Kacey and Ruston’s love story began when they met at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe. In previous interviews they both stated that it was essentially love at first sight.
“Ruston played his first song, and I was just stunned by everything in it—the words, the melody, what he was saying. I was just sitting at this table, crying,” Kacey recalled to People.
After his performance she introduced herself to her future husband, who previously told Texas Monthly that his first impression was, “This is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.”
Not long after, Ruston proposed to Kacey on Christmas Day 2016. “I didn’t say yes…I said HELL YESSSS!!” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “Last night, the best man I’ve ever met got down on one knee in my little pink childhood home..in the same room I played with my ponies and barbies and asked me the easiest question I’ve ever been asked. I finally know what everyone means when they say ‘you just know.'”