Earlier this summer the singer made headlines when he accidentally took a loaded gun to the airport.

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The singer posted an array of photos celebrating the moment, captioning the photos: 'SHE SAID YES!!!

' Gabi is a pediatric cardiac nurse at Duke University and the pair have been dating for more than five years, but first met while they were in kindergarten.

The Season 10 winner of the popular singing competition met his now fiancée, Gabi Dugal, in Kindergarten in Garner, North Carolina. Gabi Mc Creery” in hearts in her childhood diary, but the duo only started dating during their senior year of high school (sound familiar, Thomas Rhett? Nearly six years later, Mc Creery planned a special day for popping the question.

On Tuesday, September 26th, Mc Creery took Dugal hiking near Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina on their favorite trail.

Scotty Mc Creery has announced his engaged to girlfriend Gabi Dugal.

The American Idol champion, 23, popped the question to his long-time love during a hike in North Carolina.The country singer said in a statement to to the magazine that he has 'learned a lesson that I won't forget.'The artist had a nine mm Smith & Wesson handgun in his bag, along with 63 bullets.The incident occurred on July 13 at the at the Raleigh-Durham International airport in North Carolina; he was cited with a misdemeanor violation, according to TMZ.He said that they 'rightly confiscated it' and 'released' him after to catch a later flight.The star says he has 'learned a lesson that I won't soon forget' that it's 'great to know our airport security force is on the job.'Scotty won season ten of American Idol on May 25, 2011.The media outlet also reported that he will be getting almost million out of the deal, which is less than half of Perry's alleged million payday.