It’s official, country music artists Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd will be heading down the aisle! The 27-year-old Grammy-winning “My Church” songstress announced her engagement to 32-year-old Ryan Hurd on Sunday, July 9th.
According to PEOPLE, the couple met in 2013 during a writing session soon after Maren moved to Nashville but didn’t start dating until late 2015.
“We had been friends for only a couple of years, but there was always this writing chemistry in the room, and eventually, the timing of it was undeniable. We had such a foundation built off writing so many songs over the years that we were like, ‘Why are we avoiding this?’” Morris shared with the outlet.
“[‘Love In a Bar’] is very much an autobiographical song about my relationship with Maren,” Hurd added. “I met Maren writing songs and I met her when I was starting to have success. We wrote ‘Last Turn Home,’ that Tim McGraw recorded, and we would write and then after we’d go over to a bar in midtown and have a couple beers. That’s when we started making a real connection, beyond a creative partnership.”
It’s fitting that Maren and Ryan selected the photo below to share their happy news with the world. The snapshot serves as a direct ode to the tune he penned about falling in love with Maren. The lyrics read: “We found love in a bar / In the back of a patio corner / Away from the lights / It was us and Corona / And hearts on fire like the cigarettes you smoke / When you drink now we can’t turn back / Cause the words came out / And the truth can’t lie / And we’ve been saying it with our eyes the whole time / That you have my whole heart / Yeah, we found love in a bar.”
As you can see, Maren is now rocking a stunning diamond engagement ring. Congrats to these two talented lovebirds.
Currently, Morris is on the road with Sam Hunt‘s 15 in a 30 tour and Hurd will soon join country music duo Florida Georgia Line’s Smooth tour. The pair will reunite when they head out on the fall leg of Morris’ Hero tour.