Blake Shelton’s New Venue Slated to Open Sept. 30 With Performances From Ronnie Milsap, RaeLynn, John Conlee & More

Blake Shelton’s New Venue Slated to Open Sept. 30 With Performances From Ronnie Milsap, RaeLynn, John Conlee & More

Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Properties have teamed up to transform Blake’s 2001 breakout hit, “Ol’ Red,” into two new venues in Nashville and his hometown of Tishomingo, Okla.

Blake will celebrate Ole Red Tishomingo’s grand opening with an Opry-style performance and block party on Sept. 30 in Tishomingo. RaeLynn, Jeannie Seely, John Conlee and Ronnie Milsap are scheduled to perform as Blake co-hosts the show with Bill Cody. The concert will be live streamed at 7 p.m. CT on Ole Red’s Facebook page. The new entertainment venue will include a 4,700-square-foot restaurant and performance space as well as a 1,400-square-foot retail store.

“For a song that meant so much to me to take this shape and come to life as Ole Red has is really mind-blowing,” said Blake. “Our community is in for a treat with the Opry bringing their famed broadcast to Tishomingo for this special show. It’s a proud day for us Oklahomans.”

In addition to his Tishomingo venue, Blake is set to open a second Ole Red location in Nashville in 2018. Ole Red Nashville at 300 Broadway will be a multi-level 26,000-square-foot entertainment venue, with a two-story bar and restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor and private VIP booths for small groups. The complex will also include a large, private event space and a 6,000-square-foot rooftop featuring an indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant with panoramic views of Lower Broadway.

Artist rendering of Ole Red Nashville

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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