Born to Fly: A Memoir (Hardcover)
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Discover country music star Sara Evans’s inspirational story about her rise to stardom, her roundabout path to love, and how her faith brings daily joy no matter the circumstances.
Sara Evans—a Billboard, ACM, and CMA Award–winning country music star who’s been named one of People’s “50 Most Beautiful People” and competed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars—has been inspiring fans throughout her successful music career.
In this powerful, personal, and often humorous book, Sara opens up and shares stories from her career, describing what it’s like living in the spotlight and how her faith keeps her strong. She writes about overcoming life’s most challenging experiences, from a childhood accident that nearly took her life, to the loss she experienced when her parents divorced, and from her own painful and very public divorce, to finding incredible love when she least expected it with former pro quarterback-turned-sportscaster Jay Barker. Now, after over a decade of marriage, Sara and Jay’s blended family of nine is thriving, filling her life with focus and meaning.
As she weaves the narrative of her life, Sara candidly reveals the things that are most important to her and her family now, her favorite tips about staying true to herself and her faith, knowing when to ask for help, abandoning perfectionism, and the importance of a strong support group of friends and family. Fans old and new will enjoy this inspiring, heartfelt book.
About the Author
Sara Evans has sold over seven million albums and has garnered five #1 hits on country radio including “A Little Bit Stronger,” the title track of her chart-topping 2011 album Stronger. The single was number one for two weeks and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Other #1 hits include “Born To Fly,” “Suds In The Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place To Start,” and “No Place That Far.” Evans continues to bring her music to the fans by touring nationwide typically performing over eighty shows each year. In addition to her music, Evans is an accomplished author of three novels, her memoir Born To Fly, and lends her resources and time to many charitable causes including the CMA Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Red Cross, and many more.
"When I first met Sara many years ago she was candid, funny, smart, and talented. All these years later I still see that girl, but now she's even more candid, funny, smart and talented! We bonded right off the bat, and our bond all these years later remains centered in a shared experience of being a mother, an artist, a business woman and navigating the sometimes difficult reality of "having it all" in a challenging business. We have so many similarities in our childhood including singing with a family band, being raised in a rural community, and learning the work ethic and values of the Midwest. I am so happy she is telling her story."
— Martina McBride, award-winning singer-songwriter and record producer
"The first moment you hear Sara's voice, you know it's unique. Everything she writes about in her music revolves around family, faith, fun, and fearlessness. Her outer beauty is obvious, however she is also beautiful on the inside and gives to so many from her caring spirit. We can all learn from her example of how to be a great artist, writer, mother, wife, and friend. I loved her before, but after reading this book my love has grown for her. She was “ born to fly “ and you will fly too as you read each page.”
— Joe Galante, former president of RCA Records and former chairman of Sony Music Nashville
"Evans's fans will devour this humble but incredible life story."
— Publishers Weekly
"Fans will devour this book, but many readers are likely to enjoy this warm, approachable read."