Category Archives: NCD Podcasts

Dustin Lynch Talks Headlining Tour, Hit Single “Small Town Boy,” New Album “Current Mood” & More

Dustin Lynch Talks Headlining Tour, Hit Single “Small Town Boy,” New Album “Current Mood” & More

Jim Casey talks with Dustin Lynch about his current mood leading into the Sept. 8 release of his third album, Current Mood, the chart-topping success of recent singles “Seein’ Red” and “Small Town Boy,” how experience has changed his approach to songwriting and song selection, and more. Show Participants Dustin Lynch Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show…MORE

Kip Moore Talks Finding His Musical Calling, Appreciating His Ever-Growing Fan Base, Making His Gratifying New Album, “Slowheart,” & More

Kip Moore Talks Finding His Musical Calling, Appreciating His Ever-Growing Fan Base, Making His Gratifying New Album, “Slowheart,” & More

Jim Casey talks with Kip Moore about growing up in Georgia, picking up the guitar for the first time, deciding to make music his career, traveling the world, his ever-growing fan base, achieving highs and lows, releasing his upcoming album, Slowheart, and more. Show Participants Kip Moore Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show Notes & Links…MORE

In Our Most Heartwarming Podcast Yet, Josh Abbott Talks How the Recent Death of His Father Affected Him & Influenced New Album, “Until My Voice Goes Out”

In Our Most Heartwarming Podcast Yet, Josh Abbott Talks How the Recent Death of His Father Affected Him & Influenced New Album, “Until My Voice Goes Out”

Jim Casey talks with Josh Abbott about the recent death of his father, walking the ACM Awards red carpet with his mom, collaborating with artists like Kacey Musgraves and Carly Pearce, the Texas songwriters who influenced him, the exciting musical direction of his new album, Until My Voice Goes Out, and more. Show Participants Josh Abbott…MORE

Yeah, We “Cancelled” Our Interview With Lindsay Ell Because of Her Boyfriend, But That Didn’t Stop Her From Talking About New Album, Touring & More

Yeah, We “Cancelled” Our Interview With Lindsay Ell Because of Her Boyfriend, But That Didn’t Stop Her From Talking About New Album, Touring & More

After host Jim Casey mockingly “cancels” his interview with Lindsay Ell because of her boyfriend, Lindsay talks about the real hubbub that went down in Sacramento in June, her new album, The Project, working with producer Kristian Bush, touring with Brad Paisley and more. Show Participants Lindsay Ell Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show Notes &…MORE

Brett Eldredge Talks Writing Personal Songs, Singing From His Heart, Coming Into His Own, New Self-Titled Album & More

Brett Eldredge Talks Writing Personal Songs, Singing From His Heart, Coming Into His Own, New Self-Titled Album & More

Jim Casey talks with Brett Eldredge about traveling the world in his downtime, things he’s learned by watching the way other country artists like Keith Urban and Luke Bryan work, the shy side to his personality, co-writing his own songs, celebrating victories with longtime producer/songwriter/friend Ross Copperman, his new self-titled album, Brett Eldredge, and more. Show…MORE

Dylan Scott Talks Growing Up in Louisiana, Early Musical Influences, Moving to Nashville, No. 1 Hit, “My Girl,” New Single, “Hooked,” & More

Dylan Scott Talks Growing Up in Louisiana, Early Musical Influences, Moving to Nashville, No. 1 Hit, “My Girl,” New Single, “Hooked,” & More

Jim Casey talks with Dylan Scott about growing up in Louisiana, his early musical influences, moving to Nashville when he was 19, how his wife inspired his No. 1 single, “My Girl,” his new Deluxe album . . . and Dylan reveals the title of his new single, “Hooked.” Show Participants Dylan Scott Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial…MORE

Sara Evans Talks Career Highlights, Being a Woman in Today’s Male-Dominated Industry, New Album, “Words,” & More

Sara Evans Talks Career Highlights, Being a Woman in Today’s Male-Dominated Industry, New Album, “Words,” & More

Jim Casey talks with Sara Evans about some of her career highlights over the last 20 years, being a woman in today’s male-dominated country music industry, her new album, Words, selecting songs for the new project, being a lyric-driven artist and the family connection throughout the record. Show Participants Sara Evans Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial…MORE

Scotty McCreery Talks Songwriting, Performing on the Opry, Upcoming Album and New Single, “Five More Minutes”

Scotty McCreery Talks Songwriting, Performing on the Opry, Upcoming Album and New Single, “Five More Minutes”

Jim Casey talks with Scotty McCreery about releasing his new single, “Five More Minutes,” working on his upcoming album, the cathartic songwriting process, making a very personal music video, performing on the Grand Ole Opry, how Laurent Alaina’s success has been validating and more. Show Participants Scotty McCreery Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show Notes &…MORE

Jordan Davis Talks About His Strong Beard Game, Moving to Nashville After College, Early Influences and Debut Single, “Singles You Up”

Jordan Davis Talks About His Strong Beard Game, Moving to Nashville After College, Early Influences and Debut Single, “Singles You Up”

Jim Casey talks with Jordan Davis about his formidable beard, musical influences (John Prine, Jim Croce, Kris Kristofferson), graduating from college before moving to Nashville, opening for Randy Rogers Band, Chase Rice and the Cadillac Three, completing his debut album, releasing his debut single, “Singles You Up,” and more. Show Participants Jordan Davis Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show…MORE

Lucas Hoge Talks Growing Up In Nebraska, Playing for the Troops, Upcoming Album, New Single, “Dirty South,” and More

Lucas Hoge Talks Growing Up In Nebraska, Playing for the Troops, Upcoming Album, New Single, “Dirty South,” and More

Jim Casey talks with Lucas Hoge about growing up in tiny Hubbell, Nebraska, hunting and trapping in the Nebraska countryside, playing on the football team and in the marching band, leading three different bands—country, Southern rock and worship—while he was in high school, playing music for U.S. troops in places like Afghanistan with the Wrangler National…MORE

Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire of Duo Walker McGuire Talk Meeting in Nashville, Their Unique Sound and New Single, “Til Tomorrow”

Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire of Duo Walker McGuire Talk Meeting in Nashville, Their Unique Sound and New Single, “Til Tomorrow”

Jim Casey talks with Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire of duo Walker McGuire about meeting in Nashville, writing their first bad song together, seeing the country while on tour, how “nasally tenor” is a compliment, watching their debut single, “Til Tomorrow,” climb the charts and more. Show Participants Walker McGuire Jordan Walker Johnny McGuire Jim…MORE

A Thousand Horses Frontman Michael Hobby Talks Moving to Nashville, Breakout Success, Big Tours & New Album, “Bridges”

A Thousand Horses Frontman Michael Hobby Talks Moving to Nashville, Breakout Success, Big Tours & New Album, “Bridges”

Jim Casey talks with A Thousand Horses frontman Michael Hobby about moving to Nashville in 2005, the breakout success of their debut single, “Smoke,” being on big tours with Darius Rucker and Jason Aldean, the band’s new album, Bridges, and more. Show Participants Michael Hobby of A Thousand Horses Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show Notes…MORE

Devin Dawson Talks Opry Debut Jitters, Touring With and Being Inspired by Maren Morris, and Debut Single, “All On Me”

Devin Dawson Talks Opry Debut Jitters, Touring With and Being Inspired by Maren Morris, and Debut Single, “All On Me”

Jim Casey talks with Devin Dawson about getting nervous for his first time performing—and talking with Ricky Skaggs and Whisperin’ Bill Anderson backstage—at the Grand Ole Opry, growing up in California, his “biggest music fan I know” mother, playing heavy metal in a band with his twin brother as a teenager, his lifelong love of songwriting, his…MORE

Ryan Hurd Talks Writing Hits for FGL, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum & More, His Upcoming Debut Album and New Single, “Love In a Bar”

Ryan Hurd Talks Writing Hits for FGL, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum & More, His Upcoming Debut Album and New Single, “Love In a Bar”

Jim Casey talks with Ryan Hurd about his first-time Kentucky Derby experience with girlfriend Maren Morris, how he started songwriting after getting a sociology degree at Belmont University in Nashville, his first big break when Jake Owen recorded his song “Surefire Feeling,” being grateful for getting songs that he wrote recorded by other well-known artists like…MORE

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Music Event of Summer

Music Event of Summer

Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini will once again co-host CMA Fest’s prime-time TV concert special on ABC on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. CT.