AXS TV Salutes Kenny Rogers With Two Classic TV Concerts This Week

AXS TV Salutes Kenny Rogers With Two Classic TV Concerts This Week

AXS TV will salute Kenny Rogers, who passed away on March 20, by airing two classic TV concerts throughout the week:

  • Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong
  • Kenny and Dolly: Real Love

1989’s Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong features Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson taking turns singing each other’s hits, including The Gambler,” “Two Doors Down,” “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” and more. The Emmy-winning NBC TV special was filmed at the Johnson Space Center in Kenny’s hometown of Houston in front of an audience of NASA employees and their families.

1985’s Kenny and Dolly: Real Love presents an in-depth look at Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s longtime friendship, including footage from their 1985 Real Love Tour. The HBO TV special features performance of “Islands In The Stream,” “9 to 5,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Real Love” and more.

The complete schedule is below (all times Eastern):

Monday, April 6
8 p.m. & 11 p.m. – Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong
9 p.m. & 12 a.m. – Kenny & Dolly: Real Love

Tuesday, April 7
12 p.m. – Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong

Thursday, April 9
12 p.m. – Kenny & Dolly: Real Love

Sunday, April 12
9 a.m. – Kenny & Dolly: Real Love
12 p.m. – Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong

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