Matt Stell Shares a Christmas Gift He Loved, and One He Never Wants To Get

Matt Stell Shares a Christmas Gift He Loved, and One He Never Wants To Get

Some Christmas presents are a hit with people, and some are misses.

Matt Stell remembers one of his favorite Christmas presents ever, “My favorite childhood Christmas memory is when my mother got me a puppy one time.  It was a good little dog, Hollyberry.” 

Of course, like every parent knows, you get your kid a pet, and 9 out of 10 times, you become the main caretaker.

Matt jokes that happened with his dog and his mom, “My mom ended up being-They were probably more attached to each other than I was with it, but I loved that dog.  Man, she loved that dog.”

So, the dog was a big hit as a present, but just in case he ever ends up on your gift giving list, Matt Stell shares the one thing he never wants to get as a present, “I can’t really think of a gift that I always wanted that Santa didn’t bring me, but I can tell you some things- many things that Santa brought me that I never wanted and to this day it continues.  I hate getting clothes for Christmas.  I want toys. I want video games. I just want a card. I don’t care. I don’t like getting clothes for Christmas.”

Everybody clear on that now?

Well, a gift that Matt got this year that we know he was happy about, was his second number-one song. Back in November “Everywhere But On” topped the country airplay charts…

Photo Credit: Dustin Haney

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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