Tag Archives: It Must Be Christmas

Chris Young’s First Guitar Was the Best Present Ever

Chris Young’s First Guitar Was the Best Present Ever

Can you think of what your favorite Christmas gift was? For Chris Young, that answer is easy, “I actually got my first guitar as a Christmas gift. So, that’s one that’s always going to stand out in my mind.” Chris recalls unwrapping the present, “I picked it up and was like so excited to have it.”…MORE

Chris Young Funds Annual Scholarship at Middle Tennessee State University

Chris Young Funds Annual Scholarship at Middle Tennessee State University

Chris Young is coming over . . . with a big check for Middle Tennessee State University. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native (34 miles southeast of Nashville) and former MTSU student created an annual scholarship for recording industry students at his alma mater. Chris’s gift will allow MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry to award a yearly…MORE

Chris Young Talks CMA Award Nomination, Cold-Calling Vince Gill and New Christmas Album

Chris Young Talks CMA Award Nomination, Cold-Calling Vince Gill and New Christmas Album

Jim Casey talks with Chris Young about the rapid success of his duet with Cassadee Pope, “Think of You,” his CMA Award nomination, how he got in touch with Vince Gill for “Sober Saturday Night,” the daunting challenge of picking songs for his new Christmas album, It Must Be Christmas, his favorite Christmas albums and more.…MORE

New Albums

New Albums

New albums released today (Oct. 14) include Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots, Chris Young’s It Must Be Christmas, the Mavericks’ All Night Live Volume I, Muddy Magnolias’ Broken People and Steve Earle’s Guitar Town: 30th Anniversary.MORE

Chris Young Teases Duet With Alan Jackson (We Think) on New Christmas Album

Chris Young Teases Duet With Alan Jackson (We Think) on New Christmas Album

Chris Young’s first-ever holiday album, It Must Be Christmas, is set to drop on Oct. 14. While Chris has remained pretty tight-lipped about the songs and guest artists featured on the album, he did tease the song “There’s a New Kid in Town” on Twitter this morning, and it sounds like Alan Jackson has made…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