Born to Fly

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Born to Fly
Born To Fly.jpg
Studio album by Sara Evans
Released October 10, 2000
Recorded 1999-2000 at The Money Pit - Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 49:51
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Sara Evans
Paul Worley
Sara Evans chronology
No Place That Far
Born to Fly
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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Born to Fly is the third studio album by Sara Evans, released in October 2000. It is her highest-selling album to date, having earned 2× Platinum certification by the RIAA for U.S. sales of two million copies. The lead single, "Born to Fly," reached number one on January 19, 2001. The album was 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, "Born to Fly." 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 a defining album for Sara. Her earlier albums had a more neotraditional country sound, while all of her later albums had a more crossover-friendly country pop sound, similar to Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and LeAnn Rimes.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Born to Fly"   Sara Evans, Marcus Hummon, Darrell Scott 5:36
2. "Saints & Angels"   Victoria Banks 4:24
3. "I Could Not Ask for More"   Diane Warren 4:49
4. "I Keep Looking"   Evans, Tom Shapiro, Tony Martin 4:36
5. "I Learned That from You"   Tony Lane, Jess Brown 5:09
6. "Let's Dance"   Evans, Randy Scruggs 4:05
7. "Why Should I Care"   Evans, Shapiro, Martin 3:46
8. "Four-Thirty"   Hillary Lindsey, Bill Lloyd 4:32
9. "Show Me the Way to Your Heart"   Evans, James LeBlanc 3:54
10. "You Don't"   Evans, Aimee Mayo, Ron Harbin 5:11
11. "Every Little Kiss"   Bruce Hornsby 6:04
12. "You" (International bonus track) Brett James, Troy Verges 3:34


Compiled from liner notes.[2]

Backing vocalists
  • Sara Evans
  • Wes Hightower
  • Troy Johnson
  • Lesley Evans Lyons
  • Melody Schelske
  • Ashley Evans Simpson
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Eric Conn - digital editing
  • Sara Evans - production
  • Carlos Grier - digital editing
  • Mike Poole - recording
  • Denny Purcell - mastering
  • Clarke Schleicher - mixing
  • Paul Worley - production

Chart performance[edit]


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


Year Single Peak chart
US Country US
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


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[3] 2× Platinum
Canada (Music Canada)[4] Gold


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Born to Fly review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Born to Fly (CD insert). Sara Evans. RCA Records. 2000. 67964. 
  3. ^ "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
  4. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sara Evans – Born to Fly". Music Canada.