Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Feature Luke Combs, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle & More

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Feature Luke Combs, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle & More

For the fifth year in a row, Willie Nelson and pals will be heading to Austin, Texas, for his 46th annual Fourth of July Picnic.

More than a dozen acts will join Willie and his family, including Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Hayes Carll, Colter Wall, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Gene Watson, Billy Joe Shaver, Johnny Bush, Folk Uke, Raelyn Nelson Band and The Casey Kristofferson Band.

The Independence Day event will take place at Austin’s Circuit of Americas racetrack, featuring music on two stages—the Austin 360 Amphitheater and the venue’s Grand Plaza. A fireworks display will cap the evening.

Tickets are on sale now.

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