Jon Pardi kicked off his Heartache Medication Tour last week with back-to-back shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and fans were in for a big surprise.

At Jon’s encore on night two, he got down on one knee and proposed to girlfriend, Summer Duncan– after telling the crowd that the Ryman was one of the couple’s first date spots.  Jon popped the question to Summer and while the couple embraced, Lionel Richie’s “My Love” was played through the sound system.

Dierks Bentley shared a photo of Jon and Summer’s engagement via Instagram, saying, in part: “My man! @jonpardipics crushing the @theryman stage and crushing life… so proud of you pal. Killer show with my all time fav encore.”

Pardi just released his third solo album, Heartache Medication, on Sept. 27.

Jon Pardi pops the big question during Ryman show


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