Author Archives: Jim Casey

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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Garth Brooks Reveals Fifth Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”

Garth Brooks Reveals Fifth Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”

After taking his Dive Bar Tour to Chicago (July 15), Bakersfield (Aug. 15) and New Braunfels (Sept. 23)—and with an upcoming date in Sanford, Fla., on Oct. 16—Garth Brooks announced the fifth stop on his seven-date tour: The Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, Ohio. Like the four previous stops on the tour, tickets to show are…MORE

CMA Awards

CMA Awards

Hosted by Carried Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13 on ABC (photo by Tammie Arroyo).MORE

Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon & More Get Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame [Photo Gallery]

Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon & More Get Inducted Into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame [Photo Gallery]

On Oct. 14 at Nashville’s Music City Center, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2019: Larry Gatlin, Dwight Yoakam, Marcus Hummon, Kostas, Rivers Rutherford and Sharon Vaughn. The star-studded dinner and induction ceremony featured performances from a cache of country luminaries who performed songs from the inductees’ catalogs, including Garth Brooks…MORE

Performing Live Is Both Fun & Therapeutic for Brothers Osborne

Performing Live Is Both Fun & Therapeutic for Brothers Osborne

With John on lead guitar and T.J. providing lead vocals, the guys from Brothers Osborne have been entertaining crowds with their neo-traditional country stylings since dropping their debut album, Pawn Shop, in 2016. The three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year winners recently commemorated their sold-out, three-night run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in February 2019…MORE

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

For more than a decade, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been swinging hammers and climbing ladders as volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit housing organization that helps homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers. Last week, Garth and Trisha worked alongside hundreds of volunteers—including former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady…MORE

Trace Adkins Marries Victoria Pratt as Blake Shelton Officiates

Trace Adkins Marries Victoria Pratt as Blake Shelton Officiates

Trace Adkins, 57, and actress Victoria Pratt, 48, got married in New Orleans on Oct. 12  . . . with a very special wedding officiant conducting the service: Blake Shelton. Trace’s official Instagram account shared a photo of the trio during the ceremony, saying: “Join us in congratulating Trace & Victoria! They tied the knot…MORE

Photo Gallery: Dolly Parton Celebrates 50 Years as Opry Member With 2 Show Featuring Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price & More

Photo Gallery: Dolly Parton Celebrates 50 Years as Opry Member With 2 Show Featuring Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price & More

The Grand Ole Opry celebrated Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary as an Opry member on Oct. 12 with two sold-out shows honoring the country icon. Special guest performers included Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr., and more. Dolly took the stage during both shows (7 p.m. and…MORE

Dwight Yoakam to Receive BMI President’s Award

Dwight Yoakam to Receive BMI President’s Award

Born in Kentucky. Raised in Ohio. Perfected in California. That’s the ol’ Dwight Yoakam adage. It’s no secret the Kentucky native gave Nashville a try in 1977 before becoming disinterested with the city’s pop-country proclivity. Instead, he boot-scooted across the heartland to California, where he found himself better suited to the L.A. Cowpunk scene with…MORE

Sam Hunt Drops Friendly New Single, “Kinfolks” [Listen]

Sam Hunt Drops Friendly New Single, “Kinfolks” [Listen]

Sam Hunt dropped his first new single in more than a year with the release of “Kinfolks” on Oct. 10. Penned by Sam with frequent collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne, “Kinfolks” will impact country radio on Oct. 14. “When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase, I think of…MORE

Dolly Parton’s 50th Anniversary Show at the Opry to Air on NBC

Dolly Parton’s 50th Anniversary Show at the Opry to Air on NBC

If you don’t have tickets to Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary show at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 12, you can still catch all of the action on TV—albeit six weeks later. The two-hour TV special, Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry, will debut on NBC on Nov. 26 at 9 p.m.…MORE

CMT Announces Performers & Presenters for “Artists of the Year” TV Special

CMT Announces Performers & Presenters for “Artists of the Year” TV Special

CMT announced that its Artists of the Year celebration on Oct. 16 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center will feature performances by Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Ashley McBryde, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum and more. Award presenters will include Vince Gill, Maddie & Tae, Bobby Bones, Johnny Galecki, Lauren Akins and Lonnie…MORE

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Celebrates 59th Birthday With Brantley Gilbert, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice  & More [Photo Gallery]

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Celebrates 59th Birthday With Brantley Gilbert, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice & More [Photo Gallery]

Nashville’s legendary watering hole, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, celebrated its 59th birthday on Oct. 9 with a free outdoor show that featured performance by Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice, Terri Clark and more—and, by “more,” we mean golfer John Daly and actor Johnny Galecki. Over the years, Tootsie’s has served as a songwriting…MORE

Take a Trip on Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour in His New “We Back” Video [Watch]

Take a Trip on Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour in His New “We Back” Video [Watch]

Jason Aldean dropped a video for new single, “We Back, which is currently No. 23 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after four weeks. Directed by longtime collaborator Shaun Silva (“Any Ol’ Barstool,” “Gonna Know We Were Here”), the new clip features footage from Jason’s Ride All Night Tour. “We’ve put out music videos in the…MORE

Listen to Miranda Lambert’s Buzzworthy New Song, “Tequila Does”

Listen to Miranda Lambert’s Buzzworthy New Song, “Tequila Does”

Cheers. Miranda Lambert has shared another new song, “Tequila Does,” from her upcoming seventh studio album, Wildcard, which drops on Nov. 1. Miranda co-penned the twangy, buzzworthy tune with Jon Randall and Jack Ingram, the same songwriting trio behind Miranda’s award-winning single, “Tin Man.” “‘Tequila Does’ is country,” says Miranda. “And country music makes me…MORE

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CMA Awards

CMA Awards

Hosted by Carried Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13 on ABC (photo by Tammie Arroyo).