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Sara Evans Set to Release Christmas Album

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Sara Evans will release a holiday album entitled At Christmas on November 17th. The 10-track album includes some of the most well-known and celebrated holiday songs including “Silent Night,” “Oh Holy Night,” and “Winter Wonderland,” as well as a very special rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” that features vocals from two of her daughters Olivia (12) and Audrey (10). The title track “At Christmas” is an upbeat original song written by Shane Stevens and Toby Lightman that fans are certain to fall in love with. At Christmas, produced by Mark Bright, is currently available now for pre-order exclusively through Walmart at http://smarturl.it/walmartatchristmas.

In keeping with the holiday spirit Evans is also set to be a part of the two-hour holiday special “CMA Country Christmas” set to air December 1st at 8pm EST (check local listings) onA BC.

Evans, who recently released her second single “Put My Heart Down,” from her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down, is set to appear on the hit ABC drama Nashville on October 29th at 10|9c (check local listings). ). In the episode Evans, who plays herself, will perform her single “Put My Heart Down,” with one of the series’ leading men Luke Wheeler played by actor Will Chase. The duet will be available immediately following the show on iTunes. Evans also sat down with “Nashville: On The Record” to discuss her latest single “Put My Heart Down” alongside the songs writers Nathan Chapman, Andrew Dorff, and Elizabeth Huett and Nashville actor Will Chase. Fans can check out the great story behind the song on October 29th following the episode at http://abc.go.com/music-lounge/blogs/nashville-on-the-record. The night before the show airs Evans, who is currently on tour in support of Slow Me Down, will be a part of the sixth annual “Opry Goes Pink” as The Grand Ole Opry joins Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer October 28th where she will do a special performance of her single.

For more official Sara Evans news go to www.saraevans.com.

Sara Evans Ex-Husband is Taking TMZ to Court

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Craig Schelske, the former husband of country music star Sara Evans is suing TMZ for defamation.  According to Mr. Schelske,  TMZ maliciously disseminated false and damaging statements in a nationally broadcast segment which claimed that he was unfaithful to his wife of 14 years.

The 12 page lawsuit alleges that during a June 2014 broadcast, TMZ stated as fact that Mr. Schelske “took a hundred photographs of himself having sex with other people. That’s how [Sara Evans] found out.”  According to the lawsuit, while TMZ made this pronouncement, one of the individuals on the show appears to knowingly look at a smart phone, suggesting that they had these photographs in their possession.  Then, it was declared: “Yeah. That’s pretty good proof.”

“The proclamation made by TMZ left its viewers with the unmistakable belief that Mr. Schelske was unfaithful to his wife of 14 years, and that Sara Evans had discovered his infidelity when she found a hundred photographs of him having sex with other people. These statements made by TMZ on the June 17, 2014 broadcast, were and are unequivocally false.  And, if TMZ had done any investigation, they would have seen, in their own previous articles that the photo allegations were false,” said Jason P. Fowler with the R. Rex Parris law firm.

“TMZ clearly understood the difference between reporting facts and allegations, but instead chose to sensationalize the story at Mr. Schelske’s expense.  It is unfortunate when a powerful media outlet places more value in quickly publishing a story than thoroughly investigating that story before destroying someone’s life” added Fowler.

Before filing the lawsuit, Mr. Schelske gave TMZ the opportunity to retract the false statements about him and TMZ refused.  Mr. Schelske is seeking compensatory damages, general damages, special damages (for loss of reputation) in an amount to be proved at trial,” concluded Fowler.

Sara Evans To Appear On Hit ABC Show Nashville

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Multi platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in Country music, will appear on the hit ABC drama Nashville on October 29th at 10|9c (check local listings). In the episode Evans, who plays herself, will also perform her single recently released to radio “Put My Heart Down,” with one of the series’ leading men Luke Wheeler played by actor Will Chase. The duet will be available immediately following the show on iTunes. The night before the show airs Evans, who is currently on tour in support of her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down, will be a part of the sixth annual “Opry Goes Pink” as The Grand Ole Opry joins Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer October 28th where she will do a special performance of her single.

“I am a huge fan of the show Nashville – I watch it with my family. So when I was asked to be a part of this upcoming season I was really excited,” said Evans. “Everyone from the cast and crew were so great to work with during the shoot. I had a great time and can’t wait to watch with my whole family on the 29th!”

Evans also sat down with “Nashville: On The Record” to discuss her latest single “Put My Heart Down” alongside the songs writers Nathan Chapman, Andrew Dorff, and Elizabeth Huett and Nashville actor Will Chase. Fans can check out the great story behind the song on October 29th following the episode here. “On the Record” is a documentary web series that follows the life of original songs performed on “Nashville” written by singer-songwriters in the music scene, from the songs’ inception to on-air premiere. The series offers an intimate look into the songwriting process, from guitar demo to music video and all the steps in between. “Put My Heart Down” is the second release from Slow Me Down and pulls fans in from the first note with its infectious melody and relatable subject matter of wanting to protect oneself in a relationship. Evans is at her finest on this track which fans can purchase here.

Slow Me Down’s title track was Evans’ biggest first week Country radio Added single ever and fourteenth Top 20 single. Slow Me Down, which debuted at #2 on the Country Album Chart and landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, continues to win over fans and media alike being dubbed her best album to date. It is the follow-up album to 2011’s Stronger and was co-produced with Mark Bright (Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood) who Evans last worked with on her Platinum-selling #1 Country album Real Fine Place (2005). Evans’ signature powerful vocals are heard on every note of Slow Me Down which serves as a reminder of why she has had a level of success reserved for few.

For more official Sara Evans news go to www.saraevans.com.

Performers Announced for CMA Country Christmas Hosted by Jennifer Nettles

Artwork for "CMA Country Christmas" airing in the holiday season of 2014.

Some of the most powerful and emotionally moving voices in music come together to celebrate the holidays on “CMA Country Christmas,” which tapes in front of a live audience Friday, Nov. 7 (7:30 PM/CT), at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The special, which features Jennifer Nettles hosting for the fifth year, airs this holiday season on ABC.

“After being the host of ‘CMA Country Christmas,’ for five years now, it is hard to pick one thing I love about it. There are so many fun moments,” Nettles said. “Whether it is the performances or duets, getting to perform Christmas songs with great artists is really fun for me. It’s really a fun show all around.”

Artists scheduled to perform and celebrate the season include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

“The taping for ‘CMA Country Christmas’ is a jump-start for the holiday season and has become a family tradition for many Nashville residents,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Adding to the celebration is our annual toy drive, which provides new toys for children in need, shining a spotlight on a worthy endeavor in a way that reflects the values and giving nature of our artists, the industry, and this city.”

For the third year, audience members are being encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the taping to help make the holidays brighter for Nashville area children. The Nashville-based non-profit group Generosity will have volunteers on site with specially marked bins to collect toys beginning at 5:00 PM/CT on Nov. 7. In 2013, the group collected more than 5,000 toys.

“Our artist community is extremely generous and so are our fans,” Trahern said. “It is our goal to make sure no child goes without a present this Christmas and we are grateful to our partners at Generosity for helping to make this a dream come true for children in Nashville.”

Tickets for “CMA Country Christmas” are on sale now and can be purchased at CMAChristmas.com; by calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville). Tickets for “CMA Country Christmas” are $25 for Upper-Level seating and $50 for Lower- and Club-Level seating. Ticket prices include tax, but exclude applicable service fees.

Sara Evans to Release “Put My Heart Down”

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Multi platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans will release her new single, “Put My Heart Down.” The single, written by Nathan Chapman, Andrew Dorff, and Elizabeth Huett, is the second release from her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down, released earlier this year, and will officially go for radio adds on September 29th. “Put My Heart Down” pulls fans in from the first note with its infectious melody and relatable subject matter of wanting to protect oneself in a relationship. Evans, who is currently on the road in support of Slow Me Down, is at her finest on this track which fans can purchase here.

“This is one of those songs that gets stuck in your head and tickles your ears,” said Evans. “She’s saying, ‘I have a feeling you’re going to hurt me, but don’t. Just be honest with me and tell me if you’re going to break my heart (‘put my heart down’) because I’m falling for you.’”

Slow Me Down’s title track, released earlier this Fall is Evans’ biggest first week Country radio Added single ever and fourteenth Top 20 single. Slow Me Down, which debuted at #2 on the Country Album Chart and landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, continues to win over fans and media alike being dubbed her best album to date. It is the follow-up album to 2011’s Stronger and was co-produced with Mark Bright (Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood) who Evans last worked with on her Platinum-selling #1 Country album Real Fine Place (2005). Evans’ signature powerful vocals are heard on every note of Slow Me Down which serves as a reminder of why she has had a level of success reserved for few.

Sara Evans is enjoying a prolific recording career with nearly 6 million records sold and 5 #1 Country singles, including “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks at #1 and was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. Evans has garnered numerous accolades over the course of her stellar career, including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist honor and the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year for her hit chart-topping single, “Born to Fly” from her double-platinum album of the same name. Named to People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” Sara’s career also includes the Platinum-selling studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless, the Gold-certified No Place That Far and the double-Platinum selling Born To Fly.

For more official Sara Evans news and ticket information go to www.saraevans.com.

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