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Thomas Rhett’s “What’s Your Country Song” is a Number-1 Country Song

Thomas Rhett’s “What’s Your Country Song” is a Number-1 Country Song

Thomas Rhett is at the top of the country music airplay chart this week with the 17th number-1 song of his career. The journey to the top for “What’s Your Country Song” started in a Dallas hotel room…Thomas shares the story, “So, I wrote this song in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas.  Some songwriter buddies…MORE

Thomas Rhett Still Feels Like a Freshman Even After a Decade of Success

Thomas Rhett Still Feels Like a Freshman Even After a Decade of Success

Do you know who Thomas Rhett is? Do you know that his new track “What’s Your Country Song”, that was just released, jumped onto the country music airplay charts with the highest charting debut of his career? Do you that song was created from a simple idea Thomas had in a hotel room in Dallas?…MORE

Rhett Akins & Wife Sonya Welcome Baby Boy

Rhett Akins & Wife Sonya Welcome Baby Boy

Rhett Akins and wife Sonya welcomed a baby boy—Brody James Akins—to their family on March 13. Sonya shared the news via Instagram, saying: “Friday the 13th is a pretty magical day. Our little angel arrived at 7:49 p.m. weighing 7.2lbs and 19 inches. He is perfect in every way!!!! Welcome Brody James Akins.” Rhett and…MORE

Rhett Akins Wins Inaugural ACM Songwriter of the Decade Award

Rhett Akins Wins Inaugural ACM Songwriter of the Decade Award

The Academy of Country Music announce the addition of seven new ACM Decade Awards: Song of the Decade, Album of the Decade, Artist-Songwriter of the Decade, Breakout Artist of the Decade, Single of the Decade, Songwriter of the Decade and Music Event of the Decade. The ACM Songwriter of the Decade has been awarded to…MORE

Watch Luke Bryan Dance a Jig as Rhett Akins Busks on the Streets of Cleveland

Watch Luke Bryan Dance a Jig as Rhett Akins Busks on the Streets of Cleveland

Luke Bryan was in Cleveland on Saturday (July 15) for his Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour, but before he took the stage at Progressive Field for the show, he hit the streets with the Peach Pickers (songwriters Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip). In an Instagram video posted by Ben, Rhett (who…MORE

Thomas Rhett and Rhett Akins Raise Money for Hometown Cause

Thomas Rhett and Rhett Akins Raise Money for Hometown Cause

How can you not love the Akins boys—Rhett and son Thomas Rhett? If their true-blue country tunes about life, love and rural living don’t get you, their commitment to family sure should. And it’s that commitment that took them to their Valdosta, Ga., hometown in the middle of CMA Music Festival to raise money for…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