Chris Lane Takes ‘Big, Big Plans’ To No.1

Soon-to-be father Chris Lane has even more to celebrate this week as his latest single, “Big, Big Plans,” reached the…


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December 16, 2020


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Soon-to-be father Chris Lane has even more to celebrate this week as his latest single, “Big, Big Plans,” reached the top of the country radio charts.

The song, which sits atop both the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Airplay charts, marks Lane’s third career No.1 in the U.S. and his fourth in Canada.

“As an artist the most rewarding thing for me is writing a song and hearing fans sing it back, and make it part of their own story as well,” shared Lane. “It’s been so much fun to see the way such a personal song for me has impacted other people over time. From proposing to my wife, to seeing others’ proposals at shows and on social media, to it now hitting #1 on Country radio is unbelievable. I couldn’t be more excited.”

Lane co-wrote “Big, Big Plans” with Jacob Durrett and Ernest Keith Smith. This is his first No.1 as a songwriter and it’s all the more special as he penned it prior to his engagement to his now-wife, Lauren. The pair’s romantic engagement is documented in the “Big, Big Plans” music video.

Lane’s chart-topping news comes after he and Lauren announced that they’re expecting their first child together.

The couple shared the news with fans via Instagram earlier this month with a video of an ultrasound.

Prayer works! Hope you look like your Mama,” Lane, 36, captioned the clip. 

In a recent interview, Lane revealed that they plan to find out the baby’s gender in the coming weeks and that he secretly hopes it’s a boy.

Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell began dating in 2018 and tied the knot on October 25, 2019.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.