Backstory: Sara Evans is a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at how a small-town, farm girl with a big voice endured childhood tragedy, years of singing with no-name cover bands, and early rejection by fans to become one of Nashville's most celebrated and successful artists. In her compelling interview, Sara takes the viewer step by step through her transformation from down-home, traditional country singer to the glamorous, fashion-savvy diva she is today. With interviews from friends, family, industry insiders and her new husband, football star Jay Barker, Sara shares how she dealt with the aftermath of her devastating, public divorce of 2007 (following an appearance on Dancing With The Stars), her anger with the press, the depth of happiness she now feels in her new marriage and her hopes for the future.
Backstory: Darius Rucker looks at the life of a young South Carolina boy who rose to the heights of the rock world in the 90's. As the lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish (whose debut CD sold 16 million units) Darius and Hootie were thrust into instant celebrity - quickly being dubbed as "America's Band." However, what many fans never knew was that Darius Rucker had always longed to be a straight-up country singer. In 2006, Darius finally brought his country dream to Nashville where he immediately confronted the dual obstacles of an industry that looked suspiciously at rock stars "going country", and a genre of music that could count its African-American stars on one hand. With exclusive interviews from family, friends (including his golfing buddy Tiger Woods) and industry insiders; Backstory reveals how Darius Rucker transcended cultural and musical boundaries to not only win over Nashville, but also to firmly establish himself as an authentic new voice in country music.
Blake Shelton - joined by family, friends, famous girlfriend Miranda Lambert, and industry insiders - shares his life story - the tale of a small town, long-haired, Oklahoma boy who arrives in Nashville at age 17 to make his mark in country music. After 7 years of 'starving-artist' struggle, Shelton's rise to fame was grounded not only in his rich baritone voice heard on emotional ballads like Austin, The Baby, and Home; but also in his celebrated, offbeat, sense of humor seen in hilarious hits like Ol' Red, Some Beach and The More I Drink. Recently named as one of 'America's Sexiest Men,' the ruggedly handsome Shelton reveals his personal battles with family tragedy, divorce, industry politics, and a career that often had as many valleys as peaks; to arrive today at a new level of success - on his own terms.
This edition of Backstory features Trace Adkins in a candid discussion of his battle with addiction, why he fought to keep a #1 song off his album, and a revealing exploration of the mystery surrounding how and why his second wife shot him through the heart.