Born to Fly (song)
|"Born to Fly"|
|Single by Sara Evans|
|from the album Born to Fly|
|B-side||"I Could Not Ask for More"|
|Released||June 26, 2000|
|Length||3:35 (single edit)
5:36 (album version)
|Writer(s)||Sara Evans, Marcus Hummon, Darrell Scott|
|Producer(s)||Sara Evans, Paul Worley|
|Sara Evans singles chronology|
"Born to Fly" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist, Sara Evans. It was released in June 2000 as the lead-off single and title track from her album Born to Fly. It became Evans' second Number One hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in January 2001. Evans wrote this song with Marcus Hummon and Darrell Scott.
"Born to Fly" is an up tempo country song, co-written by Sara Evans with Marcus Hummon and Darrell Scott, that is backed primarily with fiddles. The song's narrator is portrayed as a person wanting to expand their horizons and dreams of being somebody, who is tired of being stuck in the same place, and wants to get out. The song makes analogies to a bird spreading its wings and flying to its new destination.
The album version features a long instrumental outro for the song.
The music video shows Evans portraying Dorothy, the main character from The Wizard of Oz motion picture. The video features many of the same story elements as the movie, such as a tornado, a wicked witch, and a little black dog. The video earned the Country Music Association Video of the Year award in 2001, Evans' first (and only as of 2011).
The music video was ranked #34 on CMT's 100 Greatest Videos.
- Country singer Lauren Alaina covered this song on the tenth season of American Idol.
- Danielle Bradbery covered this song on the fourth season of The Voice.
"Born to Fly" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 1, 2000.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||34|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||55|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||39|
"My Next Thirty Years"
by Tim McGraw
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
January 20, 2001
by Dixie Chicks
- "100 Greatest Videos". Retrieved 2008-07-29.[dead link]
- "Sara Evans Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Sara Evans.
- "Sara Evans Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Sara Evans.
- "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
- "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012.