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Encyclopedia > Sara Evans
Sara Evans
Background information
Birth name Sara Lynn Evans
Born February 5, 1971 (1971-02-05) (age 36)
Origin Flag of the United States New Franklin, Missouri
Genre(s) country music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1997–present
Label(s) RCA Nashville Records
Website www.saraevans.com

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Biography

Sara Lynn Evans was born in Boonville, Missouri of English and Irish decent. She was raised on a farm, as the oldest girl among seven children. Music was a part of her life at an early age; by five she was singing every weekend in her family's band. At age eight, she was struck by an automobile in front of the family home, and both her legs suffered multiple fractures. Recuperating for months in a wheelchair, she continued singing to help pay her medical bills. When she was 16, she began performing at a nightclub near Columbia, Missouri, a gig that lasted two years. Boonville is a city located in Cooper County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,202. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone Government  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area  - City  59 sq mi (138. ... Look up Gig in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Gig may be: A slang term for a musical engagement A contraction for gigabyte An archaic term for a type of light carriage A type of spear A similarly designed type of fishing tackle A contraction for Captains Gig, a type...


Evans married Craig Schelske, an aspiring politician, in 1993[1] and filed for divorce in 2006[2]. Evans and Schelske have three children; Avery Jack Lyons (born 21 August 1999), Olivia Margaret (born 22 January 2003)[3] and Audrey Elizabeth (born 6 October 2004)[4]. The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... For the record label, see Divorce Records. ...


Evans and the children reside in Franklin, Tennessee.


Early career

She moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1991 to become a country artist. That year she met Craig Schelske there and a year later moved to Oregon. They were involved both professionally and personally. Schelske and Evans were married in 1993 and returned to Nashville in 1995[5], where she began recording demos. Songwriter Harlan Howard heard Evans' demo of one of his songs and decided she should be the one to sing his music. She went under contract with RCA. Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: , Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Harlan Perry Howard (September 8, 1927 - March 3, 2002) is an American Hall of Fame country music songwriter. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ...


1997-1998

In 1997, Evans released her first album, Three Chords and the Truth. Critics praised the album for returning to traditional country and named it to many of their year's "top 10" lists. However, it did not catch on with country radio at the time, and none of the three singles made the top 40. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Three Chords and The Truth is the first album released by country music singer songwriter Sara Evans. ...


In 1998 Evans released her second album, No Place That Far. Critics slammed her on choosing a more pop/country-oriented album. Her first single, "Cryin' Game," hardly made a ripple on the charts. It was her next single, "No Place That Far," a duet with Vince Gill, that would be her first No. 1 single. The album has been certified gold. No Place That Far is the second album released by country singer songwriter Sara Evans. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ...


2000-2004

Evans released her "make it or break it" album, Born to Fly, in 2000. Her first single, "Born to Fly," hit No. 1 and proved to be her biggest hit until "Suds in the Bucket." The hits kept coming as her next single, "I Could Not Ask For More," hit No. 2. "Saints and Angels," Evans' favorite song on the album, hit No. 16, and the last single, "I Keep Looking," made it to No. 5. The album has been certified double platinum. Born To Fly is a country music album by Sara Evans, released October 10, 2000. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Evans led the pack as the most-nominated artist at the 2001 Country Music Association awards with seven, and she won her first CMA award when "Born to Fly" won the award for Video of the Year, her first major country award. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


In 2003, Evans released Restless. The album's first single, "Backseat of a Greyhound Bus," went to No. 16. The next single, "Perfect," went to No. 2. The next single, "Suds in the Bucket," went to No. 1, became her biggest hit since "Born to Fly" and quickly became a fan favorite. The next single, "Tonight," fell short of the top 40. Restless has been certified platinum. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Restless is a Country music album by Sara Evans, released August 19, 2003. ... Suds in the Bucket was Sara Evans third number one single on the US Country Charts, on the 4th of October, 2004. ...


In 2004, Evans was the most-played female singer on country music radio thanks to singles such as "Suds in the Bucket" and "Perfect."[citation needed] Evans also performed at the 2004 Republican National Convention. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


2005-present

In 2005, Evans' single "A Real Fine Place to Start" reached Number One. With help from this single, the album, Real Fine Place, was propelled to No. 1 on the country charts and No. 3 on the pop charts with more than 130,000 copies sold in the first week, nearly triple the sales from her previous album, Restless. Real Fine Place was the best-selling album of her career. Real Fine Place has been certified platinum. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Real Fine Place is a country music album by singersongwriter Sara Evans. ...


Evans went on the road with Brad Paisley and newcomers Sugarland on Paisley's Time Well Wasted Tour. Sugarland is an American country music duo composed of two Atlanta, Georgia singer-songwriters: lead singer Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. ...


On December 6, 2005, Evans released Feels Like Home through Cracker Barrel stores. The album consists of some of her most memorable songs in different remixes. In 2006, R&R announced Evans as Female Vocalist of the Year in its 2006 Readers' Poll. In a recent interview with CMT she also revealed she would headline her own tour in the fall after she rounded out her current tour with Brad Paisley. December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... CMT can refer to: Cadmium Mercury Telluride Canal Metropolitano Televisión Catalog Management Table Certified Market Technician Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Childrens Musical Theatreworks of Fresno, California Chip Multi Threading Comision del Mercado de las Telecommunicaciones, the Spanish communications industry regulator. ...


In 2006, Evans also toured with country music duo Brooks & Dunn. In spring 2006, Evans released Always There through Hallmark stores for Mothers' Day. The album has six of her favorite already-released songs including a live version of "Suds in the Bucket" and an acoustic version of "Born to Fly." Two new songs are on the disc: "You Ought to Know by Now" and "Brooklyn & Austin."[6] Brooks & Dunn is an American country music duo, consisting of singer-songwriters Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... A celebratory cookie. ...


On May 23, 2006, Evans performed her single, "Coalmine," and competed at the 2006 ACM Awards in Las Vegas, and she won her first ACM for the "Female Vocalist Of The Year." is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ...


In June 2006, a reader poll released by Country Weekly magazine voted Evans among the "most beautiful women in country music," second to Faith Hill. Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, known professionally by her first married name Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to fellow country singer Tim McGraw. ...


Evans also became a spokesperson for National Eating Disorders Association, and has spoken out widely on this subject, as she has been personally affected by it.[7][8]. She also hosted a charity event, Fashion for Every Body, which featured a fashion show, silent auction and performance by Sara[9]


In September 2006, Evans began competing with other celebrities on the third season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars with (professional) partner Tony Dovolani. Evans launched a new fan web site to provide behind-the-scenes material from her participation on the program. Evans is the first country music singer to ever participate in the show. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... For the upcoming season, see Dancing with the Stars (US season 5). ... Dovolani (right) with Stacy Keibler Driton Tony Dovolani (Born Jul 17, 1973, in Yugoslavia) is a professional ballroom dancer based in New York City. ...


It was announced that Evans would release a greatest hits CD in the early fall of 2007. It will contain three new songs;[1] one of which ("As If") has been released to radio as a single. A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a best of album) is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. ...


One of her singles, "You'll Always Be My Baby" was turned into a gift book, written by Sara, Tony Martin and Tom Shapiro.[10]


Controversies

On October 12, 2006, Evans left Dancing with the Stars, citing personal reasons. On October 13, it was revealed that Evans had filed for divorce from her husband, Craig Schelske, of thirteen years.[2] It has generated a large amount of controversy, because of Evans and Scheleke's outspoken public support of the Republican Party.[3] However it appears to have had no effect on her career.[4]


An ex-nanny of Evans', Alison Clinton Lee, has sued her for three million dollars,[5] claiming that Evans has smeared her name by including it in her divorce papers from husband Craig Schelske, as one of the many women Evans claims he had affairs with.[6]


Discography

This article presents the discography of country singer Sara Evans. ...

Studio albums

  1. Three Chords and the Truth (1997, RCA)
  2. No Place That Far (1998, RCA)
  3. Born to Fly (2000, RCA)
  4. Restless (2003, RCA)
  5. Real Fine Place (2005, RCA)

Three Chords and The Truth is the first album released by country music singer songwriter Sara Evans. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ... No Place That Far is the second album released by country singer songwriter Sara Evans. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ... Born To Fly is a country music album by Sara Evans, released October 10, 2000. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ... Restless is a Country music album by Sara Evans, released August 19, 2003. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ... Real Fine Place is a country music album by singersongwriter Sara Evans. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ...

Compilations

  1. Feels Like Home (2005, Cracker Barrel)
  2. Always There (2006, Hallmark)
  3. Greatest Hits (To be released October 9, 2007) (RCA)

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References

  1. ^ http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070307/COLUMNIST0501/703070473 Tennessean.com Retrieved on 05-14-07
  2. ^ http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=2563441 ABEnews.go.com Retrieved on 05-14-07
  3. ^ http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0610/18/sbt.01.html Transcripts.cnn.com Retrieved on 05-14-07
  4. ^ http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070307/COLUMNIST0501/703070473 Tennessean.com Retrieved on 05-14-07
  5. ^ http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704110474 Tennessean.com Retrieved on 05-14-07
  6. ^ http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704110474 Tennessean.com Retrieved on 05-14-07

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