Scotty McCreery Flying High Following Fan’s Marriage Proposal

American Idol Winner Honored to Be Part of In-Flight Surprise

When Scotty McCreery was writing “See You Tonight,” I wonder if he ever dreamed that some hopeless romantic would plan his entire marriage proposal around the song.

That’s what happened, and McCreery found out about it while flipping through Southwest: The Magazine during a recent flight.

First, Greg Freyer wrote a letter to the magazine thanking Southwest for helping him pull off the surprise proposal.

“Dear Southwest, I planned to get engaged on a Southwest flight as my girlfriend flew home ‘alone’ after visiting me. I work odd hours, so the day my girlfriend was supposed to leave, I woke her up around 3:30 a.m. to say goodbye and ‘left for the airport.’ I instead drove to the Detroit airport and got on her flight. After takeoff, a flight attendant announced that a debit card with my girlfriend’s name on it had been found. When they handed it to her, ‘See You Tonight’ by Scotty McCreery started playing. I walked up from the back row, took the intercom and proposed!”

Then McCreery saw that story, and now he wants to meet Freyer and his new wife Rebekah.

“I read this story while on a recent Southwest flight,” he said. “It’s awesome that ‘See You Tonight’ is now their proposal song! That song was my first Top 10 hit, and I loved writing it with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell.

“I’d love to give Greg tickets to a show and have them come backstage so we can meet and celebrate. I hope Greg hears that I’m looking for him and that he emails my team … so we can connect.”

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