July 31, 2009 — Congratulations to Mercury recording artist Holly Williams, who got engaged to Nashville drummer Chris Coleman last week.
Coleman proposed to Holly in Leipers Fork, TN with an antique three-banded diamond engagement ring circa 1923. First he treated Holly to a picnic and then a hike, where they searched for civil war relics. Holly found something even more valuable.
"I dug up a beautiful wooden box with my favorite love quote on it," Holly told People magazine, "and the engagement date carved in roman numerals. He wood-burned the letters onto the box! He got on one knee and I opened the box. Underneath the flowers and basil were the rings."
No wedding date has been set. Holly is currently touring in support of her CD, Here With Me. In addition to opening select dates for Sugarland, she will be joining Madeleine Peyroux on tour in August.