Ashley McBryde Has New Thanksgiving Standards

Ashley McBryde Has New Thanksgiving Standards

Everyone is adapting their holiday plans this year, including Ashley McBryde. To keep her family safe, she and her siblings have laid out a holiday schedule for visiting their parents “Normally I would be at home, for every holiday, but my parents are no spring chickens…so, I’m trying to make sure that everybody is as safe as possible. So, my family and I, we’re gonna do holidays in shifts! We’ll be tested, and then I’ll get to go be with mom and pop, and then my brother or my sister can come a day or so later as long as everybody is making sure we’re keeping mom and dad safe”

Now, when she does get home, what will be her favorite Thanksgiving menu item? Ashley states “Mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes…with gravy? Even better! But, mashed potatoes.” We think she likes mashed potatoes.

Here’s hoping your holidays are nothing like the story line in Ashley’s latest song “Martha Divine”…

photo credit: Daniel Meigs

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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