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Sara Evans to Kick Off All-American Summer Concert Series

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Country music star Sara Evans will kick be kicking off Fox and Friends’ All-American Summer Concert Series on Friday, May 23.

This morning, Sara  joined the curvy couch to discuss her latest projects, including her new album, “Slow Me Down.”
She also opened up about balancing her family and career. Now that her children are in school, Sara tries to only tour on weekends and in the summer. She made an exception today to appear on Fox and Friends, but not before cooking a big homemade dinner to keep them happy while she’s away.

Despite her hectic schedule, the singer tries to feed her kids healthy food. Now she’s partnering with Hidden Valley Ranch to help other moms do the same.


Sara Evans is Dipping in to Help Time-Crunched Moms

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Multi-Platinum selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in country music, is partnering with the makers of Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® products on a program called Crunch Time that launched April 8th. The program aims to help busy moms during the most hectic time of their day between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., according to a recent survey. Hidden Valley’s limited-edition “Twist on Tonight” activity box from Surprise Ride, available through June 30th (or while supplies last) for $29.99, offers simple solutions to involve kids in family meal preparation through a variety of creative, hands-on activities that also educate about healthy eating habits. Evans, whose highly anticipated seventh studio album Slow Me Down debuted at #2 on the Country Album Chart and also landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, is a mom to a blended family of seven children and has used Hidden Valley Ranch for years to help get her family to eat more veggies, making for a great partnership.

Each kit, which Evans designed with help from her children, includes everything needed for crafts that kids can do on their own or as a family, like designing an apron and a recipe box that can be part of family meals for years to come. There are healthful, kid-approved recipes families can make in minutes, as well as ideas and tips to make exploring new foods fun for kids of all ages. Plus, Evans assembled a playlist that’s included as the soundtrack for suppertime. This is the first partnership for Hidden Valley and Surprise Ride, the company behind the monthly subscription-based activity boxes for kids.

“With a blended family of nine, I know crunch time all too well,” said Evans. “I’m excited to help other moms with an activity box that includes my family’s favorite salad dressing, as well as simple solutions for making a meal everyone loves while spending quality family time together. Moms can also sign up to receive helpful texts during crunch time with tips from moms, including me.”

“We’re so thrilled about these activity boxes with Sara Evans and Surprise Ride that we want them to also have an impact outside the individual families who buy them,” said Julia Ponce, Hidden Valley brand manager. “So, we’re donating $50,000 and an additional $30 for every box sold to After-School All-Stars, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive after-school programs dedicated to helping kids succeed in school and life.”

As a modern solution for busy families, Hidden Valley is offering a mobile program where consumers can sign up to receive weekly recipes and kid-friendly activities created by moms, including Sara Evans. Each week from now through June, anyone who signs up for mobile updates is entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card and one of the limited-edition activity boxes. One grand-prize winner will win $1,000. To sign up, visit https://apps.facebook.com/twistontonight. To learn more about the program or to find ways to get through the busiest time of day with simple and delicious recipes and tips, visit https://www.hiddenvalley.com/twistontonight

Evans released Slow Me Down March 11th and it showcases her at her finest, with her signature powerful vocals that serve as a reminder of why she has had a level of success reserved for few. The album received critical praise from media and fans alike, and has been highlighted for Evans’ collaborations with Country legend Vince Gill, Isaac Slade and a cover of Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You.” Fans can also purchase Slow Me Down now by going to http://smarturl.it/itunesslowmedown. The album was co-produced with Mark Bright who Evans last worked with on her Platinum-selling #1 Country album Real Fine Place (2005). Evans co-wrote three of the album’s eleven tracks, and some of Nashville’s finest songwriters are represented on the album. This album is what fans have waited for and newcomers are bound to fall in love with.

Sara Evans, Kacey Musgraves, Kree Harrison and More Are Heading to Key West

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The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival has released its lineup and it’s stuffed to the gills with music, in-the-round sessions, free concerts, and the stories behind all the hits.

The lineup this year is stronger than ever with Sara Evans, Anders Osborne, Kacey Musgraves, Robert Earl Keen, Kree Harrison, Matraca Berg, Tony Joe White, Dean Dillon, and more filling out the five-day schedule.

See a complete run of events on www.kwswf.com/schedule.

Highlights include: a kick-off concert with Anders Osborne on the Ocean Key Sunset Pier, ticketed shows at the San Carlos Institute and Tropic Cinema, and a FREE Sara Evans concert in the heart of Duval St.

David Nail, Craig Campbell, Trick Pony to Heat Up Country Summer

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Country Summer, Northern California’s biggest country music festival, has announced six top artists added to the entertainment lineup. The two-day event, on June 13 and 14 at Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif., features 11 nationally recognized country entertainers.

In addition to previously announced headliner Hunter Hayes and Joe Nichols, David Nail, Craig Campbell and Dan + Shay will perform on June 13.

On June 14, Sara Evans, Trick Pony and Dylan Scott have been added to the lineup. Darius Rucker headlines Saturday’s show; Eli Young Band and Dustin Lynch will also perform.

Collectively, Country Summer performers have won an array of Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music and Grammy awards; attained multi-platinum status with their albums; and topped the Billboard country music charts with their singles.

“From country music’s hottest sensations to up-and-coming breakout stars, the inaugural Country Summer event is going to be a colossal entertainment happening,” Alan Jacoby, executive producer of Impact Entertainment, said. “For two days and two nights, Santa Rosa will be the place to be for phenomenal country music for fans of all ages. Country Summer will be the place to be and the place to be seen.”

While Jacoby is exuberant about all of the entertainers performing at Country Summer, he is especially excited about recently reunited Trick Pony. Lead singer and local favorite Heidi Newfield is from Healdsburg, Calif., and Country Summer will be the band’s first major re-appearance in the Sonoma County area..

Daily tickets start from $49 for general admission, $79 for reserved seats. Discount two-day packages are sold out. To purchase tickets visit www.countrysummer.com or call 800.514.3849 to order by phone.

 

The Doobie Brothers Are Going Country

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Sony Music Nashville announced this month that they will release an album teaming artists like Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Toby Keith, Zac Brown and Blake Shelton with the legendary Doobie Brothers to record a new album covering the Grammy winning band’s classic hits.

The project was the brainchild of producer David Lyndon Huff, who is a decades long fan of the Doobie Brothers music. He is eager to introduce the band to a new generation of fans, excite the throngs of loyal followers as well as ignite the electric country fan base with all the superstars they love.

“The Doobie Brothers are such an important band in the history of music. The hits transcend time, so with this new collection we are just adding modern production and collaborations with the country stars.”

In addition to the Doobie’s founding members, Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, who continue to front the band, the album will feature John McFee, whose history with the Doobies dates back to 1978, and legendary singer Michael McDonald, who exited in 1982 but is returning for this project.

“It is so exciting to have Michael on this project,” Huff said. “He heard what we were doing and immediately wanted to be a part.”

David brought his brother Dann in to co-produce four songs on this record with him.

“My brother is incredible as most of the country world knows,” David Huff said of his brother who is the mega producer behind many Nashville artists. “We have been making music together almost our whole lives. I could not be more thrilled to bring him on to the Doobies with me.”

“I think it will be the first time that Nashville will hear how very talented he is,” said Dann of his younger brother, David, who splits his time between Nashville and LA doing productions for both country and pop artists. “This really was his baby and I see it as David’s entry into the country market. I am just honored that I got to witness him work on a few songs. It’s gonna be a great record!”

 

 

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