Jake Owen Opens Up About Engagement to Lacey Buchanan
To say that Jake Owen had quite the week last week would be a vast understatement. The country singer with Floridian roots saw his single ‘Alone With You‘ climb to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Songs chart, where it’s still sitting pretty above the rest. Whether it was because Owen was already on top of the world or because he felt especially emotional playing for his hometown Vero Beach, Fla. crowd, Owen went ahead and popped the question to girlfriend Lacey Buchanan on Saturday night (April 7).
The clip below, captured by a fan, shows the singer in the middle of performing his song ‘Don’t Think I Can’t Love You’ with Buchanan onstage with him. Mid-way through, he surprised his girlfriend and the whole crowd by dropping to one knee as the screams from the audience rang out.
“It’s my hometown,” Owen says in the video. “These are all my friends and family. Will you marry me Lacey Buchanan?” Of course, the beautiful brunette accepted, and the two spent some time kissing for the cheering crowd.
While the singer didn’t have a ring when he popped the question, he came bearing something a little sweeter — the art of song. “I just said I can’t buy you a big diamond ring or a big ole house on the hill. I promise you I’ll love you forever and ever and ever and ever,” he remarked, referencing the lyrics to the song he had been singing.
“I’m a happy man. Life is complete,” Owen said simply on Sunday (via Twitter). In a press release following the big night, Owen spills his new fiancee is the answer to all of his prayers. “She is an amazing person and I’m the luckiest guy in the world. When I was on stage, it just hit me how many of our family members (Lacey is also a Florida native) and friends were at the show. So, I thought sharing that moment would mean a lot to everyone.”
Naturally, just about everyone wants to get a piece of Jake Owen — figuratively speaking — right now, but the singer says this time is just about him and his lady. “I’ll be happy to talk to everyone after this week passes,” he said in a statement. “Right now, I’m focusing on what is most important and that is spending some quality time with Lacey and our families.”
Watch Jake Owen Propose to Girlfriend Lacey Buchanan Onstage