Born to Fly

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Born to Fly
Born To Fly.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 10, 2000
Recorded1999-2000 at The Money Pit - Nashville, Tennessee
GenreCountry
Length49:51
LabelRCA Nashville
ProducerSara Evans
Paul Worley
Sara Evans chronology
No Place That Far
(1998)
Born to Fly
(2000)
Restless
(2003)
Singles from Born to Fly
  1. "Born to Fly"
    Released: June 26, 2000
  2. "I Could Not Ask for More"
    Released: February 12, 2001
  3. "Saints & Angels"
    Released: September 3, 2001
  4. "I Keep Looking"
    Released: March 18, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Born to Fly is the third studio album by American country music artist Sara Evans. It was released in October 2000 via RCA Records Nashville; the album produced four singles with its title track, "I Could Not Ask for More" (a cover of an Edwin McCain song), "Saints & Angels", and "I Keep Looking", all of which reached within the Top 20 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The title track reached number one, "I Could Not Ask for More" and "I Keep Looking" both broke the Top 5 at numbers 2 and 5 respectively, and "Saints & Angels" peaked at number 16. Born to Fly has been Evans' highest-selling album to date, having been certified 2× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. sales of two million copies. The album was also one of the most successful of the year. Evans was nominated for five CMA Awards: Album of the Year; song, single, and music video (for the title-track); and Female Vocalist of the Year, she won her first CMA award for music video of the year. The international version of the album includes a bonus track, "You", which was later released in North America as a bonus track on her 2005 album Real Fine Place. Born to Fly was even a defining album for Evans as well, her earlier albums had more of a neotraditional country sound, while all of her later albums had a more crossover-friendly country pop sound, similar to Martina McBride and Faith Hill.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Born to Fly"Sara Evans, Marcus Hummon, Darrell Scott5:36
2."Saints & Angels"Victoria Banks4:24
3."I Could Not Ask for More"Diane Warren4:49
4."I Keep Looking"Evans, Tom Shapiro, Tony Martin4:36
5."I Learned That from You"Tony Lane, Jess Brown5:09
6."Let's Dance"Evans, Randy Scruggs4:05
7."Why Should I Care"Evans, Shapiro, Martin3:46
8."Four-Thirty"Hillary Lindsey, Bill Lloyd4:32
9."Show Me the Way to Your Heart"Evans, James LeBlanc3:54
10."You Don't"Evans, Aimee Mayo, Ron Harbin5:11
11."Every Little Kiss"Bruce Hornsby6:04
12."You" (International bonus track)Brett James, Troy Verges3:34
Total length:49:51

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[2]

Musicians

Backing vocalists

  • Sara Evans
  • Wes Hightower
  • Troy Johnson
  • Lesley Evans Lyons
  • Melody Schelske
  • Ashley Evans Simpson
  • Ricky Skaggs

Technical

  • Eric Conn - digital editing
  • Sara Evans - production
  • Carlos Grier - digital editing
  • Mike Poole - recording
  • Denny Purcell - mastering
  • Clarke Schleicher - mixing
  • Paul Worley - production

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 55
Canadian RPM Country Albums 12

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country
[3]
US
[4]
2000 "Born to Fly" 1 34
2001 "I Could Not Ask for More" 2 35
"Saints & Angels" 16 103
2002 "I Keep Looking" 5 35

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[5] 2× Platinum
Canada (Music Canada)[6] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Born to Fly review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Born to Fly (CD insert). Sara Evans. RCA Records. 2000. 67964.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Sara Evans Chart History: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Sara Evans Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Sara Evans – Born to Fly". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sara Evans – Born to Fly". Music Canada.