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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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Brad Paisley Announces 9-Country “World Tour”

Brad Paisley Announces 9-Country “World Tour”

Brad Paisley is taking over the world . . . with his new tour, that is. Brad announced he will embark on a nine-country World Tour, which will make visits to the U.S., Canada, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, England and Ireland. Kicking off on Feb. 15 in San Antonio, the tour will make additional…MORE

Jason Aldean & Wife Brittany Welcome Baby Girl, Navy Rome

Jason Aldean & Wife Brittany Welcome Baby Girl, Navy Rome

Jason Aldean and wife Brittany welcome baby girl Navy Rome into their family on Feb. 4 at 12:45 p.m. The little bundle of joy weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz. Brittany shared a photo of Navy Rome via Instagram, saying: “We welcomed our daughter Navy Rome into the world today at 12:45pm✨ 7lbs 12oz of pure…MORE

Little Big Town, Maren Morris & More Added to Grammy Performer Lineup

Little Big Town, Maren Morris & More Added to Grammy Performer Lineup

During a promo that aired during the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, the Recording Academy revealed three new performers for the 61st Grammy Awards on Feb. 10: Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Ricky Martin. The new additions join previously announced performers Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes…MORE

Michael Ray to Hit 3 Continents on Upcoming Tour

Michael Ray to Hit 3 Continents on Upcoming Tour

Michael Ray announced he will headline the upcoming Nineteen Tour, which kicks off on Feb. 21 in Washington, D.C., and makes additional stops in Indianapolis, San Jose and more. In addition, Michael will make his first trip across the pond to the U.K. for three shows at C2C: Country to Country Festival on March 8–10.…MORE

Chris Young Announces Headlining Tour With Chris Janson, Locash, Jimmie Allen & More

Chris Young Announces Headlining Tour With Chris Janson, Locash, Jimmie Allen & More

Chris Young will hit the road this spring and summer for his headlining Raised On Country Tour 2019. The 25-plus-date tour, which gets its name from Chris’ current single, will kick off on May 16 in Alpharetta, Ga., making additional stops in Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Diego and more. Chris Janson will serve as direct…MORE

Stage Right

Stage Right

Cassadee Pope released her sophomore album, Stages, on Feb. 1. The 11-song collection, which was produced by Corey Crowder, features Cassadee’s two most recent singles, “Take You Home” and “One More Red Light.”MORE

Kacey Musgraves Adds More Dates to Her “Oh, What a World Tour”

Kacey Musgraves Adds More Dates to Her “Oh, What a World Tour”

Kacey Musgraves has extended her headlining Oh, What a World Tour with 17 more dates this summer and fall. Following her previously announced tour dates, Kacey will hit the festival circuit this summer before embarking on the next leg of her Oh, What a World Tour, including stops in Phoenix, Boston, Toronto, New Orleans and…MORE

Zac Brown Band Announces New Summer Tour

Zac Brown Band Announces New Summer Tour

The field mouse is fast, but the owl sees at night! Zac Brown Band will embark on a 30-plus-city tour this summer, dubbed The Owl Tour. The announcement comes as the band prepares to release their upcoming new studio album featuring lead single, “Someone I Used to Know.” Additional album details including release date, track…MORE

George Strait to Release 30th Studio Album, “Honky Tonk Time Machine,” on March 29 [Listen to New Song Now]

George Strait to Release 30th Studio Album, “Honky Tonk Time Machine,” on March 29 [Listen to New Song Now]

George Strait will release his 30th studio album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, on March 29. The new album features 13 songs, including 12 originals and a cover of Johnny Paycheck’s “Old Violin.” George co-penned eight of the tracks, including a duet with Willie Nelson, “Sing One With Willie.” Longtime collaboration Dean Dillon co-penned seven songs,…MORE

Locash to Drop New Album, “Brothers,” on March 29

Locash to Drop New Album, “Brothers,” on March 29

Preston Brust and Chris Lucas of Locash will release their new album, Brothers, on March 29. The 11-song offering will be the first album on Locash’s new label, Wheelhouse Records/BBR Music Group. Brothers features lead single “Feels Like a Party, which Locash released last year. Songwrtiers on the new album include Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson,…MORE

4 Eric Church Concerts Will Air Live in February

4 Eric Church Concerts Will Air Live in February

Eric Church is bringing his music to the people. Four of Eric’s upcoming February concerts will air live on SiriusXM’s The Highway. Feb. 1 | TD Garden | Boston, MA Feb. 8 | Target Center | Minneapolis, MN Feb. 15 | Little Caesars Arena | Detroit, MI Feb. 22 | US Bank Arena | Cincinnati,…MORE

Hall of Fame Guitarist Harold Bradley Dead at 93

Hall of Fame Guitarist Harold Bradley Dead at 93

Country Music Hall of Fame member Harold Bradley, 93, passed away in his sleep during the early hours of Jan. 31, according to multiple sources. The Nashville native was one of the most sought-after session guitarists in a career that spanned more than 60 years. He is thought to be the most recorded instrumentalist in…MORE

Michael Ray & Carly Pearce Are Enjoying “Celebrating Each Other’s Dreams”

Michael Ray & Carly Pearce Are Enjoying “Celebrating Each Other’s Dreams”

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce will soon add their names to the list of country music super-unions that includes lovebirds like Garth and Trisha, Tim and Faith, and Karen and Jimi. After publicly confirming their romance last summer, Michael and Carly got engaged during their vacation in Tulum, Mexico, on Dec. 19, 2018. Both country…MORE

Baby Breakdown: Which Country Stars Have Babies on the Way in 2019?

Baby Breakdown: Which Country Stars Have Babies on the Way in 2019?

If you’ve been trying to keep up with which country stars are expecting babies in the coming months, NCD has ya covered—or should we say “swaddled.” Check out who’s expecting in 2019 . . . and who’s delivered. Steve Moakler & wife Gracie Baby: Boy, Jackson (Jack) Thomas Moakler Born: Jan. 5 View this post…MORE

Brett Young Covers Gavin DeGraw’s 2011 Chart-Topper, “Not Over You” [Listen]

Brett Young Covers Gavin DeGraw’s 2011 Chart-Topper, “Not Over You” [Listen]

Brett Young recently stopped by Nashville’s Sound Stage Studios to record two songs for Spotify Singles, an ongoing series that beckons artists to record original tracks as well as unexpected covers of songs that have inspired them from a wide range of genres. In addition to recording his 2018 No. 1 hit, “Mercy,” Brett put…MORE

Jerrod Niemann Announces “Tallboys & Short Stories Tour”

Jerrod Niemann Announces “Tallboys & Short Stories Tour”

Jerrod Niemann will hit the road this spring for a headlining tour dubbed the Tallboys & Short Stories Tour. With more than a dozen dates, the tour will kick off on March 15 in Kansas City, making additional stops in Indianapolis, Dallas, Chicago and more. Tickets go on sale on Feb. 1. Tallboys & Short…MORE

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Honky Tonk Girl

Honky Tonk Girl

Loretta Lynn will celebrate her 87th birthday on April 14, but she will get the party started on April 1 with an All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena featuring performances by Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood and more.