VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Diana Krall's dad was so happy about her engagement to rocker Elvis Costello that he couldn't keep it a secret, the jazz singer says.
"Oh, my dad," she said. "A paper calls my dad, and my dad's such a kind, sweet man and cannot tell a lie and was asked the question and next thing it's on the CNN ticker and I'm going, 'Dad, what are you doing!'
"He's extremely happy. That's what Elvis and I both said, the excitement my dad has is pretty great. Parents want their kids to be happy."
A teary Krall, whose mother died of cancer last year, spoke Friday after receiving the Order of British Columbia in a small ceremony that about 30 of her friends and family attended. She held hands with her father, Jim Krall, and sister Michelle Wigmore during the awards service.
She said Costello was in a recording studio in New York, where both have been working on new albums.
Krall, 38, declined to say when or where the wedding would take place. "I don't know; I don't know," she said.
She won a Grammy Award this year for best jazz vocal album for "Live in Paris."