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September 21st, 2014
07:01 AM ET

One-on-One with Trisha Yearwood

New Day Weekend's Christi Paul spoke with Country music singer and songwriter Trisha Yearwood ahead of her husband Garth Brook's comeback tour. She makes several appearances on stage as the two have recorded many duets over the years. Yearwood opened up about why it was important for she and Garth to take time off from touring to raise their family.

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September 21st, 2014
06:31 AM ET

He's Baaaack: Garth Brooks Launches New Tour After 10 Years

New Day Weekend's Christi Paul got to chat one-on-one with Country Music Legend Garth Brooks hours before his new tour kicked off  in Atlanta.

She asks him about life during his touring hiatus, his choice to become a stay-at-home dad and what exactly is the trick to he and Trisha Yearwood's seemingly perfect marriage?

 

 

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September 19th, 2014
10:13 AM ET

'The Blind Side' Mom Speaks Out About Domestic Violence in the NFL

A mom who’s very familiar with the NFL speaks out against domestic violence in general and says the league should be a leader on the issue.

On "New Day" Friday, Leigh Anne Tuohy, who was portrayed by Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side," shared her perceptive with CNN’s Michaela Pereira.

Tuohy said domestic violence is an epidemic in the U.S. and she doesn’t think people should be ‘cutting the herd with a couple of players in the NFL.’

Though these recent controversies do offer the administrators within the league a chance to 'step up.'

"Let's let everyone emulate what we're doing," she said.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a step in the right direction by bringing four new women on to consult on domestic abuse policy alongside him.

While Tuohy appreciates the action, she said "it's never enough," and wants to see more mothers, social workers and grassroots people on the committee.

Tuohy knew Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy and believes their transgressions were out of character.

She said aggressive behavior on the field should never be an excuse for beating women or children.

This activist said the best way to stop violence is to teach respect from an early age.

"We've got to get with these kids when they're young and teach them about doing the right thing," she said.

"Respecting people, being givers, making a difference, standing up for your fellow man."​

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Adrian Peterson's Childhood Football Coach Defends Player
September 18th, 2014
10:52 AM ET

Adrian Peterson's Childhood Football Coach Defends Player

A former coach of Adrian Peterson's is speaking out and defending the player.

On "New Day" Thursday, Steve Eudey told CNN's Michaela Pereira that he 'doesn't understand' how Peterson is being lumped together with other NFL players for abuse.

“Adrian was disciplining his child. In my opinion, that is a difference than physically whipping a woman or a child … going overboard on discipline is not the same thing as hitting somebody with your fist and knocking them down," he said.

Eudey cited Peterson's "track record of kindness to people in general," and said he feels Peterson was disciplining his child and it may have gone too far.

“Adrian knows right from wrong," he said.

"He understands the injuries to the child was not his intent and he was wrong and he has apologized for that.”

 

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