She’s like a dream come. A Missouri girl who not only has stunning good looks and an awesome voice, but she can talk sports. Meet Sara Evans on my Press box Podcast . When Missouri hosts Nebraska on Thursday, October 8 th , the New Franklin native will return to Columbia, where she got her start in the music business by singing the National Anthem.
You’ll hear clips of her warming up for her appearance at the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis when she sang a give me goose bumps, raise the hair on your neck rendition of God Bless America .
She’s excited about coming back to Mid-Mo and she talks about why singing the National Anthem is one of the hardest things to do. Plus, I also ask her some behind the scenes questions about how she gets ready for a performance and if it similar to a way an athlete gets ready for a big game. I also asked her a question I have wondered for a long time…not just about Sara, but all singers…what do you do when you’re on stage and nature calls?
She’s even changed her husband Jay Barker, a one-time national championship quarterback for Alabama into a Mizzou fan. Finally, Sara and I perform a duet…or in my case a solo and a half. Enjoy this visit with a down home girl from Missouri.
Make sure you check out her upcoming tour dates and pick up her Greatest Hits CD . Get ready for Thursday with a pre-game warm up from Sara.