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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Dylan Scott Announces “Nothing to Do Town” Tour

Dylan Scott Announces “Nothing to Do Town” Tour

Dylan Scott will hit the road in 2019 for his Nothing to Do Town Tour. Kicking off on Jan. 17 in New York City, the 17-date tour will make additional stops in Boston, Detroit, Nashville, Atlanta and more. Seth Ennis will serve as the opener. “This has been such an incredible year for me filled…MORE

Jason Aldean Announces Annual “Concert for the Cure” Benefiting Susan G. Komen

Jason Aldean Announces Annual “Concert for the Cure” Benefiting Susan G. Komen

Jason Aldean will celebrate his annual “Concert for the Cure” at Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in Nashville on Oct. 3rd. With all proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee, the night continues Jason’s longstanding partnership with Susan G. Komen. Since 2004, Jason has helped raise more than $3.6 million to benefit Susan G.…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini to Join Kelly Clarkson’s Headlining Tour in 2019

Kelsea Ballerini to Join Kelly Clarkson’s Headlining Tour in 2019

Kelly Clarkson will hit the road for her 28-date Meaning of Life Tour on Jan. 24—and the original American Idol will be bringing Kelsea Ballerini along for 19 dates. Kelsea will serve as support during stops in Oakland, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Chicago, Nashville and more. Brynn Cartelli will also serve as an opener. Tickets…MORE

Lady A

Lady A

Lady Antebellum will be the musical guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Sept. 19. Tune in to NBC at 11:35 p.m. CT.MORE

Blake Shelton to Open Fourth Ole Red Restaurant in 2020

Blake Shelton to Open Fourth Ole Red Restaurant in 2020

Blake Shelton is teaming with Ryman Hospitality Properties to open a new Ole Red restaurant and bar in Orlando, Fla. Blake and Ryman Hospitality have already opened Ole Red locations in Tishomingo, Okla., (September 2017) and Nashville (May 2018), with Ole Red Gatlinburg slated to open in spring 2019. Located at the ICON Orlando 360…MORE

Listen to Thomas Rhett’s Nostalgic New Single, “Sixteen”

Listen to Thomas Rhett’s Nostalgic New Single, “Sixteen”

Thomas Rhett’s 2017 album, Life Changes, has spawned four No. 1 singles, including “Craving You,” “Unforgettable,” “Marry Me” and “Life Changes,” which topped the charts earlier this month. TR will try to make it five in a row with the released of his new single, “Sixteen.” The nostalgic track, which TR co-penned with Sean Douglas…MORE

Listen to Brett Young’s New Lead Single, “Here Tonight,” From Upcoming Sophomore Album

Listen to Brett Young’s New Lead Single, “Here Tonight,” From Upcoming Sophomore Album

California native Brett Young released the first single, “Here Tonight,” from his upcoming sophomore album, Ticket to L.A., which is slated to drop on Dec. 7. Brett co-penned 10 of the 13 tracks on Ticket to L.A., including “Here Tonight,” which he wrote with Ben Caver, Justin Ebach and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley. “‘Here Tonight’…MORE

Watch Abby Anderson “Play It Forward” by Covering Trisha Yearwood’s “Walkaway Joe”

Watch Abby Anderson “Play It Forward” by Covering Trisha Yearwood’s “Walkaway Joe”

Abby Anderson, 21, stopped by the Nash campus last week to chat with Elaina Smith for her Women Want to Hear Women podcast (you can listen here). One of the podcast’s segments—“Play It Forward”—beckons the featured artist to perform a song from another female’s catalog. For her Play It Forward, Abby covered Trisha Yearwood’s “Walkaway…MORE

Gretchen Wilson’s “Breach of Peace” Charges to Be Dropped After $500 Donation

Gretchen Wilson’s “Breach of Peace” Charges to Be Dropped After $500 Donation

Good news regarding Gretchen Wilson’s legal woes. After an on-flight incident aboard American Airlines on Aug. 21, the “Redneck Woman” singer was arrested for “breach of peace” when she caused a disturbance at the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. Gretchen was back in a Connecticut court on Sept. 13 to settle the case…MORE

Alan Jackson’s Son-in-Law Ben Selecman Dies From Injuries After Boating Accident

Alan Jackson’s Son-in-Law Ben Selecman Dies From Injuries After Boating Accident

Alan Jackson’s son-in-law, Ben Selecman, 28, died on Sept. 12 after suffering “severe injuries during a boating accident,” according to the Nashville District Attorney’s Office, where Ben was an assistant DA. WSMV-TV reporter Jimmy Carter reported the news via Facebook. The Davidson Country DA issued the following statement: “The District Attorney’s Office is saddened to…MORE

Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Peach Pickers & More to Headline Benefit Concert in Georgia

Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Peach Pickers & More to Headline Benefit Concert in Georgia

Georgia natives Luke Bryan, Phillip Phillips, Cole Swindell, The Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip) and DJ Rock will host a benefit show—dubbed The Heart of South Georgia—in their home state on Oct. 3 at the Exchange Club of Albany in Albany, Ga. Proceeds raised from the concert will be donated to…MORE

Miranda Lambert Launches New “Idyllwind” Clothing Line

Miranda Lambert Launches New “Idyllwind” Clothing Line

After introducing her Idyllwind clothing line during the 2017 holiday season, Miranda Lambert has launched the collection at Boot Barn. According to Boot Barn, the brand is “inspired by vintage and retro looks with a modern fashion edge and a focus on comfort, fit, and quality for the everyday girl who wants to look amazing…MORE

New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Sept. 14 include Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty, Willie Nelson’s My Way, David Nail’s Only This and Nothing More and Asleep at the Wheel’s New Routes.MORE

Jason Isbell, John Prine, Tyler Childers & More Win 2018 Americana Awards [Full List]

Jason Isbell, John Prine, Tyler Childers & More Win 2018 Americana Awards [Full List]

The 2018 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony was held on Sept. 12 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The star-studded event, which was hosted by the Milk Carton Kids, featured performances by Rosanne Cash, John Prine, Robert Earl Keen, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Margo Price and more. Jason Isbell was the night’s big winner, earning three awards…MORE

Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay & More Earn Multiple Nominations at the American Music Awards

Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay & More Earn Multiple Nominations at the American Music Awards

Kane Brown, Ella Mai, Normani and Bebe Rexha announced the nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards on Sept. 12. Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Dan + Shay picked up multiple nominations in the country categories, while FGL and Maren Morris both earned nominations in the all-genre Collaboration of the Year category.…MORE

Watch Carrie Underwood’s Vibrant Video for Inspiring New Single, “Love Wins”

Watch Carrie Underwood’s Vibrant Video for Inspiring New Single, “Love Wins”

Carrie Underwood released a video for her new single, “Love Wins.” The vibrant clip was directed by Shane Drake, who also helmed Carrie’s “Cry Pretty” video in 2016. The inspiring tune, which was penned by Carrie, David Garcia and Brett James, follows the Top 10 success of lead single, “Cry Pretty,” from her upcoming album…MORE

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Rose Colored

Rose Colored

Maggie Rose will drop her new album, Change the Whole Thing, on Sept. 21, with upcoming tour stops in Nashville (Sept. 26) and Atlanta (Sept. 27).