Multi-Platinum entertainer Sara Evans got her start in music at the age of 5, leading The Evans Family Band with two of her siblings. Her solo career took off after signing with RCA Records, going on to score five #1 singles, including “Born To Fly” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” selling millions of records and taking home trophies from the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. Family has remained a constant since day one as her brother Matt and sister Lesley continue to perform in her live band and her three children – Avery, Olivia and Audrey – were raised on the road, watching shows from the side stage.
Sara has a new solo album is in the works for 2019 however she was inspired to go in the studio earlier this year with her own family, daughter Olivia Barker (16) and son Avery Barker (19), to record a small side-project after fan reaction to acoustic renditions of “Dreams” and “Born To Fly” posted to Instagram. The result: a 6-song EP — The Barker Family Band — and limited engagement acoustic tour — City Winery and SiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour —launching this spring.
“Family is everything to me and making a record like this has been a dream for me since my kids were little,” said Sara. “They were literally raised on a tour bus around music and this is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’m honored that I get to make this music with them before they embark on their own careers as musicians.”
As Olivia, a powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, and Avery, a singer/songwriter, guitar player and multi-instrumentalist, embark on their own solo music careers, Evans is thrilled to share The Barker Family Band EP on April 12 as a snapshot of this moment in time for the family. Mesmerizing harmonies are showcased on covers including Beyonce’s “XO” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” along with an original song, “The View,” written by Olivia and Avery. Sara and Olivia trade off lead vocals and harmonies while Avery co-produced the project, along with Sara and Ben Fowler, and played acoustic and electric guitar on the tracks.
The Barker Family Band track listing
- “Born To Fly Intro” – lead vocals Sara Evans
- “Dreams” – lead vocals Sara Evans
- “XO” – lead vocals Olivia Barker
- “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” – lead vocals Sara Evans
- “The View” – lead vocals Olivia Barker
- “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” – lead vocals Olivia Barker
The trio will also embark on the 6-city limited engagement City Winery and SiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour in late spring, with tickets on-sale starting March 14 at SaraEvans.com.
City Winery and SiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour
|May 7||Washington, D.C.||City Winery|
|May 8||New York, NY||City Winery|
|May 9||Boston, MA||City Winery|
|May 15||Atlanta, GA||City Winery|
|May 17||Chicago, IL||City Winery|
|May 18||Nashville, TN||City Winery|
Purchase tickets for City Winery and SiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour at SaraEvans.com
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ABOUT SARA EVANS: Multi-platinum entertainer SARA EVANS is at the top of her game. With five No. 1 Country singles including “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks in the top spot and was certified platinum by the R.I.A.A., Sara thrills audiences across the U.S. playing close to 100 shows each year and in 2018 headlined the “CMT Next Women of Country Tour.” Her “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations. In addition, the CMA awarded Video of the Year honors for her hit chart-topping single, “Born to Fly” from her double-platinum album of the same name. Evans’ discography also includes the platinum-selling studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless as well as the gold-certified projects Stronger and No Place That Far.
Sara continues to forge a bold, creative path with the launch of Born To Fly Records and her eighth studio album, Words, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. The project has been dubbed the album of her lifetime that “captures an artist in full musical flight” (Associated Press) and was named among Billboard and Rolling Stone’s favorite country albums of 2017. This year will bring several exciting, new projects, including The Barker Family Band, an EP recorded with her daughter Olivia Barker and son Avery Barker as both children embark on their own solo music careers.
In addition to a prolific country music career, Sara has been honored for her philanthropic work and in 2018 was presented the NAB Education Foundation’s Service To America Leadership Award. A Red Cross ambassador, Sara received the national Crystal Cross award for her work with the disaster-relief organization and recently raised more than $10,000 for CMA Foundation and music education from the sale of her ONEHope Sara Evans Signature Series 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.https://www.countryschatter.com/2019/03/sara-evans-surprises-fans-with-the-barker-family-band-side-project/Concert InfoNew ReleasesPress ReleaseAvery Barker,Born to Fly Records,City Winery Nashville,Oliviai Barker,Sara Evans,Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band,Sirius XM Y2Kountry,Twitter,Words