MICHAEL RAY is a “tattoo guy.” He’s got a lot of them, and each one probably has a pretty good story. His new one comes with a VERY good story. It’s a tattoo on his arm of a pennywith the year 1945 inked underneath.
He told CMT about it, quote, “When my grandfather passed away, I was up late doing his obituary and the slide show for his funeral. At about 3:00 in morning, there was this typical, this-cannot-get-any-worse moment. Everything was going wrong.
“I said to him, ‘You’ve got to give me a sign.’ I looked down and saw a penny on the ground. My grandmother’s nickname was Penny. I picked that penny up, and now anytime anything monumental happens, I find another penny.”
He’s not exaggerating. He’s played the Grand Ole Opry 35 times, and has found a penny every single time.
Quote, “I’ve always found them randomly before I walk onstage.”