Sara Evans launches new lifestyle blog

Sara EvansPhoto courtesy www.arealfineplace.com

I went on Reddit a while back (because I'm a glutton for punishment) and ended up talking to some people about my lil ol' site here. One of them said to me that they were under the impression that bloggers were a dying breed and that there was no money to be made in blogging. 

Well I can definitely attest to the fact that there's not a whole lot of money to be made by the average blogging Joe (such as myself), but as for bloggers being a dying breed … well don't tell that to Sara Evans because she's just launched a new lifestyle blog. 

From a press release that landed in my inbox: 

Platinum-selling RCA Nashville recording artist Sara Evans recently launched a
new lifestyle blog, “A Real Fine Place,” with longtime co-worker, friend and
sister-in-law Kaelin Evans (“KK”). The blog of “fashion and whimsy” emphasizes
the pair’s passion for beauty, fashion, travel, and food. Sara, whose new single
“Slow Me Down” is currently climbing the charts with the companion video
starring NASCAR great Carl Edwards airing on CMT and GAC, teamed up with Kaelin
for the blog as a way to share all about the life that they love as they travel
around the world and in their normal everyday lives. Fans can expect a constant
stream of updates and posts from both Sara and KK, to find out more about their
“A Real Fine Place,” www.arealfineplace.com.  

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Sara Evans debuts new video for “Slow Me Down”

Platinum-selling RCA Nashville recording artist Sara Evans premiered the
emotional music video for her single “Slow Me Down” yesterday at Yahoo! Music. The video, which was shot in Nashville,
features NASCAR great Carl Edwards who has become one of the sport’s most
respected competitors. Sara 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.” “Slow Me Down” is currently climbing the charts and
marked a career
milestone as her biggest first week add date at radio.

"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 Sara. 

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Sara Evans ‘Slow Me Down’ – Single Review

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As someone who is only familiar with bits of Sara’s music, I
went into ‘Slow Me Down’ fairly blind. Despite my lack of knowledge, however, upon
first listening I think most would be surprised what the sound that hits you.
Once the song gets going, of course, it takes the shape of what you would expect
from a Sara Evans song: a country-tinged pop/soft rock belter focused around
love and relationships.

However, it’s the riff that, while the most memorable, is
also the most interesting part of the song. Played on piano across higher keys
than a lot of other songs, a huge heaping of delay has been added, and I think
they’re a little synthed, because they don’t quite sound real. In fact, I had
to watch an acoustic video of the song just to figure out it did actually seem
to be a piano they were using, as opposed to a computer program. Maybe I’m crazy,
but the piano just sounds slightly inhuman to me. It’s very much at the
forefront of the mix, and leaves a lasting impression on the listener. 

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‘Nashville’ Is Right: Country Music’s Ageism Is Sexist


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For those who don’t know by now, I am an avid watcher of
ABC’s ‘Nashville’. While it is rather sudsy at times, its relationship to
reality is what really interests and intrigues me, aided by its placing of
fiction right alongside fact in its construction. Well-known country stars
feature in cameos, and regular references are made to other artists and country
music staples like the CMA Awards, the Grand Ole Opry, the Bluebird Café and
the Ryman Auditorium. However, the drama that unfolds is entirely made-up, and
the characters do not resemble real people in any way – or do they?

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