Sara Evans

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Guitarist, Songwriter, Writer, Singer(1971–)
American Country music singer-songwriter Sara Evan made the hit albums Real Fine Place and Stronger. Her song "Born to Fly," won a 2001 Country Music Award.

Synopsis

Sara Evans was born on February 5, 1971, in New Franklin, Missouri. She released her first album, Three Chords and the Truth, in 1997. More hits followed, including "Born to Fly," which was named Video of the Year at the 2001 Country Music Awards. Her 2003 album, Restless, was followed by 2005's Real Fine Place, the best-selling album of her career at that point. Her sixth album, Stronger was released in 2011.

Early Life

Country music singer Sara Lynn Evans was born on February 5, 1971, in New Franklin, Missouri. The oldest of seven children, Evans grew up on a farm and played in the family band from the age of 5. After an auto accident left her with two broken legs, she sang traditional country songs to help pay her medical expenses. As a teenager Evans sang in nightclubs, and she soon decided to move to Nashville to pursue a career in music.

Career Highlights

After signing a contract with RCA, Evans released her first album, Three Chords and the Truth, in 1997. Her next effort, No Place that Far, had a more popular sound and was certified gold thanks in part to a chart-topping duet with Vince Gill. More hits followed, including "Suds in the Bucket," "Saints and Angels" and "Born to Fly," which was named Video of the Year at the 2001 Country Music Awards.

Her 2003 platinum album, Restless, was followed by 2005's Real Fine Place, which was No. 1 and No. 3 on the country and pop charts respectively, making it the best-selling album of her career. Her sixth studio album, Stronger was released in March 2011 with positive reviews.

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