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Kellie Pickler Honored By the USO as a Global Ambassador

Kellie Pickler Honored By the USO as a Global Ambassador

Since arriving on the scene, Kellie Pickler has always been dedicated to helping the USO. She has been all over the world bringing a little bit of home to the men and women serving in our military since her first USO tour in 2007. Now in honor of the 80th anniversary of the United Service…MORE

Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks Flex Their Guns for a Good Cause

Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks Flex Their Guns for a Good Cause

Much like 2014’s Ice Bucket Challenge sought to promote awareness of ALS via social media, the USO’s #Flex4Forces campaign calls on Americans to show their strength by striking a biceps flex in support of our nation’s military and sharing it on social media. Step 1: Show Your Strength Strike your flex pose Snap a picture…MORE

Watch Craig Campbell and Actress Scarlett Johansson Sing “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” During USO Tour in Afghanistan

Watch Craig Campbell and Actress Scarlett Johansson Sing “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” During USO Tour in Afghanistan

While in Afghanistan on the USO’s star-studded holiday tour—which also included stops in Turkey, Qatar and Germany—Craig Campbell sat down with actress Scarlett Johansson [Lost In Translation, Lucy] to duet on Nancy Sinatra’s 1966 hit “These Boots Are Made For Walkin,” as part of his Women Cover Wednesday #WCW video series, where Craig covers songs originally recorded…MORE

Toby Keith Talks Locked & Loaded Tour, Supporting the Troops, Playing at the Bluebird Cafe and New Tunes “Made in America,” “Get Out of My Car” and More

Toby Keith Talks Locked & Loaded Tour, Supporting the Troops, Playing at the Bluebird Cafe and New Tunes “Made in America,” “Get Out of My Car” and More

Originally published in the August 1, 2011 issue of Country Weekly magazine. It’s two days before Toby Keith’s annual musical trek across America is set to begin and the tall Oklahoman has just wrapped a rehearsal at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Later on this June evening, Toby will perform in a much different venue than the…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