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The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games – Together, we will Shine as One

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games – Together, we will Shine as One

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games is proud to partner with Westwood One, Sony Music Nashville and Country Music artists like Maren Morris, in support of Special Olympics athletes throughout the US and Caribbean who will compete in the USA Games in Orlando, Florida, June 4-12, 2022. Together, we will Shine as One. THE 2022…MORE

Dustin Lynch to Host Westwood One’s Memorial Day Weekend Special

Dustin Lynch to Host Westwood One’s Memorial Day Weekend Special

With fun-in-the-sun tunes like “Sun Don’t Go Down on That” and “Ridin’ Roads,” it’s no secret Dustin Lynch loves the summertime. To help usher in the unofficial start to the summer season over Memorial Day weekend (May 23–25), Dustin will team with Westwood One to host a four-hour Summer Kickoff special. The four-hour broadcast, which…MORE

Dierks Bentley to Host Westwood One’s Labor Day Special

Dierks Bentley to Host Westwood One’s Labor Day Special

While Dierks Bentley has plenty of sizzling songs in his cache of hits—including “Feel That Fire,” “Somewhere on a Beach” and “Burning Man”—the Arizona native will help say goodbye to summer and hello to cooler weather (hopefully) when he hosts Westwood One’s Labor Day special: Workin’ Hard Country. During the four-hour radio special, Dierks will…MORE

Old Dominion to Host Westwood One’s 4th of July Holiday Special

Old Dominion to Host Westwood One’s 4th of July Holiday Special

The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—will deliver some fireworks of their own on July 4 as they co-host Westwood One’s annual holiday special, Celebrate the USA. During the four-hour holiday special, the quintet will share their favorite Fourth of July memories and play tunes from their…MORE

Chris Janson to Host Westwood One’s Memorial Day Weekend Special

Chris Janson to Host Westwood One’s Memorial Day Weekend Special

With fun-in-the-sun tunes like “Good Vibes,” “Fix a Drink” and “Buy Me a Boat,” it’s no secret Chris Janson loves the summertime. To help usher in the unofficial start to the summer season over Memorial Day weekend (May 25–27), Chris will team with Westwood One to host a four-hour Summer Kick-Off special. The four-hour broadcast,…MORE

Maren Morris to Host Westwood One’s Labor Day Special

Maren Morris to Host Westwood One’s Labor Day Special

Maren Morris will help say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn as she hosts Westwood One’s Labor Day special: Workin’ Hard Country. During the four-hour radio special, Maren will share some of her pre-fame stories and help curate a playlist of work songs and summertime anthems that feature many of country music’s top artists,…MORE

Dan + Shay to Host Westwood One’s Fourth of July Holiday Special

Dan + Shay to Host Westwood One’s Fourth of July Holiday Special

Dan + Shay will deliver some fireworks of their own on July 4 as they co-host Westwood One’s holiday special, Celebrate the USA. During the four-hour holiday special, the duo will share some of their Fourth of July memories and play tunes from their past catalog. In addition, the broadcast will feature summer-themed music from…MORE

Jake Owen to Host Westwood One’s Memorial Day Weekend Special

Jake Owen to Host Westwood One’s Memorial Day Weekend Special

With fun-in-the-sun tunes like “Beachin’” and “The One That Got Away,” it’s no secret that Florida native Jake Owen loves the summertime. To help usher in the unofficial start to the summer season over Memorial Day weekend, Jake will team with Westwood One to host a four-hour Summer Kick Off special. The four-hour broadcast, which…MORE

Check Out More Than 50 Photos From Westwood One’s “Backstage at the ACM Awards” Radio Row Event, Including Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town & More

Check Out More Than 50 Photos From Westwood One’s “Backstage at the ACM Awards” Radio Row Event, Including Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town & More

More than 100 country artists came by Westwood One’s Backstage at the ACM Awards radio row event on March 31 and April 1 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, including Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt and more. In addition, Westwood One’s Backstage at the ACM Awards featured…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