Photo Gallery: 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Featuring Blake Shelton, FGL, Sam Hunt, Jessie James Decker & More

Photo Gallery: 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Featuring Blake Shelton, FGL, Sam Hunt, Jessie James Decker & More

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards turned into a star-studded affair last night (May 21) as artists from all genres of music gathered in Las Vegas to celebrate their successes over the past 12 months.

Country music was well represented as Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Jessie James Decker and Billy Ray Cyrus walked the red carpet.

Check out some of the photos below, courtesy of Tammie Arroyo/AFF-USA.com.

Photos by Tammie Arroyo/AFF-USA.com

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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