Jun 10 2009
Francesca Battistelli is engaged!

Congratulations to Francesca Battistelli and her new fiance, Matt Goodwin! You may have heard Francesca's music on Air 1 (Free to Be Me is her current Air 1 single). But did you know Matt's also in Christian music? He and his dad are both in the band Newsong (Matt plays percussion and his dad Billy is one of the lead vocalists and guitar players).

So, what's the Franny + Matt story? They met during a fall tour, and then met again on the Winter Jam tour. But Matt lives in Atlanta, GA, Franny lives in Nashville, TN and they both tour, so scheduling time together can be a challenge. 

On a recent visit, Matt arrived in Nashville earlier than Francesca expected. He whisked her away to a park they love to visit. (Cue romantic music) Then he asked her to sit down on this park bench, and started telling Franny how he felt about her. He just really shared what was in his heart. Then he knelt on one knee, and Francesca was in shock! In an interview this morning on the Air 1 Morning Show with Scott and Kelli, she said "It was so perfect and so sweet ... and of course I said yes!"

You can listen to the interview on the Air 1 Morning Show page. And follow Francesca on Twitter for more engagement/wedding updates! 

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6/11/2009 12:10:12 PM
eda United States
congrats francesca and matt!Smile
7/11/2009 3:54:13 PM
Misha Garcia United States
Misha Garcia
Francesca Battistelli is ok. Free to Be Me is WAY over played. I get sick of it.
8/4/2009 7:49:14 PM
Ashley United States
Misha is just a hater Smile~ I think its sweet!
8/13/2009 10:27:05 AM
Susie Mexico
congrats, may God bless you...
11/1/2009 2:14:37 PM
Anne United States
Hi Francesca im really happy for you you guys make a really cute couple. I wish you guys the best.: )
12/17/2009 7:13:25 PM
Victoria United States
Congrats and I wish you have a happy life togetherSmile
3/23/2010 6:10:30 PM
Stephen India
Interesting post Smile