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Evans tries to slow down

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Sara Evans premieres the video for her single Slow Me Down today at Yahoo! Music.

The video, which was shot in Nashville, features NASCAR great Carl Edward. Evas once again teamed up with Emmy Award winning director Peter Zavadil (Sugarland, Jewel, Brad Paisley) who has directed almost all of her videos including the 2001 CMA Video of the Year Born To Fly.

"When we started talking about the music video I wanted to make sure we captured the drama and intense emotion that the song evokes - as always Peter Zavadil did a great job capturing that and so much more," said Evans.

"Carl blew us all away both on and off camera. He nailed the acting parts and was so fun to have around on set especially during the fighting scenes in the apartment. We're both from Missouri and share the same sense of humor, so it was easy to joke back and forth, we had the entire crew cracking up, but on camera it looks like we literally hate each other. I hope the fans love the video for Slow Me Down as much as I do."

The song, produced by Evans and Mark Bright, is the first single from her forthcoming album set for release early next year. Evans is currently in the studio in Nashville putting the finishing touches on her seventh studio album.

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