Sara Evans Reveals Plans for Female-Focused ‘Words’ Album
With a new record label comes … a new album, naturally! Following the announcement of the launch of her new record label, Born to Fly Records, Sara Evans has revealed her plans for her next studio album, Words.
Due out on July 21, Words will be Evans’ seventh studio album. She hasn’t shared its track listing yet — but she did reveal that 14 female songwriters contributed to the project. In addition to Evans, those names include Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott, Liz Hengber, Sonya Isaacs and more.
“Women are natural storytellers,” Evans says in a press release, “and I’m proud to have so many amazing female songwriters represented on this record.”
The title of her album, Words, is both the name of a song on Evans’ upcoming project and a reflection of what’s important to the singer-songwriter in her music.
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“When I’m listening to a song, it’s the lyrics and the stories they tell that matter most to me,” Evans explains. “In listening to new music for the record, I was always looking for lyrics that moved me and expressed a powerful range of emotions.”
Mark Bright, who produced Evans’ 2014 album Slow Me Down and 2005’s A Real Fine Place, also co-produced Words. The press release notes that Evans’ 14-year-old daughter Olivia sings background vocals on the disc.
After parting from Sony Music Nashville’s RCA Nashville at the beginning of 2016, Evans signed with Sugar Hill Records in August of 2016. Born to Fly Records releases will be distributed through Sony Red. Words is available for pre-order via Evans’ official website.
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