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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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Listen to Blair Garner’s Interview with Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg

Listen to Blair Garner’s Interview with Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg

Country Radio Hall of Fame member Blair Garner sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for a 20-minute interview on July 17 that covered a variety of topics, including his political platforms, reaching conservative-leaning audiences via country radio, meeting country stars Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley and more. “I think that our base tends…MORE

Eric Church Tops Country Charts With “Some of It”

Eric Church Tops Country Charts With “Some of It”

Eric Church’s current single, “Some of It,” reached No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Eric, Jeff Hyde, Clint Daniels and Bobby Pinson, “Some of It” finds Eric dispensing “some” fatherly advice during the chorus: “Some of it you learn the hard way / Some of…MORE

Old Crow Medicine Show to Release “Live at the Ryman” Album on Sept. 20

Old Crow Medicine Show to Release “Live at the Ryman” Album on Sept. 20

After more than 40 performances on the Ryman Auditorium stage—including 20 headlining gigs—Old Crow Medicine Show will release a new album commemorating their time at the iconic Nashville venue. The Grammy-winning roots band will release Live at the Ryman on Sept. 20. The 11-track album, which was recorded during various headlining performances, features fan-favorties like…MORE

Kip Moore Announces Six-Date “Dive Bar Tour” & New Leg of “Acoustic Tour”

Kip Moore Announces Six-Date “Dive Bar Tour” & New Leg of “Acoustic Tour”

Kip Moore is ramping up his summer and fall schedule with the announcement of two new touring stints. Kip will embark on a six-date Dive Bar Tour in August, with stops in Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and more. Tickets for the Dive Bar Tour are available via an online contest. Kip also announced the third…MORE

Sturgill Simpson Announces New Album & Film, “Sound & Fury” [Watch Trailer]

Sturgill Simpson Announces New Album & Film, “Sound & Fury” [Watch Trailer]

Sturgill Simpson announced he will release his fourth studio album, Sound & Fury, this fall. The new album will be released in conjunction with an anime film of the same name that will be available via Netflix. Sturgill revealed the news at San Diego’s Comic-Con over the weekend. The new Sturgill-produced album will be his…MORE

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Honey County

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Honey County

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Season 2/Episode 6 features Elaina talking with Dani Rose, Devon Jane and Katie Stump of the trio Honey County. Elaina chats with the ladies about forming their trio, what their journey in…MORE

Midland’s Mark Wystrach and Fiancée Ty Haney Expecting First Child

Midland’s Mark Wystrach and Fiancée Ty Haney Expecting First Child

Midland frontman Mark Wystrach and fiancée Ty Haney are expecting their first child—a baby girl due in November. Ty, who is the CEO of active-wear apparel company Outdoor Voices, shared the news on Instagram on July 19 with a topless photo and two strategically positioned flowers. “I am beyond thrilled to be welcoming a girl,…MORE

Alabama Cancels Two Shows as Randy Owen Deals With Illness

Alabama Cancels Two Shows as Randy Owen Deals With Illness

Alabama was forced to cancel two dates on their 50th Anniversary Tour as frontman Randy Owen deals with vertigo and migraines. The Hall of Fame group of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook cancelled their shows at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, ON, on July 19 and at the Big Sky Music Festival in…MORE

Listen to Billy Currington’s Easygoing New Single, “Details”

Listen to Billy Currington’s Easygoing New Single, “Details”

Billy Currington will return to country radio on Aug. 5 with the release of his new single, “Details.” The easygoing jam revolves around a man who is focused on the little “details” that make his girlfriend special. Penned by Mark Trussell, Nicolle Galyon and Stephen Lee Olsen, “Details” will most likely be featured on Billy’s…MORE

Kane Brown & Marshmello Drop Runaway Video for “One Thing Right” [Watch]

Kane Brown & Marshmello Drop Runaway Video for “One Thing Right” [Watch]

Kane Brown joined forces with electronic music producer/DJ Marshmello for a new single, “One Thing Right.” Penned by Kane, Marshmello, Jesse Frasure, Josh Hoge and Matthew McGinn, “One Thing Right” is Marshmello’s first collaboration with a country artist. The tune was initially slated for Kane’s 2018 sophomore album, Experiment, but Kane decided to send it…MORE

The Highwomen Release Debut Single & Video for “Redesigning Women” [Watch]

The Highwomen Release Debut Single & Video for “Redesigning Women” [Watch]

The Highwomen—Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby—released their first single, “Redesigning Women,” from their upcoming self-titled album, which is slated to drop on Sept. 6. The new track, which was penned by Natalie and Rodney Clawson, was produced by Dave Cobb. “‘Redesigning Women’ is the life most women are living today,” says…MORE

Gibson Guitar Jam with Jason Isbell, Lee Roy Parnell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Cassadee Pope, Chris Isaak, Parmalee & More [Photo Gallery]

Gibson Guitar Jam with Jason Isbell, Lee Roy Parnell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Cassadee Pope, Chris Isaak, Parmalee & More [Photo Gallery]

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) summer trade show (July 18–20) kicked off in Nashville at the Wildhorse Saloon on July 18 with the Gibson Summer NAMM Jam. The showcase featured a lineup of legends, stars and emerging acts—all strumming Gibson guitars—including Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff, Chris Isaak, Lee Roy Parnell, Ray Wylie Hubbard,…MORE

Watch Luke Combs & His Fiancée Get Some “Practice” Cutting Their Wedding Cake

Watch Luke Combs & His Fiancée Get Some “Practice” Cutting Their Wedding Cake

After Luke Combs was officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on July 16, he and fiancée Nicole Hocking got some “practice” for their upcoming wedding reception. The couple was tasked with cutting Luke’s celebratory cake at the Opry’s post-show party. “We’ve got to practice,” said Luke, before he and Nicole cut the first slice…MORE

Miranda Lambert Drops High-Speed Bonus Track, “Locomotive” [Listen]

Miranda Lambert Drops High-Speed Bonus Track, “Locomotive” [Listen]

In addition to releasing the lead single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” from her upcoming seventh studio album on July 18, Miranda Lambert dropped a driving new bonus track, “Locomotive.” Miranda co-penned the new track, which she describes as “total country punk-rock,” with Ashley Monroe and K.S. Rhodes. Miranda debuted the high-speed song…MORE

Miranda Lambert Releases New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash” [Listen]

Miranda Lambert Releases New Single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash” [Listen]

Miranda Lambert dropped her first single in more than 15 months with the release of “It All Comes Out in the Wash” on July 18. The new tune, which was co-penned by Miranda, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey, is expected to serve as the lead single from Miranda’s upcoming seventh studio album. “I…MORE

AmericanaFest Adds 150 Artists, Including Brent Cobb, Shawn Colvin, Maggie Rose, Micky & the Motorcars, Foy Vance & More

AmericanaFest Adds 150 Artists, Including Brent Cobb, Shawn Colvin, Maggie Rose, Micky & the Motorcars, Foy Vance & More

Nashville’s 2019 AmericanaFest (Sept. 10–15) has revealed an additional 150 artists set to perform during the six-day festival, including Maggie Rose, Micky & the Motorcars, Foy Vance, Brent Cobb, Shawn Colbin, Drivin N Cryin, Andrew Combs and more. Previously announced performers include Brandy Clark, Tanya Tucker, Corb Lund, Jack Ingram, Lori McKenna, Buddy Miller, Jim…MORE

Who’s New: Elizabeth Donald

Who’s New: Elizabeth Donald

Elizabeth Donald Born: Melbourne, Australia Lives: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Age: 34 Single: “Easier to Apologize” Twitter: @emgdmusic Instagram: @elizabethdonaldmusic Facebook: Elizabeth Donald How did you get started in music?  I don’t recall music ever not being in my life. Both of my parents have a huge love for music, so it was constantly being…MORE

George Strait to Reissue 72-Song Boxed Set, “Strait Out of the Box: Part 1”

George Strait to Reissue 72-Song Boxed Set, “Strait Out of the Box: Part 1”

George Strait will reissue his 72-song boxed set, Strait Out of the Box: Part 1, on Sept. 13, available exclusively at Walmart. Originally released in 1995, Strait Out of the Box covers George’s recordings from 1976 to 1995 and features 31 No. 1 singles, including “You Look So Good in Love,” “All My Ex’s Live…MORE

Tim McGraw Authors New Fitness Book, “Grit & Grace”

Tim McGraw Authors New Fitness Book, “Grit & Grace”

Tim McGraw is showing no signs of writer’s block. After collaborating with Jon Meacham to pen Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation, Tim has authored a new fitness book, Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life. According to the press release, the new lifestyle…MORE

Watch Vince Gill & Joe Diffie Induct Luke Combs Into the Grand Ole Opry

Watch Vince Gill & Joe Diffie Induct Luke Combs Into the Grand Ole Opry

After John Conlee, Chris Janson and Craig Morgan surprised Luke Combs with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry on June 11, Luke was officially inducted into the esteemed organization on July 16 by musical heroes Vince Gill and Joe Diffie. During his set, Luke performed No. 1 hits “When It Rains It Pours”…MORE

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Music Event of Summer

Music Event of Summer

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will once again co-host CMA Fest’s prime-time TV concert special on ABC on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. CT.