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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Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer Get Married

Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer Get Married

A couple of talented singer/songwriters got married on May 12. After a three-plus-year courtship, Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer tied the knot. Hayes shared a photo on his Instagram of the newlyweds with the caption: “I’m so happy to say that @1allisonmoorer and I made it official yesterday. Dreams do come true.” “I’m so happy…MORE

Dolly Parton Opens $37-Million “Wildwood Grove” Expansion at Dollywood With New Roller Coaster, Climbing Structure & More [Photo Gallery]

Dolly Parton Opens $37-Million “Wildwood Grove” Expansion at Dollywood With New Roller Coaster, Climbing Structure & More [Photo Gallery]

Dolly Parton hosted the grand opening of the $37-million Wildwood Grove expansion at her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on May 10 and 11. Wildwood Grove, which represents the largest capital investment in Dollywood’s 33-year history, features 11 new experiences for guests, including a new restaurant, climbing structure and roller coaster called the…MORE

CMA’s “Introducing Nashville Tour” Headed to Europe With Chris Lane, Devin Dawson, Danielle Bradbery, Rachel Wammack & More

CMA’s “Introducing Nashville Tour” Headed to Europe With Chris Lane, Devin Dawson, Danielle Bradbery, Rachel Wammack & More

The Country Music Association launched its international touring series, Introducing Nashville, in March with a bevy of artists—Brandy Clark, Devin Dawson, Lindsay Ell, Lauren Jenkins, Logan Mize and Tenille Townes—performing in the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The series is coming to Norway, Sweden, England and more this fall with a lineup that…MORE

Chris & Morgane Stapleton Welcome Fifth Child

Chris & Morgane Stapleton Welcome Fifth Child

Chris Stapleton and wife Morgane welcomed their fifth child on May 12, according to a post on Morgane’s Instagram page. Morgane didn’t provide any details regarding the baby’s sex or name, but she did share a photo of the newborn’s hand intertwined with hers and the caption: “The most perfect Mother’s day…I wish all you…MORE

“UglyDolls” Movie With Blake Shelton & Kelly Clarkson Is Flopping at the Box Office

“UglyDolls” Movie With Blake Shelton & Kelly Clarkson Is Flopping at the Box Office

The new UglyDolls movie is not performing as hoped at the box office. After opening on May 3, the flick has reportedly only grossed $14.2 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo, with a $45 million production budget. MovieWeb.com reported: “Unfortunately, with such a tepid debut, it’s long-term prospects aren’t great, even when factoring in…MORE

Thomas Rhett to Headline Special Show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena During CMA Fest

Thomas Rhett to Headline Special Show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena During CMA Fest

One week after releasing his fourth studio album, Center Point Road, on May 31, Thomas Rhett will headline a special concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 8 during CMA Fest. Fans will get to experience an up-close-and-personal set from the singer/songwriter via a stripped-down, in-the-round setting. Longtime fans will recognize the B-stage layout, inspired…MORE

Luke Bryan Adds Final Stop on “Sunset Repeat Tour”

Luke Bryan Adds Final Stop on “Sunset Repeat Tour”

Luke Bryan is gearing up to hit the road this spring and summer for his headlining Sunset Repeat Tour. Kicking off on May 31 in Philadelphia, the tour will make additional stops in Cincinnati, Phoenix, St. Louis, Toronto and more. Luke announced he will cap the tour by adding an additional date: Oct. 25 at…MORE

Listen to Randy Houser’s Vintage Croon in New Single, “No Stone Unturned”

Listen to Randy Houser’s Vintage Croon in New Single, “No Stone Unturned”

No one has ever questioned Randy Houser’s vocal abilities. The Mississippi native can belt with the best of ’em, a la the great Ronnie Dunn. After releasing Top 40 lead single, “What Whiskey Does,” from his 2019 album, Magnolia, Randy is planning to ship his new single, “No Stone Unturned,” to country radio on May…MORE

Garth Brooks Announces New Stadium Tour Date

Garth Brooks Announces New Stadium Tour Date

Garth Brooks is bringing his Stadium Tour to Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, on July 20. This will be the first time Garth plays Boise in more than 20 years, and it’s the first major concert event at Albertsons Stadium. Garth’s Stadium Tour, which features in-the-round staging, has already visited St.…MORE

Watch Maren Morris Perform “A Song for Everything” on “The Late Show”

Watch Maren Morris Perform “A Song for Everything” on “The Late Show”

After a morning visit to The Howard Stern Show on May 6 to chat and perform “Girl,” Maren Morris took her talents to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform “A Song for Everything.” Maren penned the new tune with Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz, the same songwriting trio behind “I Could Use a…MORE

Devin Dawson’s “California Smoke Tour” Raises More Than $12,000 for CA Fire Foundation

Devin Dawson’s “California Smoke Tour” Raises More Than $12,000 for CA Fire Foundation

California native Devin Dawson is giving back to his home state in a big way. Devin donated $12,463—the proceeds from his six-date California Smoke Tour—to the California Fire Foundation, aiding them in providing emotional and financial assistance to firefighters, their families and the communities they protect. The cause is near and dear to Devin’s heart…MORE

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Hosted by Little Big Town, the CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 8 p.m. ET on June 5.