You can bet Maren Morris will be singing a lot of “Hallelujah’s” today!
The country star got engaged to her boyfriend, country singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd, sharing the news on her Twitter.
Friends for years, Hurd and Morris met in 2013 met during a special songwriting session.
“We were both at different publishing companies, and our publishers’ job is to fill our calendars up, so they just randomly put us together on a write one day,” the 26-year-old Grammy winner, told PEOPLE.
Turns out, the chemistry between the two was undeniable, with that session turning into a country ballad for Tim McGraw called “Last Turn Home”. In fact, McGraw recorded the song the day after he heard it.
“It’s one of my favorite songs that we’ve ever been a part of. It’s just crazy to look back on that moment where we were both just songwriters, solely, and that song has held so much weight over the years. The meaning behind the song actually means more now to me and Ryan, in a weird way — years later, it sort of hit us what the song meant.”
“It was the start of a wonderful writing relationship,” Morris says of the love song.
The pair made their relationship public a year ago, “we had been friends for only a couple of years,” Morris said. “There was always this writing chemistry in the room, and eventually, the timing of it was undeniable. We had such a foundation built off writing so many songs over the years that we were like, ‘Why are we avoiding this?’”