“In case you didn’t know,” Brett Young is engaged! The singer/songwriter popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Taylor Mills earlier this month.

Photo Credit: Jill Mills – PEOPLE Exclusive

“We are both more excited than we can express and looking forward to starting this chapter of our lives together,” the couple told PEOPLE exclusively.

Brett proposed to Taylor in Mississippi at a hotel near Ole Miss, his alma matta. “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,” he shared exclusively with PEOPLE. “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.”

Young completed the well thought out engagement with a stunning custom designed ring from David Kodner Personal Jewelers. Working with David Kodner, the ring includes both his and Taylor’s initials.

Read more about the engagement here.

Congratulations and Best Wishes go out to Brett and Taylor.