Brad Paisley helped to make a dream come true for a Tucson, AZ couple, Jason Smith and Courtney Larger.
A couple of weeks ago the couple attended Brad’s show in Phoenix – and Jason came prepared to propose, hoping to be noticed by the singer and get the chance to pop the question on stage.
Unfortunately, his plan got derailed by a security worker who kept Smith from getting close to the stage.
So the 30-year-old took to Twitter to plead his case directly to his musical idol.
“Waited 4 yrs to propose to my gf @ your concert and your guy stopped me…devastated,” Smith tweeted. He then added, “I actually made this Twitter just to let u know, bc 2 of your songs mean everthing [sic] to us and I wanted to propose to one.”
Sure enough, Paisley reached out personally to Smith, inviting him back to the Nevada concert with meet and greet tickets.
Then, with a little secret planning, Brad decided he would play “Little Moments” and invite them out onstage so Jason could propose to Courtney.
“It was great – it was surreal,” Smith tells PEOPLE. “It made me realize that he really does care about his fans. Who else can look back and say they had that kind of engagement?”
Afterward, Paisley launched into his song Little Moments in honor of the couple – a tune, Smith says “always makes [Larger] cry.”
“Ironically, that song is what got me married too, so I really relate,” says Paisley, who wrote the song when he was dating his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
The plan worked and she said YES!