The singer says getting engaged to drummer Luke Bullen was "very liberating"

By People Staff
August 10, 2008 03:00 PM
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Singer KT Tunstall didn’t necessarily used to think of herself as someone who’d get excited about the prospect of marriage, but the engaged rocker has changed her tune.

“I can’t wait,” she told PEOPLE Thursday before her concert at The Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport, Conn. “I didn’t think I would [want to get married.] But I am excited about it.”

In fact, just deciding to tie the knot has been a life-changing experience for the unconventional singer, who accepted a traditional proposal from her longtime boyfriend, Luke Bullen, the drummer in her band, on Christmas Day.

“Getting engaged can be very liberating because all the insecurities about your relationship go because you’ve made a commitment,” she said. “Once you’ve made that commitment in anything, then really magical things can happen.”

The couple plan to wed in Scotland in the fall.

Tunstall is also looking forward to becoming a mom someday. “I’m inspired by women in music who manage to juggle family and a career,” said the eco-friendly singer, who is traveling across the United States for her Drastic Fantastic tour in a bio-diesel bus. “I certainly don’t want to stop touring.”

Planning a wedding while on tour can be challenging, she admits. “It’s hard. I’ve got very good friends and family. And my mom is amazing. Anything I’m forgetting, she’s on it. She’s a rock for me.”