CMT Announces 2019 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour Lineup

CMT Announces 2019 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour Lineup

CMT revealed its 2019 Next Women of Country class during its sixth annual showcase at Nashville’s City Winery on Nov. 13.

Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild introduced the 2019 class, which included Anna Vaus, Emily Hackett, Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Duski, Leah Turner, Rachel Wammack (pictured), Stephanie Quayle and Tenille Townes.

CMT also announced that Cassadee Pope will headline the 2019 CMT Next Women of Country Tour with Clare Dunn and Hannah Ellis. Dates, venues and ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition, Maren Morris received CMT’s 2018 Impact Award for her “contributions to songwriting, recording, radio airplay, record sales, streams, media impressions, awards and touring in country music over the past year.

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