Thursday, April 06, 2006
Sara Evans- I've Got a Tiger By the Tail
The tail broke off.
Missouri-bred country star Sara Evans sang the national anthem for The Kansas City Royals' opening day ceremonies. Even a B-2 flyover and Challenger the stunt eagle failed to overshadow her stellar unaccompanied performance. Because she's become progressively slicker- and more popular- with each new release, it's easy to forget that her first release is an outstanding traditional country effort. Produced by Pete Anderson, 1997's Three Chords and the Truth is almost gritty enough to be a Bloodshot release. Sara has great originals on the album, including a co-write with Al Anderson, but I couldn't resist her raw cover of this Buck Owens rocker.