By Sarah Caldwell
Updated January 22, 2013 at 06:04 PM EST

Country singer Brantley Gilbert proposed to One Tree Hill actress Jana Kramer on his 28th birthday, People reports.

“I was so surprised!” Kramer said about Gilbert popping the question at the Ryman Auditorium Theater in Nashville. “He asked my mom for permission before he proposed, which meant a lot to me.”

This will be Gilbert’s first marriage and Kramer’s second. She was previously married to actorJohnathon Schaech in 2010, but the duo split soon after their wedding.

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