Michael Ray Discovered a Lot of Info About Deana Carter Thanks to Honky Tonk Tuesday

Michael Ray Discovered a Lot of Info About Deana Carter Thanks to Honky Tonk Tuesday

When touring stopped last year, Michael Ray looked for a new creative outlet to help him connect with fans, and also give him something to do…so he started his Honky Tonk Tuesday series.

Fan and fellow artists have loved both watching and appearing on the weekly musical get together. Michael takes his hosting duties seriously, and makes sure to be prepared for the artists that show up.

He admits that while he was a fan and knew her music, his research of Deana Carter turned up some interesting tidbits that he didn’t previously know about her, “As a fan, I learned so much, because I do a lot of research before I have a guest on…so, I learned so much, but Deana Carter blew my mind. Obviously she’s an incredible artist, incredible singer – I didn’t know about her playing Farm-Aid, her growing up with Willie (Nelson), and Kris Kristofferson, and how much Willie Nelson played in her career, and just how talented she is as a songwriter and an artist…and that one I’ll always hold dear to me.”

Check out the episode of Honky Tonk Tuesday with Michael Ray and Deana Carter

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter