Charity Concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to Feature Dolly Parton, Lonestar, Lee Greenwood, Abby Anderson & More

Charity Concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to Feature Dolly Parton, Lonestar, Lee Greenwood, Abby Anderson & More

The Gift of Music charity concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 30 will feature a lineup that includes Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye, T.G. Sheppard, Drew Baldridge, Abby Anderson, Artimus Pyle Band, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Red Mountain Bluegrass Band, Brad and Maisy Stella, Taylon Hope and Scott Bass.

The Gift of Music concert, which has been hosted by the Dustin J. Wells Foundation since 2008, will benefit the local W.O. Smith Music School and Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. The Dustin J. Wells Foundation honors the memory of of Dustin Jack Wells, who died in a car accident in 2005.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. CT.

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