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Chris Lane Announces Engagement to Former 'Bachelor' Contestant Lauren Bushnell

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As shown in his video for autobiographical love song "Big, Big Plans," Chris Lane proposed to Lauren Bushnell at a Father's Day get-together hosted by her family in Oregon, and she said yes.

Bushnell won the 20th season of The Bachelor in March 2016. A little over a year later, her engagement to that season's leading man, Ben Higgins, ended. The 34-year-old "Fix" singer started dating Bushnell, now 29, last year.

"I knew she wouldn't want some elaborate, crazy proposal," Lane told 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!"

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As pet lovers know, even the best-kept lawns have their hazards when dogs are around. Lane admitted to People that he stepped in a fresh wad of poop during the otherwise storybook-worthy moment.

Lane's got a busy summer ahead. Aside from planning a wedding, he's got a pretty sweet seasonal gig as Brad Paisley's opener for a nationwide tour.

"But, I'm sure she'll delegate a few tasks to me -- the biggest being the pastor, since that decision is important to me," Lane told People. "I'll be there for her with anything she needs help with, but my plan is to tour and stay out of the way!"

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Chris Lane Announces Engagement to Former 'Bachelor' Contestant Lauren Bushnell