The newly engaged singer and Grammy nominee wears a plunging glittering gown to match her new bling


For her first ever Grammy Awards red carpet, newly engaged singer Cassadee Pope pulled out all the style stops. The country crooner, who is nominated in the category of Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her duet “Think of You” with Chris Young, made sure to cross off the two most important fashion rules of Grammys dressing: sequins and skin.

Pope chose a silver sequin Julia Clancey gown gown with a neckline that hit her navel and an open back, plus a Kate Spade New York clutch. But her most important accessory was her blinding bling from fiancé Rian Dawson.

Calling this week a “crazy time,” Pope opened up to the PEOPLE on the red carpet about the romantic proposal from her boyfriend of seven years.

“I had no idea. It was such a surprise,” she shared. “It was a Tuesday morning and I was still in my PJs. This is such a stupid story. He was sweeping in the living room and our puppy, a little French bull dog, the love our lives, was biting the broom. So I took Cuppy – Cuppy the Puppy on Instagram – and I put him in the bedroom and Rian was like, ‘Okay, you can let him out,’ and I opened the door and he was on one knee. It was perfect, in our home that we love with our little son.”

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Pope’s cushion cut square diamond is a surrounded by a halo of diamonds on a double-diamond band. And she even admits that the rock is “big.”

“I feel a little nervous wearing it,” she added. “I haven’t gotten used to it. I take it off to wash my face. I don’t know if that’s normal. Also fit size — it’s a little big. That’s all I feel comfortable telling you. The other stuff is a little personal.”

She also said that she and Dawson, 29, (who is the drummer and percussionist for the rock band All Time Low), are “crawling” when it comes to planning a wedding date.

“Rian is going on tour in March. We want to take our time with planning and enjoy being engaged,” she said.

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