63 of Our Favorite Red Carpet Photos From the ACM Honors, Including Dierks, Darius, Dustin, Kelsea, Kip, Cam & More

63 of Our Favorite Red Carpet Photos From the ACM Honors, Including Dierks, Darius, Dustin, Kelsea, Kip, Cam & More

Before the 12th annual ACM Honors ceremony kicked off in Nashville on Aug. 22, many country stars walked the red carpet outside the historic Ryman Auditorium.

The evening was dedicated to the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 53rd ACM Awards. The ACM Honors paid tribute to a number of artists for their specific achievements, including Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Darius Rucker, Matraca Berg, Mickey and Chris Christensen, Eddie Miller, Rhett Akins, Rob Potts, Matraca Berg and Norro Wilson.

Check out our red carpet photo gallery, featuring Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Lindsay Ell, Cam, Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi and more.

Photos 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