Pop open the bubbly: Lady Antebellum crooner Hillary Scott has announced her engagement drummer Chris Tyrell, the band’s drummer. The pair are planning a wedding after Tyrell popped the question in Tennessee over the holiday weekend.
“Chris proposed exactly the way I’ve always dreamed,” the ecstatic “Need You Now” singer told PEOPLE Tuesday. “Our families were close by, but it was just us out on a beautiful deck overlooking a lake in East Tennessee. We had just been on a hike and — in our workout clothes — he hit the knee. We feel so blessed by God that he sent us each other, and we are looking so forward to forever together.”
The brunette met her now-fiance, who reportedly inspired the band’s hit, “Just A Kiss,” while touring the country with Tim McGraw in 2010. They’ve been an item ever since. Hillary wasn’t too bashful too boast about her fiance’s romantic side during an interview with South Dakota radio station Kickin’ Country 100.5 FM in February.
“I had a really good Christmas present from my boyfriend. He planned this whole afternoon/evening. At that end of the night I was like, ‘This is someone who truly cares and knows me so well,” Scott said. “We were in Saratoga, New York, actually, which there’s a main street in Saratoga that’s absolutely beautiful and there’s cute little shops so we went in and out of those and then went to a really nice dinner…To take the cake he got a private carriage ride through this beautiful national park,” she continued. “Like, a horse-drawn carriage. It was awesome. It was so sweet!”
Chris and Hillary have not yet set a date for their nuptials.