The two first met when they were both 13-years-old.
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Country music star Tanya Tucker has many wonderful love songs—"Your Love Amazes Me," "Forever Lovimg You," and "I'll Tennessee You in My Dreams," to name a few—but finding everlasting love in her personal life has been a struggle.

Though she's never been married, she's been engaged several times and has had many more romances, with more than a few being pushed into the limelight. Her relationship with country music legend Glen Campbell in 1980 and 1981 ultimately resulted in a called-off engagement, and she's had two other failed engagements. At 61-years-old, however, Tucker may finally be ready for making a life-long commitment thanks to singer-songwriter Craig Dillingham entering her life.

In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Tucker talks about her relationship with Dillingham, whom she has been dating since last summer. “If it ain’t him, I’m done," she quips. Amazingly, the two native Texans have a history that dates back to their adolescence, when they met in Fort Worth, Texas, at a radio gig, when they both were 13-year-old rising stars.

While Tucker had long forgotten their first chance meeting, it stuck with Dillingham his whole life. “Craig’s always loved me, always,” Tucker tells PEOPLE. “I mean, he’s never not loved me.”

Though the couple previously dated in the early 1990s and 2008, this time around feels different. After friend Lee Ann Womack invited Dillingham to a show where Tucker and herself were performing last July, they quickly fell into an easy love. “I didn’t love him that way,” she says of their previous trysts, “and now I do. I love him, and I know it, and I have no doubt about it.”  Dillingham, Tucker recounts in the article, has said to her, “I think God’s put us back together for a reason.”

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Just because she's never been married, doesn't mean Tucker has ruled it out. “I have nothing against marriage,” the country singer tells PEOPLE. “It’s the opposite. I think it’s very sacred, and I don’t want to do it but one time.” Though she's not feeling rushed to head to the aisle, Dillingham should know she's all about tradition.

“I want the whole thing,” she says. “On the knee.”

Duly noted, Mr.Dillingham? If these two do get betrothed we hope he can find a ring with as much panache as Tucker's cowboy hats.