Sara Evans — Stronger (iTunes Version) (2011)
Artist: Sara EvansTitle Of Album: Stronger (iTunes Version)Year Of Release: 2011Label: Sony MusicGenre: Country, Contemporary CountryQuality: m4aBitrate: 256 kbpsTotal Time: 43:07 MinTotal Size: 108 MbArtist: Sara EvansTitle Of Album: Stronger (iTunes Version)Year Of Release: 2011Label: Sony MusicGenre: Country, Contemporary CountryQuality: m4aBitrate: 256 kbpsTotal Time: 43:07 MinTotal Size: 108 MbTracklist:01. Desperately02. A Little Bit Stronger03. My Heart Can’t Tell You No04. Anywhere05. Alone06. Ticket to Ride07. Life Without Losing08. What That Drink Cost Me09. Wildfire10. Born to Fly (Bluegrass Version)11. Cabana Boy (Bonus Track)Sounding renewed and self-confident, Sara Evans returns to record-making after a six-year absence with Stronger. Evans puts to rest any doubts about her artistic commitment by co-writing half of Stronger’s songs and singing them with verve and conviction. The survivor’s spirit coursing through “A Little Bit Stronger” sets the tone for the album as a whole. The road anthem “Anywhere” and the romantic story-song “Ticket to Ride” are bursts of pure positive energy. There’s sorrow in these tracks as well, heard most achingly in “Alone” (a lover’s plea for space) and “What That Drink Cost Me” (one of the most powerful anti-drinking songs in recent memory). Sonically, the album moves Evans towards a more contemporary Nashville approach, pairing rock-guitar riffage with twanging dobros and keening fiddles. A bluegrass-tinged treatment of her signature hit “Born to Fly” closes the album on a more traditional note. Overall, Stronger both acknowledges the upheavals in Evans’ life and transcends them with hard-won optimism.