CMA 50th Anniversary Red Carpet Photo Gallery: Carrie Underwood, Tim and Faith, Miranda Lambert, Garth and Trisha and More

CMA 50th Anniversary Red Carpet Photo Gallery: Carrie Underwood, Tim and Faith, Miranda Lambert, Garth and Trisha and More

The stars came out tonight (Nov. 2) for the 50th Annual CMA Awards held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

In celebration of the golden anniversary, legends and today’s hottest artists walked the expansive red carpet before entering the tribute filled show. From Charlie Daniels, The Oak Ridge Boys and Charley Pride to Garth and Trisha, Tim and Faith and Carrie Underwood, stars lit up the walkway held inside Nashville’s Music City Center.

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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