HALEYVILLE - Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans, described as being at the top of her game, will also be the top act for the Haleyville 9-1-1 Festival concert Friday night, June 3.
Evans will be taking the stage as the headliner downtown in the parking lot behind the public library. Evans, who holds the distinction of being the fifth most-played artist on country radio for nearly the past two decades, is known for her number one hits “No Place That Far”, “Suds in the Bucket”, “A Real Fine Place to Start”, “Born to Fly” and “A Little Bit Stronger”, which spent to weeks at the top of the charts and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Evans, a renowned national artist with what has been described as a “stunning voice,” has earned Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association and Dove awards, as well as been nominated for CMT and American Music Awards.
Also, the CMA awarded Evans Video of the Year honors for her chart-topping single “Born to Fly” from her landmark double-platinum album by the same name.
A crossover artist with multiple chart appearances in the Billboard Hot 100, Evans has appeared on “CMT Crossroads” with such classic rock bands as REO Speedwagon and 3 Doors Down.
“That’s where the crossroads comes in,” noted Brandon Norris, organizer of the 9-1-1 bands. “They cross paths and they play each other’s music. It’s really a treat.”
Evans has been considered a headline act on a national scale for the past 20 years.
“I don’t think we’ve had anyone bigger than her here (at the 911 festival),” Norris pointed out. “I would say she is probably the biggest name we’ve had to this point at this festival.”
Evans’ discography includes the platinum studio albums “Real Fine Place” and “Restless” as well as such gold-certified projects as “Stronger” and “No Place That Far.”
Evans’s latest release is “Copy That”, which opened at #1 on the iTunes country chart, when it was released on her own Born To Fly Records in 2020.
Evans has released not only albums, but her memoir, entitled “Born To Fly” through a collaboration with Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
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