Nashville, TN – RCA Nashville country star Sara Evans continues her Billboard Top Country Albums chart stronghold for a second week. With over 22,000 sales according to Nielsen SoundScan, Evans’ Stronger remains the #1 album in the country following its first-week sales in excess of 55,000 copies. On the all-genre Billboard 200 album chart, the singer/songwriter’s first new studio album in more than five years remains in the Top 20; last week it landed the #6 slot.
Earlier this week, Evans was announced as a performer on The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live from Las Vegas, April 3, on CBS Television. Evans will sing her new album’s smash first single, the Top-10-and-climbing “A Little Bit Stronger,” which last week was RIAA certified as a Gold Digital Single.
Evans will help kick off the excitement of the ACM Awards when she headlines the first of two nights of free concerts on Friday, April 1, as part of ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.
Evans has also been announced to join Rascal Flatts on tour this summer. “Flatts Fest” will launch June 18 and continue through September 18.
About Sara Evans
An ACM and CMA Award-winning singer/songwriter, Sara Evans’ chart-topping career includes more than five million albums sold and such #1 hits as “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start,” and “Born to Fly.” In addition to her successful music career, Sara is an emerging author whose second novel, Softly and Tenderly (Thomas Nelson), was released in January. Previously recognized as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” she was also the first country artist to appear as a contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Keep up with Sara at www.saraevans.com, and follow her on Twitter – @saraevansmusic.