Country Singer Brett Young Engaged to Girlfriend Taylor Mills
By Leena Tailor
Congratulations are in order for country crooner Brett Young!
The 36-year-old musician popped the question to his longtime love, Taylor Mills, ET can confirm. The big moment went down in Oxford, Mississippi, near where Young went to college at Ole Miss on a baseball scholarship.
Young also took to Instagram on Monday to confirm the happy news. "SHE SAID YES!!!!" he wrote, alongside a photo of the two kissing. People was first to report the news.
“We met in Arizona while she was at school at ASU, and we will likely get married there, so I thought it would be romantic to propose where I went to school,” Young told People. “We were able to get a suite with a large covered patio and the hospitality staff at the hotel set it up while we were at dinner, so it was waiting for us when we got back.”
Young worked with St. Louis-based jeweler David M. Kodner to make a custom ring engraved with the couple’s initials before proposing to 31-year-old Mills, who he says was the inspiration for most of his debut, self-titled album.
“Brett and I were introduced by our mutual friend Sean Lashley of FleishmanHillard Entertainment,” Kodner told ET. “We have been working for months to create a one-of-a-kind ring for his fiancé. Finding something that was special and unique to just he and Taylor was very important to me and to Brett. I suggested we utilize their initials -- playing off Brett’s logo on his website and album. We created a mock-up on the computer to see how it would look. The ring was then hand fabricated and all of the pave diamonds were placed individually by hand.”
The result was a stunning ring, with a 4.01 carat cushion cut center diamond, with another 1.10 carats of pave’d diamonds on the band.
In October, Young stopped by ET’s Certified Country, where he explained how his record evolved.
“I’m a songwriter first and I wanted so badly for there to be this consistent theme throughout the record,” he said. “As we tried to do that we started realizing that some of our favorite songs were getting left out. We finally decided, ‘This is the first time I’m introducing myself to the whole country music audience, [so] let’s make a record that shows them who I am as a person rather than trying and make this theme thread throughout the record.”
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