Lady A, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw & More to Perform During “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular”

Lady A, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw & More to Perform During “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular”

Lady A, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley are among the artists performing during the 44th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on July 4. Additional performers include The Killers, John Legend and The Black Eyed Peas.

Today show anchor Craig Melvin will host the two-hour televised event in New York City. After the performances, the show will feature a fireworks display from each of NYC’s five boroughs that were recorded throughout the week, followed by a live grand finale.

Tune in to NBC at 7 p.m. CT on July 4 to catch all of the action. An encore presentation will follow at 9 p.m. CT.

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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