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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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Lady Antebellum Reveals Winning Video for “Heart Break” in Fan-Driven Contest [Watch]

Lady Antebellum Reveals Winning Video for “Heart Break” in Fan-Driven Contest [Watch]

Lady Antebellum appealed to the creative community—to the tune of $20,000—to produce new videos for their single, “Heart Break,” which is currently No. 16 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 38 weeks. Lady A teamed with Genero, a software platform that sources video content, for the campaign that awarded $10,000 to GedMedia, the creators of…MORE

Dierks Bentley’s “The Mountain” Summits Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart

Dierks Bentley’s “The Mountain” Summits Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart

Dierks Bentley scored the seventh Billboard No. 1 album of his career as “The Mountain” summited this week’s Top Country Albums chart. Dierks’ ninth full-length album moved 102,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, besting his previous record of 101,000 units for 2017’s Black. The Mountain also debuted at No. 3 on the all-genre…MORE

Garth Brooks Puts Some Honky in His Tonky With New Single, “All Day Long”

Garth Brooks Puts Some Honky in His Tonky With New Single, “All Day Long”

Garth Brooks shipped a new single—“All Day Long”—to country radio and Amazon Music on June 19. Co-written by Garth, Mitch Rossell (“Ask Me How I Know”) and Bryan “Chuck” Kennedy (“American Honky-Tonk Bar Association,” “The Beaches of Cheyenne’’), “All Day Long” is the lead single from Garth upcoming 2019 album. Garth says the new single…MORE

Midland Announces “Electric Rodeo Tour”

Midland Announces “Electric Rodeo Tour”

Following a fall run on Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes Tour, Midland will embark on their own Electric Rodeo Tour. The eight-date trek will kick off on Oct. 24 in Tucson, Ariz., and make stops in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Minneapolis and more. Tickets go on sale on June 22 at 10 a.m. CT. Electric Rodeo Tour…MORE

4th Annual NASH Next Competition Begins the Search for the Next Great Country Star

4th Annual NASH Next Competition Begins the Search for the Next Great Country Star

Aspiring country stars have the opportunity to kick-start their careers via the 4th annual NASH Next competition. NASH Next 2018 officially launched on June 18, bringing together aspiring stars, a major record label (Big Machine Label Group) and the power of country radio (Cumulus Media). The winner of the four-month competition will receive a record…MORE

After More Than 20 Years, David Lee Murphy Scores His Second No. 1 Single With “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” Featuring Kenny Chesney

After More Than 20 Years, David Lee Murphy Scores His Second No. 1 Single With “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” Featuring Kenny Chesney

There might be a little “dust on David Lee Murphy, but don’t let it fool ya about what’s inside.” David Lee, 59, scored the second No. 1 single of his career this week with “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” which features vocals from Kenny Chesney. The tune topped both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase…MORE

Watch Jason Aldean’s New Video for “Drowns the Whiskey,” Featuring Miranda Lambert

Watch Jason Aldean’s New Video for “Drowns the Whiskey,” Featuring Miranda Lambert

Jason Aldean dropped a new video for his current single, “Drowns the Whiskey,” which features vocals from Miranda Lambert. Like the song, Jason enlisted Miranda’s talents during the filming of the new clip at Nashville’s oldest dive bar, Springwater Super Club & Lounge. “I wanted keep the video simple and really let the heartbreak and…MORE

Scotty McCreery Marries Gabi Dugal

Scotty McCreery Marries Gabi Dugal

Scotty McCreery, 24, and longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal, 24, tied the knot in North Carolina on June 16. The couple met in kindergarten in Garner, N.C., and grew up together in the close-knit community. They began dating six years ago during their senior year at Garner High School. Gabi has appeared in several of Scotty’s…MORE

Watch Rory Feek’s Profile on “CBS Sunday Morning” as He Talks About 3 Daughters: Hope’s Coming Out, Heidi’s Atheism, Indiana’s Down Syndrome

Watch Rory Feek’s Profile on “CBS Sunday Morning” as He Talks About 3 Daughters: Hope’s Coming Out, Heidi’s Atheism, Indiana’s Down Syndrome

It’s been more than two years since Rory Feek lost his wife—and Joey+Rory duo partner—Joey Martin Feek to cancer in March 2016. Since that time, Rory has had to adjust to being a single father to their daughter, Indiana, 4, who was born with Down syndrome, as well as his daughters—Hope, 29, and Heidi, 31—from…MORE

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Kacey Musgraves will perform on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on June 20.MORE

Walker Hayes Pays It Forward With “Be a Craig Fund”

Walker Hayes Pays It Forward With “Be a Craig Fund”

Walker Hayes followed up his Top 10 single “You Broke Up With Me” by releasing “Craig,” a tune that pays homage to a man who helped Walker through a trying time in his life as he and wife Laney struggled to make ends meet for their six children. “Craig and his family basically adopted Laney…MORE

Watch Dierks Bentley and His Beard Perform “Burning Man” on “The Tonight Show”

Watch Dierks Bentley and His Beard Perform “Burning Man” on “The Tonight Show”

Fresh off of the June 8 release of his ninth studio album, The Mountain, Dierks Bentley—and his mountain-man beard—stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform a new track, “Burning Man.” Penned by Bobby Pinson and Luke Dick, “Burning Man” features Brothers Osborne on the studio cut, but for his Tonight Show appearance,…MORE

Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line & More Earn Teen Choice Awards Nominations

Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line & More Earn Teen Choice Awards Nominations

The Teen Choice Awards announced its first wave of nominations on June 13. Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett earned nominations for Choice Country Artist, while Florida Georgia Line (X2), Chris Stapleton and Maren picked up nods in all-genre categories. Voting is open at TeenChoice.com or fans can…MORE

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Kacey Musgraves will perform on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on June 20.