I will always appreciate their kindness to her."Gabi is a star in her own respect, graduating from the University of North Carolina and currently working as a pediatric cardiac nurse at Duke University Hospital."I've been planning this moment for so long that it feels surreal for it to have finally happened," Scotty said.Fans may recognize Dugal from Mc Creery's "The Trouble With Girls," "Feelin' It" and "Five More Minutes" music videos.“My fans instantly embraced Gabi once they learned we were dating and have always been loving towards her,” Mc Creery says.

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The man voted “Country Music’s Hottest Bachelor” will soon give up the title as Scotty Mc Creery and his longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal are engaged. Mc Creery proposed to the love of his life today at one of their favorite places on the planet: the mountains of North Carolina near Grandfather Mountain.

The singer/songwriter asked Dugal to go on a hike with him on their favorite trail, which they discovered just last year.

I will always appreciate their kindness to her.”Dugal, a University of North Carolina graduate, is a pediatric cardiac nurse at Duke University Hospital.

Mc Creery was the Season 10 winner of in 2011 and recently signed a new record deal with Triple Tigers Records.

"My fans instantly embraced Gabi once they learned we were dating and have always been loving towards her," Scotty said in a press release.

"When she graduated college last year, many of them brought me gifts for her at my shows and book signings.EXCLUSIVE: Scotty Mc Creery Finally Opens Up About His Longtime Girlfriend -- and the Time He Almost Quit 'Amer The pair adorably first met in kindergarten, with Dugal becoming so smitten with the “Five More Minutes” singer that she would write “Mrs. “When she graduated college last year, many of them brought me gifts for her at my shows and book signings.I will always appreciate their kindness to her.”The engagement comes less than two months after Dugal caught the bouquet at a wedding the pair attended together. The singer proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal, on Tuesday (Sept. He asked Dugal to go on a hike on their favorite trail and, once they got to the top of the mountain, got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. According to a press release, Mc Creery popped the question near Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Clarkson Admits It's 'So Weird' to Not Be on 'The Voice' and Not 'American Idol' ET caught up with Mc Creery in April, where he dished on whether he was planning to propose.