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Sara Evans Artist Visit

Sara Evans Artist Visit

Sara Evans visited the MusicRow offices on Tuesday (Oct. 15) to preview new music from her forthcoming album.

“Slow Me Down,” Evans’ first single from the project, was penned by Jimmy Robbins, Marv Green and Heather Morgan.  Evans and her team also showed MusicRow staff a behind-the-scenes look at her new video for “Slow Me Down.” The clip was produced by Peter Zavadil, one of Evans’ long-time collaborators. “If you have a great lyric, you can do anything with it,” says Evans. “I’m not super fast with releasing music, but nothing goes on an album that I don’t love.”

The passionate singer-songwriter is willing to go to the mat for a song she’s enthusiastic about. She talked about her former chart-topping hit, “Suds In The Bucket” as an example. “I believed in that song even when others didn’t. I had to fight to get it on the album, and fight for it to become a single.”

She also previewed the uptempo “Put My Heart Down,” as well as the exquisitely country, fiddle-laden “Better Off.” The song was penned by Karyn Rochelle. “This song is so me and so perfect and country,” says Evans. Songwriter Shane Stevens thought the song would be perfect for Evans and pitched it to her. “It is one of the most country things I have recorded in a long time,” says Evans.

Evans’ life has been a whirlwind recently, as she just returned from performances in Australia with Alan Jackson, and she’s been traveling to Nashville frequently to record her upcoming project. She lives in Mountain Brook, Ala. with husband Jay Barker and their blended family of seven children.


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