HARDY Engaged To Caleigh Ryan: ‘I’m Not Her Boyfriend Anymore’

She said “YES!”


Lauren Jo Black

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August 23, 2021


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HARDY and Caleigh Ryan; Photos via Instagram

HARDY and his longtime girlfriend, Caleigh Ryan, are engaged! 

The singer/songwriter popped the question on Sunday evening (Aug. 22) at the Lyric Theatre in Oxford, Mississippi. 

The couple shared the news on their respective Instagram accounts on Monday. 

“I’m not her boyfriend anymore ❤️,” HARDY captioned a photo showcasing the moment he got down on one knee to propose. The caption was inspired by lyrics from his song, “Boyfriend,” which appears on his critically acclaimed debut album, A ROCK


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The soon-to-be Mrs. Hardy also shared snapshots from their engagement, writing, “WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!!! 💍.” 

Caleigh’s post included two photos of the couple toasting their engagement as well as a video of her brand new bling. 


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A post shared by CALEIGH RYAN🍋🍋🍋 (@caleighryan)

Congratulatory messages poured in from artists and fans alike, including HARDY’s longtime friend, Morgan Wallen, who referenced their song, “He Went To Jared,” in his comment. 

“Ole boy went to Jared. Congrats to y’all. Love you both,” he wrote. 

Other artists such as Travis Denning, Dierks Bentley, BRELAND, Jordan Davis, ERNEST, Karen Fairchild and more also congratulated the love birds on their engagement. 

Congratulations to the happy couple! 

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.