“Today” Summer Concert Series to Feature Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Lady A, Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell & More

“Today” Summer Concert Series to Feature Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Lady A, Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell & More

While Good Morning America‘s 2018 Summer Concert Series features only one country artist—Kelsea Ballerini—Today’s 2018 Citi Summer Concert Series lineup is plush with country stars, including Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell and Keith Urban.

Meghan Trainor kicks off the 23rd annual Summer Series on May 15 on NBC, before Darius Rucker takes the stage on Today’s outdoor plaza on May 25.

“I always love playing for our incredible fans in New York City,” says Darius. “I can’t think of a better place to get summer started than out on the Today plaza.”

Viewing for the free show is on a first-come, first-served basis, with the entrance located at 48th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

Today Citi Summer Concert Series

  • May 15 – Meghan Trainor
  • May 25 – Darius Rucker
  • May 28 – Troye Sivan
  • June 1 – Shawn Mendes
  • June 8 – Kelly Clarkson
  • June 12 – Dierks Bentley
  • June 15 – Christina Aguilera
  • June 22 – 5 Seconds of Summer
  • June 25 – Dan + Shay
  • June 29 – Panic! at the Disco
  • July 6 – Lady Antebellum
  • July 13 – Maroon 5
  • July 20 – Charlie Puth
  • July 27 – Julia Michaels
  • Aug. 2 – Keith Urban
  • Aug. 10 – Jason Mraz
  • Aug. 17 – Cole Swindell
  • Dates for Alessia Cara and Why Don’t We Try to be announced soon

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