After parting ways with Sony Music Nashville in February, Sara Evans has signed with Sugar Hill Records to record a new studio album, which is expected to drop in 2017.
Tracy Gershon, Vice President of A&R for the Rounder Label Group stated, “We are thrilled to have Sara Evans join the Rounder Label Group family. I’ve followed her astounding career and watched her grow as an artist and as an individual for years, from her first record Three Chords and the Truth to her 2011 smash “Stronger.” One aspect I’ve always admired about Sara is the excitement that others continue to have for her and the music – from publishers to fans and peers alike. We are honored to have her join the Rounder family and I can’t wait to share this next chapter of her musical journey.”
Evans shared in the excitement, telling MusicRow that she looks forward to more creative freedom when it comes to her new project, “It doesn’t have to be in any specific genre and that’s what I’m excited about,” the Missouri native talent said. “I can sing really country and mountain-y bluegrass, mostly because that’s what I was raised on, and how I first loved to sing. I definitely do have that. However, I can sing pop, country, blues and anything as long as it is a song that moves me. It’s kind of funny in the pitch meetings, because people might pitch a song and say, ‘Well, it’s not really country, it’s more on the pop side,’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t care about all of that. All I want is a great song.’”
Congrats to Sara and we can’t wait to enjoy her upcoming record! Share this great news with other fans of the stunning songbird!