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Dolly Parton Remembers Actress & Steel Magnolias Co-Star Olympia Dukakis

Dolly Parton Remembers Actress & Steel Magnolias Co-Star Olympia Dukakis

Back in late-80s Dolly Parton and Olympia Dukakis co-starred in the iconic movie Steel Magnolias with Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Daryl Hannah and Shirley MacLaine. Saturday, Olympia passed at the age of 89. Dolly remembered her friend and co-star, saying “I was so sorry to hear that Olympia Dukakis had passed away. She has been…MORE

Jordan Davis Set to Release New EP, Buy Dirt – May 21st

Jordan Davis Set to Release New EP, Buy Dirt – May 21st

Jordan Davis is climbing the country music airplay chart with his hit song “Almost Maybes” – now the announcement comes that he’ll have a new project arriving in 3 weeks – May 21st! Jordan’s EP, Buy Dirt, features 8 tracks – 7 of which he co-wrote. That 8th track he didn’t write is actually a…MORE

Alan Jackson Honors His Late Mother With Song on His New Album

Alan Jackson Honors His Late Mother With Song on His New Album

Alan Jackson‘s new album, Where Have You Gone – arrives May 14th. Among the 20 tracks, are some very personal songs for Alan, including one his wrote for his mom, “One song on there, especially I wrote when my mama died…I wrote for her funeral.” Alan’s mom Ruth passed away 4 years ago, and at the…MORE

Michael Ray Has Tattoos for Family, Faith and Music

Michael Ray Has Tattoos for Family, Faith and Music

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…MORE

Justin Moore Is Getting Tour Ready Thanks to His Daughter

Justin Moore Is Getting Tour Ready Thanks to His Daughter

Justin Moore is continuing to get back out on the road at the very end of this month, with more dates in June, and a pretty regular tour schedule kicking off in July. Justin has plenty of new music to bring fans, as he just released his new collection of songs, Straight Outta The Country.…MORE

Callista Clark Shares the Story Behind “It’s ‘Cause I Am” with Kelly & Ryan

Callista Clark Shares the Story Behind “It’s ‘Cause I Am” with Kelly & Ryan

Did you catch Callista Clark‘s recent appearance on Live with Kelly & Ryan? Callista performed her current single “It’s Cause I Am” — which you can watch here… Callista then shared with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest the story behind the song… Headline Photo Courtesy of BMLG Additional Photo Courtesy of Callista Clark & Live With…MORE

Thomas Rhett’s Country Again – Side A is Available Now

Thomas Rhett’s Country Again – Side A is Available Now

Thomas Rhett‘s album Country Again – Side A is available now! Country Again is the result of the last 10 years of Thomas’ life, but more specifically, the last 15 months. It was the quarantine and time off from his usual hectic schedule that allowed all this music to be created. Thomas says, “A lot of this…MORE

Priscilla Block’s Debut EP – is Available Now

Priscilla Block’s Debut EP – is Available Now

Priscilla Block‘s debut EP – featuring her single “Just About Over You” – is available now! Since she has arrived on the country music scene Priscilla has been very open with her fans, ” I feel like everybody knows me really well through social media, because I am so much of a watch you see…MORE

Darius Rucker Shares a Different Take on His Masterpiece

Darius Rucker Shares a Different Take on His Masterpiece

Darius Rucker‘s new single “My Masterpiece” started with an interview. Darius shares the story of how the song was created, “I was having a writing session with the same guys I wrote ‘Beers and Sunshine’ with, and they were talking about just, well, I think it was John (Harding) that said he heard me on a…MORE

Gabby Barrett Makes Her Late Night TV Debut on The Late Late Show With James Corden

Gabby Barrett Makes Her Late Night TV Debut on The Late Late Show With James Corden

Did you catch Gabby Barrett‘s late night television debut on The Late Late Show With James Corden? After chatting with James Corden about the inspiration for her number-one smash hit “The Good Ones” – Gabby let loose with a show-stopping performance of the track. Gabby shared a photo with fans from after the performance —…MORE

Elvie Shane Shares His Emotional Opry Debut Performance of “My Boy”

Elvie Shane Shares His Emotional Opry Debut Performance of “My Boy”

Elvie Shane recently released his debut EP, County Roads, and that same day he also made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. Recalling the performance of his single “My Boy” at the Opry, Elvie shared, “Almost couldn’t make it through this one… performing ‘My Boy’ at the Grand Ole Opry with Caleb right there…MORE

Lathan Warlick Tells His Story of Connecting Musical Dots on CBS This Morning

Lathan Warlick Tells His Story of Connecting Musical Dots on CBS This Morning

Lathan Warlick shares his story of success on CBS This Morning…from welding metal to melding genres, Lathan says what it really is about is “I’m trying to connecting the dots, and bring a lot more together with unity.” Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line, who produced Lathan’s EP, and joins him on the title track…MORE

Priscilla Block Livestreams Her EP Release Party from Nashville’s Hard Rock Cafe

Priscilla Block Livestreams Her EP Release Party from Nashville’s Hard Rock Cafe

Did you catch Priscilla Block‘s livestream event celebrating the release of her EP? You can catch the replay of Priscilla sharing stories – find out which track she originally wrote for Jason Aldean to sing – and songs from the project, including her current single “Just About Over You” from the Hard Rock Cafe in…MORE

Joey Hendricks Shares the Story Behind the Song “Hollywood”

Joey Hendricks Shares the Story Behind the Song “Hollywood”

Back in March Joey Hendricks released his debut EP, Between the Clouds, which features his song “Hollywood.” Joey says that the music on the EP actually influenced the project’s title, “I named the EP ‘Between The Clouds’ because writing these songs have been little moments of clarity and light in between a lot of confusion…MORE

Priscilla Block Gives Fans an Early Preview of Her Debut EP – Tonight!

Priscilla Block Gives Fans an Early Preview of Her Debut EP – Tonight!

Priscilla Block‘s debut EP arrives tomorrow (Friday, April 30th) but tonight she’s giving fans a taste of what’s to come. She’ll be hosting a livestream release party with her full band from the Hard Rock Cafe in Downtown Nashville. Priscilla says, “I am so, so, so excited to do this livestream. So many people haven’t…MORE

A Day In The Country – April 29th – with Jon Pardi, Maren Morris, Jerrod Niemann, & Willie Nelson

A Day In The Country – April 29th – with Jon Pardi, Maren Morris, Jerrod Niemann, & Willie Nelson

This is A Day in the Country with Paul Koffy – April 29th On this date in 2017, during the NFL Draft held in Philadelphia, Jon Pardi announced the San Francisco 49ers’ 4th round pick…running back Joe Williams In 2016, Maren Morris’ “My Church” earned a Gold certification. Today in 2014, Jerrod Niemann was at number-one with “Drink to that All…MORE

Reba McEntire Returns to Young Sheldon For Another Guest Appearance

Reba McEntire Returns to Young Sheldon For Another Guest Appearance

Reba McEntire is returning to her role of “June” on the hit show Young Sheldon. Reba shared “Sneak peek!!! On tomorrow night’s episode of Young Sheldon, Mary seeks June’s advice when looking for a change. Tune in at 8/7c on CBS!” The “tomorrow” is now “tonight” as Young Sheldon airs on Thursdays. Check out the clip that…MORE

Luke Combs Releases “Forever After All” Music Video

Luke Combs Releases “Forever After All” Music Video

When it comes to Luke Combs‘ new single “Forever After All” – the song already had a very personal connection to the singer. Luke shares, “I wrote this song obviously about my wife Nicole, and it was the first song that I had written in our new house that we live in here in Tennessee.…MORE

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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