Alan Jackson Performs for More Than 12,000 Fans During 2 Drive-In-Style Shows

Alan Jackson Performs for More Than 12,000 Fans During 2 Drive-In-Style Shows

Alan Jackson treated more than 12,000 fans to his catalog of hits during two drive-in-style shows in Alabama over the weekend.

The first show took place on June 12 in Cullman, Ala., on the open-field site of the Rock the South festival. More than 2,000 cars and trucks filled York Farm for the show.

The second show took place on June 13 in Fairhope, Ala., on the grounds of the Oak Hollow Farm. More than 2,300 automobiles lined up on the 300-acre site.

“We’re just glad to get out of the house and have a good time with y’all,” said Alan from the stage.

The unique shows—with an estimated attendance of more than 12,000 people—featured Alan performing in front of a live audience, while receiving state and local government approvals, as well as a commitment to current health guidelines. Vehicles were parked several feet apart and patrons were asked to stay with their cars, enjoying the concerts from the hood, roof or tailgate. A portion of all proceeds from each Small Town Drive-In concert will go toward food relief efforts in the respective regions.

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