Charles Esten to Host CMT Awards With Performances From Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge & More

Charles Esten to Host CMT Awards With Performances From Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge & More

Charles Esten is one step closer to his goal of world television domination. The star of Nashvilleas well as television commercials—announced on Instagram on May 1 that he will be hosting the CMT Awards on June 7.

Charles also added that performers will included Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge. More performers and presenters will be announced in the coming days.

Nominations for the fan-voted awards show will be announced on May 9. Fan voting opens the same day on CMT and continues until June 5.

Check out Charles’ Instagram announcement below.

Guess who's hosting the #CMTawards this year on Jun 7 at 8pm. Go on. Guess!

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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