Country singers Carly Pearce and Michael Ray confirmed they're dating on Wednesday in a snuggly social media snap

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July 19, 2018 11:35 AM

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are making it Instagram official!

Country singers Pearce, 28, and Ray, 30, confirmed they’re dating on Wednesday in a snuggly snap, after raising fans’ eyebrows by trading flirty comments with each other on social media for the past week.

Both the singer-songwriter, who was named “One to Watch” by PEOPLE in 2017, and the “One That Got Away” singer shared the same loved-up photo of themselves snuggling up on a couch at the Grand Ole Opry — while also giving fans a little insight into how they first got together.

“And then one random night at the Nashville Palace changed everything. ❤,” Pearce captioned the photo.

Sharing a similar sentiment, Ray wrote: “One random night over old classic country music at @thenashvillepalace changed everything….”

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That same night, Ray also paid tribute to Pearce’s single “Hide the Wine” by tagging the singer in an image of a glass of red wine on his Instagram Story — and adding a face palm emoji.

“We were a liiiiiitle excited and didn’t hide the wine…” Pearce added, after sharing the snap on her own account.

Carly Pearce/Instagram

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The pair’s relationship confirmation comes just hours after they engaged in a little online flirtation.

After Ray appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! late Monday, Pearce shared a video from his performance, captioning it, “Oh hayyyyy Michael Ray. You’re a star. And really, really cute.”

Carly Pearce's Insta Story
Carly Pearce Instagram

And on Wednesday, Ray posted a photo of himself examining his appearance in the mirror writing, “Damn this shizz is going grey fast.”

After commenting with a drooling emoji and a fire emoji, Ray replied to ask: “@carlypearce hey gurl you into fox’s? Or 30 year olds that can get that 50+ 10% off at a Golden Corral?”

“@michaelraymusic steakhouses are the way to my heart,” she responded, adding a heart emoji.

 

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray
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According to One Country, when asked about the pair’s relationship during a roundtable interview, Ray remarked: “When it comes time to talk about the dating life, it will come out.”

“She’s a great girl and I think that she’s an incredible person. Right now everything on both ends are about both our singles and both our music, and it’ll come out. She’s great, I’m a big fan. I’ll leave it at that,” he added.

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