02 April 2009

Great American Country (GAC) will debut Backstory, the only biographical documentary series devoted to the lives of country music's top stars, Monday, April 6, 8:00 pm/eastern. The premiere episode features multi-platinum RCA recording artist Sara Evans whose career began in her Booneville, Missouri, hometown when she was just five years old.

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In addition to a relaxed, in-depth interview with Evans, fans will learn about her life and career from those closest to her including her mother, her husband, her record label head, her co-writers and her close friend, Sheryl Crow. She shares memories of growing up on stage, recovering from a serious accident and pursuing what she says has always been her dream: performing country music. It was not an easy road but one that's paid off in the form of million-selling albums and number one hits including "Born to Fly," "No Place That Far," and "A Real Fine Place To Start." Evans has also performed on countless television specials and has appeared in many national magazines including a spot on People magazine's coveted "Most Beautiful" list.

"We've wanted to launch a series of this type for a long time," says Sarah Trahern, SVP of programming for GAC. "We're thrilled to be able to give our viewers exclusive information on the artists they love to watch." Future episodes of Backstory are currently being shot and the next artist featured will be Darius Rucker.

  Tune in to Backstory: Sara Evans Monday, April 6, 8:00 pm/eastern on GAC.

  About Great American Country (GAC)

Great American Country is the leader in country music entertainment. GAC delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence. GAC broadcasts original country music programming, country music performance specials, live concerts, music videos, and is the exclusive television home of the Grand Ole Opry. GAC is available in more than 54 million households and online at http://www.gactv.com/.

GAC is owned by Scripps Networks, the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network and Fine Living Network. Scripps Networks is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta and Nashville, and is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive .

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SOURCE: Great American Country

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