Photo Gallery: “ACM Stories, Songs & Stars” Event with Little Big Town, Midland, Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen & More

Photo Gallery: “ACM Stories, Songs & Stars” Event with Little Big Town, Midland, Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen & More

More than 20 songwriters and artists took the stage to share the stories behind some of country’s biggest hits at the ACM Stories, Songs & Stars event on April 5 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Hosted by Hillary Scott and Storme Warren, the event featured performances from Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Chase McGill, Josh Osborne, Brantley Gilbert, Little Big Town, Midland, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett and more.

ACM Party for a Cause events support ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music.

Check out our photo gallery, courtesy of O’Connor/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