Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell are engaged to be married.
On Tuesday, the country star posted a video of his proposal to the “Bachelor” alum, which involved playing her a new song he wrote for her, called “Big, Big Plans”.
Speaking to People, Lane said he proposed in the backyard of her family’s home in Oregon during a cookout.
“I knew she wouldn’t want some elaborate crazy proposal,” he explained. “So, I decided to keep it pretty casual. I asked her parents for different places in Portland I could potentially take her to, but after a lot of thought I decided doing it at the family cookout would be the most laid-back setting and that she’d appreciate the simplicity of me proposing to her in her parents’ backyard.”
He added, “I was initially worried that doing it on Father’s Day might not be the best move, but her dad, Dave, said that it could only add to his Father’s Day and that’s when I decided Sunday, June 16 was the day. Shout out to Lauren’s parents, Dave and Kris, for having the yard in tip-top shape.”
Bushnell may have said “yes,” but the proposal didn’t go perfectly according to plan.
“As I was about to propose… I stepped in fresh dog poop with my bare feet,” Lane laughed. “Not at all how I planned it out in my head!”
As for what Bushnell thought of the whole thing, she told People, “I lost it. It was the happiest moment of my life.”
She continued, “Chris is the most thoughtful person. He clearly put so much time and thought into not only the song, but also making sure everyone I love most was surrounding us in that moment. Holding each other, hearing the song for the first time and then seeing him get down on one knee is a moment I’ll never forget.”
The video Lane posted includes the proposal, along with a slideshow looking back on the couple’s relationship.
“Watching the video back was almost just as emotional as the proposal itself – I still get teary-eyed even thinking about it,” Bushnell said. “Seeing all of those memories in one place and then reliving the best day of my life is pretty special.”
Lane and Bushnell first started dating last fall, making their relationship public in November.
In March, Bushnell moved from L.A. to live with Lane in Nashville.