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Sara Evans Net Worth: How Rich is the Singer Actually in 2022?



Sara Evans Net Worth

Sara Evans is an American country music singer, who is best known for her best-selling album “Born to Fly” which is certified 2x-platinum by the RIAA. She claimed fame after the release of her first major song titled “No Place That Fair’ in early 1999. As of 2022, Sara Evans net worth is summed up to be around $16 million.

Full NameSara Lynn Evans
Birth DateFebruary 5, 1971
Birth PlaceNew Franklin, Missouri
ProfessionCountry music singer
HusbandJay Barker
Net Worth$16 million

Early life

Sara Evans and was born on February 5, 1971in New Franklin, Missouri . She grew up in a farm near New Franklin along with six siblings. When she reached five, she started singing every weekend in her family’s band. Evans spent several months singing in a wheelchair to pay her medical bills after being struck by an automobile. 

Sara Evans Net Worth & Musical Career


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Sara recorded her first song at 10 years of age, which she tried to sell at the music festival, Fan Fair. She started performing at the nightclub when she turned 16. In 1991, she moved to Nashville with a dream of becoming a country music artist.

Evans returned back to Nashville in 1995 and started recording demos which later reached to the songwriter, Harlan Howard. She was successful to impress Howard by singing his song “I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail”. Later with the help of Howard, she signed a record deal with country music label RCA Nashville.

Sara released her first studio album titled “Three Chords and the Truth” on July 1, 1997. The album earned a critical appreciation for its neotraditional country sound. She dropped her second album titled “No Place That Far” in 1998. The album’s title track was charted at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and it was certified Gold by the RIAA. On October 10, 2000, she released her third studio album “Born to Fly”. The album’s title track reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs Chart and in 2004, it was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA.

Evans continued her successful music journey with the release of her fourth album “Restless” and her fifth album “Real Fine Place”. In 2005, she released a compilation album titled “Feels Like Home”, which includes a live version of her hit song “Born to Fly”. She was announced as the Top Female Vocalist and won her first ACM at the 2006 ACM Awards in May 2006. Sara released her four-song Christmas EP titled “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in 2009. In mid-2012, she began her preparations for her seventh studio album. 

Sara released a new song titled “Slow Me Down” from her seventh album on September 3, 2013. She eventually released her album on March 11, 2014, and it turned out to be a big hit peaking at No. 2 on the Top Country Albums chart. She parted ways with RCA Nashville in August 2015. In July 2016, she was supposed to have signed a record deal with a new record company, however, no official announcement came from her side.

In March 2019, the news of her new music release was announced by Billboard, where she would perform alongside her son and daughter. The Extended play was eventually titled “The Barker Family Band”, and was released on April 12, 2019. She released her tenth studio album titled “Copy That” on May 15, 2020. A few months after the release of the album in September 2020, she released a memoir titled “Born to Fly”.

Personal Life

Sara Evans has been married twice. She first married a politician, Craig Schelske in 1993, with whom, she shares three kids named Avery Jack, Audrey Elizabeth, and Olivia Margaret. She filed for divorce from Craig in 2006 after departure from the dance reality show “Dancing with the Stars”. Their divorce was finalized in September 2007, and Evans was ordered to pay $500,000 in alimony to Schelske for over 10 years.

Evans tied the knot again with the former professional quarterback, Jay Barker in June 2008. Barker has four kids from his previous marriage and was living with Evan’s three kids in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Sara has reportedly filed a divorce with her second husband in August 2021 citing irreconcilable differences.

Her husband Barker was arrested on January 15, 2022, after he tried to hit the car where Evans was sitting on a passenger seat. She was traveling in her friend’s car after attending a party at a neighbor’s house. The arrest affidavit shows that Evans has already separated from Barker.

Sara Evans Net Worth

As of 2022, Sara Evans’ net worth is estimated to be around $16 million. She has made a huge amount from her singing career. Besides that, she has also appeared on many TV shows such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “HGTV Design Star”.

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