Born to Fly: A Memoir

Born to Fly: A Memoir

by Sara Evans


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Discover country music star Sara Evans’s inspirational story about her rise to stardom, her roundabout path to love, and how her faith brings daily joy no matter the circumstances.

Sara Evans—a Billboard, ACM, and CMA Award–winning country music star who’s been named one of People’s “50 Most Beautiful People” and competed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars—has been inspiring fans throughout her successful music career.

In this powerful, personal, and often humorous book, Sara opens up and shares stories from her career, describing what it’s like living in the spotlight and how her faith keeps her strong. She writes about overcoming life’s most challenging experiences, from a childhood accident that nearly took her life, to the loss she experienced when her parents divorced, and from her own painful and very public divorce, to finding incredible love when she least expected it with former pro quarterback-turned-sportscaster Jay Barker. Now, after over a decade of marriage, Sara and Jay’s blended family of nine is thriving, filling her life with focus and meaning.

As she weaves the narrative of her life, Sara candidly reveals the things that are most important to her and her family now, her favorite tips about staying true to herself and her faith, knowing when to ask for help, abandoning perfectionism, and the importance of a strong support group of friends and family. Fans old and new will enjoy this inspiring, heartfelt book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501162589
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: 09/08/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 380,419
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sara Evans has sold over seven million albums and has garnered five #1 hits on country radio including “A Little Bit Stronger,” the title track of her chart-topping 2011 album Stronger. The single was number one for two weeks and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Other #1 hits include “Born To Fly,” “Suds In The Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place To Start,” and “No Place That Far.” Evans continues to bring her music to the fans by touring nationwide typically performing over eighty shows each year. In addition to her music, Evans is an accomplished author of three novels, her memoir Born To Fly, and lends her resources and time to many charitable causes including the CMA Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Red Cross, and many more.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Then

Chapter 1 Big Farmhouse on the Prairie 3

Chapter 2 The Accident 13

Chapter 3 The Best Medicine 25

Chapter 4 Dreams Broken, Dreams Reborn 33

Chapter 5 Nashville Cars 51

Chapter 6 Discoveries 63

Chapter 7 Jesus Loves Me, This I Know 75

Chapter 8 No Place That Far 81

Chapter 9 My Biggest Fear 91

Chapter 10 The Barker Bunch 105

Chapter 11 Sweet Home Alabama 115

Chapter 12 The Plane Crash 123

Part 2 Now

Chapter 13 Married with Children 135

Chapter 14 Raise Them Up 143

Chapter 15 #familyiseverything 161

Chapter 16 Too Young to Be Old 167

Chapter 17 Divorce 177

Chapter 18 Finding the Perfect Blend 181

Chapter 19 Sunday Dinners 187

Chapter 20 The Good Old Days 191

Chapter 21 Looking Forward 197

Thanks 205

Index 207

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