Chris Lane Says He and Lauren Bushnell Will Be Engaged This Year (Exclusive)

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Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell are likely going to make it official in 2019!

ET's Nancy O'Dell caught up with the country musician at the 2019 ACM Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, and he revealed that he's nearly ready to pop the question to the Bachelor alumna.

"It’s my first ACMs with my beautiful girlfriend, and I’m excited about that tonight," Lane, 34, gushed of Bushnell -- who sported a one-shoulder, red gown with a high slit -- before revealing that he's "working on" planning a proposal.

"Don't tell her that, though," he quipped, adding that he thinks it will happen this year, though maybe not in the next few months.

As for the type of proposal Bushnell, 29, can expect, Lane said it's "100 percent" going to be traditional, with him planning to get down on one knee to ask Bushnell to marry him.

"I’m a country boy, that’s how you’re supposed to do it," Lane, who wore a grey wool suit and black shirt, said.

Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell
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Though Bushnell's sure to be delighted when Lane asks the big question, he admitted that he "think[s] she knows" about his brewing plans because they've "100 percent" talked about tying the knot.

When it comes time to plan the nuptials, that's something that Lane is leaving up to Bushnell. "I won’t be planning it, she will," he said before adding that she "absolutely" has better taste than he does.

Lane continued gushing about his girl before revealing one of the lifestyle choices they had to work through as a couple.

"It’s been so easy, she makes me laugh so hard, we have so much fun together," he said of their relationship, with which they went public in November after years of friendship. "She actually just moved her life from LA to Nashville, and I was a little nervous about that because I’m probably the cleanest person in the world and I thought to myself, 'If she’s not ... it could be a deal breaker in a way.'"

"Everything is organized, and it’s always clean. She is, honestly, worse than I am when it comes to that," Lane continued before revealing how the pair reached a compromise: "She cooks and I clean."

The couple's future engagement likely comes as no surprise to fans, as Lane hasn't been able to keep quiet about his love for the former reality star.

When ET Live's Cassie DiLaura spoke to Lane back in February, he revealed that an engagement is likely "gonna happen" at some point, but said the couple was more focused on Bushnell's first "big step" -- a move to Nashville, Tennessee.

"I think early in our relationship we'll keep going the way that we are and we'll see what happens. ... It's all kind of happened, I guess, pretty rapidly, but in a good way," he said at the time. "We're both a little bit older, so I think sometimes when you're older you know what you want and it's easier to move along a lot faster."

Watch the video below for more on Lane and Bushnell.

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