Sara Evans At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Born in Boonville, Missouri in 1971, Sara Evans was raised on a farm near New Franklin, Missouri. She was the oldest girl of seven children and, by the age of five, she was singing weekends in her family’s band. By age sixteen, she began performing at a nightclub near Columbia, Missouri. In 1991, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee with dreams of becoming a country artist. She met Craig Schelske, a fellow musician, and left Nashville to move to Oregon in 1992; they married the year after. In 1995, she returned to Nashville to begin recording demos. Songwriter Harlan Howard was impressed by her demo of his song and decided to help her music career, eventually leading her to a contract with RCA Nashville. Her first album, Three Chords and the Truth, was released in ’97 and received critical praise for its neotraditional country sound.