Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam Team Up for Studio Version of “Hold My Hand”

Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam Team Up for Studio Version of “Hold My Hand”

Musical chemistry was in the air when Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam teamed up at the 2015 Grammys to sing “Hold My Hand,” a song from Brandy’s 2013 album, 12 Stories. In fact, there was so much musical chemistry between Brandy and Dwight that the tandem decided to record a studio version of tune and release it today (Oct. 28).

“Dwight added something so special to ‘Hold My Hand’ both at the GRAMMY performance and then on the track itself,” said Brandy. “We had both forgotten about it until we had a show together. In catching up backstage one night we came up with the idea to put it out—for no other reason than we both loved it so much and thought it was a shame to just be ‘sitting on a shelf.’ Music is made to be heard and we definitely wanted this version to be shared.”

Check out the new version of “Hold My Hand” below.

photo by Heather Wines/CBS

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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