Sara Evans will perform in the Outdoor Pavilion at Tachi Palace in Lemoore on Thursday, June 12. Dustin Lynch will open the show.
Evans has sold nearly six million records, and her last four albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum.
She’s scored five No. 1 hits, among them “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “No Place That Far” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” the title track of her chart-topping 2011 album, Stronger. The single was No. 1 for two weeks and was certified platinum.
She has amassed an impressive collection of awards, including female vocalist of the year from the Academy of Country Music and video of the year from the Country Music Association for her groundbreaking clip “Born to Fly.”
Evans grew up singing in her family’s band and then moved to Nashville looking for a record deal. Songwriter Harlan Howard heard her on a demo and helped open a door for her at RCA Records, where she’s been ever since.
“I’ve always felt like I’m a very lucky person,” says Evans. “To be given a gift to sing, I don’t know why the Lord has blessed me with this talent, but it has always made me feel lucky. I always appreciate those special moments like having a No. 1 record or doing a great show.”
After enduring a divorce, Evans rebounded personally and professionally. She and her three children are now settled in Birmingham with former pro quarterback-turned-sportscaster Jay Barker, whom she married in 2008.
In addition to her music, Evans is an accomplished author, having penned three books with co-writer Rachel Hauck. She also writes a lifestyle blog, “A Real Fine Place,” with her sister-in-law Kaelin “K.K” Evans, where they share their passion for fashion, beauty, travel and food. She was the first country artist to compete on ABC’s popular “Dancing with the Stars” and she’s been named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”
Evans is involved in several charitable endeavors and has been awarded the Crystal Cross by the American Red Cross. Last year, she and Barker launched Rock the South. The festival attracted 50,000 country music fans and raised money for the Children’s Hospital of Birmingham, and Alabama Forever, a charity formed to help rebuild the areas in Alabama that were struck by devastating tornados.
Tickets ($25, $30, $40, $50, $75, $95) are available at www.tachipalace.com.