SARA EVANS ANNOUNCED AS FIRST COUNTRY ARTIST TO COMPETE ON ABC’S DANCING WITH THE STARS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2006

Nashville, TN -- Multi-platinum country superstar Sara Evans will join ABC’s hit show Dancing With The Stars as the first country artist to participate in the dance competition when it resumes this fall. Premiering Tuesday, September 12 (8-10PM, ET) on ABC, the show will feature Evans performing live choreographed Latin and traditional ballroom dance routines to popular live music with her dance partner, Tony Dovolani. Dovolani partnered with Stacey Keibler last season.

“I love to dance,” explains Evans. “I'm always up for a challenge and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Each week, Evans and Dovolani, along with 10 other couples, will be judged by an expert panel including former ballroom dancer Len Goodman, dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. The viewing public also gets to weigh in by voting via phone or online for their favorite performers. The judges and public’s votes are combined and the outcome will be announced during a results show every Wednesday.

For more information about Sara Evans and Dancing with the Stars, check out www.saraevans.com.

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