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Published on November 20, 2017 7:39PM

Tickets are now on sale for “Sara Evans at Christmas,” a two-night engagement that will see the country star bring her heartfelt sound to Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City.

The Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, performances will feature songs from Evans’ eighth studio album, “Words,” a work that demonstrates her ongoing wilingness to leap into the unknown.

Evans is one of country’s iconic modern singers and her music has resonated on country radio, at concert halls and amphitheaters and in fans’ personal playlists.

Born and raised in Boonville, Missouri, she grew up listening — like much of her audience — to a mix of country, pop and rock on the radio. She began singing with the family band when she was five and made her first attempts at recording as a teenager, committing to a creative path with her move to Nashville in 1991.

Her resume now includes 14 top-20 country hits, ranging from her reassuring first number one — “No Place That Far,” featuring background vocals by Vince Gill — to the neo-traditional “Suds In The Bucket” to the elegant, spiky pop feel of “Slow Me Down.”

She has had five number-one singles, sold millions of records, won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award and claimed a CMA trophy for her signature song, “Born To Fly.”

Evans has also co-authored a trio of books for Thomas Nelson; advocated on behalf of the Red Cross; became an active contributor to the community in Birmingham, Alabama, where she has lived with husband Jay Barker for nearly a decade; and established a lifestyle blog — A Real Fine Place — that captures her flare for fashion, beauty and cooking. That blog also demonstrates that she understands, and lives, the solid, practical American work ethic that’s alive and well in her fan base.

Evans will take to the stage at 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2. Tickets, $38 to $53, are available by calling 1-888-624-6228 or online at www.chinookwindscasino.com.

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