Justin Moore Scores 9th No. 1 Single With “Why We Drink”

Justin Moore Scores 9th No. 1 Single With “Why We Drink”

Justin Moore scored his ninth No. 1 single as “Why We Drink” ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week.

Penned by Justin, Casey Beathard, David Lee Murphy and Jeremy Stover, “Why We Drink” is featured on Justin’s 2019 album, Late Nights and Longnecks, which also spawned No. 1 hit, “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home.”

Justin will commemorate his first headlining show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in May 2018 by releasing a new album, Live at the Ryman, on Sept. 25. The 17-song album features many of Justin’s fan-favorite No. 1 hits, including “Small Town USA,” “You Look Like I Need a Drink,” “Somebody Else Will” and more, as well as covers of Waylon Jennings’ “I Ain’t Living Long Like This” and Hank Williams Jr.’s “Country State of Mind.” Special guests Chris Janson, David Lee Murphy, and Ricky Skaggs and The Whites are featured on the album.

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