Sara Evans and Jay Barker: Married!

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Country star Sara Evans married former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker Saturday evening in an outdoor ceremony in Franklin, Tenn.

Evans' eight-year-old son Avery, 8, walked his mother down the aisle.

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The couple's seven children (Sara Evans has three and Jay Barker has four from their previous marriages) were the only attendants.

The ceremony featured Nashville songwriter Marcus Hummon, a close friend of Evans', singing "God Bless the Broken Road," the Rascal Flatts hit he wrote - a song the couple says has deep meaning for their relationship.

Jay Barker and Sara Evans made it official yesterday!

Sara Evans, 37, wore an ivory silk taffeta Vera Wang gown with a halter neck and Jay Barker, 35, wore a Dolce and Gabbana suit.

The bride and groom had their first dance to Chris Brown's "With You" and their 130 guests later boogied beneath a canopy of strung lights to a collection of R&B and pop hits spun by a local DJ.

Evans met Barker, the host of a sports radio show in Birmingham, Ala., via their minister, Joe Beam, who went on to officiate their wedding.

Both turned to him for support after their respective divorces.

"He was our own personal matchmaker," laughs Evans, who says that Beam made both of them promise - before they even met one another - that they would let him officiate their wedding. "I think God told Joe to get us together."

They were engaged in March.

"It was hard for me to believe he was real and that he loves me the way he loves me," Evans said. "I thank God many times a day for bringing me Jay."


Sara,May I ask a very special favor of you? Would you please send a birthday card to a good friend of mine?He's turning 65 on Nov. 29th and loves your CD's.I've tried several times to catch Jay at WJOX and have him ask you this favor but he's always busy.... If yes, I'll then give you his name and address...I'll pay postage and any other expenses...Please?
Roll Tide..


Jay and Sara Congrats!! Everyone deserves to be happy and it looks like you finally found it. I love your songs. Keep on singing.


Awesome!! You two are an amazing couple!!!
Cherry is crazy, and ufgatorperkins is a nut case!!!
Normal people love both of you, and don't expect a phone call or that a game score is an argument???
God Bless America... we need it!


Nothing say's Alabuma better than two divorsies hooking up. The next thing you know, the two of them will be in the news for having a threesome with his sister. But then again a Alabuma fan's idea of a threesome is banging thier sister with a cock roach in their mouth. So all kind of crazy thing's could come from this. One last thing...Florida 31 Alabitch 20. GO GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Avery, can you say mind your own business???? You nor anyone else knows what is in their hearts. Shame on you! As far as Sara and Jay go, I only wish them the best. They both deserve a great marriage!


Can you say rebound??? Ouch.


Congratulations! God is good indeed and I praise Him for putting you two together. I am an Opening Drive fan, Alabama alum and Roll Tide Prider and I couldn't be happier for the two of you. Sara, I bought your new CD just recently and think it is great! I wish for you both happiness and best wishes!
Rosalind Hall, Greensboro, AL

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