The lineup has grown for the taping of CMT Crossroads: Earth, Wind & Fire and Friends in downtown Nashville tomorrow (6/6). Taking the outdoor stage with Earth, Wind & Fire will be newly added performers Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker, Drake White, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts and Sara Evans. These artists will join the previously announced act Lady Antebellum, who will also perform with the legendary R&B group on Wednesday (6/7) during the 2017 CMT Music Awards.
- Fans are invited to attend Tuesday’s taping, which is being held on the corner of 5th and Demonbreun at 8:30 PM local time.
- CMT Crossroads: Earth, Wind & Fire and Friendswill premiere June 23 at 10 PM ET on CMT.
The Grand Ole Opry has announced their star-studded lineup hitting the stage as they kick off CMA Music Fest Week with back-to-back shows on June 6. The two evening shows will include acts such as Carrie Underwood, Dustin Lynch, Del McCoury and Bill Anderson, with the kick-off celebration also featuring a free Opry Plaza performance by Parmalee earlier in the afternoon.
· CMA Music Fest Week will also include previously announced performances by Blake Shelton, Steve Wariner, Trace Adkins, Charley Pride, Roy Clark, Oak Ridge Boys, Scotty McCreery, Brandy Clark and Sara Evans.
Sara Evans will hit the road this holiday season on a 10-city Christmas tour. The tour will kick off on December 3 in Birmingham, Alabama, making additional stops in major markets such as Jacksonville, Florida, and St. Louis. During the tour, Evans will perform some of her biggest hits as well as music from her 2014 holiday album, At Christmas.
· Sara says, “I absolutely love Christmas and look forward to the Holiday season all year long! My band and I have put together a mix of my songs and some favorite Holiday favorites and can’t wait to share them with everyone on this tour!”
On this day in 2011, Sara Evans’ Stronger held at #1 for the second week in a row on Billboards’s Country Albums Chart. On the All-Genre Billboard 200 album chart, Evans’ first new studio album in more than five years remained in the top 20.
On this day in 2011, Sara Evans’ first studio album in six years, Stronger, landed in stores. The album debuted at number six on the U.S. Billboard 200, and at number one on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The song “A Little Bit Stronger” went to number one on the charts. Evans co-wrote six of the album’s ten tracks.
On this day in 2007, Billboard Magazine announced the winners of its 2007 Touring Awards and Kenny Chesney scored the Top Package Honor for this tour with Sugarland, Pat Green, Brooks & Dunn, and Sara Evans.
On this day in 2005, Sara Evans completed her run to #1 on the Billboard Chart with “A Real Fine Place To Start”, holding the spot for two weeks. In June of 2006, it was Certified Gold by the RIAA. The song was Evans last number one until 2011.