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Sara Evans

 

Sara Lynn Evans was born February 5, 1971, and raised on a farm near New Franklin, Missouri as the oldest girl amongst seven children. Music has always been a part of her life and by age five was singing every weekend in her family’s band. When she was sixteen, she began performing at a nightclub near Columbia, Missouri, a gig that lasted two years.

She moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991 with the goal of becoming a country artist. Songwriter Harlan Howard heard Sara as she sung a demo of one of his songs, “Tiger By the Tail” at County Q Studios**, and decided she should sing his music. She went under contract with RCA.

In 1997 Evans released her first album Three Chords and the Truth. Critics praised the album for returning to traditional country and recognized it on many of their top ten of the year lists. Unfortunately, it did not catch on with country radio at the time and none of the three singles made the top 40.

In 1998 Evans released her sophomore album No Place That Far. Critics slammed her for choosing a more pop/country oriented album. Her first single “Cryin’ Game” hardly charted. It would be her next single “No Place That Far,” a duet with Vince Gill, that would be her first number one single. The album has been certified gold. She actually had been a backup singer for Vince Gill, which definitely played a role in showcasing her talents and leading her ever growing popularity and success.

Sara Lynn Evans (born February 5, 1971) is an American country singer and songwriter. For her entire career, she has been signed to RCA Records Nashville.

Evans' debut, Three Chords and the Truth, did not produce a Top 40 hit on the Hot Country Songs charts. She followed this up with No Place That Far (1998), Born to Fly (2000), Restless (2003) and Real Fine Place (2005). No Place That Far received a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), while the other three albums all were certified platinum. These discs include the number 1 singles "No Place That Far", "Born to Fly", "Suds in the Bucket" and "A Real Fine Place to Start", plus the top 10 hits "I Could Not Ask for More" (a cover of the Edwin McCain song), "I Keep Looking", "Perfect" and "Cheatin'". Her 2007 Greatest Hits included the top 15 hits "You'll Always Be My Baby" and "As If". Stronger (2011) included her fifth number 1 hit, "A Little Bit Stronger", which was co-written by Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum. Evans announced a new single called "Slow Me Down" on August 15, 2013, as the lead single of her seventh studio album, Slow Me Down, released on March 11, 2014.

Evans has also won one award each from Billboard, the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) and a Dove Award.

Evans has also won one award each from Billboard, the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) and a Dove Award.


Sara is engaged to Jay Barker, former University of Alabama quarterback. They have not yet set a date for the wedding.
Sara just released a book titled "You'll Always Be My Baby" after her hit song, the book is about love and family.
Sara performed "A Real Fine Place To Start" at the CMAs.
Sara is the oldest girl out of seven children.
Nominated for the 2006 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year award, which marks the fifth time Sara has been nominated for the award.
Won the Academy of Country Music's "Female Vocalist of the Year" in 2006.
Sara Evans dropped out of the third season of Dancing With The Stars for "personal reasons" on October 12, 2006. She made it all the way to the final six before leaving.
A Real Fine Place markes Sara's fifth studio album.
Sara's video for her new single "You'll Always Be My Baby" will premier on CMT's Top 20 Countdown on September 14.
Won ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.
Sara was named one of People magazine's 50 most beautiful people.
Sara released a CD for Halmark Gold Crown, called Always There featuring an acoustic version of Born To Fly and a live version of Suds In The Bucket and was $7.95 with the purchase of three hallmark cards.
R&R announced Sara as Female Vocalist of the Year in its 2006 Readers' Poll.
Sara was nominated for two CMA awards: "Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Musical Event of the Year"
Sara's favorite color is pale yellow.
Sara's biggest musical influences are: Dwight Yoakam, Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow, Patty Loveless, Tammy Wynette, Pasty Cline, and Loretta Lynn.
Sara's middle name is Lynn.
Her favorite show is Law & Order.
Her hobbies include: reading, watching old movies and biographies of famous people, and listening to bluegrass music.
Sara's favorite food is: chicken pot pie or anything her mom makes.
Sara is 5'8 tall.
Sara's favorite movies include: Gone With the Wind, Steel Magnolias, Braveheart, Fried Green Tomatoes, A Time to Kill, and Hope Floats.
Sara's favorite song is "Amazing Grace".
Sara has been married to Craig Schelske since September 25, 1993, and filed for divorce from him in October of 2006.
Sara had some dramatic changes in her life during the period between Born to Fly and Restless. She had just had her son Avery (born 8/21/99) when she made the former album and was pregnant with daughter Olivia (born 1/22/03) when she recorded the latter.
Sara Evans was the most played female singer on country radio in 2004.
The song "A Real Fine Place To Start" is Sara's fastest rising hit in her career.
Sara say's that the album Real Fine Place is full of emotions, becuase she wrote most of the songs with her husband in mind.
Sara Ranked # 3 on CMT's 20 most sexiest women of Country.

 

Country

As If
Born To Fly
I Could Not Ask For More
Some Things Never Change
You'll Always Be My Baby
A Little Bit Stronger
My Heart Can't Tell You No
Suds In The Bucket

Rock

Slow Me Down

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