwood has sold more than 15 million albums, won three Grammy Awards and has charged 19 Top 10 singles. But nowadays, fans might be just as likely to know her as a cook, which has also been picking up steam.

You can read the full rundown on The Tennessean's website HERE.