Sara Evans will release her seventh album this coming week–her first in almost three years. Called Slow Me Down, the record features eleven songs, one of which–the title track, actually–is one of the best country singles for 2013. It hit number 28 on the ‘Hot Country Songs’ list of hits.
Evans covers a Gavin DeGraw tune called Not Over You on the new album, and in addition to these two songs listeners will find a compilation including everything from down home country to some drama.
Put My Heart Down belies its catchy chorus, as it is all about saying goodbye. If you think of the melody but not the words you might even convince yourself you’ve got a feel good tune on your hands.
Can’t Stop Loving You features some hints at rock music by Isaac Slade of The Fray and perfectly balances out Sara Evans’s country twang.
Vince Gill pairs with Evans in Better Off, and that may be the catalyst to this song soaring up the country music charts as well. The two together are an impressive combination of country talent.
“Having Isaac, Gavin and Vince sing with me, was an amazing experience and they took those songs to another level,” Evans said of working with all three of these musicians on Slow Me Down.
Sara served as coproducer of her latest release, alongside Mark Bright, who is known for his work with country music greats like Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts.
“I just love him,” Evans said of Bright. “I really wanted Mark’s type of personality and production on this. He’s always so bright and chipper and is there to give support, direction and his expertise. Plus he’s such a great song guy.”
Sara has had several events this past week celebrating the upcoming album release.
— Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) March 15, 2014
Will you be checking out Sara Evans’s new album, Slow Me Down, when it goes on sale this coming week? It sounds like it’s a sure bet–and not just for country music lovers either. It definitely sounds like there’s a little something for everyone on this new release.
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