Parker McCollum Gets Opry Debut Invite From Dierks Bentley

Parker McCollum Gets Opry Debut Invite From Dierks Bentley

Parker McCollum ended 2020 strong, with his song “Pretty Heart” hitting the number-one spot on the country airplay charts.

Now, he’s getting his 2021 up and running in a big way – not only does he have a new single, and video, out, “To Be Loved By You,” but turns out he’ll also be making his Grand Ole Opry debut this year!

February 6th, 2021, Parker will be taking the Opry stage for the very first time. Of course this is an offer that he would never turn down, but getting asked was made a little sweeter because the invite was extended by Dierks Bentley.

Check out the moment when Dierks, who will also be there the night of the 6th, facetimed Parker to invite him to his Opry debut.

Photo Credit: David McClister

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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