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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 Florida Georgia Line’s Grateful New Single, “Blessings”

Listen to Florida Georgia Line’s Grateful New Single, “Blessings”

Florida Georgia Line will try to score their 17th No. 1 single with the release of “Blessings,” which ships to country radio on Sept. 23. FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley penned the new tune with Tom Douglas, Jesse Frasure, Jordan Schmidt and Ernest K. Smith. “This is another love song we both fell in…MORE

Luke Combs Is 3 Weeks Shy of Shania Twain’s All-Time Chart Record

Luke Combs Is 3 Weeks Shy of Shania Twain’s All-Time Chart Record

Luke Combs is inching closer to one of country music’s most impressive records. Once again this week, Luke’s 2017 debut album, This One’s for You, is No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The double-Platinum album, which has moved 2 million units according to the RIAA, has now spent 47 weeks at No. 1.…MORE

Watch Jason Aldean Perform New Single, “We Back,” at Surprise Show in Nashville

Watch Jason Aldean Perform New Single, “We Back,” at Surprise Show in Nashville

After announcing his new album, 9, and dropping lead single, “We Back,” on Sept. 9, Jason Aldean performed a surprise concert for a few hundred Amazon truckers and freighters in Nashville. Amazon Music hosted the event outside Nissan Stadium at a pop-up “truck stop” to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. In addition to performing…MORE

Watch Carrie Underwood’s New “Sunday Night Football” Opening With Joan Jett

Watch Carrie Underwood’s New “Sunday Night Football” Opening With Joan Jett

Carrie Underwood returned to Sunday Night Football on Sept. 8 with a new rendition of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” that featured Joan Jett. In addition, 13 NFL players are featured in the new clip, including Julio Jones, Kyle Fuller, Khalil Mack, Mitch Trubisky, Baker Mayfield, Dak Prescott, Patrick Mahomes, Jared Goff, Kirk Cousins,…MORE

Luke Bryan Scores 23rd No. 1 Single With “Knockin’ Boots”

Luke Bryan Scores 23rd No. 1 Single With “Knockin’ Boots”

Luke Bryan scored the 23rd No. 1 single of his career as “Knockin’ Boots” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and the Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Jon Nite, “Knockin’ Boots” is the lead single from Luke’s upcoming seventh studio album, which is tentatively slated…MORE

Little Big Town Announces New Album, New Tour & New Single, “Over Drinking” [Listen]

Little Big Town Announces New Album, New Tour & New Single, “Over Drinking” [Listen]

Little Big Town announced a new album, single and tour on Sept. 9. LBT will release their ninth studio album, Nightfall, on Jan 17. Buoyed by lead single, “Over Drinking,” which was penned by Jesse Frasure, Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsey, Ashley Gorley and Steph Jones, the upcoming album follows 2017’s The Breaker, which spawned the…MORE

Watch Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins Raise Some Hell in New Video for “Hell Right”

Watch Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins Raise Some Hell in New Video for “Hell Right”

Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins raise a little hell in the new video for “Hell Right.” The longtime friends enjoy a few adult beverages at a field party, complete with a bit of rodeo work, noodling and exploding fruit. Blake’s new single, which features vocals from Trace, was penned by David Garcia, Brett Tyler and…MORE

Brantley Gilbert Announces “Fire’t Up Tour” With Chase Rice, Dylan Scott & More

Brantley Gilbert Announces “Fire’t Up Tour” With Chase Rice, Dylan Scott & More

Brantley Gilbert announced he will embark on his headlining Fire’t Up Tour in 2020. The 30-plus-date tour kicks off on Jan. 23 in London, Ontario, making additional stops in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Las Vegas and more. Chase Rice, Dylan Scott and Brandon Lay will serve as support on select dates. The tour takes its name from…MORE

Listen to Ronnie Dunn Cover George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” for New Country/Rock Cover Album

Listen to Ronnie Dunn Cover George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” for New Country/Rock Cover Album

Ronnie Dunn will release a new country/rock cover album, Re-Dunn, in January 2020. The 24-track album features popular tunes originally recorded by Bob Seger, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Hank Williams, Eric Clapton, George Strait, Tom T. Hall, Eddy Arnold and more. Ronnie released two tracks on Sept. 6: “Amarillo by Morning,” which was originally recorded…MORE

Listen to Miranda Lambert’s Fun-Loving New Song, “Pretty Bitchin’”

Listen to Miranda Lambert’s Fun-Loving New Song, “Pretty Bitchin’”

Miranda Lambert shared a new song, “Pretty Bitchin’,” from her upcoming seventh studio album, Wildcard, which drops on Nov. 1. Miranda co-penned the fun-loving tune with Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby and Jon Randall. “[This song] is so much fun,” says Miranda. “Everything in it explains me . . . it talks about Airstreams, Tito’s, having…MORE

Trisha Yearwood to Host “CMA Country Christmas” With Lady Antebellum, Chris Young, Chris Janson, Brett Young & More

Trisha Yearwood to Host “CMA Country Christmas” With Lady Antebellum, Chris Young, Chris Janson, Brett Young & More

Trisha Yearwood will host the 10th annual CMA Country Christmas. CMA Country Christmas will be taped on Sept. 25 at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville. This year’s lineup includes Kristin Chenoweth, for King & Country, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Runaway June, CeCe Winans, Brett Young and Chris Young. The…MORE

“Opry Salute to Ray Charles” With Chris Young, Travis Tritt, Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood & More to Premiere Nationwide on Sept. 5

“Opry Salute to Ray Charles” With Chris Young, Travis Tritt, Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood & More to Premiere Nationwide on Sept. 5

The Grand Ole Opry paid homage to icon Ray Charles in October 2018 with a special showcase that was hosted by Darius Rucker and featured performances by Darius, Cam, Brett Eldredge, Ronnie Milsap, Lukas Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Allen Stone, Travis Tritt, Charlie Wilson, Leela James, Trisha Yearwood, Jessie Key, Chris Young and Boyz II Men.…MORE

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The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2019 on Oct. 14 at the Music City Center: Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Marcus Hummon, Kostas, Rivers Rutherford and Sharon Vaughn.