OFFSTAGE: Jana Kramer Says “Yes” to Brantley Gilbert’s Proposal

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Before Jana Kramer will say “I do,” she just needed to say “yes.” And she did, on fiancé Brantley Gilbert ’s birthday of all days. He proposed Saturday (Jan. 20) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, which he had rented out for the occasion. Kramer admitted to People magazine she was not expecting this popping of the question at all. “I was so surprised! He asked my mom for permission before he proposed, which meant a lot to me,” she said. And the couple also issued a statement together to People, saying, “We could not be happier! We are so excited to share this special time with our loved ones and cannot wait to start the rest of our lives together.” Earlier this month, Kramer had told CMT she and Gilbert were already living together , so that must’ve worked out now that they’re making it official and all. They’re going to need a blended name, though. Jantley? Brana? Gilmer? Feel free to add your own suggestions.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.