Photo Gallery: Jennifer Nettles, Travis Tritt, Lee Brice, Tracy Lawrence & More Walk the Red Carpet at the Kentucky Derby

Photo Gallery: Jennifer Nettles, Travis Tritt, Lee Brice, Tracy Lawrence & More Walk the Red Carpet at the Kentucky Derby

Before Country House was deemed the victor in a controversial Kentucky Derby, a number of country stars and celebs walked the red carpet at Churchill Downs on May 4, including Jennifer Nettles, Travis Tritt, Lee Brice, Tracy Lawrence, Eddie Montgomery and more.

Check out our photo gallery, courtesy of photographer 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