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Watch Luke Combs Get a Surprise Invite to Join the Grand Ole Opry

Watch Luke Combs Get a Surprise Invite to Join the Grand Ole Opry

After only his 16th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, Luke Combs was surprised by John Conlee, Chris Janson and Craig Morgan with an invitation to join the esteemed club during his set on June 11. The trio of Opry members joined Luke onstage to extend the invitation after the 29-year-old sang his recent No.…MORE

Front Side of 70

Front Side of 70

Happy 71st birthday to John Conlee. The “Backside of Thirty” singer was born in Versailles, Ky., on Aug. 11, 1946.MORE

After More Than 90 Years, the Grand Ole Opry Is Still the Best Show in Town

After More Than 90 Years, the Grand Ole Opry Is Still the Best Show in Town

No, this isn’t a paid advertisement by the Grand Ole Opry. It’s just an acknowledgment of how fortunate Nashville is to have an entity like the Opry, which entertains house crowds and radio listeners four nights a week. After more than 90 years, the Opry is still going strong, and it shouldn’t be taken for…MORE

Check Out 40 Performance Pics From the Randy Travis Tribute Concert, Including Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Wynonna, Kenny Rogers & More

Check Out 40 Performance Pics From the Randy Travis Tribute Concert, Including Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Wynonna, Kenny Rogers & More

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis took place last night (Feb. 8) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and it featured more than 30 performers, including Garth Brooks, Wynonna, Jeff Foxworthy, Alison Krauss, Ben Haggard, Neal McCoy, Phil Vassar, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Atkins, Chris Janson, Jamey…MORE

Check Out the Set List as More Than 30 Country Stars Gather to Pay Tribute to Randy Travis

Check Out the Set List as More Than 30 Country Stars Gather to Pay Tribute to Randy Travis

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis took place tonight (Feb. 8) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and it featured more than 30 performers, including Garth Brooks, Wynonna, Jeff Foxworthy, Alison Krauss, Ben Haggard, Neal McCoy, Phil Vassar, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Atkins, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson,…MORE

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #11–20

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #11–20

It’s time to clock in—we’ve got the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music. Today, Sept. 1, we’re featuring #11–20. Country music throughout the decades has not only embraced its working class roots, it’s made a point to praise them. Yes, work is tough, as Merle Haggard wrote in “Workin’ Man’s Blues” or as George…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