Sara Evans releases her seventh album, Slow Me Down today (Tuesday.)

She says that she's not happy to rest on her past successes -- she always wants to keep raising the bar on her music.

"I have a real pride about the music that I make and the songs that I choose. My goal is to be able to compete with anyone and everyone."

Though she's seven albums into her career, she still loves the process of recording.

"It's so natural to me. It's nothing that ever feels awkward or anything like that. It's so fun and it's a blessing to be able to do something that you kind of know you were born to do.:"