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Sara Evans Offers Advice To Young Female Artists At Change The Conversation Event  

Country music star Sara Evans joined members of Change The Conversation last night, where she spoke candidly about her personal and professional journey and performed several songs from her new album, Words, on Tuesday from The Steps at WME.

In addition to performing the title track from the album set for a July 21 release, Evans also debuted new songs “All the Love You Left Me” and “Marquee Sign,” as well as an acoustic version of platinum chart-topper “A Little Bit Stronger.”

This is a landmark project for Evans as the first release on her new label, Born To Fly Records. Fourteen female songwriters, including powerhouses Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott, Liz Hengber, Sonya Isaacs and of course Evans herself, contribute their words to the stunning, upcoming record.

“I want to talk about why we need to change the conversation,” Evans said during the event. “When I first got my record deal, women were dominating country radio. We had Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Patty Loveless and on and on. I was fortunate enough to join that group of amazing women.

“So we need to change the conversation and figure out why it is not that way anymore. Why are there not enough women on country radio? Women artists are amazing and they have so much great music that we want to hear and we need to hear, so let’s change the conversation.”

Change the Conversation is a coalition designed to help create an even playing field for women in country music and was formed by Tracy Gershon, Beverly Keel and Leslie Fram in 2014.

It was formed initially to create an informal salon-like atmosphere where women could get together and develop productive ways of solving the problem but has quickly grown into an organization of gaining influence. The organization funds research and hosts events where industry experts address their segments of the industry.

The event, which was sponsored by WME and One Hope Wine, began with a conversation between Evans and Tracy Gershon, a co-founder of Change the Conversation who also helped with A&R duties for this album. “Sara Evans has been one of the most influential and admired country artists of the last two decades, so when she spoke about the importance of changing the conversation, the female artists in the room were inspired and invigorated,” Gershon says.

Adds Change the Conversation co-founder Leslie Fram, “Sara’s impact is undeniable and she proved it again during her performance for Change The Conversation at WME.  After the performance, so many artists said they were moved by the power of her new songs and vocals.”

About Sara Evans: Multi-platinum entertainer SARA EVANS is at the top of her game. With five No. 1 Country singles including “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks in the top spot and was certified platinum by the R.I.A.A., Sara thrills audiences across the U.S. playing close to 100 shows each year. Her “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations. In addition, the CMA awarded Video of the Year honors for her hit chart-topping single, “Born to Fly” from her double-platinum album of the same name. In 2014 Evans released her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down, which debuted at #2 on the Country Album Chart and landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, winning over fans and media alike and dubbed her best album to date. Named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” Evans’ career also includes the platinum-selling studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless and the gold-certified No Place That Far. Sara continues to forge a bold, creative path with the launch of Born To Fly Records, distributed by Sony RED, and will release her highly anticipated eighth studio album, Words, on July 21, 2017.

In addition to a prolific country music career, Sara is an accomplished author, lifestyle blogger and Red Cross ambassador who in 2008 was presented with the national Crystal Cross award for her work with the disaster-relief organization.

For more information on Sara Evans, visit SaraEvans.com and ARealFinePlace.com and engage with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Sara Evans Sets July 21 For Release Of New Album, WORDS

Days after Country Music star and entrepreneur SARA EVANS announced the launch of her own record label – Born To Fly Records – the multi-platinum entertainer has revealed additional details about her highly-anticipated forthcoming album. The ACM Female Vocalist of the Year divulged yesterday that her brand new album Words will release on July 21. Fourteen separate female songwriters, including powerhouses Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott, Liz Hengber, Sonya Isaacs and of course Sara herself, contribute their words to the stunning, upcoming record.

“When I’m listening to a song, it’s the lyrics and the stories they tell that matter most to me,” said Sara. “Not only is ‘Words’ the title to one of the songs on my album but in listening to new music for the record, I was always looking for lyrics that moved me and expressed a powerful range of emotions. Women are natural storytellers and I’m proud to have so many amazing female songwriters represented on this record.”

Words marks a creative reunion for Evans, pairing her with frequent co-producer Mark Bright (2005’s Real Fine Place, 2014’s Slow Me Down) while Tracy Gershon provides A&R direction. Her daughter Olivia (14) even contributes background vocals to the record.

Beginning today, limited-edition, fan packages are available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/SEStore. Pricing starts at $11.99 and include a variety of bundles ranging from a signed CD or vinyl version of Words, a Sara Evans t-shirt, journal, mug or acoustic guitar.

Additional details about Sara’s new album Words will be revealed in the coming weeks. Fans can catch up with Sara on the road with dates booked throughout the year. For more details, check out saraevans.com.

About Sara Evans: Multi-platinum entertainer SARA EVANS is at the top of her game. With five No. 1 Country singles including “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks in the top spot and was certified platinum by the R.I.A.A., Sara thrills audiences across the U.S. playing close to 100 shows each year. Her “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations. In addition, the CMA awarded Video of the Year honors for her hit chart-topping single, “Born to Fly” from her double-platinum album of the same name. In 2014 Evans released her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down, which debuted at #2 on the Country Album Chart and landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, winning over fans and media alike and dubbed her best album to date. Named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” Evans’ career also includes the platinum-selling studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless and the gold-certified No Place That Far. Sara continues to forge a bold, creative path with the launch of Born To Fly Records, distributed by Sony RED, and will release her highly anticipated eighth studio album, Words, on July 21, 2017.

In addition to a prolific country music career, Sara is an accomplished author, lifestyle blogger and Red Cross ambassador who in 2008 was presented with the national Crystal Cross award for her work with the disaster-relief organization.

For more information on Sara Evans, visit SaraEvans.com and ARealFinePlace.com and engage with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING ARTIST SARA EVANS COLLABORATES WITH ROCKERS REO SPEEDWAGON

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CMT CROSSROADS is back with two new artists for a night of collaboration like no other. Chart-topping rock band REO Speedwagon and country singer/songwriter Sara Evans are the latest musicians to be paired together for an all-new episode of CMT’s flagship music series. Evans returns to the CROSSROADS stage for the third time, teaming up with the popular ‘80s band in Franklin, TN for CMT CROSSROADS: REO SPEEDWAGON AND SARA EVANS which premieres on Saturday, September 19 at 10 pm ET/PT.

           

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CMT Crossroads Is Back With REO Speedwagon And Sara Evans

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CMT CROSSROADS is back with two new artists for a night of collaboration like no other. Chart-topping rock band REO Speedwagon and country singer/songwriter Sara Evans are the latest musicians to be paired together for an all-new episode of CMT’s flagship music series. Evans returns to the CROSSROADS stage for the third time, teaming up with the popular ‘80s band in Franklin, TN for CMT CROSSROADS: REO SPEEDWAGON AND SARA EVANS which premieres on Saturday, September 19 at 10 pm ET/PT

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MULTI PLATINUM-SELLING ARTIST SARA EVANS TO PERFORM ON LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL DECEMBER 9TH DURING “LIVE’S HOLIDAY HITS WEEK”

Multi platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in Country music, will perform the title track off of her recently released holiday album At Christmas on Live with Kelly and Michael Tuesday, December 9th during their “LIVE’s Holiday Hits Week.” Fans can tune-in to ABC at 9am EST (check local listings) to catch Evans’ performance and get in the holiday spirit. Evans, who recently released her second single “Put My Heart Down,” from her critically acclaimed seventh studio albumSlow Me Down, is currently out on the road performing shows across the country. Fans can purchase both albums by going to http://bit.ly/SEAtChristmas and http://smarturl.it/itunesslowmedown.

 

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MULTI PLATINUM-SELLING ARTIST SARA EVANS RELEASES BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PUT MY HEART DOWN”

Multi platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in Country music, releases a brand new music video for her single, “Put My Heart Down” today and fans can see the debut onRollingStone.com and get some insight from Evans herself on the video athttp://tinyurl.com/PutMyHeartDownVideoDebut. The single, written by Nathan Chapman, Andrew Dorff, and Elizabeth Huett, is the second release from  her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down,released earlier this year. The video, which was shot in Nashville at the historical Riverside Mansion, had Sara working again with Award-winning director Peter Zavadil (Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley) who has worked with Sara on almost all of her videos including her most recent for “Slow Me Down.” Evans, who is currently on the road in support of Slow Me Down, is at her finest on this track which fans can purchase at http://smarturl.it/itunesslowmedown.

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Show Review | CMA Songwriters Series With Sara Evans, Brett James, Gavin DeGraw, And More

imageFor 10 years now, the CMA Songwriters Series has been bringing the magic of a Bluebird Cafe writers round to venues around the country. The night before the CMA Awards, the series comes to Nashville. Last night, at the beautiful CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum the line up for this 10th anniversary edition was spectacular, and then in true Music City fashion, a surprise guest took it up another notch. Continue Reading →

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SARA EVANS AND BRETT JAMES ADDED TO CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES IN NASHVILLE TUESDAY, NOV. 4, DURING CMA AWARDS FESTIVITIES

As part of the events and activities leading up to “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, the CMA Songwriters Series will return to Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 4(9:00 PM/CT) at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,222 5th Ave. South. The CMA Songwriters Series has added Country Music star Sara Evans and songwriter Brett James to the lineup, which includes previously announced performer and 2014 CMA Awards nominee, Brandy Clark.

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MULTI PLATINUM-SELLING ARTIST SARA EVANS TO APPEAR ON THE HIT ABC SHOW NASHVILLE OCTOBER 29TH

imageThe night before the show airs Evans, who is currently on tour in support of her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down, will be a part of the sixth annual “Opry Goes Pink” as The Grand Ole Opry joins Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer October 28th where she will do a special performance of her single. Continue Reading →

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SARA EVANS Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down In Support Of Seventh Studio Album ‘Slow Me Down’

Multi Platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in country music, continues to show no signs of slowing down in support of her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down. On Friday, May 23rd Evans will kick off the Fox & Friends Summer Concert Series at 8am EST on FOX (check local listings). Evans is also set to hit the road starting next week for her Slow Me Down Tour with shows across the country including a performance at LP Field Saturday, June 7th during the 2014 CMA Music Festival, where she will also have several other performances and make a few special appearances. For up to date information on tour dates and Sara Evans you can go to www.saraevans.com.

 

The title track from Slow Me Downshowcases Evans at her finest with her signature powerful vocals and marked Evans’ fourteenth Top 20 singleSlow Me Down is the follow-up album to 2011’sStronger. The album, which debuted at #2 on the Country Album Chart and landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, continues to win over fans and media alike and has been highlighted for Evans’ collaborations with Country legend Vince Gill, Isaac Slade and a cover of Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You.” Fans can also purchase Slow Me Down now by going tohttp://smarturl.it/itunesslowmedown.

 

Sara Evans is enjoying a prolific recording career with nearly 6 million records sold and 5 #1 Country singles, including “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks at #1 and was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. Evans has garnered numerous accolades over the course of her stellar career, including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist honor and the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year for her hit chart-topping single, “Born to Fly” from her double-platinum album of the same name. Named to People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” Sara’s career also includes the Platinum-selling studio albumsReal Fine Place and Restless, the Gold-certified No Place That Far and the double-Platinum selling Born To Fly.

 

Slow Me Down Tour Dates:

May 24th               Caruthersville, MO          Lady Luck Casino             

June 7th                Nashville, TN                      LP Field

June 12th              Lemoore, CA                      Tachi Palace Casino

June 13th              Oroville, CA                        Gold Country Casino

June 14th              Santa Rosa, CA                  Sonoma Country Fairgrounds

June 21st              Cullman, AL                        Rock The South

July 5th                  Bossier City, LA                 Margaritaville Resort

July 10th                Duluth, MN                        Bayfront Park

July 11th                Clinton, IA                           Wild Rose Casino & Resorts

July 12th                Emmetsburg, IA                               Wild Rose Casino & Resorts

July 13th                Rhinelander, WI                               Hodag Country Festival

July 18th                Bremen, GA                       Mill Town Music Hall

July 19th                Panama City, FL                Bay Pointe Marina

July 25th                Deadwood, SD                  Deadwood Mountain Grand

July 26th                                       Colorado Springs, CO      World Arena

July 27th                Denver, CO                         Coors Field

August 1st            Waverly, IN                        Bremer County Fair

August 2nd           Michigan City, IN              Blue Chip Casino

August 9th            Sedalia, MO                        Missouri State Fair

August 15th         West Wendover, NV      Peppermill Concert Hall

August 16th         Lewiston, ID                       Clearwater River Casino

August 17th         Brownsville, OR                The Willamette Country Music Fair

August 29th         Cohasset, MA                    South Shore Music Circus

August 30th         Hagersville, Canada         Hagersville Summer End Festival

August 31st          Jackson, NJ                         Six Flags

September 1st   Woodstock, CT                  Woodstock Fair

September 5th   Thief River Falls, MN       Seven Clans Casino

September 6th     Fort Yates, ND                  Prairie Knights Casino

September 27th Fort Worth, TX                  Bass Performance Hall

October 19th       Thousand Oaks, CA         Kavli Theater

October 23rd       Santa Ynez, CA                  Chumash Casino

October 24th       Reno, NV                             Grand Sierra Resort

 

For more official Sara Evans news and ticket information go to www.saraevans.com.

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