Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Are Engaged

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Big, Big Plans for Chris and Lauren

The country singer, 34, proposed to Bushnell, 29, on Sunday in the backyard of her family’s Oregon home, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

“I knew she wouldn’t want some elaborate crazy proposal,” Lane tells PEOPLE. “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.”

“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,” he continues. “Shout out to Lauren’s parents, Dave and Kris, for having the yard in tip-top shape!”

While Lane says his plans for the weekend have been in the works for “a while now,” there was one hiccup.

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