Sara Evans, "Feels Just Like a Love Song"

80 Billboard Rating

Many of Sara Evans' biggest hits are uptempo, life-affirming tunes ("Born to Fly," "Suds in the Bucket," "A Real Fine Place to Start"), and the Missourian's new single fits perfectly into the hit parade. Produced by Nathan Chapman, who has become a hot commodity in the wake of his record-breaking work with Taylor Swift, this is the feel-good country-pop song of the season. The lyrics celebrate the minutiae that come with building a life with that special someone. "It's always been inside my head/ Sunlit hardwood floors and feather beds/And children laughing running up and down the stairs," she sings. The melody is buoyant, and Evans' performance is playful, sultry and vibrant. In her hands (and throat), happiness sounds like a big ol' hit. --Deborah Evans Price

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