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Austin City Limits Celebrates More than 40 Years of Country Music’s Best

Austin City Limits Celebrates More than 40 Years of Country Music’s Best

Austin City Limits has become a fan and country music artist favorite. The program, which launched in 1974, as attracted every country music act you can think of to its stage, and along the way has developed a strong and loyal fanbase. Over the years the Austin City Limits stage has be graced by country…MORE

50 Country Songs to Get You Through Your Next Summer Road Trip [Playlist]

50 Country Songs to Get You Through Your Next Summer Road Trip [Playlist]

A quick Google search for “road trip country songs” will get you a list of songs featuring “road” in the title. While we enjoy Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” and Brooks & Dunn’s “Red Dirt Road” as much as anyone, we decided to dig a little deeper to create a 50-song playlist for your…MORE

Remembering Waylon Jennings’ 80th Birthday With His No. 1 Hit From ’80, “Theme From the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)” [Listen]

Remembering Waylon Jennings’ 80th Birthday With His No. 1 Hit From ’80, “Theme From the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)” [Listen]

It’s often hard to pinpoint who started a movement. But in every musical offshoot there is inevitably someone who rises to the forefront and whose name becomes synonymous with the new direction. When it comes to the Outlaw Movement, that someone is Waylon Jennings, who was born on June 15, 1937, in Littlefield, Texas, and…MORE

Only Daddy

Only Daddy

It’s been 15 years since Waylon Jennings died. The Country Music Hall of Fame member passed away on Feb. 13, 2002, from diabetic complications. Waylon had a string of hits over his illustrious career, including “Amanda,” “I’m a Ramblin’ Man” and “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line”MORE

Remembering Waylon Jennings’ 79th Birthday With His Three No. 1s From ’79

Remembering Waylon Jennings’ 79th Birthday With His Three No. 1s From ’79

It’s often hard to pinpoint who started a movement. But in every musical offshoot there is inevitably someone who rises to the forefront and whose name becomes synonymous with the new direction. When it comes to the Outlaw Movement, that someone is Waylon Jennings, who was born on June 15, 1937, in Littlefield, Texas, and…MORE

Country Artists React to Waylon Jennings’ Death (2002)

Country Artists React to Waylon Jennings’ Death (2002)

Written by Chris Neal, originally published in the March 19, 2002 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  Country was hit hard by Waylon’s death. Here are a few reactions from the stars whose music he influenced – and whose lives he touched. JOHNNY CASH: “Waylon was a dear friend, one of the best, of 35 years. I’ll miss…MORE

Waylon Jennings: Righteous Outlaw Until the End (2002)

Waylon Jennings: Righteous Outlaw Until the End (2002)

Written by Chris Neal, originally published in the March 19, 2002 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  The cold is unbearable in Clear Lake, Iowa. Twenty-one-year-old Waylon Jennings, playing bass on tour for Buddy Holly, has just given up his prized seat on a chartered plane to J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson. He will travel by bus…MORE

Top 10 Outlaw Country Songs

Top 10 Outlaw Country Songs

It’s cool to be an “outlaw” again, at least in country music. And no, we’re not talking about those who flaunt the law or do jail time just to get the firsthand experience. Instead, the “outlaws” in this case are artists who are taking more control over their own music and occasionally drifting away from…MORE

Waylon Jennings Dies at 64

Waylon Jennings Dies at 64

Country music and country fans lost a legend yesterday (Feb. 13, 2002) when Waylon Jennings died in his home in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 64. Jennings had long suffered with diabetes and complications arising from the disease. In November he went to the hospital to ease suffering from peripheral vascular disease that prevented…MORE

Waylon Jennings Throws the Book at His Colorful Career

Waylon Jennings Throws the Book at His Colorful Career

Originally published in the August 20, 1996 issue of Country Weekly magazine.  With his heart in country music but with a foot solidly planted in rockabilly, Waylon Jennings shook up the buttoned‑down Music Row establishment after first trying to play the game by its rules. “If there’s no edge in the music, there’s no edge…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