Jake Owen proposed to his girlfriend, Lacey Buchanan on stage at the Citrus Bowl at Florida’s Vero Beach High on Saturday, April 7, 2012.
While Jake Owen was performing his song, “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” he brought his girlfriend, Lacey Buchanan onto the stage. It appeared she was up there for a dance, but he got down on one knee and proposed.
Over the speaker you could hear Jake Owen say to his girlfriend, “You’re probably wondering where your ring is, right?” He then referenced the lyrics of his song and said, “I just said I can’t buy you a big diamond ring or a big old house on the hill, but I promise you I’ll love you forever and ever and ever.” Jake Owen then sings the end of the song to his now Fiancé.
After Jake Owen proposed, the newly engaged couple left the stage.
One person told People “He was talking about how he’d thrown his hat up on the fifty yard line during graduation and now he was here in front of friends and family, and it seemed like the most appropriate venue. He seemed to spontaneously decide to bring her out on stage and propose to her.”
In a statement Jake Owen said, “Lacey is the answer to all of my prayers. She is an amazing person and I’m the luckiest guy in the world.”
He is happy, and tweeted it on Sunday: “I’m a happy man. Life is complete.”
Earlier in the month he has said, “I actually told Lacey the other night, I really honestly couldn’t be happier in my life right now. I have an amazing family. I have an amazing group of guys that travel the country with me. The success is really starting to happen now with my songs on the radio, and I have Lacey in my life. I couldn’t honestly ask for much more. And every day when I wake up, I try and appreciate what’s happening and keep it going.”
Jake Owen’s “Alone With You” is currently the Number 1 song on Billboard’s country chart. He is performing at sold-out shows April 18 and 19 at Joe’s Bar in Chicago.
The couple met on set when Jake Owen was filming his “Eight Second Ride” in 2009. The song tells a story about meeting a woman in the bar then taking her for a ride in his pickup truck.
Jake Owen’s girlfriend, Lacey Buchanan has appeared in his music videos for “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Eight Second Ride.”