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John Rich’s Grandmother, Granny Rich, Dies at 88

John Rich’s Grandmother, Granny Rich, Dies at 88

John Rich’s grandmother, Cleda Ann Rich, 88, died on July 28, according to a statement from John’s PR team. Affectionately known as Granny Rich, the spunky matriarch of the Rich family made the media rounds in 2019 when she launched her Granny Rich Reserve on John’s Redneck Riviera Whiskey label. During the whiskey launch, Granny…MORE

John Rich Helps Raise More Than $187,000 in Scholarships for Gold Star Families

John Rich Helps Raise More Than $187,000 in Scholarships for Gold Star Families

Big & Rich’s John Rich hosted a holiday gathering at his home that raised more than $187,000 for Folds of Honor, an organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or have been disabled while on active duty in the U.S. armed forces. John’s “Holidays and Heroes” event…MORE

Remember When Trendsetter Alan Jackson Invested in a Lower Broadway Bar in 2014?

Remember When Trendsetter Alan Jackson Invested in a Lower Broadway Bar in 2014?

News came down the pike on July 9 that Luke Bryan will be the next country star to open a venue on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. The eventual opening of Luke’s 32 Bridge Kitchen + Drink will follow a number of established artist-invested venues, including Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, Florida Georgia Line’s FGL House, John Rich’s…MORE

“Rich” Country Star Is Building a Guitar-Shaped Swimming Pool

“Rich” Country Star Is Building a Guitar-Shaped Swimming Pool

Big & Rich’s John Rich is staying true to his Redneck Riviera brand. John, who recently opened his own Redneck Riviera bar in Las Vegas (one is coming to Nashville soon), posted a pic on Twitter of a guitar-shaped swimming pool that he is presumably building at his Nashville home. Accompanying a pic of the…MORE

The Academy of Country Music Announces More Than 50 Artists in the Lineup for Events Surrounding the ACM Awards, Including Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini & More

The Academy of Country Music Announces More Than 50 Artists in the Lineup for Events Surrounding the ACM Awards, Including Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini & More

The Academy of Country Music revealed today (Feb. 9) the musical lineup and additional fan events for the 5th annual Party for a Cause in Las Vegas, March 30–April 2. The four-day country music smorgasbord culminates with the 52nd annual ACM Awards on April 2 in Las Vegas. The Week Vegas Goes Country will feature…MORE

Birthday Bunch

Birthday Bunch

Birthdays this week include Deana Carter (51) and Patty Loveless (60) on Jan. 4 and John Rich (43) and David Lee Murphy (58) on Jan. 7.MORE

Lonestar: Off Like a Shot with “Tequila Talkin’”

Lonestar: Off Like a Shot with “Tequila Talkin’”

A famous saloon and a drinking song have made the country band Lonestar the newest toast of the town. The new BNA Records group got its big break by playing as the house band at Nashville’s famous Wildhorse Saloon, then vaulted to success with its debut single, “Tequila Talkin’.” “The Lonestar sound … you’d have…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