Jessie James Decker Announces Surprise Release of New EP, “Blackbird Sessions,” on June 9 [Listen to Track 4]

Jessie James Decker Announces Surprise Release of New EP, “Blackbird Sessions,” on June 9 [Listen to Track 4]

Jessie James Decker had so much fun recording songs at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio in May that she has decided to release a new five-song EP, Blackbird Sessions, on June 9.

The new EP features live versions of some of Jessie’s favorite songs, including covers of Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Shania Twain’s “Your Still the One” and the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Lovin’ You,” which Nash Country Daily premiered last month.

“I grew up listening to The Jackson 5,” says Jessie to Nash Country Daily. “Michael’s voice was so soulful and it inspired me so much. Performing this song makes me feel like I’m a kid again.”

The new EP also contains a stripped-down version of Jessie’s “Girl on the Coast,” which was featured on her recent EP, Gold.

Watch JJD’s soulful performance of “Who’s Lovin’ You” below.

Blackbird Sessions Track List

  1. “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
  2. “Love on the Brain”
  3. “You’re Still the One”
  4. “Who’s Lovin’ You”
  5. “Girl on the Coast”

 

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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