CRS New Faces of Country Music Class of 2019 Announced, Including Lindsay Ell, Jimmie Allen, Dylan Scott & More

CRS New Faces of Country Music Class of 2019 Announced, Including Lindsay Ell, Jimmie Allen, Dylan Scott & More

Up-and-comers know they’re on the right track when they’re invited to play the New Faces of Country Music show at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. Only a handful of rising stars get the honor of performing before the industry crowd, which includes radio programmers, executives and members of the national media.

The 2019 New Faces class features Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell and LANCO. The new class will take the stage at the Omni Hotel for the 2019 New Faces show on Feb. 15.

This year’s class was narrowed down from a group of nominees that also included Jordan Davis, Morgan Evans, Riley Green, Walker Hayes, Chris Lane, Mitchell Tenpenny, Morgan Wallen and Aaron Watson.

The New Faces of Country Music show can help artists reach the “next” level—just ask the 2014 class of Cam, Brothers Osborne, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion and Chris Janson. The 2018 class featured Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Midland, Carly Pearce and Michael Ray.

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