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There was a blindfold. A five-carat diamond. And a country love story set in Nashville.
Ah, the romance of it all. Jana Kramer revealed new details about her
engagement to Brantley Gilbert when she called
into Detroit country radio station WYCD. “Man, he surprised me so much,” she said. “It was actually his birthday when
he proposed, so I was like ‘Why are you blindfolding me?’” After Gilbert blindfolded Kramer, she says he took
her to the Ryman Auditorium. “And he was like, ‘We always talk about how if it wasn’t for country music we never would have
met. About 30 steps to our right is where Johnny and June met.’ Then he turned me around, he was down on one knee, and he
asked me to marry him.” She said she cried and he cried. The two singers will get married later this year, although the date
is being kept under wraps. Her ring,
though, is out in the open for the world to admire. It comes from Nashville’s Giador Fine Jewelry and has a gigantic round-cut
diamond surrounded with white gold and more diamonds in the band. “I’m in love with it,” Kramer told People magazine.
“I can’t stop looking at it!”