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Sara Evans celebrated the success of her two-week No. 1 single, “A Little Bit Stronger,” at an industry party at Nashville restaurant Cabana, Wednesday (May 25). Joining Sara in the festivities were the song’s three co-writers, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, who became inspired to write the tune after a breakup.
Also on hand were Sara’s husband Jay Barker, her brother Matt Evans, who also plays in her band, and Hillary Scott’s fellow Lady A members, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood. Sara made sure to first thank the three co-writers of “A Little Bit Stronger,” which became Sara’s first No. 1 single in six years.
“The first time I heard it, I just knew that it was a hit,” Sara recalled. “I loved everything about it. Thank you all for doing such a great job of writing it and letting me record it. And the next time you all get together,” Sara added with a joking smile, “you’d better call me.” Matt, Sara noted, has been with her on the stage since she was four years old. “Matt has been there for everything I’ve been through in my career,” she said.
She also thanked Jay for his ongoing support. “I’m a completely different woman than I was five years ago,” Sara said. “And it’s all because of your love and support for me.”