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Sara Evans

About

Sara Lynn Evans (; born February 5, 1971) is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is also credited as a record producer, actress and author. She had five songs reach the number one spot on the Billboard country songs chart and has sold over six million albums. Nine additional singles have reached the top ten of the Billboard country chart, including "I Could Not Ask for More", "I Keep Looking" and "Cheatin'". Among her top 20 charting singles are "Saints & Angels", "Backseat of a Greyhound Bus" and "As If". She has won accolades from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. She has also been nominated for several more accolades from both associations, including Female Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year.

Evans was raised in Missouri and started performing alongside her siblings in The Evans Family Band. The group performed throughout her childhood and early teenage years in her local area. During her teenage years, Evans and her older brother Matt formed their own band before moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991 to pursue a country music career. In Nashville, Evans met her first husband Craig Schelske and briefly moved to Oregon before returning to Nashville. Upon moving back to Nashville, Evans found work as a demo singer, which led to her signing a recording contract with RCA Records. Her first album Three Chords and the Truth was released in 1997. It was followed by No Place That Far (1998), whose second single of the same name topped the Billboard country chart.

Evans reached her peak success in the 2000s with the albums Born to Fly (2000), Restless (2003) and Real Fine Place (2005). The discs sold over one million copies each and included the number one country singles "Born to Fly", "Suds in the Bucket" and "A Real Fine Place to Start". In 2006, Evans appeared as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars before subsequently dropping out. Evans took steps back from her recording career to focus on her family life, only releasing a Greatest Hits package in 2008. She re-launched her career in 2011 with her sixth studio album Stronger. It was supported by the two-week number one single "A Little Bit Stronger". After the release of Slow Me Down (2014), Evans left RCA and formed her own record label. In 2017, she released her first album through the label, Words. Evans's music was originally influenced by honky tonk and neotraditional country, but shifted to an increasing focus on country pop ballads after her second album. While critical reception to her body of work has been mixed, many critics have noted the strength and twang of her singing voice.

Articles

June 10, 2022

Sara Evans’ Estranged Husband Jay Barker Avoids Jail Time After Domestic Violence Arrest

The "best interest" plea the former Alabama quarterback entered means he did not admit guilt but agreed that the state had enough evidence to prove its case.

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January 16, 2022

Jay Barker, Sara Evans’ Husband and Ex-Alabama Quarterback, Charged With Domestic Violence

Barker was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and placed on a $10,000 bond with a 12-hour hold because it was a domestic violence case.

www.billboard.com

Discs

If I Can't Have You (Remix)

October 23, 2020

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Copy That

May 15, 2020

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Whenever I Call You "Friend" (feat. Phillip Sweet)

May 1, 2020

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Hard To Say I'm Sorry

April 17, 2020

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (feat. Old Crow Medicine Show)

April 3, 2020

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If I Can't Have You

March 20, 2020

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The Barker Family Band (Live from City Winery Nashville)

August 30, 2019

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Tennessee Whiskey (Live from City Winery Nashville)

August 23, 2019

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A Little Bit Stronger (Live from City Winery Nashville)

August 16, 2019

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The Barker Family Band

April 12, 2019

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All the Love You Left Me (Acoustic)

October 19, 2018

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Marquee Sign

June 1, 2018

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Words

July 21, 2017

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Diving in Deep

July 14, 2017

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I Don't Trust Myself

July 7, 2017

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Long Way Down

June 30, 2017

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Infinite Love

June 10, 2016

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Shut up and Dance (Live)

October 19, 2015

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Say (Live)

October 19, 2015

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Just Give Me a Reason (Live)

October 19, 2015

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Lay Me Down (Live)

October 9, 2015

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At Christmas

November 17, 2014

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Slow Me Down

March 10, 2014

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Stronger

March 7, 2011

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I'll Be Home For Christmas

November 3, 2009

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Feels Just Like A Love Song

August 13, 2009

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Real Fine Place

October 3, 2005

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Restless

August 17, 2003

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Born To Fly

October 10, 2000

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No Place That Far

October 26, 1998

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Three Chords And The Truth

July 1, 1997

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