When I saw Rodney Atkins walking the red carpet at Wednesday’s (Nov. 6) CMA Awards , I had no idea he was about to embark on such a life-changing journey. He looked calm, cool and pretty collected. He even played a show at Legends Corner right after the awards ceremony at Bridgestone Arena. But then just a few days after that, he tied the knot.
Atkins wed singer-songwriter Rose Falcon on Sunday in Captiva Island, Fla. Just a handful of family and friends were there for the beachside wedding. Atkins’ son Elijah was the adorable best man. And even better, the founder of the Holston United Methodist Home for Children — where Atkins lived before being adopted as a baby — was the officiator at the ceremony.
And how’s this for a rehearsal dinner? The day before the wedding, all the wedding guests were invited to spend the day fishing. If you’re wondering if Atkins wore his trademark ball cap, the answer is yes. But it sounds like he traded in his beat-up, threadbare vintage-looking style for a custom one.
Where to next? It sounds like the couple isn’t planning a getaway just yet, saying, “Our life is a honeymoon.” So they are back in Nashville and will hit the road again together on Nov. 16 in North Carolina.
Falcon’s most recent country songs have included “If Love Had a Heart” and “You Stole My Heart.” And Atkins’ hits include “Take a Back Road,” “Watching You,” “These Are My People,” “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)” and “Farmer’s Daughter.”
This is Atkins’ second marriage.