Country star Sara Evans engaged to former Alabama quarterback

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country star Sara Evans, who finalized a bitter divorce last year, is engaged to former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker.

No date has been announced for the wedding.

The 37-year-old singer filed for divorce from husband Craig Schelske (SHEL'-skee) in October 2006 after 13 years of marriage. The divorce was completed last September.

The 35-year-old Barker led Alabama to a national championship in 1992 and hosts a morning radio show in Birmingham.

Barker, who also is divorced, has four children while Evans has three.

Evans made her recording debut in 1997 and her 2000 album "Born to Fly" went double-platinum. Her hits include "Perfect," "Suds in the Bucket" and "Real Fine Place to Start."

She was a contestant on (ABC's) "Dancing With the Stars" but pulled out when she filed for divorce.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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