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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Alabama, Steve Wariner, Don Everly & More to Be Inducted Into the Musicians Hall of Fame

Alabama, Steve Wariner, Don Everly & More to Be Inducted Into the Musicians Hall of Fame

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum announced the addition of more than a dozen inductees in its Class of 2019, including: Alabama (Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Randy Owen) Steve Wariner Don Everly Felix Cavaliere The Surfaris (Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson) The Original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (David Briggs, Jerry…MORE

Loretta Lynn & George Strait to Be Honored at Nashville Songwriter Awards [Performers Include Reba, Dierks, Sam Hunt & More]

Loretta Lynn & George Strait to Be Honored at Nashville Songwriter Awards [Performers Include Reba, Dierks, Sam Hunt & More]

The 2nd annual Nashville Songwriter Awards—taking place on Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium—will feature star-studded performances from Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Lee Brice, David Lee Murphy, Michael Ray, Dean Dillon and more. Country legend Loretta Lynn will receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her contributions to…MORE

Jordan Davis and Wife Are Expecting First Child

Jordan Davis and Wife Are Expecting First Child

Jordan Davis and wife Kristen announced they are expecting their first child. “Very blessed to announce that me and my amazing wife are expecting our first child…Baby Davis will be here soon,” said Jordan via Twitter. Jordan and Kristen were married in March 2017. Jordan, who is currently on tour with Old Dominion, has scored…MORE

New Brooks & Dunn Exhibit Set to Open at Country Music Hall of Fame

New Brooks & Dunn Exhibit Set to Open at Country Music Hall of Fame

Not only will Brooks & Dunn be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall, but the best-selling country duo of all time will also be featured in a new exhibit at the CMHOF. Opening on Aug. 9, Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon will highlight Kix and Ronnie’s early careers as solo…MORE

Billy Currington to Release New Single, “Details,” on Aug. 5

Billy Currington to Release New Single, “Details,” on Aug. 5

Billy Currington will return to country radio on Aug. 5 with the release of his new single, “Details.” Penned by Mark Trussell, Nicolle Galyon and Stephen Lee Olsen, “Details” will most likely be featured on Billy’s upcoming seventh studio album, although no official announcement has been made. The new single follows Billy’s most recent single,…MORE

Chris Janson Says He Reads Every Letter That Comes to His Grand Ole Opry Mailbox

Chris Janson Says He Reads Every Letter That Comes to His Grand Ole Opry Mailbox

After more than 200 performances inside the Grand Ole Opry’s hallowed circle—and becoming an official member in March 2018—it’s safe to say that Chris Janson feels at home on the Opry. One of perks of becoming an Opry member is a personalized mailbox at the Opry Post Office, a tradition carried over from when the…MORE

After 7 Years, Chris Knight Readies New Album, “Almost Daylight”

After 7 Years, Chris Knight Readies New Album, “Almost Daylight”

Known for songs that are as dark as the Kentucky coalmines he once worked, Chris Knight will release a new album, Almost Daylight, on Oct. 11. The upcoming project will be Chris’ first new album since the release of Little Victories in September 2012. The 11-song offering, which was helmed by frequent producer Ray Kennedy…MORE

Chuck Wicks and Kasi Williams Get Married [Watch Exclusive Video of the Newlyweds]

Chuck Wicks and Kasi Williams Get Married [Watch Exclusive Video of the Newlyweds]

Chuck Wicks and Kasi Williams—who is the younger sister of Jason Aldean—got married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on July 12. The couple tied the knot in front of 103 guests—including Jason Aldean, former MLB player Ryan Klesko and former UFC fighter Dan Henderson—during an evening ceremony at the Cabo Azul Resort, NCD confirms exclusively.…MORE

Clare Bowen Talks Growing Up in Australia, Overcoming Childhood Cancer, Starring on “Nashville,” Finding Love, Creating New Album & More

Clare Bowen Talks Growing Up in Australia, Overcoming Childhood Cancer, Starring on “Nashville,” Finding Love, Creating New Album & More

Jim Casey talks with singer/songwriter/actress Clare Bowen and her husband, Brandon Robert Young, about: releasing her self-titled debut album in the U.S. on July 12 releasing the album in Germany, U.K. and Australia over the last year starring as Scarlett O’Connor on Nashville for six season growing up in Australia speaking with a Southern U.S.…MORE

Giddy-Up: Kane Brown Releases New Song, “Like a Rodeo” [Listen]

Giddy-Up: Kane Brown Releases New Song, “Like a Rodeo” [Listen]

Kane Brown promised his Instagram followers that he’d release a new track, “Like a Rodeo,” if his recent post—depicting him lip-syncing a snippet of the tune—received 1 million views. Kane’s fans came through on their end with more than 1.2 million views, so Kane kept his word and released the new tune on July 12.…MORE

Kenny Chesney Releases Savory New Single, “Tip of My Tongue” [Listen]

Kenny Chesney Releases Savory New Single, “Tip of My Tongue” [Listen]

Almost a year after releasing his previous single, Kenny Chesney returned to country radio on July 12 with a new single, “Tip of My Tongue.” Co-penned by Kenny, Ross Copperman and Ed Sheeran, “Tip of My Tongue” is the first taste of Kenny’s upcoming 18th studio album, which will be released via Blue Chair/Warner Music…MORE

The Young Fables New Documentary Chronicles Duo’s Real-Life Tragedy & the Resiliency of Music [Watch Trailer]

The Young Fables New Documentary Chronicles Duo’s Real-Life Tragedy & the Resiliency of Music [Watch Trailer]

Laurel Wright, 23, and Wesley Lunsford, 32, of The Young Fables have been creating modern country music rooted in tradition since forming their duo in 2015. Backed by Laurel’s sterling lead vocals, Wesley’s virtuosic guitar chops—and a penchant for collaborative songwriting—The Young Fables have built a grassroots following in the country/Americana genre, bolstered by national…MORE

Luke Combs Extends Headlining Tour With New Dates

Luke Combs Extends Headlining Tour With New Dates

Luke Combs is extending his headlining Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour with five new dates this fall and winter. New dates on the tour include stops in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Antonio, Louisville and Nashville. Special guests throughout the tour include Morgan Wallen, The Cadillac Three, Flatland Calvary and Jameson Rodgers. For the…MORE

Dolly Parton to Star in Upcoming Hallmark Movie, “Christmas in Dollywood”

Dolly Parton to Star in Upcoming Hallmark Movie, “Christmas in Dollywood”

Dolly Parton will return to TV screens this winter in a new Hallmark movie, Christmas in Dollywood. The upcoming flick, which stars Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), will begin filming in Tennessee in August, according to Entertainment Tonight. Dolly will make a special appearance in the film, which is slated to be released in December…MORE

Levi Hummon Drops Energetic New Single, “Drop Of Us” [Exclusive Premiere: Listen]

Levi Hummon Drops Energetic New Single, “Drop Of Us” [Exclusive Premiere: Listen]

After releasing his six-song EP, Patient, in October 2018, Levi Hummon, 28, roared into 2019 with a spot on Hunter Hayes’ Closer to You Tour and a new single, “Night Lights,” which was featured on Spotify’s Hot Country Playlist. Now, the Nashville native—and son of heavyweight songwriter Marcus Hummon (“Cowboy Take Me Away,” “Bless the…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.