Watch Maren Morris Perform “To Hell & Back” at CMT Music Awards

Watch Maren Morris Perform “To Hell & Back” at CMT Music Awards

Maren Morris delivered a stirring rendition of her single, “To Hell & Back,” as part of the CMT Music Awards on Oct. 21. Maren’s performance was recorded in Ashland City, Tenn., about 25 miles northwest of Nashville.

Penned by Maren, Jessie Jo Dillon and Laura Veltz, “To Hell & Back” is currently No. 37 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 29 weeks.

During a recent media Q&A, Maren revealed why she decided to release “To Hell & Back” as her new single during the pandemic.

“I chose ‘To Hell & Back’ to put out as a single right now because I think we’re in such a reflective time being sort of stuck at home either by ourselves or with our families, with our dogs, we just have a lot of time to have some introspection, and I feel like ‘To Hell & Back’ is very much about accepting your imperfections and the person in your life accepting them as well, whether that’s your partner or your friends or your family. I think it’s all about your halo’s a little bent, a little dirty, and that person still thinks you’re the cat’s meow. And I love that because it really is this unconditional sort of love that’s not based around ‘Well, you do this for me and you be this perfect person I put on a pedestal and then we can talk about loving each other forever.’ This is like, ‘I will love you no matter what sort of ashes we’re sitting in, because we’re sitting in them together.’”

Watch Mare perform “To Hell & Back” below.

photo by Curtis Hilbun,

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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