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Country Rewind: Sara Evans Gives Thanks For True Love on 'I Could Not Ask For More'

Sara Evans' "I Could Not Ask For More," a hit single off the 2000 album Born to Fly, works as a Thanksgiving song for country music fans with significant others (and for singles struggling to put future relationship goals into words).

The song was written by Diane Warren, the songwriter behind Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart," LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood's "How Do I Live" and other soundtrack-friendly hits. Edwin McCain recorded it first for the 1999 Kevin Costner film Message in a Bottle. It also appears on McCain's 1999 album Messenger.

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An established adult contemporary hit fit Evans' move from the classic honky-tonk and throwback country songs on prior releases toward a more pop-friendly sound, comparable to the greatest hits of Martina McBride, Faith Hill and other peers. Evans' career shift incorporated quite a few love songs, from "Saints & Angels'" message of accepting others' faults to the search for a close enough to perfect partner in "I Keep Looking." Evans' praise of true love continued beyond Born to Fly, as heard on "A Real Fine Place to Start." Of course, that observation is not meant to pigeonhole the singer of the rebellious "Suds in the Bucket" and the defiant "Little Bit Stronger" as a nothing more than a love song crooner.

With all that in mind, consider building a holiday playlist around "I Could Not Ask for More" and other romantic statements of gratitude.

"I Could Not Ask For More" Lyrics

Lying here with you
Listenin' to the rain
Smilin' just to see the smile upon your face
These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive
These are the moments I'll remember all my life
I found all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more

Lookin' in your eyes
Seein' all I need
Everything you are is everything to me
These are the moments
I know heaven must exist
These are the moments I know all I need is this
I have all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more

I could not ask for more than this time together
I could not ask for more than this time with you
Every prayer has been answered
Every dream I have's come true
And right here in this moment is right where I'm meant to be
Here with you here with me

These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive
These are the moments I'll remember all my life
I've got all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more

I could not ask for more than this time together
I could not ask for more than this time with you
Every prayer has been answered
Every dream I have's come true
And right here in this moment is right where I'm meant to be
Here with you here with me

I could not ask for more than the love you give me
'Cause it's all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more
I could not ask for more

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Country Rewind: Sara Evans Gives Thanks For True Love on 'I Could Not Ask For More'