Evans’ strongest album since 2001’s Born To Fly showcases her big voice, her...
Sue Keogh 2003
The fifth album from Missouri vocalist Sara Evans is powerful, confident and strikes the perfect balance between radio-friendly country pop and the rootsy sounds she offered with her 1997 debut Three Chords And The Truth.
The wife of a Republican senator, it's no surprise Evans pays homage to family life in her songs. But she also manages to squeeze in plenty of humour; in her vivid portrayal of a wife lusting after her soap-dodging husband in "Coalminer", and in the party anthem "Momma's Night Out".
As such a fine showcase for her big voice, Real Fine Place gives Evans the best chance at winning CMA Female Vocalist since she was first nominated in 2001. But will it be a case of always the bridesmaid, never the bride?