Exactly one year ago Tuesday, Rikki wandered into The Stage and saw singer-songwriter Melanie Martel singing. Another guy on the stage invited him up to play drums.
First, he fell in love with Martel’s voice during the Doobie Brothers song “China Grove” to be exact. After the set was over, he asked to buy her a drink.
Rockett said, “I said, ‘Can buy you a drink?’ and she says, ‘You can do whatever you want’,” and he wasn’t embellishing.
…”He said, ‘Can I buy you a drink?’ and I said, ‘You can do whatever you want’,” said Martel.
Rockett invited her to the Poison show at Starwood the next night and since then, the two have been inseparable.
Rockett proposed to her at The Stage Monday night.
Courtesy of WKRN Nashville