Release date: March 08, 2011
Label: RCA Records Nashville
Produced by: Tony Brown, Nathan Chapman, Matt Evans, Sara Evans, Marti Frederiksen
Stronger is the sixth studio album by American country music recording artist Sara Evans, released on March 8, 2011 through RCA Nashville. The album was produced by Tony Brown, Nathan Chapman, Matt Evans, Sara Evans and Marti Frederiksen. Stronger is the first studio album to be released by Evans in nearly six years. During this six year period, Evans was involved in a high profile divorce with, now ex-husband Craig Schelske. In an interview with CMT, Evans explained why she took so long to record the record saying "I cannot be creative unless my world is right. A lot of people will say, 'You know when I was going through my divorce or when I was going through rehab or when I was going through whatever...' You always hear artists talk about, 'Those are the best songs I've written.' Like, I'm the total opposite".
In an interview with "The Boot", Evans spoke highly of the record saying "I am so excited and thrilled to finally have new music coming out! It took me a long time to make this record for many reasons, both personally and professionally, and now it's all about to come to fruition. This new album is full of fresh new sounds from me, and many songs that I co-wrote, but it's also the signature Sara Evans sound that I hope will make the fans want to buy this record!".
The album debuted at number six on the U.S. Billboard 200 and at number one on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart selling 55,000 copies in its first week of release. As of January 2012, the album has sold 350,000 copies in the US.