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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Billboard Reveals 2018’s Top 10 Country Artists, Singles, Albums & More

Billboard Reveals 2018’s Top 10 Country Artists, Singles, Albums & More

As 2018 begins to wind down, Billboard has released its top listening trends of the year, including the most-played country artists, singles, albums and more. Check out a few of Billboard’s Top 10 lists below. For more comprehensive lists, visit billboard.com. 2018 Top Country Airplay Songs “Heaven” | Kane Brown “Get Along” | Kenny Chesney…MORE

Florida Georgia Line Reveals Release of New Album, “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country”

Florida Georgia Line Reveals Release of New Album, “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country”

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line revealed they will release their fourth studio album, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, on Feb. 15. “We’re excited. In February, we’re releasing our fourth album,” said Tyler to Entertainment Tonight. “I think Feb. 15 is the official date, so we’re really excited. We’ve been working on…MORE

Jewel to Receive 2019 Horatio Alger Award

Jewel to Receive 2019 Horatio Alger Award

Jewel Kilcher, better known to the music-loving world as singer/songwriter “Jewel,” has been named one of 13 recipients of the 2019 Horatio Alger Award. Bestowed annually to accomplished corporate, civic and cultural leaders from across North America, the award recognizes an individual’s ongoing commitment to higher education and generosity toward philanthropic endeavors. Past winners of…MORE

Mitchell Tenpenny Scores First No. 1 Single With “Drunk Me”

Mitchell Tenpenny Scores First No. 1 Single With “Drunk Me”

Pop the champagne . . . Mitchell Tenpenny has a reason to celebrate. Mitchell’s lead single, “Drunk Me,” from his upcoming debut album, Telling All My Secrets, hit No. 1 on the Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Mitchell, Jordan Schmidt and Justin Wilson, the tune has accumulated more than 120 million streams. “I recorded…MORE

Nashville New Year

Nashville New Year

You can ring in the New Year in Nashville with a free show featuring Keith Urban, Brett Young, Peter Frampton, Judah & the Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian and Fisk Jubilee Singers. The free event—dubbed the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville—will take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.…MORE

Brett Young Says New Album “Ticket to L.A.” Has the “Honesty” of Debut Project But Is “Much Peppier”

Brett Young Says New Album “Ticket to L.A.” Has the “Honesty” of Debut Project But Is “Much Peppier”

Brett Young’s 2017 self-titled debut album was a smash hit, spawning four No. 1 singles, including “Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know,” “Like I Loved You” and “Mercy.” Brett’s ballad-friendly breakthrough album gave fans a heavy dose of “love,” sans the “party” songs that have become so prevalent on country radio. “Falling in…MORE

Top Nashville Songwriters Announce 25-City “Hit Makers & Rum Chasers” Tour

Top Nashville Songwriters Announce 25-City “Hit Makers & Rum Chasers” Tour

A troupe of Nashville’s top songwriters will embark on a 25-city Hit Makers & Rum Chasers Tour to benefit the Charley Foundation, a non-profit that supports poor, sick and neglected children—and in this case will provide funding for music and arts programs to the hurricane-devastated U.S. Virgin Islands. The tour will feature songwriters JT Harding…MORE

Watch Reba McEntire Perform “Hard Candy Christmas” in Sneak Peek of Tonight’s “CMA Country Christmas” TV Special [+ Photo Gallery]

Watch Reba McEntire Perform “Hard Candy Christmas” in Sneak Peek of Tonight’s “CMA Country Christmas” TV Special [+ Photo Gallery]

Reba McEntire returns for a second year as host of the ninth annual CMA Country Christmas, a two-hour music celebration that airs on ABC on Dec. 10. CMA Country Christmas was taped on Sept. 27 at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville. In addition to Reba, this year’s lineup includes performances by Tony Bennett,…MORE

George Strait Drops Intoxicating New Song, “Código,” [Listen]

George Strait Drops Intoxicating New Song, “Código,” [Listen]

George Strait dropped an intoxicating new track, “Código,” on Dec. 7. Penned by George, his son Bubba Strait and longtime collaborator Dean Dillion, “Código” references the tequila brand that George co-owns. The tune is George’s first new music since 2015’s Cold Beer Conversation, his 29th studio album. George is currently working on new music that’s…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay & More React to Their Grammy Nominations

Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay & More React to Their Grammy Nominations

After the nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards were revealed this morning, many country stars—including Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay and more—posted their reactions to the great news via social media. Check out some of the responses below, as we continue to update the page. what… the hell 🙌🏼😭 — MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris)…MORE

Dolly Parton’s “Girl in the Movies” Earns Golden Globe Nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

Dolly Parton’s “Girl in the Movies” Earns Golden Globe Nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

Dolly Parton’s new song, “Girl in the Movies,” from the Netflix movie, Dumplin’, received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. In addition to re-recording six songs from her iconic catalog for the movie’s soundtrack, Dolly co-penned and recorded six new songs, including “Girl in the Movies.” Best Original Song…MORE

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Nashville New Year

Nashville New Year

You can ring in the New Year in Nashville with a free show featuring Keith Urban, Brett Young, Peter Frampton, Judah & the Lion, Caitlyn Smith, Devon Gilfillian and Fisk Jubilee Singers. The free event—dubbed the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville—will take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Gates will open at 4 p.m. CT on Dec. 31.