Little Big Town Remembers Their First-Ever ACM Performance

Little Big Town Remembers Their First-Ever ACM Performance

After winning their fourth consecutive award for Vocal Group of the Year at the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night (April 2), Little Big Town headed backstage to talk about their win, Karen’s obsession with HBO’s Big Little Lies series and the first time they appeared on the ACM’s.

LBT at 2006 ACM awards. – Photo by Janet Gough/ACM

“‘Boondocks,'” Karen said remembering the song they sang during their first ACM appearance.

“Two thousand…six-ish?” Jimi and Kimberly simultaneously shouted out the year.

“Accoustic guitars, maybe like a minute twenty seconds of —it was like a commercial of “Boondocks,” Karen said. “On a little stage by ourselves— the four of us. I remember I bought green and black cowboy boots and spent probably more on those then my rent was.Vince Gill sang right before us and he was honored.”

“You remember the boots you were wearing,” Jimi teased. “Those were your wedding boots by the way.”

“Oh yeah, I did get married in those,” Karen continued. “Yeah, we totally remember it. [Kimberly] was pregnant and she bounced all the way to the stage like a little bunny rabbit.”

“This show’s been good to us, so we love it,” added Jimi.

Little Big Town spread the joy at the 2017 ACM’s when they performed “Happy People,” the follow up single to their No. 1 hit, Better Man, off their newly released album, The Breaker.

Photo 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