The 48-year-old singer posted a video on his Facebook account in which he recalls proposing in Grand Junction, Colo.
“We were in the dressing room, here, June 26, 1996,” Tim said. “And it was raining and stuff and we’d been on tour for a while together, and I joked around with her about getting married. And so I said… I looked at her, grabbed her by the hand, and dropped forward [on my knees] onstage. She had already done her show. And I said, ‘I’m really serious. I want you to marry me.’”
“She said, ‘We’re at a country music festival in a trailer house, and you’re asking me to marry you? And I said, ‘Yeah.’ So I went onstage,” Tim added. “I had in my dressing room… this foldout case that had a mirror in it that was my dressing armoire. I still have it to this day. When I came back offstage, [I saw] a Sharpie with lipstick kisses all over it, saying, ‘Yes! I’m gonna be your wife.’ It had, ‘I love you’ with big lipstick kisses. And this is the place right here.”