Believe it or not, there was a time in country music when women ruled the charts. There was at least a time when women were on the charts just as much as the men. I don’t know what happened, but I looked a the top 30 country songs on Billboard last week and I think two were by female solo artists and there were a couple other women that are part of bands or duos. I don’t know what is going on.
Back in 2000, from what I remember, it was a time for women to be in power on country radio. Faith Hill kicked off the year with a huge hit. She had another one later in the year. The Dixie Chicks were still on top with major songs. Lee Ann Womack had a tremendous hit. And as the year went on a song from a relatively new artist was slowly making its way to the top of the charts.
Finally on January 20th, 2001, Sara Evans notched a number one hit with Born To Fly. Sara had released two albums prior to this and it wasn’t actually her first number one song. But this one seemed to be the song that propelled her into superstar status in the country world.
This song was all over back then and has held up really well. Tomorrow we’re going to look at new holiday music from Sara, but for today I thought it would be fun to look back at one of her biggest hits. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 14 years since the song peaked, but Sara has certainly flew to the top of the world a few times since releasing this song.
Born To Fly – Sara Evans