Number One Fans
Pam and Jay say they got together with a little help from country stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
Pam was a single mom whose biggest passion was traveling around the country going to Garth's concerts. When Jay asked her out for the first time in 1998, she had to turn him down. "I told him, 'Sorry, this weekend I'm going to see Garth,'" she says.
Even though he wasn't a Garth Brooks fan, Pam asked Jay to go with her to a Garth concert in Memphis. "Of course I said yes because I wanted to get to know her a lot better," he says. Jay became a Garth Brooks fan that night, and from then on, many of their dates included weekend getaways to see Garth and Trisha in concert.
As their love for each other grew, Jay and Pam continued to incorporate Garth and Trisha into their relationship. When Jay proposed to Pam, he said, "'Hey, I've got the new Trisha Yearwood CD you've wanted," Pam says. "I opened it up and there was my ring." The title track on that CD, Where Your Road Leads
, was Pam and Jay's first dance at their wedding. Other Garth-and-Trisha touches at the ceremony included a vocalist singing Garth's "To Make You Feel My Love," and the wedding program's cover read: "Where your road leads…I will follow."
Pam and Jay remain faithful fans of Garth and Trisha. As any Garth fan knows, the number seven is very important. "Here we are today seven years later, with seven members of our household, living on Seventh Street, driving a minivan that says 'Garth 7' on the license plate," Pam says.