Luke Bryan to “Flip the Switch” & Perform Twice at 11th Annual “Opry Goes Pink” Showcase on Oct. 22 in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Luke Bryan to “Flip the Switch” & Perform Twice at 11th Annual “Opry Goes Pink” Showcase on Oct. 22 in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

The Grand Ole Opry’s 11th annual Opry Goes Pink show on Oct. 22 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month will feature two performance by Luke Bryan at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. In addition, Luke will “flip the switch” to turn the Grand Ole Opry’s signature barn backdrop pink.

“I wanted to make this Opry appearance something special,” says Luke. “Performing in the Opry circle is unlike any other stage in the world and I want it to be a unique memory for me and the fans.”

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are on sale now, while tickets for the 9:30 p.m. show go on sale on Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. CT. Additional performers include Anita Cochran, Sara Evans, Craig Morgan, Travis Tritt, Joe Diffie and the Oak Ridge Boys.

The Opry will donate $5 from each ticket sold—beginning today—to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, 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