ABC Daytime, Sara Evans and Lionel Richie Partner Up! (UPDATED!) image

Kassie, Bobbie and Kathy (Divas of Daytime)

Updated on August 10:

The Divas of Daytime TV's Bobbie Eakes (AMC's Krystal Carey), Kassie DePaiva (OLTL's Blair Cramer) and Kathy Brier (OLTL's ex-Marcie McBain) will be joining the stars to perform on August 22 in Forth Worth, Texas!

Previously Reported on July 20: has a list of the actors who will attend the two events listed below! Though you can refer to the details below for planning purposes, here are the actors who will be at both events...

All My Children's Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Lavery) and Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard) and One Life to Live's Bree Williamson (Jessica Brennan) will be at the Mableton, Georgia event, and All My Children's Chrishell Stause (Amanda Martin) and Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey) and General Hospital's Bradford Anderson (Damon Spinelli) will be at the Fort Worth, Texas one.

Previously Reported on July 13:

Though the list of ABC soap opera stars set to attend the following two Sara Evans Soap Nation events have not been released, has the event information to give you a head start on making your plans! Please note, all of these afternoon events are free!

On Saturday August 8, meet ABC soap stars at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater at 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton, Georgia from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, prior to Sara's concert at 8:00 PM.

On Saturday August 22, ABC soap stars will appear at Billy Bob's Texas at 2520 Rodeo Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM prior to Sara's concert at 10:30 PM. will update you with more events - and as the stars confirm for them!

Previously Reported on June 19:

For those attending Sara's August 8 concert in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the one in Fort Worth, Texas on August 22, don't be surprised at the amount of ABC soap opera stars on hand, from all three soaps, for the occasion! will be sure to bring you the list of stars attending, as it is confirmed, where they'll be involved in autograph and Q&A sessions, meet and greets, and many more fun-filled activities!

Previously Reported on June 11:

Usually there’s not a day that goes by when we don’t hear a new, or old, song played on our favorite soaps. In an effort to market music through soaps, ABC Daytime has partnered up with music sensations Sara Evans and Lionel Richie!

Not only will ABC Daytime and SOAPnet be sponsoring Sara’s tour, they’ll be providing Daytime talent at her shows and/or events surrounding her concert dates, including at the Country Music Festival, and Sara will be making appearances on the ABC network during the shows and for their campaigns!

"I think that soaps have lasted over 40 years on TV by staying contemporary and relevant for the time it's being made," he says. And using artists is a way for soaps to appeal to a younger demographic — key during summer months when kids are out of school — and building viewer allegiance to soaps while they're young is an ideal way to create lifelong viewers,” stated Brian Frons, President of Daytime, Disney ABC Television Group. “For musicians, it's another example of the promotional appeal of a TV audience. "The demographic is a huge lover of country music and it gives us a way to promote her single throughout the course of the summer," says Brenner Van Meter, Evans' manager and a partner at Modern Management. "And in today's times, you've got to give people willing to come out and spend their money some kind of synergy. They'll see Sara, and they'll get to meet and greet and get autographs with daytime television stars."

As for Lionel Richie, he’ll be making his way to One Life to Live and Llanview in the coming months! You can read more on that in our OLTL News Room. wants to welcome Sara and Lionel into the Daytime fold! Please be sure to stay tuned to our Latest News Room where we have, and will continue, to post any further ABC Daytime events surrounding this campaign!