Hunter Hayes

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Country star Hunter Hayes helped his bass player, Matt Utterback, propose to his girlfriend during their concert last week after Hayes' hit love song "Wanted." Utterback took the stage front and center, nervously saying to the audience and to Hayes, "How do you this every night? This is a lot of people!"

He then asked his girlfriend, Stephanie Francoz, to come out from backstage, "I'm going to need Stephanie to go ahead and come out here on the stage for a second!"

The bassist dropped to one knee as he sweetly told her, "It would make me the happiest man in existence if you would allow me to take your hand in marriage."

E! News caught up with Hayes at the 2015 Special Olympic World Games where he performed with ACM Lifting Lives campers, and he chatted about the special proposal moment. "I'm so surprised she did not find out beforehand, because there were hundreds of people who had to work hard to keep it a secret, but we worked really hard to make it a big event for him."

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And the love song "Wanted" isn't just going to just be a part of their proposal story, Hayes revealed to E! News that it will be involved in a super special way: on Utterback's wedding ring!

The lyrics are "going to be a part of a ring he's doing for himself, and a couple of other things he's going to do to tie into the actual wedding whenever that happens!"

Hayes says the planning has just begun, so he hasn't gotten the groomsmen call just yet! Even though they're in a band together, Hayes reveals it's so much more than that, "we're family."

The 23 year-old let out a huge grin, "We're all really close, we take care of each other, we look out for each other, and when something like that happens, where we get to celebrate and be a part of someone else's life in that big way, I was just stoked that he wanted to do it on stage!"

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