Academy of Country Music to Launch Weekly Series, “ACM Wine Down Wednesday,” Featuring Female Artists

Academy of Country Music to Launch Weekly Series, “ACM Wine Down Wednesday,” Featuring Female Artists

The Academy of Country Music will launch a new weekly series, ACM Wine Down Wednesday, that focuses on rising female artists.

Carly Pearce, Tenille Townes, Lainey Wilson, Maddie & Tae and MacKenzie Porter will be featured in the first five episodes of the “happy hour” series, which will air on Wednesdays from July 8 to Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. CT. The series will include conversations, performances, and more, as well as wine provided by 1,000 Stories Wine.

The five-week series will stream on the Academy’s Facebook page and 1,000 Stories Wine’s Facebook page. Fans will be able to re-watch episodes from the weekly series on ACM’s website. On behalf of each artist, 1,000 Stories Wine will donate $2,000 to the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund to be disbursed to individuals in the country music community in need of pandemic relief assistance.

The first episode, featuring Carly Pearce on July 8, will also be available for viewing via Carly’s Facebook page.

ACM Wine Down Wednesday

  • Carly Pearce | Wednesday, July 8 | 6 p.m CT
  • Tenille Townes | Wednesday, July 15 | 6 p.m. CT
  • Lainey Wilson | Wednesday, July 22 | 6 p.m. CT
  • Maddie & Tae | Wednesday, July 29 | 6 p.m. CT
  • MacKenzie Porter | Wednesday, Aug. 5 | 6 p.m. CT

photos: Maddie & Tae by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com; Tenille Townes by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com; Carly Pearce by TCD

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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