By Alanna Nash
Updated March 31, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

Trisha Yearwood’s ninth outing, Real Live Woman, is a satisfying mix of Ronstadt’s California confessionals, Raitt’s country blues, Springsteen’s melancholia, and the romantic yearnings of some of Nashville’s hippest female writers. Guests Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Kim Richey, and Matraca Berg up the ante. A-