Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nashville star to play Pavilion

Sara Evans channels a traditional and soulful country sound

Express Staff Writer

Sara Evans will perform at the Sun Valley Pavilion June 19. Photo by

Sara Evans, one of country music's biggest stars, is coming to Sun Valley for a one-of-a-kind, boot-scootin' performance at the Sun Valley Pavilion.

Evans first made a name for herself in Nashville in the late 1990s. She has become one of the most popular female vocalists in the country music world, boasting several No. 1 hits. In 2000, her album "Born to Fly' was certified double-platinum. "Born to Fly" also earned the singer-songwriter her first Country Music Association award for video of the year in 2001.

Born and raised on a farm in Boonville, Miss., Evans started singing in her family's band at the tender age of 5. At age 8, Evans was hit by a car. Despite suffering multiple fractures and living in a wheelchair for several months, she continued to sing in order to help pay the medical bills.

While her looks landed her a spot in People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," Evans' voice is what really steals the show. It is in a class of its own, comparable to some of country music's biggest legends, such as Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette.

Chris Willman, a senior music writer for Entertainment Weekly, wrote that Evans has "a warm, welcoming voice you could just about fall into. Two slices of relaxed, Memphis-style R&B suggest she might've even missed a calling as a white soul singer."

Evans is currently working on her sixth studio album with her brother Matt Evans and producer Nathan Chapman. The first single, "Desperately," is expected sometime in June.

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