Eric Paslay gets engaged

Eric Paslay

Just in case you hadn’t heard, Eric Paslay is officially off the market.

Eric broke the news to The Tennessean last week, telling the newspaper that he proposed to girlfriend Natalie Harker on December 30.

The pair met when Natalie worked at Paslay’s previous publishing company and became friends. When she left the company, the pair became more than just friends.

Eric jokes that he has to keep her around since she’s good for his career.

“She was the one that got a bunch of my songs cut, heck all of my hits recorded,” said Paslay, who had a hand in writing Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and Eli Young Band’s “Even if it Breaks Your Heart.” “We’ve got a bunch of fun memories together. I keep joking, ‘I guess I have to keep her.’ I’d be a fool to let her go.”

The pair plan to have a very short engagement and will marry this spring.

“She’s already got the venue and a dress and all kinds of stuff,” Eric revealed. “She’s on it. She’s pretty organized, so that’s good. She hasn’t been a bridezilla, so that’s even better.”

Congrats to the happy couple.