Vince Gill & Amy Grant

Vince Gill & Amy Grant

One of Nashville’s longstanding holiday traditions—Vince Gill and Amy Grant’s Christmas at the Ryman shows—will not take place in 2020 because of the ongoing pandemic, but plans have already been announced to bring the festive shows back to the Mother Church in 2021.

Vince and Amy announced their 2021 Christmas at the Ryman shows will features 12 performances, which run from Dec. 13, 2021, to Dec. 22, 2021. Tickets go on sale on Nov. 27 at Ryman.com.

“None of us could have ever predicted a year like this one and the holidays are going to look a lot different because of it,” says Amy. “While Vince and I are disappointed we can’t be with you all this year, we are thrilled to be able to return to Ryman Auditorium for the holidays in 2021. It is such a special time of year for us and our family, and these shows have become a holiday tradition for us!”

2021 Amy Grant & Vince Gill’s Christmas at the Ryman

  • Dec. 13 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 14 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 15 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 16 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 18 – 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 19 – 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 21 – 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 22 – 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

photo by E.M., 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