Sara Evans released her debut album, Three Chords and the Truth, in 1997. The album was well-received by critics, but none of its three singles cracked the Top 40. The album itself peaked at number 56. Evans released her second studio album, No Place That Far, a year later. The work's lead single failed to break that coveted 40th mark on the country music charts. It looked like her career was over before it even started. Not so fast. The album's second single, and its title track, went to number one in March of 1999. The album itself went on to receive a Gold certification.
Evans had arrived and better yet, she would stay there. Her next three albums - Born to Fly (2000), Restless (2003), and Real Fine Place (2005) - all received platinum certifications. Her sixth studio album, Stronger, dropped in 2011 and became her second straight number one country album. The dark-haired songbird has also been nominated for dozens of major music awards and has sold a slew of Sara Evans tickets.
In 2006, Evans appeared on the show Dancing with the Stars but abruptly left to deal with her divorce. Evans' husband of 13 years accused her of having affairs with multiple men including Kenny Chesney, Richard Marx, and four of the five members of 3 Doors down.