Scotty McCreery and his fiancée Gabi looked right at home walking their first red carpet Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
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Scotty McCreery recently  asked his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal, to be his wife. She said yes, of course. Since Scotty is a country star, being his fiancée also means a step into the public eye. Gabi took that leap Tuesday night walking the red carpet at the annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville. It’s one of the big parties in town leading up to Wednesday night’s CMA Awards.

Having Gabi with him at this big event means the world to Scotty. He tells Rare Country, “It’s a blast. I tell you what, I mean, I was kind of hoping she would. She’s a little shy. So, I was like, ‘If you don’t want to, it’s OK.’ But she wanted to, and it’s been a fun night.”

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Scotty also told us why he and Gabi waited until this year to get engaged. We’ve seen them go to friends’ weddings for a few years now, but the couple just wasn’t ready to take the leap themselves until this year.

Scotty explains, “I knew she was the one pretty early on in our dating life, but she always said she wanted a year of working. She’s a nurse at Duke. It just kind of felt right in our personal lives, so I think we’re ready to take that next step.”


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We’re so excited to see Scotty and Gabi on many red carpets to come.

As for Scotty’s music career, he’s climbing the country charts with his runaway hit, “Five More Minutes.” He’s also completed work on his upcoming studio album. We can’t wait to hear it when it comes out in the new year.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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