Evans Will Tour With Jackson

After starting the 2005 touring season with Brad Paisley, Sara Evans will be on the road with Alan Jackson later in the year. Jackson’s tour will also feature the Wrights, a new duo consisting of husband and wife Adam and Shannon Wright. Adam is Jackson’s nephew, and the couple contributed songs to the superstar’s latest album, What I Do. Cities and dates for Jackson’s What I Do tour have not been announced. Evans joins Paisley in Verona, N.Y., for Friday’s (Jan. 14) kickoff of their Mud & Suds tour with Andy Griggs. The Mud & Suds tour continues through early March. … In related news, Evans has been named to the American Red Cross’ fourth annual national celebrity cabinet to promote the nonprofit organization. Other new cabinet members include boxer/entrepreneur George Foreman, film director Spike Lee and actress Julianne Moore.