Category Archives: NCD Feature Stories

Family Tradition: 30 Country Stars Share Their Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions, Including Tim McGraw, Cole Swindell, Chris Young & More

Family Tradition: 30 Country Stars Share Their Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions, Including Tim McGraw, Cole Swindell, Chris Young & More

From food and family to football and friends, we asked some of country music’s biggest stars about their favorite Thanksgiving tradition. Check out what they had to say. “We’ve always had a close family, so the holidays—whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas—are really the only times we get to get together as a family. Just sitting…MORE

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like a “Tennessee Christmas” for Amy Grant

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like a “Tennessee Christmas” for Amy Grant

With Christmas a little more than a month away, Amy Grant is getting busier as the holiday draws closer. The “Baby, Baby” singer is currently on the road for her annual holiday tour with Michael W. Smith and The Voice winner, Jordan Smith; she’ll be kicking off her Christmas at the Ryman show with husband…MORE

Cole Swindell Is Feeling Right at Home With New EP and Tour

Cole Swindell Is Feeling Right at Home With New EP and Tour

Not only does Cole Swindell have something of a hot streak working, but he’s also striking while the iron is hot. The hot streak? His first five singles—“Chillin’ It,” “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey,” “Let Me See Ya Girl” and “You Should Be Here”—have reached No. 1 on the Billboard and/or…MORE

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Vocal Group of the Year Award

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Vocal Group of the Year Award

In the lead-up to the CMA Awards on Nov. 2, Nash Country Daily will be conducting its own election to let you—the readers—decide who should win each of the 12 categories at this year’s show. We’re taking politics out of the equation and letting the popular vote speak for itself. The good news is there…MORE

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Album of the Year Award

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Album of the Year Award

In the lead-up to the CMA Awards on Nov. 2, Nash Country Daily will be conducting its own election to let you—the readers—decide who should win each of the 12 categories at this year’s show. We’re taking politics out of the equation and letting the popular vote speak for itself. The good news is there…MORE

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award

Vote Now: Who Should Win the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award

In the lead-up to the CMA Awards on Nov. 2, Nash Country Daily will be conducting its own election to let you—the readers—decide who should win each of the 12 categories at this year’s show. We’re taking politics out of the equation and letting the popular vote speak for itself. The good news is there…MORE

Out of the Garage and Into the Studio: Aubrie Sellers Dishes About Her Unique Sound, Influences and Major-Label Debut Album, “New City Blues”

Out of the Garage and Into the Studio: Aubrie Sellers Dishes About Her Unique Sound, Influences and Major-Label Debut Album, “New City Blues”

Despite having one of the best country music pedigrees in the biz, Aubrie Sellers blazed her own trail in the industry earlier this year with the release of her debut indie album, New City Blues. After recently signing with major label Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville, the self-proclaimed “garage country” artist will re-release New City Blues on…MORE

With Bluegrass in His DNA, Dwight Yoakam Wanders Back Home on New Album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars”

With Bluegrass in His DNA, Dwight Yoakam Wanders Back Home on New Album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars”

Born in Kentucky. Raised in Ohio. Perfected in California. That’s the ol’ Dwight Yoakam adage. It’s no secret the Kentucky native gave Nashville a try in 1977 before becoming disinterested with the city’s pop-country proclivity. Instead, he boot-scooted across the heartland to California, where he found himself better suited to the L.A. Cowpunk scene with…MORE

5 Questions With “Forever Country” Producer Shane McAnally, Who Reveals What Other Songs Were in Contention for the Mashup

5 Questions With “Forever Country” Producer Shane McAnally, Who Reveals What Other Songs Were in Contention for the Mashup

By now you’ve probably seen and heard that 30 of country music’s biggest stars—both past and present—have come together to record a new song and video, “Forever Country,” for the CMA Awards’ 50-year anniversary. The star-studded mashup features a fresh take on three of country’s most classic songs: John Denver’s “Take Me Home,” Willie Nelson’s…MORE

11 Must-See Acts at This Year’s Americana Music Festival

11 Must-See Acts at This Year’s Americana Music Festival

The 17th annual Americana Music Festival invades Nashville for six days and nights next week (Sept. 20–25). With more than 200 acts hitting 14 stages around town, Music City becomes Roots Music City for the week. While it’s impossible to see every show (you’d need the ability to time-warp), NCD has you covered with the…MORE

Art Imitates Life as Billy Ray Cyrus Crosses His Own “Thin Line”

Art Imitates Life as Billy Ray Cyrus Crosses His Own “Thin Line”

Billy Ray Cyrus is a busy man these days. Writing and starring in his own sitcom, Still The King, which was picked up for a second season by CMT, would keep anyone busy enough. On top of that, Billy Ray decided to release a brand-new album, Thin Line—which drops Today (Sept. 9)—chock-full of guest appearances…MORE

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #1–10

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #1–10

It’s time to clock in—we’ve got the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music. Today, Sept. 2, we’re featuring #1–10. Country music throughout the decades has not only embraced its working class roots, it’s made a point to praise them. Yes, work is tough, as Merle Haggard wrote in “Workin’ Man’s Blues” or as George…MORE

Hate The Drake? Impossible! 5 Reasons We Love Drake White & His New Album

Hate The Drake? Impossible! 5 Reasons We Love Drake White & His New Album

Fans of GOAT sitcom Seinfeld are sure to recall Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine’s love/hate relationship with “The Drake.” At various intervals, they both “Love The Drake” and “Hate The Drake.” There was no middle ground. In their defense, The Drake was a pain in the ass who was always breaking up with his fiancée.…MORE

Justin Moore Pushes the Envelope While Staying in a Natural State of Mind for New Album, “Kinda Don’t Care”

Justin Moore Pushes the Envelope While Staying in a Natural State of Mind for New Album, “Kinda Don’t Care”

It’s fitting that Arkansas native Justin Moore hails from the “Natural State,” because what you see from Justin is what you get. At the moment—9 a.m. on a Wednesday morning in mid-July—it’s a 5-foot-7-inch, cowboy hat-sporting, boot-wearing, dip-spitting dude. No putting on airs. He’s as nonchalant as the suggestive title to his new album, Kinda…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.