Category Archives: NCD Podcasts

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

Chris Janson Talks Recharging With the Family on the Beach, Singing Feel-Good Songs That Mean Something and New Single, “Fix a Drink”

Chris Janson Talks Recharging With the Family on the Beach, Singing Feel-Good Songs That Mean Something and New Single, “Fix a Drink”

Jim Casey talks with Chris Janson about getting recharged by spending some time on the beach with his family, giving people a break from the real world for three minutes with his feel-good songs, his love of the “mixology” culture despite no longer drinking alcohol, his new single, “Fix a Drink,” working on his next album,…MORE

Nashville Native Kelleigh Bannen Talks About Her Fine Irish Name, Hosting Her Own Podcast, New Song/Video, “Church Clothes,” & More

Nashville Native Kelleigh Bannen Talks About Her Fine Irish Name, Hosting Her Own Podcast, New Song/Video, “Church Clothes,” & More

Jim Casey talks with Kelleigh Bannen about her Irish name, her podcast series, This Nashville Life, what it means to be a member of CMT’s Next Women of Country class, her new single, “Church Clothes,” working on new music and more. Show Participants Kelleigh Bannen Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show Notes & Links Kelleigh Bannen’s website Listen…MORE

Kristian Bush Talks Finding Validation with Fans and Critics as a Solo Artist, New Song “Sing Along” and Producing Lindsay Ell’s New EP

Kristian Bush Talks Finding Validation with Fans and Critics as a Solo Artist, New Song “Sing Along” and Producing Lindsay Ell’s New EP

Jim Casey talks with Kristian Bush about his transition from being a member of a duo—first with Billy Pilgrim and then Sugarland—to being a solo artist, receiving validation for his first solo album, Southern Gravity, from fans and critics, his new song, “Sing Along,” upcoming new album, producing Lindsay Ell’s new EP, Worth the Wait,…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.