Category Archives: NCD Feature Stories

Lauren Alaina Overcomes Eating Disorder to Find the “Road Less Traveled”

Lauren Alaina Overcomes Eating Disorder to Find the “Road Less Traveled”

Lauren Alaina came into our living rooms at the very young age of 15 when she appeared on American Idol, the reality TV show that made household names out of the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood. It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since she was chosen as…MORE

Jessie James Decker Is Truly a “Girls’ Girl”

Jessie James Decker Is Truly a “Girls’ Girl”

She’s talented, she’s beautiful and she’s married to one of the NFL’s hottest football players, New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker. But there are a couple of misconceptions about Jessie James Decker. Misconception No. 1: her image is too sexy, therefore she’s mean or threatening. Sitting down with the mom of two revealed that…MORE

Vote Now: The 16 Best Singles of 2016 . . . So Far

Vote Now: The 16 Best Singles of 2016 . . . So Far

From Keith and Carrie to Sturgill and Stapleton—and everyone in between—2016 has already had its fair share of memorable singles from a who’s who of artists. The staff at Nash Country Daily had its hands full trying to pick the best ones, but we managed to narrow our list down to 16 singles. Now it’s…MORE

Vote Now: The 16 Best Albums of 2016 . . . So Far

Vote Now: The 16 Best Albums of 2016 . . . So Far

With more than 100 new country albums dropping in the first half of 2016, Nash Country Daily had its hands full trying to pick the best ones. We narrowed the list down to 16 albums, and now it’s up to you to help us decide who reigns supreme. Vote now for your favorite album of…MORE

David Nail Pulls No Punches on New Album, “The Fighter”

David Nail Pulls No Punches on New Album, “The Fighter”

David Nail is an interviewer’s dream. Ask him a question, stand back and listen to him go. It doesn’t matter if he’s on the red carpet at the ACM Awards, rounding the bases at the CMA Music Fest Celebrity Softball Game or sitting in an interview room on NCD’s campus, David holds nothing back. To…MORE

Who’s New: Sarah Dunn Band

Who’s New: Sarah Dunn Band

Current Single: “Dirty” EP: Wild Wild Heart Hometown: Neosho, Missouri Influences: Hank Williams Jr., Patsy Cline, Diamond Rio, Vince Gill, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday In Brief: Growing up in a musical family gave Sarah Dunn the motivation she needed to begin a career in country music. At the age of 13, with her mother on the…MORE

Chase Bryant Amps Up the Sex Appeal With New Single, “Room to Breathe”

Chase Bryant Amps Up the Sex Appeal With New Single, “Room to Breathe”

After bursting onto the country music scene in 2014 with his self-titled EP, which featured fun, romantic songs like “Take It On Back” and “Little Bit of You,” Chase Bryant is ready to reveal his sexier side with his new single, “Room to Breathe,” from his upcoming full-length album. “I felt like I had written…MORE

The Five-Minute Lowdown on LOCASH and Their New Album, “The Fighters”

The Five-Minute Lowdown on LOCASH and Their New Album, “The Fighters”

Nash Country Daily sat down with Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of LOCASH to talk about their new album, The Fighters, which drops on June 17. NCD: What did having a No. 2 hit like 2016’s “I Love This Life” teach you about yourselves and your fans? Preston: Patience pays off. Chris and I have…MORE

Frankie Ballard Expands His Wheelhouse and Horizons With New “El Rio” Album

Frankie Ballard Expands His Wheelhouse and Horizons With New “El Rio” Album

Like Southwest Airlines says, sometimes you just wanna get away. That’s the mantra that Frankie Ballard adopted when he was making his new album, El Rio, which drops today (June 10). The Nashville resident packed his bags—and guitar, of course—and traveled more than 1,200 miles to the Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, to record…MORE

Cassadee Pope’s “Summer” Journey Leads to Confidence and Empowerment

Cassadee Pope’s “Summer” Journey Leads to Confidence and Empowerment

Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing Cassadee Pope. That may sound silly to many people because Cassadee has been on the country music scene since 2012 when she won Season 3 of The Voice and released her debut album, Frame by Frame, in 2013. But ladies and gentlemen, there’s a new Pope in town and she’s feeling…MORE

Who’s New: Runaway June

Who’s New: Runaway June

Members: Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland, Jennifer Wayne Current Single: “Lipstick” Inside Scoop: With their mellifluous harmonies and dynamic melodies, Runaway June is the latest all-female trio to hit the country music scene. Their debut single, “Lipstick”—co-written by Naomi, Jennifer and Hannah with Rebecca Lynn Howard (“Forgive”), Caroline Hobby (formerly of Stealing Angels) and Elisha Hoffman—is…MORE

HGTV’s Property Brothers Have Gone Country

HGTV’s Property Brothers Have Gone Country

The Scott Brothers from HGTV’s Property Brothers (yes, those handsome twins) have taken on a new project, but it doesn’t involve a hammer and nails. Those things have been replaced by a guitar and some singing. Drew and Jonathan Scott released their first-ever country music video for “Hold On,” a song written for the HGTV special, Property Brothers:…MORE

Daily Dose

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.