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Evans won't slow down in '14

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – Sara Evans will release her seventh studio album "Slow Me Down," on March 4, 2014.

The album comes more than two years after the release of "Stronger," her second Billboard Country Album Chart number one album. The title track of the new disc, released earlier this fall is Evans' biggest first week country radio added single ever. The video featuring NASCAR great Carl Edwards is in heavy rotation on both CMT and GAC.

The release was co-produced with Mark Bright (Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood) who Evans last worked with on her Platinum-selling "Real Fine Place" (2005).

Evans collaborates on three tracks" Better Off with Vince Gill, Can't Stop Loving You, a duet with Isaac Slade of The Fray and a cover of Gavin DeGraw's Not Over You with DeGraw on harmonies.

"Making 'Slow Me Down' has been a truly amazing experience," said Evans. "I had the chance to co-write with some of my favorite writers, work with Mark (Bright) and some truly incredible musicians - and now hearing what we created gives me such an incredible sense of pride. Having Isaac (Slade), Gavin (DeGraw) and Vince (Gill) sing with me, was an amazing experience, and they took those songs to another level."

"I honestly have never been more excited to have everyone hear one of my albums. I cannot wait to share it with everyone."

Evans co-wrote three of the 11 tracks. Other writers included Dave Berg (Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton), Shane McAnally (Florida Georgia Line, Kasey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson), Karyn Rochelle (Trisha Yearwood, LeAnn Rimes, Ronnie Milsap), Sarah Buxton (Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Gary Allan), and Shane Stevens (Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler, Montgomery Gentry).

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