In addition to her Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her hit "Swingin'," the newly engaged country star has two albums on the way later this year.
"Well, when you put it that way, I feel like I have a lot going on," Rimes, 28, told PEOPLE at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala honoring Barbra Streisand in Los Angeles on Friday night, where she performed "Come Rain or Come Shine" with Jeff Beck and Bebe Winans. "But it's kind of chill. We’re taking it as it comes and planning as it comes."
The singer has more on her plate than just finishing two albums. She’s also considering new acting roles – and planning a wedding!
“It's [going] well,” Rimes says of the preparation for her upcoming nuptials to actor Eddie Cibrian. "It's an exciting year and a lot to handle, but I've got a good man at my side. So he's helping! He really is the sweetest, most supportive man."
One thing the Grammy nominee can cross off her to-do list for the big day? Deciding which designer will dress her when she says "I do." Rimes has already settled on the perfect gown for her nuptials, though its creator’s identity will remain a mystery.
"I'm keeping it secret," she demurs.
But after the planning is complete and the couple has said their vows, the country star is most eagerly anticipating the simple joys of married life.
"I’m looking forward to settling down," notes Rimes. "Settling into our life.”
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, Feb. 13, at Los Angeles's Staples Center and air live on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. ET/PT.