Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley & More Share Messages of Love & Support in Honor of Veterans Day

Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley & More Share Messages of Love & Support in Honor of Veterans Day

Veterans Day on Nov. 11 is a chance to honor all military veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Some of our favorite country stars—including Dierks Bentley, Scotty McCreery, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde and more—shared their messages of love, support and thanks for our troops in honor of Veterans Day 2020.


Thomas Rhett

photo by TCD

“I would like to send out a huge thank you to all of our men and women in the military. I have a couple of family members that are actually . . . one in the Marines and one in the Navy, and so I know what it’s like to have family be gone. Thank you so much for your service and you will never know how much it means to us.”


Scotty McCreery

photo by TCD

“My family and I have always been thankful for the men and women who protect us and lay down their lives to keep all Americans free.”


Dierks Bentley

photo by TCD

“My dad was a second lieutenant in the Army. My dad’s older than most dads. My dad had me when he was 51, or helped have me when he was 51. It’s amazing, he served in WW2, he was in Japan, and he doesn’t tell me too many stories about it, but I know for him, he really enjoyed his time in the Army. It was a chance, he grew up in a town of 1,200 people and the Army was, you know, to join the army and get a chance to go overseas and see some of the world.  He really enjoyed the men in his company and lost some friends over there. He doesn’t talk too much about that aspect of it, but he has nothing but good memories of being able to serve and be part of that. What a feeling that must be that I will never know, to put on that uniform, American flag patch on your shoulder, and you’re out there literally fighting for the flag, fighting with your brothers next to you and for everyone back home. So it’s just something that we can never really honestly have a sense of how that feels, but certainly we can honor them.”


Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line

photo by TCD

“BK and I are big supporters of our servicemen and women. So, any kind of chance we get to give back or to serve them, we’re always jumping at that opportunity. Any opportunity we get to give back, especially when it comes to the military and servicemen and women, we’re just excited.”


Ashley McBryde

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

“Take a minute to say thank you to someone who is, or has served this Veteran’s Day.”


Eric Church

photo by TCD

“I appreciate so, so, so very much the sacrifice you guys give and go through for us to live the way we do. And I wouldn’t want anybody else on the front lines but you guys. I feel safe at night knowing that you’re there, and I appreciate you very much. I can’t thank you enough.”


Luke Combs

photo by TCD

“You need people to do that. I think that can be a job that is sometimes overlooked by a lot of folks and I am grateful that there is a whole lot of people out there that are willing to sacrifice their life for all of our ability to do what we love and not be put in harm’s way on a daily basis. If you are in the military out there or if you are a first responder, I would say thank you for what you do. I can’t imagine doing your job . . . especially in today’s climate and I’m thinking about you as are the rest of my fellow country artists for sure.”

main photos 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