Sara Evans recently unveiled details about her long-awaited new album.
Dubbed Copy That, the 13-track project finds the songstress covering popular pop and country songs and even features a few special guests.
Serving as the follow up to 2017’s Words, the new album features guest appearances by Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet on “Whenever I Call You Friend” and Old Crow Medicine Show on “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”
Evans plans to countdown to the May 15 release by unveiling new tracks leading up to the official release date. The first song to premiere is “If I Can’t Have You,” a track that first appeared in the film Saturday Night Fever and was later made famous by the Bee Gees.
“I just love what it says,” Evans told Billboard of the disco song. “It’s got great lyrics. It’s so dramatic: If I can’t have you, I don’t want anybody. I’ve always loved it and something about that song just makes me think of my childhood. ‘If I Can’t Have You’ has been probably the biggest surprise for me as to how it’s maybe my favorite song on the record. After you hear it for the first time, you can’t get it out of your head. It’s so much fun.”
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Evans’ iconic Born To Fly album. The celebrate the occasion, the singer plans to release a memoir of the same name later this year.
Speaking with Billboard about the career milestone, Evans admitted she can hardly believe she’s been making music for so long.
“I don’t know where the time goes. I still feel like exactly the same person,” she says. “I’m actually a much better singer than I was then. And a better musician and a better producer and a better writer. It’s been an amazing journey. I’m still in my 40s and I’m in no way going anywhere. I’m working all the time. I loved performing today really more than ever. I feel a lot more confident. I feel like I’m the best musician that I’ve ever been, so it just makes me grateful that I’ve been able to sustain this career for this long.”
Copy That is co-produced by Evans and Jarrad K (Ruston Kelly, Weezer, Goo Goo Dolls).
Sara Evans’ Copy That track list:
“If I Can’t Have You” (available March 20)
“Don’t Get Me Wrong”
“Come On Eileen”
“Whenever I Call You Friend” feat. Phillip Sweet (available May 1)
“It’s Too Late”
“All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye“
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” feat. Old Crow Medicine Show (available April 3)
“6th Avenue Heartache”
“She’s Got You”
“Hard To Say I’m Sorry” (available April 17)