If you ever wondered where Chris Young got his romantic side, here is your answer.

According to the Boot, Chris credits his step-father with inspiring the romance in his songs.

“He is the total, ultimate man. The dude trumps me all the time,” Chris, who calls his step-father ‘Dad,’ he confessed to CMT. “I can’t top some of the stuff he’s done. When I was like 11 or 12, he asked my mom to marry him on Valentine’s Day. He got down on one knee, then called us all downstairs and asked her kids if he could marry her. Even the little stuff that he does all the time makes me think, ‘Oh, crap. I’ll never be able to beat that.’ My dad is totally the guy I will always look up to.”