Sara Evans has had a busy start to the year, playing dates with Rascal Flatts on their Thaw Out 2012 Winter Tour. When the tour wrapped up on February 18th, she got a nice surprise from the guys. And she used her Twitter feed to share her excitement.

Her tweet read, “Rascal Flatts gave me a JEEP today as a gift from the tour! A crimson Alabama Jeep! I am in shock! They are SO sweet!” A few days later she added the above picture of her and the guys, along with her brand new ride.

We can certainly understand Rascal Flatts wanting to show their appreciation for Sara's work on the tour. But why give a Missouri native a crimson Alabama Jeep? We suspect it's because Sara's husband -Birmingham, Alabama sports radio host Jay Barker - is a former University of Alabama quarterback.