Oak Ridge Boys Announce 29-Day “Christmas in Tennessee” Residency at Opryland Resort

Oak Ridge Boys Announce 29-Day “Christmas in Tennessee” Residency at Opryland Resort

The Oak Ridge Boys—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—are getting a jump on the Christmas season by announcing a 29-day residency at Nashville’s Opryland Resort.

The Oaks’ Christmas in Tennessee residency will run from Nov. 20 to Dec. 25. The dinner show includes a holiday meal prepared by the resort’s culinary team, followed by the Oaks and their band performing Christmas classics, new favorites and hits from their catalog. Tickets are on sale now.

“After decades of taking our big Christmas tour on the road, we are bringing it home in 2020,” said the Oaks’ Joe Bonsall. “We’re counting our blessings for this opportunity and invite you to make the journey to Nashville to experience our annual musical tribute to all things Christmas at the fabulous Opryland Hotel.”

The Oaks released their most-recent holiday album, Down Home Christmas, in October 2019. The 10-song offering, which was produced by Dave Cobb, features classics like “Silent Night” and “Amazing Grace” with new songs penned by some of Nashville’s top songwriters.

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