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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Stars Walk the Red Carpet at BMI Awards, Including Luke Bryan, Scott McCreery, Thomas Rhett & More [Photo Gallery]

Stars Walk the Red Carpet at BMI Awards, Including Luke Bryan, Scott McCreery, Thomas Rhett & More [Photo Gallery]

Broadcast Music Inc. held its 66th annual BMI Country Awards on Nov. 13 at its Nashville office to celebrate the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed country songs of the past year. Award recipients included: BMI Icon Award: Steve Cropper Country Songwriter of the Year: Jesse Frasure (Thomas Rhett’s “Marry Me” and “Unforgettable,” Old Dominion’s…MORE

Thomas Rhett, David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney Win CMA Awards in Early Announcement

Thomas Rhett, David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney Win CMA Awards in Early Announcement

Good Morning America hosts Lara Spencer and Adam Rippon had the honor of announcing the winners in two CMA Awards categories Wednesday (Nov. 14) morning as they broadcast live from Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row restaurant in Nashville. The announcements were made ahead of tonight’s CMA Awards telecast at 7 p.m. CT. In the Musical Event of…MORE

CMT Announces 2019 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour Lineup

CMT Announces 2019 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour Lineup

CMT revealed its 2019 Next Women of Country class during its sixth annual showcase at Nashville’s City Winery on Nov. 13. Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild introduced the 2019 class, which included Anna Vaus, Emily Hackett, Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Duski, Leah Turner, Rachel Wammack (pictured), Stephanie Quayle and Tenille Townes. CMT also announced…MORE

Walker Hayes Announces “Dream On It Tour”

Walker Hayes Announces “Dream On It Tour”

Walker Hayes will hit the road in 2019 for his headlining Dream On It Tour, which earned its moniker from a fan-driven contest on social media. Kicking off on Jan. 31 in Houston, the 27-date trek will make additional stops in Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Seattle and more. “I’m so jacked to announce my Dream…MORE

Midland Sends “Love” to California Fire Victims and Shares How You Can Help Via the Red Cross & Airbnb

Midland Sends “Love” to California Fire Victims and Shares How You Can Help Via the Red Cross & Airbnb

While speaking to Nash Country Daily ahead of the CMA Awards, Midland—the trio comprised of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson—had something on their minds besides their three CMA nominations: the current wildfires in California that have killed 42 people and caused billions of dollars of damage. Midland’s connection to California and the West…MORE

Everything You Need to Know About the 52nd CMA Awards Show, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

Everything You Need to Know About the 52nd CMA Awards Show, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2018 CMA Awards. Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14 Time: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. CT Location: Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Television Station: ABC Hosts: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley Red Carpet: 5:30 p.m. CT on ABC’s YouTube Channel & CMAawards.com…MORE

Dolly Parton Kicks Off the Holiday Season at Dollywood’s “Smoky Mountain Christmas” Celebration [Photo Gallery]

Dolly Parton Kicks Off the Holiday Season at Dollywood’s “Smoky Mountain Christmas” Celebration [Photo Gallery]

Dolly Parton kicked off the holiday season with her annual Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Nov. 9. In addition to a performances by Dolly with her brother Randy and several nieces, Dolly opened the park’s newest expansion, Glacier Ridge, a “frosted version of the Smoky Mountains” that features a…MORE

Dustin Lynch, Carly Pearce, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town & More Announced as Presenters at CMA Awards

Dustin Lynch, Carly Pearce, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town & More Announced as Presenters at CMA Awards

The Country Music Association announced the presenters for the 52nd annual CMA Awards on Nov. 14: Jimmie Allen, Bobby Bones, Kane Brown, Sharna Burgess, Olivia Culpo, Mackenzie Foy, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Lionel Richie, Noah Schnapp, Rita Wilson and Trisha Yearwood. Performers for the CMA Awards…MORE

Brothers Osborne Extend Headlining Tour Into 2019 With More Than 40 Shows

Brothers Osborne Extend Headlining Tour Into 2019 With More Than 40 Shows

Brothers Osborne added more than 40 dates to their headlining World Tour in 2019, including stops in Chicago, Boston, New York, Nashville, Atlanta, Las Vegas and more. Wild Feathers, Ruston Kelly, Devon Gilfillian and Lucie Silvas will join the Brothers on select dates. Tickets go on sale on Nov. 16. Brothers Osborne World Tour Nov.…MORE

Blake Shelton Wins 2018 People’s Choice Awards

Blake Shelton Wins 2018 People’s Choice Awards

The winners for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards—voted on by we the people—were announced on Nov. 11. On the country music front, Blake Shelton bested Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett for Country Artist of 2018, while Keith Urban was out-voted by Shawn Mendes in the all-genre Male Artist of the Year…MORE

Trisha Yearwood to Release Frank Sinatra Tribute Album, “Let’s Be Frank”

Trisha Yearwood to Release Frank Sinatra Tribute Album, “Let’s Be Frank”

Start spreading the news: Trisha Yearwood will release her first full-length studio album in more than 10 years with Let’s Be Frank, a collection of tune made famous by Frank Sinatra. The album will be available on Dec. 20 via Williams-Sonoma and everywhere on Feb. 14. “I’ve done some standards over the years in my…MORE

New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.MORE

CMA Awards Announce Additional Performers, Including Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley & More

CMA Awards Announce Additional Performers, Including Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley & More

The Country Music Association announced another round of performers for the 52nd annual CMA Awards: Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples. Previously announced performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Florida…MORE

Justin Moore to Host “Veterans Day Salute” Across Cumulus Stations

Justin Moore to Host “Veterans Day Salute” Across Cumulus Stations

Justin Moore will host the inaugural Veterans Day special across select Cumulus platforms on Monday, Nov. 12. Tune in at noon (all time zones) to hear A Veterans Day Salute with Justin Moore as he performs some of his hits, including “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and “Small Town USA.” In addition, he’ll perform…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini Comes Out Swinging in New Video for “Miss Me More” [Watch]

Kelsea Ballerini Comes Out Swinging in New Video for “Miss Me More” [Watch]

Kelsea Ballerini isn’t pulling any punches in her new video for “Miss Me More,” which is currently No. 44 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after two weeks. “Miss Me More,” which was penned by Kelsea, David Hodges and Brett McLaughlin, is featured on Kelsea’s 2017 sophomore album, Unapologetically. The tune follows previous single “I Hate Love…MORE

Kane Brown Talks New Album, Recent Wedding, Upcoming Tour, Guinness Record & More

Kane Brown Talks New Album, Recent Wedding, Upcoming Tour, Guinness Record & More

Jim Casey talks with Kane Brown about: staying cool under pressure getting married in October releasing his new sophomore album, Experiment, on Nov. 9 learning from the process of making his debut album in 2016 growing as a songwriter working with producer Dan Huff on the new album choosing current Top 10 hit, “Lose It,”…MORE

Vince Gill, John Prine, Dean Dillon, Tom T. Hall & More Earn Nominations for 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame

Vince Gill, John Prine, Dean Dillon, Tom T. Hall & More Earn Nominations for 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced more than 20 nominees in two categories (performing and non-performing) for its Class of 2019, including a handful of country-centric songwriters. Performing nominees include Vince Gill, John Prine, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Lloyd Price, Missy Elliott, Tommy James and the Eurythmics…MORE

Country Stars Send Thoughts and Prayers to California Shooting Victims

Country Stars Send Thoughts and Prayers to California Shooting Victims

Another senseless shooting has left 12 people dead, including sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Ron Helus, after a lone gunman opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Nov. 7. Many country stars, including Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, John Rich, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown and more, sent out their thoughts and prayers…MORE

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New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.