Congratulations to Meghan Linsey. The Voice season 8 runner-up got engaged to her boyfriend of seven years, fellow musician Tyler Cain.
The happy moment took place while the couple was shooting their new music video in Alaska on Monday, according to People.
Here’s how it all went down:
“We drove out to Homer, which is one of our favorite places and headed down to the beach at Land’s End. I thought we were just walking down to check out the location, but when we walked up, the videographer [Noah Douglass] was already flying the drone around us. I assumed he was just testing everything out, but it did seem a little strange. That’s when Tyler got down on one knee, and that’s when I knew. I’m not easy to surprise, but he got me!”
Meghan is not only taking the leap into marriage. But once again, the singer is pairing up musically with a romantic partner. The couple announced the launch of their new musical duo “Meg and Tyler” on the CMT Awards red carpet on June 5. The Alaskan shoot was for a music video to accompany a new song set to be released soon titled “Nowhere With You.” You may recall that back in 2009, Meghan won a CMT competitive reality show titled Can You Duet with her then boyfriend Joshua Jones as part of the duo Steel Magnolias.
“If you know us, [it’s] such an ‘us’ thing for us to do,” Meghan told People. “‘Nowhere With You’ is a love song about being happy with the person you love, no matter where you are. We wanted to shoot it in a beautiful place, and Homer is breathtaking. The whole day was just perfect, and I’m so glad we captured it all on film.”
Tyler added: “Meghan and I have toured all over the world together, and Homer is such a beautiful place for us. We made some amazing memories here together a few years ago, so I thought it’d be the perfect place to propose. I knew that after seven years of dating, it had to be EPIC!”
Meghan and Tyler met at a Nashville recording studio seven years ago. She told People, “I’m seriously a better version of myself with him, and it’s not in a ‘you complete me’ kind of way,” she added. “We’re both very independent, and we let each other have space to do our own thing, but it’s a good balance because we honestly love to be together. We also laugh a lot! Laughter is so important. I honestly don’t think I knew what a healthy relationship was until I met Tyler.”
The ring, which Tyler helped design with Lindsay Chapman form Giador Fine Jewelry, is a diamond halo design featuring a 2-carat antique cushion peach morganite center stone.
“I love it because it’s so me!” Meghan said. “I had told a friend what I wanted a while back and she had told Tyler, but I think this ring is actually even more perfect than what I had saved on my secret Pinterest board. He knows me so well. I didn’t want a conventional ring. I didn’t want a big diamond.”
As far as wedding plans are concerned, Meghan told People:
“We’re very eclectic and DIY. I’d love to do something with a New Orleans flare to it. That’s where I’m from, and Tyler loves New Orleans too. It’s just who we are. I want to keep it small, and I don’t think either of us wants to do a big bridal party or anything like that. I definitely want to keep it low stress.”
Meg & Tyler’s debut single, “Mardi Gras and Rhinestones,” will be released on all digital platforms on June 28.