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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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Take a Mystic Journey in Tim McGraw’s New Video for “Neon Church” [Watch]

Take a Mystic Journey in Tim McGraw’s New Video for “Neon Church” [Watch]

Tim McGraw released a new video for his single, “Neon Church,” which is currently No. 25 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after four weeks. The new clip, which was directed by Shane Drake (“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” and “Southern Girl”), follows a lone traveler who makes his way to a local bar for a spiritual…MORE

Listen to Cole Swindell’s Guilt-Ridden New Single, “Love You Too Late”

Listen to Cole Swindell’s Guilt-Ridden New Single, “Love You Too Late”

Cole Swindell will try to score the ninth No. 1 hit of his singing career with the release of his new single, “Love You Too Late.” Penned by Cole, Michael Carter and Brandon Kinney, “Love You Too Late” follows No. 1 lead single, “Break Up in the End,” from Cole’s third album, All of It,…MORE

Listen to Carly Pearce’s Spirited New Single, “Closer to You”

Listen to Carly Pearce’s Spirited New Single, “Closer to You”

Following the success of hit singles “Every Little Thing” and “Hide the Wine” from her 2017 debut album, Carly Pearce is giving fans the first taste of her sophomore set with the release of “Closer to You.” Produced by busbee and co-penned by Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Troy Verges, “Closer to You” will impact…MORE

Brett Young Marries Longtime Girlfriend Taylor Mills

Brett Young Marries Longtime Girlfriend Taylor Mills

Brett Young married longtime girlfriend Taylor Mills in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 3. Brett and Taylor, who got engaged in February 2018, have known each other for more than 10 years. Love has been a constant theme for Brett since releasing his self-titled debut album in February 2017. The 12-track offering—of which Brett co-wrote…MORE

Chris Stapleton & Wife Morgane Announce They Are Expecting Their Fifth Child

Chris Stapleton & Wife Morgane Announce They Are Expecting Their Fifth Child

Chris Stapleton announced that he and wife Morgane are expecting their fifth child. Chris broke the news onstage during his concert at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 2, with his wife by his side. “I’ve got an announcement to make,” said Chris during his extended rendition of “Tennessee Whiskey.” “Some of you may know that…MORE

New Albums

New Albums

New albums released on Nov. 2 include the Pistol Annies’ Interstate Gospel and the Mavericks’ Hey! Merry Christmas! (photo by Miller Mobley)MORE

Country-Themed Night on “Dancing With the Stars” to Feature Cole Swindell, Lauren Alaina, Chris Janson, Carly Pearce & Lanco

Country-Themed Night on “Dancing With the Stars” to Feature Cole Swindell, Lauren Alaina, Chris Janson, Carly Pearce & Lanco

On Nov. 5, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars will get fans in a country state of mind for the upcoming CMA Awards on Nov. 14. DWTS’s country-themed episode will feature live performances by Lauren Alaina (“Ladies in the ’90s”), Chris Janson (“Can’t Help Falling in Love”), Lanco (“Born to Love”), Carly Pearce (“Every Little Thing”)…MORE

George Strait Announces Rare Concert Date in 2019 With Chris Stapleton & More

George Strait Announces Rare Concert Date in 2019 With Chris Stapleton & More

Since George Strait trotted off into the sunset on his Cowboy Rides Away Tour in 2014, his appearances onstage have been few and far between—outside of his 18 “Strait to Vegas” concerts. However, George has announced he will take the stage on March 30 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The King of Country will be…MORE

CMA Awards Announce Additional Performers, Including Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Brett Young & More

CMA Awards Announce Additional Performers, Including Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Brett Young & More

The Country Music Association announced its third round of performers for the 52nd annual CMA Awards: Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, Midland, and Brett Young. Previously announced performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia…MORE

Montgomery Gentry’s New Album, “20 Years of Hits,” Features Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Granger Smith & More

Montgomery Gentry’s New Album, “20 Years of Hits,” Features Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Granger Smith & More

Prior to Troy Gentry’s passing in September 2017, he and duo-mate Eddie Montgomery re-recorded many of Montgomery Gentry’s signature songs for the new album, Montgomery Gentry: 20 Years of Hits. The new 12-song album, which will be released on Nov. 16, features a number of guest artists, including Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Granger Smith, Logan…MORE

See How Your Favorite Country Stars Dressed Up for Halloween, Including Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Chris Young & More

See How Your Favorite Country Stars Dressed Up for Halloween, Including Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Chris Young & More

Some of our favorite country stars got into the spirit of Halloween by donning funny, scary and crazy costumes. Check ’em out, including photos of Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Lauren Alaina, Keith Urban, Chris Young, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini and more. “If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends.” My fiancé…MORE

Garth Brooks Announces Dates for First Two 2019 Stadium Tour Stops

Garth Brooks Announces Dates for First Two 2019 Stadium Tour Stops

Let’s hope Garth Brooks doesn’t announce every one of his 2019 Stadium Tour stops individually, but here we go with the first two (which were announced two hours apart): March 9 St. Louis, Mo. The Dome at America’s Center March 23 Glendale, Ariz. State Farm Stadium The stadium concerts will feature in-the-round staging. Tickets go…MORE

Thomas Rhett Teams With Crown Royal to Benefit U.S. Military

Thomas Rhett Teams With Crown Royal to Benefit U.S. Military

Thomas Rhett is teaming up with Crown Royal for the Purple Bag Project to benefit U.S. servicemen and women stationed overseas. Since 2010, Crown Royal has worked with Packages From Home as a national charity partner supporting their purpose of sending thanks to troops overseas. During Purple Bag events, participants are invited to write notes…MORE

Brett Young to Be Honored With 2018 ASCAP Songwriter/Artist of the Year Award

Brett Young to Be Honored With 2018 ASCAP Songwriter/Artist of the Year Award

Following in the footsteps of top singer/songwriters like Alan Jackson, Sam Hunt and Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion, Brett Young has been named the 2018 ASCAP Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. The award is earned by the songwriter who has written and recorded at least two songs that have amassed the greatest airplay during a…MORE

“Thankful” yet “Conflicted” Maren Morris Says It’s “Concerning” She’s the Only Solo Female in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Country Chart

“Thankful” yet “Conflicted” Maren Morris Says It’s “Concerning” She’s the Only Solo Female in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Country Chart

Maren Morris scored the second Top 5 single from her solo catalog this week as “Rich” reached No. 5 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. That’s the good news. The bad news? Maren is the only solo woman featured in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week. In fact, another solo female artist…MORE

Watch Delta Rae “Play It Forward” With Stunning Cover of Cam’s “Diane”

Watch Delta Rae “Play It Forward” With Stunning Cover of Cam’s “Diane”

The band Delta Rae—comprised of Ian Hölljes, Eric Hölljes, Brittany Hölljes, Elizabeth Hopkins, Mike McKee and Grant Emerson—stopped by the Nash campus last week to chat with Elaina Smith for her Women Want to Hear Women podcast (you can listen to the entire episode here). One of the podcast’s segments—“Play It Forward”—beckons the featured artist/band…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.