Sara Evans is one of the biggest female country singers of all time. She rose to fame in the late ’90s and quickly began charting singles like “Suds in the Bucket,” “Born to Fly,” “A Real Fine Place to Start” and her most recent No. 1 single, “A Little Bit Stronger.” She has sold millions of records, sold out stadiums and created eight studio albums, four of which were certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum! Despite a brief hiatus in her career, Evans has continued to make music and appear both on stage and television, and her dedicated fan base follows her where ever she goes! Although she’s been in the spotlight for nearly two decades, there’s still a lot we don’t know about her! Here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about Sara Evans!
10. She Grew Up on a Farm
Born in Boonville, Missouri in 1971, Sara Evans is the eldest of seven children. She was raised on a farm just outside New Franklin, Missouri, and credits this aspect of her childhood for making her the hardworking career woman she is today. Her childhood consisted of waking up at the crack of dawn to haul hay and take care of the animals. “Sometimes I would have to get up before school, saddle my horse and go get cows in that had gotten out,” she said.
9. Family of Musicians
She began performing with her family on stage at only 4-years-old. They performed locally as the Evans Family Band and made $ 50 a performance at country fairs and rodeos. By the time she was 10, the band changed their name to the Sara Evans Show with her as the lead singer. “We performed to contribute to the family income. But my family was totally into music. My mom was a huge fan of the ’70s and ’80s country stars like George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn…My dad was more into rock ‘n’ roll. I was into old country stars like Patsy Cline, Roy Acuff and Porter Wagoner,” said Evans. Several of her family members sang on her album, Real Fine Place, and her brother even joined one of her tours as a bass player in the band.
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