Sara Evans in the Planning Stages for Wedding

Sara Evans

Peter Kramer/AP

updated 05/06/2008 AT 6:20 PM ET

originally published 05/06/2008 AT 6:40 PM ET

Country singer and Dancing with the Stars alum Sara Evans is in the thick of planning her wedding to Jay Barker, a former quarterback at the University of Alabama

“Right now, we’re meeting with a wedding planner, but we haven’t set a date yet,” she said recently at the CMT Crossroads bar in the Harrah s Horseshoe Casino, near Shreveport, La.

The singer, who performed at the club, showed off a her large diamond sparkler to the impressed crowd. The couple announced their engagement in March.

Evans, 37, underwent a very public divorce battle with her ex-husband, Craig Schelske, which was finalized last year.

Barker, 35, led Alabama to a national championship in 1992 and hosts a morning radio show in Birmingham.

Evans added that she is looking forward to her nuptials – and a possible phone call from her mentor Reba McIntire. “She always called to congratulate me on the birth of each of my children,” said Evans.


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