FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Elite Racing, Inc.
SARA EVANS TO HEADLINE 2007
COUNTRY MUSIC MARATHON™ & ½ MARATHON POST-RACE CONCERT
NASHVILLE, Tenn., (February 1, 2007) – Elite Racing, organizers of the
eighth annual Country Music Marathon™ & ½ Marathon announces that Sara
Evans, the Academy of Country Music’s reining Top Female Vocalist and
Platinum-selling BNA recording artist, will headline the post-race concert
on Saturday, April 28, 2007.
“The Country Music Marathon has established a reputation for offering our
runners and the city of Nashville a spectacular post-race concert, and Sara
Evans will certainly continue this tradition,” said the event’s general
manager, Adam Zocks. “Not only will the marathon participants be excited to
hear that we have the ACM Top Female Vocalist as our headliner, but also
Sara’s fans in the area will be able to see her perform live right
here in Music City.”
Sara Evans laughs and shares, “It's amazing that the runners will have the
energy to do anything after a marathon... let alone attend a concert! I
imagine I'll see a lot of sore folks trying to dance."
Last fall, Evans starred in ABC’s hit series Dancing with the Stars and is
the only country artist ever to appear on the show. Most recently she
kicked off her first-ever headline tour with upcoming dates in Atlanta,
Pensacola and Orlando this weekend. Her most recent album, Real Fine Place,
has been certified GOLD, reached number one on the Billboard Country Album
Chart and number three on the Top 200 Album Chart. She co-wrote her
hit-single off the album, entitled “You’ll Always Be My Baby,” currently in
the top 15 on the country charts. In addition, Sara, along with the
co-writers of "You'll Always Be My Baby", have released a book based on the
song available nationwide.
The concert will take place at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in
Nashville at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2007. Tickets will be sold to
the public for $25.00 and will go on sale March 19, 2007. Tickets can be
purchased through TicketMaster charge-by-phone at 615/255-9600 or at
www.ticketmaster.com or through the Arena
The 2007 Country Music Marathon™ & ½ Marathon expects to attract over
25,000 runners and 100,000 spectators. Both the marathon and half marathon
courses start in Centennial Park on West End Ave. and finish outside of LP
Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. Runners are treated to Nashville’s
Music Row, Belmont University and Bicentennial Mall. Marathoners also run
along the Cumberland River and through beautiful Shelby Park.
The event features 50 live bands playing along the course, 25 high school
cheer squads to keep energy pumping, a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo,
a fantastic finish line festival and a post-race concert featuring one of
country music’s name acts. In addition, the Country Music Marathon & ½
Marathon receives extensive national, regional and local media coverage and
will be taped for broadcast nationally on FSN and regionally on Comcast
For more information and to register for the races, please visit
www.CMMarathon.com or call 615/742-1660.