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Rascal Hits

Rascal Hits

Rascal Flatts will continue to celebrate their 20th anniversary this year with the release of a new album, Twenty Years of Rascal Flatts The Greatest Hits, on Oct. 2. The 20-song collection features a number of fan-favorite hits.MORE

Cheers, Terri

Cheers, Terri

Terri Clark will release a new holiday album, It’s Christmas…Cheers!, on Sept. 25. Produced by Terri, the 10-song collection includes a host of holiday standards, including “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” “Away in a Manger” and more. photo by AFF-USA.comMORE

Gift Wrapped

Gift Wrapped

Carrie Underwood will release her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, on Sept. 25. The holiday offering will feature a combination of beloved traditional favorites and original material that celebrate Carrie’s faith and the spiritual nature of Christmas.MORE

Full “Speed” Ahead

Full “Speed” Ahead

Keith Urban will release his 11th studio album, The Speed of Now: Part I, on Sept. 18. The 16-song set features collaborations with Eric Church, Pink, Breland and Nile Rodgers. photo by TCDMORE

More Moore

More Moore

Justin Moore will commemorate his first headlining show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in May 2018 by releasing a new album, Live at the Ryman, on Sept. 25. photo by AFF-USA.comMORE

Holiday Gift

Holiday Gift

Carrie Underwood will release her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, on Sept. 25. The yuletide offering will feature a combination of beloved traditional favorites—celebrating her faith and the spiritual nature of the holiday—and original material. photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.comMORE

Almost Here

Almost Here

Tim McGraw will release his 16th studio album, Here On Earth, on Aug. 21. The album’s lead single, “I Called Mama,” is currently No. 12 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. photo by TCDMORE

Mixtape EP

Mixtape EP

Kane Brown will release a new seven-song EP, Mixtape Vol. 1, on Aug. 14. The new EP features four previously released tracks as well as three brand-new songs.MORE

Heart Theory

Heart Theory

Lindsay Ell will release her new 12-song concept album, heart theory, on Aug. 14. Lindsay co-penned 11 tracks on the new project with a host of top songwriters, including Brandy Clark, Laura Veltz and more. photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.comMORE

Here It Comes

Here It Comes

Luke Bryan will release his seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, on Aug. 7. photo by TCDMORE

Going Once…

Going Once…

Mac McAnally—a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and 10-time CMA Musician of the Year—will release his new album, Once in a Lifetime, on July 31. photo by AFF-USA.comMORE

Whispern’ Bill

Whispern’ Bill

Whisperin’ Bill Anderson will release his 73rd album, The Hits Re-Imagined, on July 24. The album includes 10 of his most iconic songs, as well as instrumental versions of each track. photo by AFF-USA.comMORE

The Balladeer

The Balladeer

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Lori McKenna will release her new album, The Balladeer, on July 24. The album was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A and produced by Dave Cobb. photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.comMORE

Rumor Has It

Rumor Has It

Margo Price released her new album, That’s How Rumors Get Started, on July 10. The 10-song album was co-produced by Sturgill Simpson. photo by TCDMORE

Teaming Up

Teaming Up

Jimmie Allen will release a new collaborative EP, Bettie James, on July 10. The seven-song EP features a host of guest artists, including Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Tim McGraw and more. photo by AFF-USA.comMORE

70th Solo

70th Solo

Willie Nelson, 87, will release his 70th solo studio album, First Rose of Spring, on July 3. photo by AFF-USA.comMORE

Grand Tours

Grand Tours

Grand Ole Opry House and historic Ryman Auditorium will reopen their doors to the public for daytime tours beginning Friday, June 26.MORE

Americana Nominees

Americana Nominees

The nominees for the 2020 Americana Honors & Awards have been announced for the ceremony on Sept. 16. See the Full List. photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.comMORE

Upcoming Albums

Upcoming Albums

Clint Black, Gabby Barrett, Tenille Townes and more are slated to release new albums in June. photo by Tammie ArroyoMORE

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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