Eric Church Wanted People Uncomfortable for His New Albums

Eric Church Wanted People Uncomfortable for His New Albums

Eric Church‘s new musical project Heart & Soul was an uncomfortable recording process…and he wanted it that way.

He wanted to shake up things in the way he’s been making music — even to the point of recording the 3 albums Heart, &, Soul, not in a studio…but a restaurant in North Carolina.

Listen to Eric talk about the making of the albums, and why he wanted this process to be so different…

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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