Sara Evans Visits Pearl-Cohn High School Choir Students

Sara Evans visited Pearl-Cohn High School yesterday to give anxious choir students career advice and performance tips in anticipation of their appearance at the Tuesday, Feb. 1 (6:30 PM/CT), Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert presented by SunTrust Bank at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Despite the snow-day, eight junior and senior students braved the cold to meet and perform for Evans. The students were accompanied by Pearl-Cohn High School Music Director, Llewellyn Peter, on a Baldwin Grand Piano which was donated to the school in 2008 through the Country Music Association’s “Keep the Music Playing” Program.

Pearl-Cohn senior, DeOndrea Foster, brought Evans to tears during her solo performance of “Oh How Precious.”

“I honestly didn’t know what I was walking into exactly, and it turned out to be one of the highlights of my whole entire career,” said Evans. “These kids were so amazing and they were such an inspiration to me. I wanted to come in and talk to them about pursuing music or not giving up on a dream and when I came in and they started singing I was just kind of overwhelmed with emotion.”

The Pearl-Cohn singers are one of six performance groups selected from Metro Nashville’s 139 public elementary, middle, and high schools to perform at the Second All Stars Concert, which is hosted by Capitol Records Nashville artist and CMA Board member Luke Bryan.