Little Big Town star Kimberly Schlapman has urged fans not to drink and drive as the man who killed her brother-in-law was sentenced on Monday (22Jul13).

The singer's husband lost his brother, Thomas, last year (Nov12) and his killer has since been handed a 22-year sentence after he was convicted of the crime.

She took to on Monday to announce the news, writing, "My husband lost his brother to a drunk driver the day before thanksgiving last yr (year). Today that man was sentenced to 22 yrs in prison, but... that doesn't bring our brother back. Please don't drink & drive."

Her husband Stephen Schlapman appeared to be happy with the verdict, adding: "Guilt admitted, remorse expressed, forgiveness requested and granted."

His tweet prompted his wife to add, "My husband is a gracious man."