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Sara Evans receives divorce

Friday, September 28, 2007 – After a nasty fight, Sara Evans was granted a divorce Friday due to irreconcilable differences. Evans and Craig Schelske split in October 2006 with rumors of infidelity flying from both sides.

The two sides agreed in court on a joint custody plan for their three children and a split of marital assets. Evans also agreed to pay Schelske alimony of at least $500,000 over 10 years.

"Both parties are fully committed to raising their children in a cooperative and positive way. Both parties are loving and caring parents," said a brief statement. "They request that everyone respect the family's privacy."

Evans filed for divorce after 13 years of marriage, alleging that Schelske committed adultery, was verbally and emotionally abusive, drank excessively and frequently watched pornography in their home.

Schelske mounted his own defense, denying the claims. He alleged that Evans was having an extramarital affair. Evans was sued by a former nanny named in the proceedings.

Schelske, a native of Salem, Ore., ran for Congress as a Republican from Oregon's 5th District in 2002, but lost in the primary.

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You gotta love country music, which still demonizes tobacco just like a Baptist Church Sunday sermon. "Marquee Sign," off Sara Evans' "Word" album begins with the country star announcing, "I wish you were a pack of cigarettes/'Cause you would have come with a warning." Cigarettes, like the tequila she sings about later, are clearly bad for you. Unfortunately, the man in this song didn't come labeled with a skull and cross bones. The album from whence »»»
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Slow Me Down CD review - Slow Me Down
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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