- Grew up in a Missouri farming community.
- Sang in family band at age 5.
- At age 8, broke both legs when she was struck by a car.
- Her brother Matt Evans played bass in her road band.
- Ex-husband Craig Schelske ran for U.S. Congress in 2002.
- Her father, mother, brother and two sisters performed on her 2005 CD Real Fine Place.
- Selected as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2005.
- "A Little Bit Stronger," from the album Stronger (2010), became her fifth No. 1 song on the country charts in May of 2011; it was written by Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum.
- 2002, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Female Video of the Year: Nominee
- 2006, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
- 2005, CMT Music Awards — Hottest Video of the Year: Nominee
- 2007, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
- 2004, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Female Video of the Year: Nominee
- 2012, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
- 2011, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee
- Craig Schelske — Ex-husband
- Jack Evans — Father
- Olivia Schelske — Daughter
- Ashley Evans Simpson — Sister
- Lesley Evans Lyons — Sister
- Audrey Elizabeth Schelske — Daughter
- Patricia Boggs — Mother
- Avery Schelske — Son
- Matt Evans — Brother
- Jay Barker — Husband
- Sarah Ashlee Barker — Stepdaughter
- Harrison Barker — Stepson
- Braxton Barker — Stepson
- Andrew Barker — Stepson
- Attended Central Methodist College, Fayette, MO
- Birth Name: Sara Lynn Evans
- Birth Place: Boonville, MO
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter
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