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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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Luke Combs Will Be the Musical Guest on “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 1

Luke Combs Will Be the Musical Guest on “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 1

Luke Combs will be the musical guest on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. Luke will take the stage on Feb. 1, as NFL player JJ Watt tackles the hosting duties. In the past five years, a handful of country stars have performed on SNL, including Blake Shelton (January 2015), Zac Brown Band (March…MORE

Listen to Old Dominion’s Poignant New Single, “Some People Do,” Which Was Co-Penned by Thomas Rhett

Listen to Old Dominion’s Poignant New Single, “Some People Do,” Which Was Co-Penned by Thomas Rhett

The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—will try to score their ninth No. 1 single with the release of “Some People Do.” Penned by Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally and Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey, “Some People Do,” which is featured on OD’s 2019 self-titled album, will…MORE

Charity Concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to Feature Dolly Parton, Lonestar, Lee Greenwood, Abby Anderson & More

Charity Concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to Feature Dolly Parton, Lonestar, Lee Greenwood, Abby Anderson & More

The Gift of Music charity concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 30 will feature a lineup that includes Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye, T.G. Sheppard, Drew Baldridge, Abby Anderson, Artimus Pyle Band, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Red Mountain Bluegrass Band, Brad and Maisy Stella, Taylon Hope and Scott Bass. The Gift of Music…MORE

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay scored their seventh No. 1 single as “10,000 Hours,” which features Justin Bieber, ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Dan, Shay, Justin, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds and Jason Boyd, “10,000 Hours” features…MORE

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Blake Shelton released a tender new video for his duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is one of four new tracks on Blake’s recently released album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. “I was at The Voice compound and Shane McAnally…MORE

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Notes Date: Jan. 26 Location: Staples Center in L.A. Time: 8 p.m ET Channel: CBS Live Stream: CBS All Access Host: Alicia Keys Non-Televised Awards: Grammy.com at 3:30…MORE

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Singer/songwriter David Olney, 71, died onstage during the 30-A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., on Jan. 18. David collapsed onstage after an “apparent heart attack” during a showcase alongside Amy Rigby and Scott Miller. Amy shared details of the tragedy via Facebook, saying: “David Olney, a beautiful man, a legend, a songwriting poet…MORE

Gene Watson Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

Gene Watson Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

During his set on the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 17, Gene Watson was surprised by Vince Gill with an invitation to join the esteemed club. “He’s one of the greatest country singers that’s walked the earth,” said Vince during Gene’s introduction. After Gene performed “Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget” and “Nothing Sure Looked…MORE

New Court Date Set for Sam Hunt’s DUI Case

New Court Date Set for Sam Hunt’s DUI Case

Sam Hunt is scheduled to appear in a Nashville court on March 17 at 9 a.m. to face misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and having an open container. The new case details were released after Sam’s initially scheduled court date on Jan. 17. Sam was arrested in Nashville on Nov. 21. According to…MORE

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

After breaking out in 2018 with her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde announced she will drop her sophomore album, Never Will, on April 3. The 11-song offering, which was produced by Jay Joyce, features lead single “One Night Standards” and newly released track “Martha Divine.” Ashley co-penned nine of the 11 tracks.…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

Kelsea Ballerini & Kacey Musgraves Stand Up to Sexist Tweet

It started with a tweet. It ended with, well, we don’t yet. But here’s the middle, so far. On Jan. 14, Chris Willman, a features editor for Variety, tweeted: “I turned on the 105.1 country station in L.A. just now, and they were playing the new song by Gabby Barrett, and then, without any pause…MORE

The Gatlin Brothers Announce “65th Anniversary Tour”

The Gatlin Brothers Announce “65th Anniversary Tour”

The Gatlin Brothers will celebrate their 65th Anniversary Tour in 2020, marked by the first time Larry, Steve and Rudy began singing together as children in Abilene, Texas, in 1955 when they were six, four and two years old, respectively. The Gatlin Brothers will perform more than 60 lives dates in 2020. The first leg…MORE

Aaron Watson Inducted Into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Aaron Watson Inducted Into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Aaron Watson was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on Jan. 16 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame—which includes members such as George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson and more—was created to honor individuals who show excellence in competition, business and support of…MORE

No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

Super Bowl LIV (54) on Feb. 2 will feature a halftime performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, with Demi Lovato (pictured) singing the national anthem during the pre-game festivities. A country artist has not headlined the Super Bowl halftime show since Shania Twain pumped “Up!” the crowd in 2003 with Sting and No Doubt. That’s…MORE

Reba McEntire to Guest Star on “Young Sheldon” as “Fun, Fiery Ex-Wife”

Reba McEntire to Guest Star on “Young Sheldon” as “Fun, Fiery Ex-Wife”

Reba McEntire is adding another acting credit to her résumé with a guest appearance on the third season of Young Sheldon in February. Reba will play June, the “fun and fiery” ex-wife of Coach Ballard (Craig T. Nelson), who is dating Meemaw (Annie Potts). June and Meemaw form an unlikely friendship, according to the press…MORE

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2020 ACM Awards

2020 ACM Awards

The ACM Awards will air live on CBS on April 5 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (photo by AFF-USA.com).

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Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Listen to Old Dominion’s Poignant New Single, “Some People Do,” Which Was Co-Penned by Thomas Rhett

Listen to Old Dominion’s Poignant New Single, “Some People Do,” Which Was Co-Penned by Thomas Rhett

The guys from Old Dominion—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—will try to score their ninth No. 1 single with the release of “Some People Do.” Penned by Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally and Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey, “Some People Do,” which is featured on OD’s 2019 self-titled album, will…Continue Reading

Charity Concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to Feature Dolly Parton, Lonestar, Lee Greenwood, Abby Anderson & More

Charity Concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to Feature Dolly Parton, Lonestar, Lee Greenwood, Abby Anderson & More

The Gift of Music charity concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 30 will feature a lineup that includes Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye, T.G. Sheppard, Drew Baldridge, Abby Anderson, Artimus Pyle Band, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Red Mountain Bluegrass Band, Brad and Maisy Stella, Taylon Hope and Scott Bass. The Gift of Music…Continue Reading

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan + Shay Score 7th No. 1 Single With “10,000 Hours” Featuring Justin Bieber

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay scored their seventh No. 1 single as “10,000 Hours,” which features Justin Bieber, ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Dan, Shay, Justin, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds and Jason Boyd, “10,000 Hours” features…Continue Reading

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s Tender New Video for “Nobody But You”

Blake Shelton released a tender new video for his duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is one of four new tracks on Blake’s recently released album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. “I was at The Voice compound and Shane McAnally…Continue Reading

George Strait Adds Vegas Dates & Announces Stadium Show With Chris Stapleton & Little Big Town

George Strait Adds Vegas Dates & Announces Stadium Show With Chris Stapleton & Little Big Town

George Strait will be keeping busy in 2020 with a handful of tour dates, including a newly announced stadium performance with Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town. George will be performing at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 22 with LBT and Stapleton, followed by two new dates in Las Vegas with…Continue Reading

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

2020 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About the Show

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26. The Notes Date: Jan. 26 Location: Staples Center in L.A. Time: 8 p.m ET Channel: CBS Live Stream: CBS All Access Host: Alicia Keys Non-Televised Awards: Grammy.com at 3:30…Continue Reading

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Nashville Singer/Songwriter David Olney Dies Onstage During Florida Festival

Singer/songwriter David Olney, 71, died onstage during the 30-A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., on Jan. 18. David collapsed onstage after an “apparent heart attack” during a showcase alongside Amy Rigby and Scott Miller. Amy shared details of the tragedy via Facebook, saying: “David Olney, a beautiful man, a legend, a songwriting poet…Continue Reading

Lady Antebellum Honored With “Angels Among Us Award” by St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Lady Antebellum Honored With “Angels Among Us Award” by St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Following in the esteemed footsteps of Randy Owen, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, John Rich, Darius Rucker and more, Lady Antebellum was honored with the 2020 Angels Among Us Award by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Lady A was recognized at the 31st annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids on Jan. 18 in Memphis. The…Continue Reading

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

Ashley McBryde to Release Sophomore Album, “Never Will,” on April 3

After breaking out in 2018 with her Grammy-nominated debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, Ashley McBryde announced she will drop her sophomore album, Never Will, on April 3. The 11-song offering, which was produced by Jay Joyce, features lead single “One Night Standards” and newly released track “Martha Divine.” Ashley co-penned nine of the 11 tracks.…Continue Reading

The Gatlin Brothers Announce “65th Anniversary Tour”

The Gatlin Brothers Announce “65th Anniversary Tour”

The Gatlin Brothers will celebrate their 65th Anniversary Tour in 2020, marked by the first time Larry, Steve and Rudy began singing together as children in Abilene, Texas, in 1955 when they were six, four and two years old, respectively. The Gatlin Brothers will perform more than 60 lives dates in 2020. The first leg…Continue Reading

Aaron Watson Inducted Into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Aaron Watson Inducted Into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Aaron Watson was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on Jan. 16 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame—which includes members such as George Strait, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson and more—was created to honor individuals who show excellence in competition, business and support of…Continue Reading

Luke Bryan Announces New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here,” and New Tour

Luke Bryan Announces New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here,” and New Tour

Luke Bryan announced he will release his seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, on April 24. The new offering follows Luke’s 2017 No. 1 album, What Makes You Country. In addition, Luke announced he will hit the road for his Proud to Be Right Here Tour, which kicks off on May 28…Continue Reading

No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

Super Bowl LIV (54) on Feb. 2 will feature a halftime performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, with Demi Lovato (pictured) singing the national anthem during the pre-game festivities. A country artist has not headlined the Super Bowl halftime show since Shania Twain pumped “Up!” the crowd in 2003 with Sting and No Doubt. That’s…Continue Reading

Houston Rodeo’s 2020 Lineup Features Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley & More

Houston Rodeo’s 2020 Lineup Features Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley & More

Running from March 3 to March 22—yes, 20 days—Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest rodeo and livestock exhibitions in the world. Rodeo Houston features a carnival, a bar-b-que contest, 10K race and some of the best live entertainment in the country. The event pulled in more than 2.5 million attendees during…Continue Reading

Little Big Town Gears Up for Album Release With Performance of New Song, “Sugar Coat,” on “The Tonight Show” [Watch]

Little Big Town Gears Up for Album Release With Performance of New Song, “Sugar Coat,” on “The Tonight Show” [Watch]

Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town will drop their ninth studio album, Nightfall, on Jan. 17. In the lead-up to the album’s release this week, the quartet has been making the media rounds with appearances on the Today show and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. In both…Continue Reading

Reba McEntire to Guest Star on “Young Sheldon” as “Fun, Fiery Ex-Wife”

Reba McEntire to Guest Star on “Young Sheldon” as “Fun, Fiery Ex-Wife”

Reba McEntire is adding another acting credit to her résumé with a guest appearance on the third season of Young Sheldon in February. Reba will play June, the “fun and fiery” ex-wife of Coach Ballard (Craig T. Nelson), who is dating Meemaw (Annie Potts). June and Meemaw form an unlikely friendship, according to the press…Continue Reading