Chris Stapleton Is Hitting the Road this Summer On His All-American Road Show Tour

Chris Stapleton Is Hitting the Road this Summer On His All-American Road Show Tour

Chris Stapleton has announced new 2021 dates for his All-American Road Show!

Chris, like every artist and fan, says “I miss touring deeply.”

And now it looks like the long wait to hear his ACM Award winning Album of the Year Starting Over in-person is over.

Starting in Chicago on July 17th, it looks like the All-American Road Show will then be on the road for nearly the next year. Various concerts will include an awesome line of various special guests…including, Caylee Hammack, Dwight Yoakam, Elle King, Jamey Johnson, Kendell Marvel, Margo Price, Mavis Staples, Nikki Lane, Sheryl Crow, The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell, The Highwomen, The Marcus King Band, Willie Nelson, and Yola.

Tickets for the newly announced dates for Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show begin next Friday – April 30th.

Sign up for presale tickets at StapletonFanClub.com and visit chrisstapleton.com/tour for more information.

While Chris is very much looking for a return to the road, he does says that the last year at home offered him something that his usually touring life would not have, “The silver lining and the mixed blessing during the pandemic for me is I’ve gotten to spend more time being a dad and being with my children than I’ve ever gotten to do certainly as a touring musician. I have three children under the age of three and I have two older ones that are 12 and 10. When I go in to get the boys in the morning, and I open the door, they say ‘Daddy’ before I even open the door, and I’ve never really had that before. So, that’s kind of a neat thing for me to get to have that, so I’m thankful for that and I’m grateful for that. As much as I look forward to getting back out on the road, I’ll miss a little bit of that.”

One of the songs that fans will be looking forward to seeing Chris perform live (with plenty of tissues in hand), is the track he just sang on this year’s ACM Awards with Miranda Lambert — just in case you missed it…this is “Maggie’s Song.”

Photos Courtesy of Chris Stapleton

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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