"Sara Lynn Evans", born February 5, 1971, in New Franklin, Missouri, is a country music singer.
Sara Lynn Evans was raised on a farm near New Franklin, Missouri, as the oldest girl among seven children. Music always has been a part of her life; by age 5 she was singing every weekend in her family's band. When she was 16, she began performing at a nightclub near Columbia, Missouri, a gig that lasted two years.
She moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1991 to become a country artist. That year she met Craig Schelske there and a year later moved to Oregon. They were involved both professionally and personally. Schelske and Evans were married in 1993 and returned to Nashville in 1995, where she began recording demos. Songwriter Harlan Howard heard Evans' demo of one of his songs, "Tiger By the Tail," at County Q Studios** and decided she should be the one to sing his music. She went under contract with RCA.
In 1997 Evans released her first album ''Three Chords and the Truth''. Critics praised the album for returning to traditional country and named it to many of their year's "top 10" lists. But it did not catch on with country radio at the time, and none of the three sin...
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