Listen to Lori McKenna’s Nostalgic New Single, “People Get Old,” From Upcoming Album, “The Tree”

Listen to Lori McKenna’s Nostalgic New Single, “People Get Old,” From Upcoming Album, “The Tree”

Singer/songwriter Lori McKenna will follow up her 2016 Grammy-nominated album, The Bird & the Rifle, with the July 20 release of her 11th studio album, The Tree.

Produced by Dave Cobb, The Tree features 11 songs that Lori wrote or co-wrote, including lead single, “People Get Old,” which you can listen to below.

“I love people’s stories about their families—the way they tic and the ways we’re all crazy and love each other,” says Lori. “I hope my songs shine a little light on that for a second. Maybe our stories remind us of our families and what they give us. It’s beautiful, and sometimes we take it for granted.”

Lori, the songwriter behind Grammy-winning tunes “Girl Crush” and “Humble & Kind,” will embark on her The Way Back Home Tour this summer.

Listen to “People Get Old” below.

The Way Back Home Tour

June 14—Sylvania, OH—Centennial Terrace (supporting Alison Krauss)
June 15—Kettering, OH—Fraze Pavilion (supporting Alison Krauss)
June 29—Annapolis, MD—Rams Head On Stage
June 30—Northampton, MA—Iron Horse Music Hall
July 1—East Greenwich, RI—Greenwich Odeum
July 18—Boston, MA—City Winery
July 20—New York, NY—City Winery
July 21—Philadelphia, PA—World Café Live
July 22—Washington, DC—City Winery
August 3—Ann Arbor, MI—The Ark
August 4—Chicago, IL—City Winery
August 5—Minneapolis, MN—Dakota Jazz Club
August 15—Atlanta, GA—City Winery
August 16—Charlotte, NC—North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
August 17—Nashville, TN—CMA Theatre, Country Music Hall of Fame

photo 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