Thomas Rhett’s New Song Gets the Stamp of Approval from Eric Church

Thomas Rhett’s New Song Gets the Stamp of Approval from Eric Church

Thomas Rhett‘s Country Again – Side A comes out April 30th, and it already contains a number-1 hit, with “What’s Your Country Song.”

Now he’s released the title track, and it name drops a musical hero of Thomas’…Eric Church.

Eric chimed in on what he thought of the song — Thomas shares the text conversation the two had, “There’s obviously a line, about me and my buddies cranking Eric Church to 10, and he texted me and said ‘Hey man, I just wanted to say “Country Again” is great. Hope you and the family are doing well.’ And I said ‘Thanks a lot, it means a ton. Hope you don’t mind that I name dropped you.’ and he said ‘I’m honored.’ And that was full circle to me because he’s one of the biggest reasons, besides Merle Haggard, that I wanted to write songs in the first place. I remember being 16 years old and just being like ‘is there anyone better than Eric Church’ and I was the dude that my favorite songs were the b-sides or the album cuts, so, he’s always been somebody I looked up to as a songwriter. So, to have him kind of sign off on a song was very special to me.”

Thomas recently performed both songs, “What’s Your Country Song” and “Country Again” on the ACM Awards

Photo Courtesy of Valory Music Co

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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