Keith Urban Puts On a Ripper of a Free Concert in Downtown Nashville

Keith Urban Puts On a Ripper of a Free Concert in Downtown Nashville

Keith Urban celebrated the May 6 release of his new album, Ripcord, with a free outdoor concert in downtown Nashville today (May 9).

An estimated 7,000 fans gathered during lunchtime in front of Bridgestone Arena to hear Keith belt out many of his hits, including “Gone Tomorrow (Here Today),” “Long Hot Summer” and “Sweet Thing.”

Keith will begin his Ripcord World Tour on June 2 in Kansas City, Mo., with more than 50 dates that run through November.

photos by Jason Simanek

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell