Entertainment Music Country Chris Lane Brings His 'Big, Big Plans' to North Carolina — Behind-the-Scenes at His Hometown Show Days before announcing his fall headlining run, Chris Lane brought PEOPLE — and fiancée Lauren Bushnell — along to his North Carolina tour date with Brad Paisley on Aug. 24 By Chris Lane Published on September 10, 2019 06:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 12 Randy Shaffer After soundcheck, I always start the night with a VIP hang with the fans. There's no better way to kick it off and I always leave feeling super grateful. 02 of 12 Randy Shaffer Any weekend Lauren can come out on the road makes it even more fun. We never stop laughing when we're together. 03 of 12 Lauren Bushnell and Chris Lane. Randy Shaffer I'm from North Carolina, so Charlotte is always such a special place for me to play. It wouldn't be the same without bringing along this special girl. 04 of 12 Randy Shaffer Before I hit the stage, I like to bring the whole crew together and say a prayer. It sets a positive tone for the night and spreads the good vibes. 05 of 12 Randy Shaffer Lauren is the funniest person I know. I think she wanted to fill in as my guitar player. 06 of 12 Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell. Randy Shaffer Can't wait to marry this girl! Her jacket says it all — we definitely have some "Big, Big Plans." 07 of 12 Randy Shaffer It's important to me to take a moment in the show to recognize those who serve our country. They're the reason we're able to be out here jamming to Country music on a Saturday night and I don't ever take that for granted. 08 of 12 Randy Shaffer It blows my mind to see the fans react to "I Don't Know About You." Every night they sing every single word, and I can't hide the smile on my face. 09 of 12 Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell. Randy Shaffer Lauren came out and surprised the crowd after "Big, Big Plans." The song is a true story, so why not bring out the person who inspired it? 10 of 12 Randy Shaffer This little lady was having the time of her life, so I had to bring her up on stage to join me on "For Her." She crushed it! 11 of 12 Randy Shaffer There's a moment in the show where I borrow a cowboy hat from a fan in the crowd and play some of my favorite country hits from the '90s. I grew up listening to Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks and still love those songs to this day. 12 of 12 Randy Shaffer Hats off to a next-level night in Charlotte! No doubt about it, one of my favorite places to play. We'll be back soon!