10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sara Evans

  
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8. Turned Misery into Success

The “Little Bit Stronger” singer was hit by a car in front of her home when she was 8-years-old. The accident caused her to suffer multiple fractures in both of her legs. She was bound to a wheelchair for months, but continued to earn money by singing in order to pay her medical bills. This was when she first learned she could make a lot of money through a singing career. She began performing as a solo artist when she was 16. Her first long term gig was at a nightclub near Columbia, Missouri, where she played for two years.

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7. Dancing with the Stars

She was the first country star to appear on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars back in 2006. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to see it through to the end and had to pull herself out of the competition early, citing “personal reasons.” It was later revealed she was going through a nasty divorce with her ex-husband, Craig Schelske, and need to be with her children. In a pre-taped interview with Tom Bergeron, Evans said that “something happened” to spark the sudden end to her marriage and that “it’s very personal, it’s very traumatic and it was very hard for my children. Things drastically went downhill 100 miles an hour.”

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