And she’s about to tackle, perhaps, her most intimidating role yet: Playing Mary, Jesus’ mother, in The Passion, a live two-hour musical that will air on Fox on March 20.
PEOPLE caught up with the fearless singer for a revealing round of word association – and Garth even got in on the fun! What she had to say might surprise you:
Guilty pleasure: A good book and a cup of coffee. It’s a guilty pleasure because I always feel guilty when I take time for myself.
Kitchen: The heart of my home. It’s where everything happens.
Slow jam: Anything Prince – I’m a huge Prince fan.
Marriage: My greatest joy. The greatest joy in my life. He’s walking through the house right now … [To Garth] It’s word association, and the word was marriage. [Garth replies] I love you very much!
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Vacation: Being home. We travel for a living, so the perfect vacation for us is to be home for a few days.
Laughter: My sister. My sister Beth is my best friend and I would describe our relationship as a lot of laughter.
Music: What feeds my soul. I get asked a lot about [music and] food and choosing if I had to pick one. I always say that I love to cook, but music’s what feeds my soul.
Reporting by MICHELLE TAUBER