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Jim Casey is the managing editor at Nash Country Daily. Formerly the managing editor at Nash Country Weekly and FIGHT! magazines, Jim is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (B.A., 2001) and University of Memphis (M.A., 2004). When he’s not attending Dwight Yoakam or Robert Earl Keen concerts, Jim can be found sipping George Dickel on the Elk River while he works on his first book of Southern fiction.

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Watch Luke Combs & His Fiancée Get Some “Practice” Cutting Their Wedding Cake

Watch Luke Combs & His Fiancée Get Some “Practice” Cutting Their Wedding Cake

After Luke Combs was officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on July 16, he and fiancée Nicole Hocking got some “practice” for their upcoming wedding reception. The couple was tasked with cutting Luke’s celebratory cake at the Opry’s post-show party. “We’ve got to practice,” said Luke, before he and Nicole cut the first slice…MORE

Miranda Lambert Drops High-Speed Bonus Track, “Locomotive” [Listen]

Miranda Lambert Drops High-Speed Bonus Track, “Locomotive” [Listen]

In addition to releasing the lead single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” from her upcoming seventh studio album on July 18, Miranda Lambert dropped a driving new bonus track, “Locomotive.” Miranda co-penned the new track, which she describes as “total country punk-rock,” with Ashley Monroe and K.S. Rhodes. Miranda debuted the high-speed song…MORE

Miranda Lambert Releases New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash” [Listen]

Miranda Lambert Releases New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash” [Listen]

Miranda Lambert dropped her first single in more than 15 months with the release of “It All Comes Out in the Wash” on July 18. The new tune, which was co-penned by Miranda, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey, is expected to serve as the lead single from Miranda’s upcoming seventh studio album. “I…MORE

AmericanaFest Adds 150 Artists, Including Brent Cobb, Shawn Colvin, Maggie Rose, Micky & the Motorcars, Foy Vance & More

AmericanaFest Adds 150 Artists, Including Brent Cobb, Shawn Colvin, Maggie Rose, Micky & the Motorcars, Foy Vance & More

Nashville’s 2019 AmericanaFest (Sept. 10–15) has revealed an additional 150 artists set to perform during the six-day festival, including Maggie Rose, Micky & the Motorcars, Foy Vance, Brent Cobb, Shawn Colbin, Drivin N Cryin, Andrew Combs and more. Previously announced performers include Brandy Clark, Tanya Tucker, Corb Lund, Jack Ingram, Lori McKenna, Buddy Miller, Jim…MORE

Who’s New: Elizabeth Donald

Who’s New: Elizabeth Donald

Elizabeth Donald Born: Melbourne, Australia Lives: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Age: 34 Single: “Easier to Apologize” Twitter: @emgdmusic Instagram: @elizabethdonaldmusic Facebook: Elizabeth Donald How did you get started in music?  I don’t recall music ever not being in my life. Both of my parents have a huge love for music, so it was constantly being…MORE

George Strait to Reissue 72-Song Boxed Set, “Strait Out of the Box: Part 1”

George Strait to Reissue 72-Song Boxed Set, “Strait Out of the Box: Part 1”

George Strait will reissue his 72-song boxed set, Strait Out of the Box: Part 1, on Sept. 13, available exclusively at Walmart. Originally released in 1995, Strait Out of the Box covers George’s recordings from 1976 to 1995 and features 31 No. 1 singles, including “You Look So Good in Love,” “All My Ex’s Live…MORE

Tim McGraw Authors New Fitness Book, “Grit & Grace”

Tim McGraw Authors New Fitness Book, “Grit & Grace”

Tim McGraw is showing no signs of writer’s block. After collaborating with Jon Meacham to pen Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation, Tim has authored a new fitness book, Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life. According to the press release, the new lifestyle…MORE

Watch Vince Gill & Joe Diffie Induct Luke Combs Into the Grand Ole Opry

Watch Vince Gill & Joe Diffie Induct Luke Combs Into the Grand Ole Opry

After John Conlee, Chris Janson and Craig Morgan surprised Luke Combs with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry on June 11, Luke was officially inducted into the esteemed organization on July 16 by musical heroes Vince Gill and Joe Diffie. During his set, Luke performed No. 1 hits “When It Rains It Pours”…MORE

Alabama, Steve Wariner, Don Everly & More to Be Inducted Into the Musicians Hall of Fame

Alabama, Steve Wariner, Don Everly & More to Be Inducted Into the Musicians Hall of Fame

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum announced the addition of more than a dozen inductees in its Class of 2019, including: Alabama (Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen) Steve Wariner Don Everly Felix Cavaliere The Surfaris (Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson) The Original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (David Briggs, Jerry…MORE

Loretta Lynn & George Strait to Be Honored at Nashville Songwriter Awards [Performers Include Reba, Dierks, Sam Hunt & More]

Loretta Lynn & George Strait to Be Honored at Nashville Songwriter Awards [Performers Include Reba, Dierks, Sam Hunt & More]

The 2nd annual Nashville Songwriter Awards—taking place on Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium—will feature star-studded performances from Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Lee Brice, David Lee Murphy, Michael Ray, Dean Dillon and more. Country legend Loretta Lynn will receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her contributions to…MORE

Jordan Davis and Wife Are Expecting First Child

Jordan Davis and Wife Are Expecting First Child

Jordan Davis and wife Kristen announced they are expecting their first child. “Very blessed to announce that me and my amazing wife are expecting our first child…Baby Davis will be here soon,” said Jordan via Twitter. Jordan and Kristen were married in March 2017. Jordan, who is currently on tour with Old Dominion, has scored…MORE

New Brooks & Dunn Exhibit Set to Open at Country Music Hall of Fame

New Brooks & Dunn Exhibit Set to Open at Country Music Hall of Fame

Not only will Brooks & Dunn be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall, but the best-selling country duo of all time will also be featured in a new exhibit at the CMHOF. Opening on Aug. 9, Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon will highlight Kix and Ronnie’s early careers as solo…MORE

Billy Currington to Release New Single, “Details,” on Aug. 5

Billy Currington to Release New Single, “Details,” on Aug. 5

Billy Currington will return to country radio on Aug. 5 with the release of his new single, “Details.” Penned by Mark Trussell, Nicolle Galyon and Stephen Lee Olsen, “Details” will most likely be featured on Billy’s upcoming seventh studio album, although no official announcement has been made. The new single follows Billy’s most recent single,…MORE

Chris Janson Says He Reads Every Letter That Comes to His Grand Ole Opry Mailbox

Chris Janson Says He Reads Every Letter That Comes to His Grand Ole Opry Mailbox

After more than 200 performances inside the Grand Ole Opry’s hallowed circle—and becoming an official member in March 2018—it’s safe to say that Chris Janson feels at home on the Opry. One of perks of becoming an Opry member is a personalized mailbox at the Opry Post Office, a tradition carried over from when the…MORE

After 7 Years, Chris Knight Readies New Album, “Almost Daylight”

After 7 Years, Chris Knight Readies New Album, “Almost Daylight”

Known for songs that are as dark as the Kentucky coalmines he once worked, Chris Knight will release a new album, Almost Daylight, on Oct. 11. The upcoming project will be Chris’ first new album since the release of Little Victories in September 2012. The 11-song offering, which was helmed by frequent producer Ray Kennedy…MORE

Chuck Wicks and Kasi Williams Get Married [Watch Exclusive Video of the Newlyweds]

Chuck Wicks and Kasi Williams Get Married [Watch Exclusive Video of the Newlyweds]

Chuck Wicks and Kasi Williams—who is the younger sister of Jason Aldean—got married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on July 12. The couple tied the knot in front of 103 guests—including Jason Aldean, former MLB player Ryan Klesko and former UFC fighter Dan Henderson—during an evening ceremony at the Cabo Azul Resort, NCD confirms exclusively.…MORE

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Music Event of Summer

Music Event of Summer

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will once again co-host CMA Fest’s prime-time TV concert special on ABC on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. CT.