Singer Jo Dee Messina

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 25, 2001

Is country singer Jo Dee Messina getting married?
—Karen S., California

Jo Dee Messina, 30, is engaged to her tour manager, Don Muzquiz, 36, who surprised her with a five-carat diamond ring last year. "He proposed to me on a playground," says Messina, a native of Holliston, Mass., (pop. 3,400). "It was at night and he had a path lit with candles to this playground. It was so fitting because I'm an eternal child." But instead of planning a wedding now, they're organizing Messina's first-ever headlining tour. "We're not looking at wedding gowns and napkins yet; we're looking at lighting rigs and sound equipment," says Messina, who began the 75-city Burn tour in February.