Brett Young already has a full-time job as one of country music’s burgeoning stars, but he’s adding another task to his plate that will keep him just as busy: wedding planning.
Young proposed to his fiancée, Taylor Mills, in February of 2018 and they’ve been up to their ears in planning the special day ever since. But the “Mercy” singer admits that he’s taken a step back and let Mills take the reins when it comes to putting it all together.
“You guys planning the wedding is really like she’s working really hard to plan the wedding and I’ve volunteered to stay out of the way unless she really needs my help with something,” Young admits in an interview with his record label, Big Machine Label Group. “I think we found a good balance there.”
The fast-rising country act has a jam packed schedule through the rest of 2018, working on his sophomore album while in the midst of opening for Thomas Rhett on his expansive Life Changes Tour that keeps him on the road through October. He’s also up for Video of the Year at the 2018 CMT Music Awards.
Along with all of his music-related duties, the singer reveals that wedding planning is actually more time consuming than his life as a musician. “She’s basically killing it,” he praises of his fiancée. “I’ve never thought of wedding planning as a full-time job, especially for like the bride and the groom, but it takes up way more time than my job.”
Young romantically got down on one knee at the Graduate Hotel in Oxford, Mississippi, the same town where he went to school at the University of Mississippi.
“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,” he describes to People about the beautiful proposal. “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.”
The couple plans to wed in November of 2018.