Michael Ray Gushes About Fiancee Carly Pearce on ‘Live With Kelly & Ryan’ [Watch]
The in-studio audience was thrilled with his performance of his latest hit. After the performance, he spoke with hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.
Seacrest brought up Ray's nomination in the upcoming ACM Awards, where he's up for New Male Artist of the Year Pearce is also up for New Female Artist of the Year.
"It was incredible, man. It's my first one so it made it even that much more special being able to celebrate with her," Ray says. He also talked about his over-the-top proposal, saying, "I went a little far out. I wanted it to be everything she deserved and a night we would both remember forever. She watches The Bachelor, so I have a lot to live up to, you know what I mean? I really stepped the bar up."
Seacrest joked with Ray about his arm muscles and what his secret is, since he goes to the gym and his arms don't look like that. "Small sleeves, you sew them in," Ray joked.
The Highway host Storme Warren interviewed Ray about the proposal, and Ray told the host that he asked for Pearce's parents' permission while visiting them in Alabama, while Pearce went out on a run.
"I could not have done the proposal without her mom at all...I wanted that because her and her mom are very close, and I knew that between her mom and I, we will be able to make this exactly what she wants," Ray said.
Pearce has already chosen her wedding dress and has been looking for inspiration on Pinterest for everything else wedding related.
While not working on wedding prep, Ray is currently in the midst of his headlining Nineteen Tour, and will be continuing it through summer along with festival dates.
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