Sara Evans

  • Birth Name: Sara Lynn Evans
  • Birth Place: Boonville, Missouri, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter
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Fast Facts

  • 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.

Awards

  • 2012, CMT Music Awards — 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
  • 2002, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Female 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
  • 2011, CMT Music Awards — Female Video of the Year: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jay Barker — Husband
  • Andrew Barker — Stepson
  • Ashley Evans Simpson — Sister
  • Lesley Evans Lyons — Sister
  • Audrey Elizabeth Schelske — Daughter
  • Sarah Ashlee Barker — Stepdaughter
  • Harrison Barker — Stepson
  • Patricia Boggs — Mother
  • Craig Schelske — Ex-husband
  • Jack Evans — Father
  • Olivia Schelske — Daughter
  • Avery Schelske — Son
  • Matt Evans — Brother
  • Braxton Barker — Stepson

College

  • Attended Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri, United States
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