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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Sheryl Crow’s New Album of Collaborations Features an All-Star Cast of Country Stars

Sheryl Crow’s New Album of Collaborations Features an All-Star Cast of Country Stars

Sheryl Crow released the art and track listing for her upcoming album of collaborations, Threads, which is set to drop on Aug. 30. The 17-song album features collaborations with a number of country artists, including Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill. Sheryl…MORE

Chris Young Releases Heartfelt Tune, “Drowning,” Inspired by Friend’s Death [Listen]

Chris Young Releases Heartfelt Tune, “Drowning,” Inspired by Friend’s Death [Listen]

Chris Young released a new song, “Drowning,” from his upcoming eighth studio album, Raised On Country, which is expected to drop later this year. Co-penned by Chris, Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, “Drowning” was partly inspired by the death of Chris’ close friend, Adam, and features lyrics: “So tonight I’m gonna pull out pictures, ones…MORE

Old Dominion to Host Westwood One’s 4th of July Holiday Special

Old Dominion to Host Westwood One’s 4th of July Holiday Special

The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—will deliver some fireworks of their own on July 4 as they co-host Westwood One’s annual holiday special, Celebrate the USA. During the four-hour holiday special, the quintet will share their favorite Fourth of July memories and play tunes from their…MORE

Listen to Sturgill Simpson’s New Zombie Ballad, “The Dead Don’t Die”

Listen to Sturgill Simpson’s New Zombie Ballad, “The Dead Don’t Die”

Sturgill Simpson dropped his first new song in more than three years with the release of “The Dead Don’t Die,” the title track to a new zombie flick directed by Jim Jarmusch. The new track, which Sturgill penned at Jarmusch’s request, serves as a running gag throughout the film as multiple actors make reference to…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Elaina kicked off Season 2 with one of her favorite guests from Season 1 . . . the one and only Maren Morris. In addition to chatting with Maren about country radio,…MORE

Keith Urban Announces New Leg of “Graffiti U World Tour”

Keith Urban Announces New Leg of “Graffiti U World Tour”

After circumnavigating the globe with more than 70 concerts in seven countries, Keith Urban is extending his Graffiti U World Tour with additional dates this summer and fall. Keith will bring his revamped show—new music, new lighting, new production—to 13 festivals and fairs, including stops in Chicago, Cheyenne, Louisville and more. “I’m always looking for…MORE

Maren Morris Teases Revealing Photos From “Playboy” Shoot

Maren Morris Teases Revealing Photos From “Playboy” Shoot

Maren Morris continues to forge her own pathway in the country music industry and beyond. For that, we salute her. After teasing a Playboy collaboration on her socials in April, Maren dropped a few revealing pics from the shoot via Twitter and Instagram on June 11, noting that “something with Playboy is coming next week.”…MORE

Charles Esten’s “Light the Summer Night” Benefit Concert Raises $27,000 for Leukemia Research

Charles Esten’s “Light the Summer Night” Benefit Concert Raises $27,000 for Leukemia Research

Charles Esten continued his long-running philanthropic work with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during his “Light the Summer Night” benefit concert at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley on June 6. The inaugural event, which was hosted by Shawn Parr and featured performances by Charles, Lee Brice, Eric Paslay, Jillian Cardarelli, Taylor Noelle, LaLa Deaton, The Adelaides,…MORE

Watch Luke Combs Get a Surprise Invite to Join the Grand Ole Opry

Watch Luke Combs Get a Surprise Invite to Join the Grand Ole Opry

After only his 16th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, Luke Combs was surprised by John Conlee, Chris Janson and Craig Morgan with an invitation to join the esteemed club during his set on June 11. The trio of Opry members joined Luke onstage to extend the invitation after the 29-year-old sang his recent No.…MORE

Tribute Shirt in Honor of Granger Smith’s Late Son to Benefit Texas Hospital

Tribute Shirt in Honor of Granger Smith’s Late Son to Benefit Texas Hospital

Granger Smith and wife Amber are honoring their late son, River Kelly Smith, with a new T-shirt that benefits the Dell Children’s Medical Center. River, 3, was cared for by the staff at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Central Texas after a tragic accident that ultimately took his life on June 6. The River Smith…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini Scores 5th No. 1 Single With “Miss Me More”

Kelsea Ballerini Scores 5th No. 1 Single With “Miss Me More”

Kelsea Ballerini is once again in familiar territory. The Tennessee native scored her fifth career No. 1 single as “Miss Me More” ascended to the top spot on the Mediabase chart, following previous No. 1 singles “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” “Peter Pan” and “Legends.” “Miss Me More,” which was penned by Kelsea,…MORE

Randy Houser & Wife Tatiana Welcome Baby Boy, Huckleberry Randolph

Randy Houser & Wife Tatiana Welcome Baby Boy, Huckleberry Randolph

Randy Houser and wife Tatiana announced via Instagram that they are the proud parents of a newborn son, Huckleberry “Huck” Randolph Houser. Huck was born on June 9, weighing 7 lbs., 6 oz. “He’s handsome, healthy, and happy and we couldn’t be more excited to get him home and start the next chapter of our…MORE

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Roo Too

Roo Too

The lineup at this year’s Bonnaroo (June 13-16) includes a number of country stars: Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs & more.