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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Lindsay Ell Documents Health Scare & Surgery in New “PSA” Video

Lindsay Ell Documents Health Scare & Surgery in New “PSA” Video

“Go book a doctor’s appointed.” That’s the advice Lindsday Ell shares in her recent What the Ell? vlog that chronicles her surgery to have pre-cancerous cells removed on Feb. 28. The abnormality was diagnosed during a routine doctor’s checkup a couple of weeks ago. Lindsay’s vlog serves as an unofficial PSA to go get a…MORE

Justin Moore Readies Most Traditional-Sounding Album to Date, “Late Nights & Longnecks”

Justin Moore Readies Most Traditional-Sounding Album to Date, “Late Nights & Longnecks”

Justin Moore revealed he will release his upcoming fifth studio album, Late Night and Longnecks, on April 26. Justin co-wrote every track on the 10-song offering, which also features songwriters Casey Beathard, David Lee Murphy, Paul DiGiovanni, Rhett Akins, Jeremy Stover and more. With backing from guitar virtuoso Brent Mason and pedal steel icon Paul…MORE

Chris Janson’s New “Good Vibes” Video Is an Uplifting Family Affair [Watch]

Chris Janson’s New “Good Vibes” Video Is an Uplifting Family Affair [Watch]

Chris Janson released a family-friendly video—starring his wife and children—for his new single, “Good Vibes.” The video for the uplifting tune, which was directed by Michael Monaco, also features non-actors—like police officers and a military member—sharing positive experiences with others. Penned by Chris, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowel, “Good Vibes” is the lead single from…MORE

Country Music Association Announces Initial Lineup for 2019 CMA Fest

Country Music Association Announces Initial Lineup for 2019 CMA Fest

The Country Music Association has revealed the initial artist lineup for this year’s CMA Fest, which features hundreds of artists performing on multiple stages throughout downtown Nashville on June 6–9. Nissan Stadium Stage Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big…MORE

Trace Adkins and Clint Black Team Up for Co-Headlining Tour

Trace Adkins and Clint Black Team Up for Co-Headlining Tour

Trace Adkins and Clint Black will join forces for a co-headlining tour this spring and summer. The Hits, Hats, History Tour will kick off on May 2 in Charlotte, N.C., making additional stops in Florida, Texas, South Carolina, Georgia and more. Terri Clark, John Berry and Craig Campbell will serve as support on select dates.…MORE

Garth Brooks Sells 20,000 Vinyl Boxed Sets in 18 Hours

Garth Brooks Sells 20,000 Vinyl Boxed Sets in 18 Hours

Garth Brooks sold 20,000 units of his upcoming vinyl boxed set, The Legacy Collection, on Feb. 28. The boxed set will feature five albums—No Fences, The Chase, In Pieces, Fresh Horses and Triple Live—available in three different packages: Analog, Remix-Remaster and Limited. Each package includes seven vinyl records. For 18 hours on Feb. 28, fans…MORE

Carrie Underwood Adds U.K. Dates to Her “Cry Pretty Tour”

Carrie Underwood Adds U.K. Dates to Her “Cry Pretty Tour”

Carrie Underwood announced via Instagram on March 4 that she is taking her upcoming Cry Pretty Tour across the pond. Carrie will perform five U.K. shows in late June and early July. Carrie will be joined on the UK tour by special guests, The Shires, the UK’s best-selling country act of all time. Tickets for…MORE

Watch Thomas Rhett Perform 2 New Songs on “Saturday Night Live”

Watch Thomas Rhett Perform 2 New Songs on “Saturday Night Live”

During his stint as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on March 2, Thomas Rhett debuted two new songs, “Look What God Gave Her” and “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time.” TR kicked off his appearance by performing his new single, “Look What God Gave Her. Penned by Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins, Julian…MORE

Lindsay Ell Gives Post-Surgery Update: “Everything Went Good”

Lindsay Ell Gives Post-Surgery Update: “Everything Went Good”

After undergoing surgery to remove pre-cancerous cells on Feb. 28, Lindsay Ell gave her fans a post-surgery update on March 1. “Thanks for all the well wishes yesterday…everything went good,” said Lindsay via Twitter. “Grateful for the doctors & nurses for getting me in before my month trip around the world….I leave tonight, and am…MORE

Kacey Musgraves Earns CMA International Artist Achievement Award

Kacey Musgraves Earns CMA International Artist Achievement Award

Kacey Musgraves can add the 2019 CMA International Artist Achievement Award to her ever-expanding trophy case, which has recently been stocked with four Grammy Awards. The Country Music Association surprised Kacey with the award prior to her performance at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 27. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by a United States-based artist…MORE

Jake Owen Reveals March 29 Release of New Album, “Greetings From . . . Jake”

Jake Owen Reveals March 29 Release of New Album, “Greetings From . . . Jake”

Jake Owen announced he will release his sixth studio album, Greetings From . . . Jake, on March 29. The upcoming album has already produced a No. 1 hit, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” as well as Jake’s new single, “Down to the Honkytonk,” which is currently No. 12 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart…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.