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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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Hot Country Knights Drop Debut Video, “Pick Her Up,” Starring ’90s Knockout [Watch]

Hot Country Knights Drop Debut Video, “Pick Her Up,” Starring ’90s Knockout [Watch]

The Hot Country Knights—a band fronted by an incognito Dierks Bentley—dropped a new video for their debut single, “Pick Her Up.” The Hot Country Knights are comprised of Dierks’ road band, performing ’90s-esque country tunes while donning aliases, mullet wigs and over-the-top attire from the era. In addition to featuring Travis Tritt, the Wes Edwards-directed…MORE

Keith Urban Extends Las Vegas Residency With New Dates

Keith Urban Extends Las Vegas Residency With New Dates

Keith Urban has extended his residency at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum in Las Vegas. Keith added four dates—one in July and three in September—to his Sin City residency, which is dubbed Keith Urban Live. Keith has already performed four residency shows in January, with a number of previously announced dates in April, July, Aug. and Nov.…MORE

Chase Rice on Being Thrown Under the Bus on Upcoming “The Bachelor” Appearance: “I Have Zero Desire to Be Part of Some BS Reality TV Drama”

Chase Rice on Being Thrown Under the Bus on Upcoming “The Bachelor” Appearance: “I Have Zero Desire to Be Part of Some BS Reality TV Drama”

Chase Rice released his new seven-song project, The Album Part 1, on Jan. 24. The newly revealed release date coincides with Chase’s upcoming appearance on ABC’s The Bachelor on Jan. 27. Cue the dramatic music. Apparently, one of the show’s contestants, Victoria F., previously dated Chase. During the upcoming episode, bachelor Peter surprises Victoria F.…MORE

Dierks Bentley’s Hot Country Knights Release First Single, “Pick Her Up,” Featuring Travis Tritt [Listen]

Dierks Bentley’s Hot Country Knights Release First Single, “Pick Her Up,” Featuring Travis Tritt [Listen]

The Hot Country Knights—a band fronted by an incognito Dierks Bentley—announced their first single, “Pick Her Up,” which features Travis Tritt. Penned by Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers and Dierks Bentley, “Pick Her Up” will impact country radio on Feb. 3. In January, the band signed a recording contract with Universal Music Group Nashville, which is…MORE

CMA Honors Alan Jackson With the “Joe Talbot Award”

CMA Honors Alan Jackson With the “Joe Talbot Award”

The Country Music Association presented Alan Jackson with the Joe Talbot Award during his Opry at the Ryman performance on Jan. 17. The Joe Talbot Award recognizes “outstanding leadership and contributions to the preservation and advancement of country music’s values and traditions.” Alan is the fourth artist to receive the award, following Merle Haggard (2016,…MORE

Luke Combs Will Be the Musical Guest on “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 1

Luke Combs Will Be the Musical Guest on “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 1

Luke Combs will be the musical guest on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. Luke will take the stage on Feb. 1, as NFL player JJ Watt tackles the hosting duties. In the past five years, a handful of country stars have performed on SNL, including Blake Shelton (January 2015), Zac Brown Band (March…MORE

Listen to Old Dominion’s Poignant New Single, “Some People Do,” Which Was Co-Penned by Thomas Rhett

Listen to Old Dominion’s Poignant New Single, “Some People Do,” Which Was Co-Penned by Thomas Rhett

The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—will try to score their ninth No. 1 single with the release of “Some People Do.” Penned by Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally and Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey, “Some People Do,” which is featured on OD’s 2019 self-titled album, will…MORE

Charity Concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to Feature Dolly Parton, Lonestar, Lee Greenwood, Abby Anderson & More

Charity Concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to Feature Dolly Parton, Lonestar, Lee Greenwood, Abby Anderson & More

The Gift of Music charity concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 30 will feature a lineup that includes Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye, T.G. Sheppard, Drew Baldridge, Abby Anderson, Artimus Pyle Band, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Red Mountain Bluegrass Band, Brad and Maisy Stella, Taylon Hope and Scott Bass. The Gift of Music…MORE

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay scored their seventh No. 1 single as “10,000 Hours,” which features Justin Bieber, ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Dan, Shay, Justin, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds and Jason Boyd, “10,000 Hours” features…MORE

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Blake Shelton released a tender new video for his duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is one of four new tracks on Blake’s recently released album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. “I was at The Voice compound and Shane McAnally…MORE

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Notes Date: Jan. 26 Location: Staples Center in L.A. Time: 8 p.m ET Channel: CBS Live Stream: CBS All Access Host: Alicia Keys Non-Televised Awards: Grammy.com at 3:30…MORE

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Singer/songwriter David Olney, 71, died onstage during the 30-A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., on Jan. 18. David collapsed onstage after an “apparent heart attack” during a showcase alongside Amy Rigby and Scott Miller. Amy shared details of the tragedy via Facebook, saying: “David Olney, a beautiful man, a legend, a songwriting poet…MORE

Gene Watson Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

Gene Watson Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

During his set on the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 17, Gene Watson was surprised by Vince Gill with an invitation to join the esteemed club. “He’s one of the greatest country singers that’s walked the earth,” said Vince during Gene’s introduction. After Gene performed “Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget” and “Nothing Sure Looked…MORE

New Court Date Set for Sam Hunt’s DUI Case

New Court Date Set for Sam Hunt’s DUI Case

Sam Hunt is scheduled to appear in a Nashville court on March 17 at 9 a.m. to face misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and having an open container. The new case details were released after Sam’s initially scheduled court date on Jan. 17. Sam was arrested in Nashville on Nov. 21. According to…MORE

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The 62nd Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Jan. 26 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Hot Country Knights Drop Debut Video, “Pick Her Up,” Starring ’90s Knockout [Watch]

Hot Country Knights Drop Debut Video, “Pick Her Up,” Starring ’90s Knockout [Watch]

The Hot Country Knights—a band fronted by an incognito Dierks Bentley—dropped a new video for their debut single, “Pick Her Up.” The Hot Country Knights are comprised of Dierks’ road band, performing ’90s-esque country tunes while donning aliases, mullet wigs and over-the-top attire from the era.

In addition to featuring Travis Tritt, the Wes Edwards-directed video stars ’90s knockout Kelly Kapowski, Valerie Malone, Tiffani Amber Thiessen.

“Travis Tritt is our longtime spirit animal and we have spent many a long night in the back of the van dreaming of working with or maybe even for Tiffani,” says HCK frontman Doug Douglason. “When UMG finally came around and signed us, they were two of our demands for the music video.”

The Hot Country Knights feature lead singer Douglas “Doug” Douglason, lead bass player Trevor Travis, lead guitarist Marty Ray “Rayro” Roburn, fiddle player Terotej “Terry” Dvoraczekynski, steel guitarist Barry Van Ricky and percussionist Monte Montgomery.

Penned by Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers and Dierks Bentley, “Pick Her Up” will impact country radio on Feb. 3. In January, the band signed a recording contract with Universal Music Group Nashville, which is Dierks’ longtime label partner.

Watch the new video below.

photo by Janet Gough, AFF-USA.com

Keith Urban Extends Las Vegas Residency With New Dates

Keith Urban Extends Las Vegas Residency With New Dates

Keith Urban has extended his residency at Caesars Palace’s Colosseum in Las Vegas. Keith added four dates—one in July and three in September—to his Sin City residency, which is dubbed Keith Urban Live. Keith has already performed four residency shows in January, with a number of previously announced dates in April, July, Aug. and Nov.…Continue Reading

Chase Rice on Being Thrown Under the Bus on Upcoming “The Bachelor” Appearance: “I Have Zero Desire to Be Part of Some BS Reality TV Drama”

Chase Rice on Being Thrown Under the Bus on Upcoming “The Bachelor” Appearance: “I Have Zero Desire to Be Part of Some BS Reality TV Drama”

Chase Rice released his new seven-song project, The Album Part 1, on Jan. 24. The newly revealed release date coincides with Chase’s upcoming appearance on ABC’s The Bachelor on Jan. 27. Cue the dramatic music. Apparently, one of the show’s contestants, Victoria F., previously dated Chase. During the upcoming episode, bachelor Peter surprises Victoria F.…Continue Reading

Dierks Bentley’s Hot Country Knights Release First Single, “Pick Her Up,” Featuring Travis Tritt [Listen]

Dierks Bentley’s Hot Country Knights Release First Single, “Pick Her Up,” Featuring Travis Tritt [Listen]

The Hot Country Knights—a band fronted by an incognito Dierks Bentley—announced their first single, “Pick Her Up,” which features Travis Tritt. Penned by Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers and Dierks Bentley, “Pick Her Up” will impact country radio on Feb. 3. In January, the band signed a recording contract with Universal Music Group Nashville, which is…Continue Reading

Kelsea Ballerini to Release Third Album, “Kelsea,” on March 20 [Watch New “la” Video]

Kelsea Ballerini to Release Third Album, “Kelsea,” on March 20 [Watch New “la” Video]

Kelsea Ballerini revealed that she will release her third studio album, Kelsea, on March 20. Kelsea shared the news via a secret pop-up show on Jan. 22, before posting on social media: “my third album, kelsea, will be released march 20th and will be available for preorder/presave this friday,” she said via Instagram. The album’s…Continue Reading

Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray & More to Perform at Nashville Honors Gala

Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray & More to Perform at Nashville Honors Gala

Before the guys from Rascal Flatts embark on their Farewell Tour this summer, they will perform at the 12th annual T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Honors Gala on Feb. 24 at the Omni Hotel. In addition, Vince Gill, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Wade Hayes and CeCe Winas will take the stage at the annual celebration that…Continue Reading

Roger Miller Tribute Concert to Feature Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Janson & More

Roger Miller Tribute Concert to Feature Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Janson & More

The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville will host a Roger Miller tribute concert, King of the Road: Celebrating The Music of Roger Miller, on March 22. The all-star lineup includes Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Jamey Johnson, Wynonna, Rodney Crowell, Chris Janson, Lee Ann Womack, Larry Gatlin, Cake and The War…Continue Reading

Watch Kelsea Ballerini & Halsey Perform “Graveyard” From Upcoming Episode of “CMT Crossroads”

Watch Kelsea Ballerini & Halsey Perform “Graveyard” From Upcoming Episode of “CMT Crossroads”

Kelsea Ballerini teamed with Halsey to tape the 70th episode of CMT Crossroads at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on Oct. 11. The new installment will air on March 25 at 10 p.m. ET. The cross-genre stars collaborated on each other’s hits, shared stories and more. While Kelsea, 26, has scored five No. 1 hits on the…Continue Reading

CMA Honors Alan Jackson With the “Joe Talbot Award”

CMA Honors Alan Jackson With the “Joe Talbot Award”

The Country Music Association presented Alan Jackson with the Joe Talbot Award during his Opry at the Ryman performance on Jan. 17. The Joe Talbot Award recognizes “outstanding leadership and contributions to the preservation and advancement of country music’s values and traditions.” Alan is the fourth artist to receive the award, following Merle Haggard (2016,…Continue Reading

Listen to Old Dominion’s Poignant New Single, “Some People Do,” Which Was Co-Penned by Thomas Rhett

Listen to Old Dominion’s Poignant New Single, “Some People Do,” Which Was Co-Penned by Thomas Rhett

The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—will try to score their ninth No. 1 single with the release of “Some People Do.” Penned by Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally and Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey, “Some People Do,” which is featured on OD’s 2019 self-titled album, will…Continue Reading

Charity Concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to Feature Dolly Parton, Lonestar, Lee Greenwood, Abby Anderson & More

Charity Concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to Feature Dolly Parton, Lonestar, Lee Greenwood, Abby Anderson & More

The Gift of Music charity concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 30 will feature a lineup that includes Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye, T.G. Sheppard, Drew Baldridge, Abby Anderson, Artimus Pyle Band, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Red Mountain Bluegrass Band, Brad and Maisy Stella, Taylon Hope and Scott Bass. The Gift of Music…Continue Reading

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay scored their seventh No. 1 single as “10,000 Hours,” which features Justin Bieber, ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Dan, Shay, Justin, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds and Jason Boyd, “10,000 Hours” features…Continue Reading

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Blake Shelton released a tender new video for his duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is one of four new tracks on Blake’s recently released album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. “I was at The Voice compound and Shane McAnally…Continue Reading

George Strait Adds Vegas Dates & Announces Stadium Show With Chris Stapleton & Little Big Town

George Strait Adds Vegas Dates & Announces Stadium Show With Chris Stapleton & Little Big Town

George Strait will be keeping busy in 2020 with a handful of tour dates, including a newly announced stadium performance with Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town. George will be performing at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 22 with LBT and Stapleton, followed by two new dates in Las Vegas with…Continue Reading

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Notes Date: Jan. 26 Location: Staples Center in L.A. Time: 8 p.m ET Channel: CBS Live Stream: CBS All Access Host: Alicia Keys Non-Televised Awards: Grammy.com at 3:30…Continue Reading

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Singer/songwriter David Olney, 71, died onstage during the 30-A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., on Jan. 18. David collapsed onstage after an “apparent heart attack” during a showcase alongside Amy Rigby and Scott Miller. Amy shared details of the tragedy via Facebook, saying: “David Olney, a beautiful man, a legend, a songwriting poet…Continue Reading

Lady Antebellum Honored With “Angels Among Us Award” by St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Lady Antebellum Honored With “Angels Among Us Award” by St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Following in the esteemed footsteps of Randy Owen, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, John Rich, Darius Rucker and more, Lady Antebellum was honored with the 2020 Angels Among Us Award by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Lady A was recognized at the 31st annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids on Jan. 18 in Memphis. The…Continue Reading