Her musical accomplishments are celebrated with the release of ‘Sara Evans Greatest Hits.’ The 14-song collection features 10 of Evans’ signature songs as well as four inspired new songs, worthy of taking their place alongside such modern classics as ‘No Place That Far,’ ‘A Real Fine Place to Start,’ and ‘Born to Fly.’
She’s won numerous accolades, among them the Academy of Country Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year and the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year for ‘Born to Fly’. She was named 2006 Female Vocalist of the Year in the R&R Reader’s Poll and has been celebrated as one of People magazine’s ’50 Most Beautiful People.’ Evans has earned numerous #1 hits, two of which she co-wrote, including ‘Born to Fly,’ ‘No Place That Far,’ ‘Suds In The Bucket’ and ‘A Real Fine Place to Start,’ which spent two weeks at the top of the country charts.
Her debut disc, ‘Three Chords and the Truth,’ earned praise from critics, but it was her second disc, ‘No Place That Far,’ that brought Evans the commercial success to match the critical acclaim.
Always looking to stretch herself artist,ically, Evans has continued to develop her gift as a songwriter. Her fourth album, ‘Restless,’ spawned the hit ‘Perfect,’ which Evans penned with Tom Shapiro and Tony Martin. The album also featured one of Evans’ signature hits, the high-spirited ‘Suds in the Bucket.’ She followed ‘Restless’ with ‘Real Fine Place,’ which served up four hits singles–‘Cheatin’,’ ‘You’ll Always Be My Baby,’ ‘Coalmine,’ and the title track, which spent two weeks at No. 1.
It’s that ability to write songs that connect with the heart of her audience that has made Evans such a successful artist,, and it’s her willingness to take risks and embrace a challenge that has widened her following.
Releasing a Greatest Hits package generally signals the close of one chapter in an artist,’s career and the beginning of a new one.. Evans humbly credits her success to ‘luck, the kindness of country radio, and a good record label.’