Evans and family go live
Friday, August 30, 2019 – Sara Evans, along with her daughter Olivia Barker (16) and son Avery Barker (19), released a live album today, "Live From City Winery Nashville" on her Born To Fly Records. The 16-song collection was recorded live from the family band's sold-out concert at City Winery Nashville during their limited engagement City Winery tour earlier this year. The disc includes Beyonce's "XO" and Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." California trio Fairground Saints also guest on the closing track, Evans' signature smash, "Born To Fly."
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Over the past 20-plus years, Sara Evans has delighted country music fans with her powerful vocal prowess. Now the artist is ready to share the spotlight with her oldest children, Olivia and Avery Barker, as they endeavor to forge their own budding musical careers. And if the results heard on The Barker Family Band EP are any indication, the apples haven't fallen too far from the tree.
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