Alabama With Martina McBride

Alabama With Martina McBride

The third time is the charm . . . hopefully.

Alabama is rolling on with two newly announced stops in Nashville in 2021 as part of their delayed 50th Anniversary Tour. The trio is set to perform at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on July 2 and July 3 with special guest Martina McBride.

After postponing more than 25 shows on their 50th Anniversary Tour in 2019 as frontman Randy Owen dealt with vertigo and migraines, Alabama planned to resume their tour in 2020, however, the COVID-19 pandemic put a kibosh on their plans. Alabama’s show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena was originally scheduled for Nov. 20, 2019. It was rescheduled for July 17, 2020, with an additional date set for July 18, 2020. Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels, who died on July 6, was slated to join Alabama at both Nashville shows.

Now, Martina McBride will join Alabama for their two-night Nashville stint. Additional tour dates will be announced in the coming months. Tickets are on sale now.

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