Evans is cool with being a woman in a man's business
Sara Evans is getting ready for this week's arrival of her new album by polishing up her possible upcoming road act among fans in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Turns out Sara performed recently for a small crowd there, turning some 500-plus fans on to her latest doings. During the Birmingham show, Sara sang a number of hits and fan favorites while being careful to showcase her new material.
Of course "Slow Me Down," is her first single from the album - and the title track - came out in August, and since then, the field has become pretty thick with boys, beer and truck songs. Evans says she knows she's releasing a new album at a time when there aren't many women getting country radio airplay and admits she's grateful to be among those few, but adds that it's a phase she hopes will end soon.
Sara adds that she believes there is "definitely room" within country music for "all kinds" of singers and song subjects - including more female performers. She's not alone - a number of country ladies have been voicing frustration about all the testosterone in country music these days - Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves among them.