We’re throwing it all the way back to 1998.
In 1998, a new country singer by the name of Sara Evans would make her introduction to country music on the way to a career featuring multiple #1s and songs that are still recognizable today.
Sara Evans wrote “No Place That Far” with Tom Shapiro (Neal McCoy’s “Wink”, Darryl Worley’s “I Miss My Friend”, and Brooks and Dunn’s “Ain’t Nothin’ Bout You”) and Tony Martin (Tim McGraw’s “Just To See You Smile” and Keith Urban’s “You Look Good in My Shirt”).
Sara Evans has been quoted in the past describing writing “No Place That Far”
“I think that as a singer when you write your own songs it sometimes can sound more authentic. Like ‘No Place That Far,’ it’s a melody that I wrote myself and I really enjoyed writing it. It’s not to say that I won’t throw out a song that I’ve written for a better song that I did not write because there are many, many times that I’ve been pitched a song that I couldn’t write or sounded more like me than something I wrote.”
Vince Gill lended his voice for background vocals and it totally makes the song even more special as it reached the top of the charts in March of 1999.