OFFSTAGE: Sara Evans, Sunny Sweeney Know When to Walk Away in Vegas

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Sara Evans has a surefire way to hang on to her money when she’s in Las Vegas, like she was this past weekend for the ACM Awards . “I never, never, never gamble. I work. I just work nonstop. When I have a little break I like to go back to my room, put a blanket on, get in front of the TV and have a beer and just chill. I just need those chill, quiet moments,” she told me on the red carpet Sunday (April 3) night. “Plus, I can’t go down and gamble. I’d get recognized. And I get way too nervous. All those rules? If you mess up, or you say, ’Hit me’ and then you say, ’Never mind,’ I feel like I’m gonna get arrested.” Sunny Sweeney takes a similar approach, because she’s lost money before and doesn’t like that feeling at all. “I play slots, usually. I just sit there like an old lady. One time, I stayed at one casino for 12 hours. And I never win anything,” she said. “I’d rather spend my money on jeans or shoes.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.