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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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Carrie Underwood Announces Tour for Her New Book, “Find Your Path”

Carrie Underwood Announces Tour for Her New Book, “Find Your Path”

Carrie Underwood is hitting the road in March for a four-date tour to promote her new book, Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul and Get Strong With the Fit52 Life. In the upcoming book, which goes on sale on March 3, Carrie “share secrets for fitting diet and exercise into a packed…MORE

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Share Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse Into Making of “Nobody But You” Video [Watch]

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Share Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse Into Making of “Nobody But You” Video [Watch]

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of their “Nobody But You” video. “There’s no point to this video, okay, but it’s a cool song,” says Blake, in jest, when describing the Sophie Muller-directed clip. Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You”…MORE

Rascal Flatts Extends Farewell Tour With 11 New Dates

Rascal Flatts Extends Farewell Tour With 11 New Dates

Goodbyes are hard. Country trio Rascal Flatts—comprised of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney—revealed they are extending their Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is a Highway Tour with 11 new dates. After announcing an initial run of 25 dates, including stops in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and more, Rascal Flatts will make 11 additional stops…MORE

Listen to Carly Pearce’s New Duet With Hubby Michael Ray, “Finish Your Sentences”

Listen to Carly Pearce’s New Duet With Hubby Michael Ray, “Finish Your Sentences”

Carly Pearce released her self-titled sophomore album on Feb. 14. The 13-track offering, which was produced by busbee, features a collaboration with husband Michael Ray on “Finish Your Sentences.” Penned by Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley and Jesse Frasure, the new duet was initially sent to Carly by TR and Big Machine Label Group…MORE

Marty Stuart and Steve Miller Announce Co-Headlining “The Americana Tour”

Marty Stuart and Steve Miller Announce Co-Headlining “The Americana Tour”

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Steve Miller Band will join forces for a co-headlining tour this summer. The Americana Tour will kick off on June 13 in Austin, with additional stops in Nashville, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, St. Louis and more. Gary Mule Deer will serve as support. The new tour follows a 34-date co-headlining…MORE

Cam Drops Surging New Single, “Till There’s Nothing Left,” From Upcoming Album [Watch New Video]

Cam Drops Surging New Single, “Till There’s Nothing Left,” From Upcoming Album [Watch New Video]

Cam is returning to country radio—hopefully—with the release of her new single, “Till There’s Nothing Left.” Penned by Cam, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker and Hillary Lindsey, “Till There’s Nothing Left” is the lead single to Cam’s upcoming sophomore album, which is slated to drop this summer. The inspiration for the song came from Cam’s relationship…MORE

Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Buoyed by Top 5 lead single, “Kinfolks,” Sam Hunt will be dropping his sophomore album, Southside, on April 3. Sam’s upcoming album will follow his 2014 debut project, Montevallo, which spawned hits “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “House Party” and more. Southside’s lead single, “Kinfolks,” is currently No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Airplay…MORE

Sugarland Announces “There Goes the Neighborhood Tour” With Tenille Townes, Danielle Bradbery & More

Sugarland Announces “There Goes the Neighborhood Tour” With Tenille Townes, Danielle Bradbery & More

Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles will hit the road this summer for the There Goes the Neighborhood Tour. The 26-date tour kicks off on June 4 in Toronto, Ontario, before making additional stops in Dallas, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and more. Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tenille Townes and Danielle Bradbery will provide support on select dates.…MORE

Thomas Rhett & Wife Lauren Welcome Third Child

Thomas Rhett & Wife Lauren Welcome Third Child

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins welcomed their third child on Feb. 10—a baby girl named Lennon Love Akins, who weighed 9 lbs., 2oz. Lauren shared the news via Instagram, along with a number of pics, saying: “Our early Valentine baby was born yesterday, February 10th and her sisters couldn’t be happier to finally get…MORE

Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Tanya Tucker & More Help Raise $800,000 for Country Music Hall of Fame

Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Tanya Tucker & More Help Raise $800,000 for Country Music Hall of Fame

The star-studded 7th All for the Hall benefit concert on Feb. 10 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, which was hosted by Keith Urban, helped raise more than $800,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s education programs. The all-star lineup featured performances by Keith Urban, Ingrid Andress, Luke Combs, Lauren Daigle, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce,…MORE

Chris Young Extends “Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour” With Scotty McCreery

Chris Young Extends “Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour” With Scotty McCreery

Chris Young has added a handful of dates to his upcoming Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour, which takes its name from his recent duet with Lauren Alaina. Initially slated to kick off in Detroit on May 28, Chris’ tour will now get started on April 30 in Columbus, Ohio, with new dates in Missouri, Iowa,…MORE

Maren Morris Scores Third No. 1 Single With “The Bones”

Maren Morris Scores Third No. 1 Single With “The Bones”

Maren Morris’ “The Bones” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Maren co-penned the tune, which is featured on her 2019 album, Girl, with Laura Veltz and Jimmy Robbins. “The bones are good,” said Maren via Twitter. “Thank you so much for my third number 1…MORE

Gene Watson Joins the Grand Ole Opry

Gene Watson Joins the Grand Ole Opry

After Vince Gill invited him to join the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 17, Gene Watson was inducted into the esteemed organization by Opry member Steve Wariner on Feb. 7. “I remember my induction night as humbling and overwhelming,” said Steve. “But tonight, it’s about Gene who is a great ambassador for country music and…MORE

Midland to Drop New Live Album on Feb. 28

Midland to Drop New Live Album on Feb. 28

Midland—the trio comprised of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson—re-opend iconic West-coast venue The Palomino for a special concert on Oct. 15, 2019. Now the trio is commemorating the performance with a new album, Midland Live From the Palomino, which will drop on Feb. 28. The 10-song offering features Midland’s current single, “Cheatin’ Songs,”…MORE

Carly Pearce Talks New Self-Titled Album, Busbee Friendship, Opry Importance, Gaining Confidence, Finding Love & More

Carly Pearce Talks New Self-Titled Album, Busbee Friendship, Opry Importance, Gaining Confidence, Finding Love & More

Jim Casey talks with Carly Pearce about: releasing her self-titled sophomore album on Feb. 14 finding confidence over the last few years the evolution of her music since releasing her 2017 debut project, Every Little Thing her friendship with writer/producer busbee, who passed away in September 2019 the responsibility of keeping busbee’s music alive the…MORE

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Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Carrie Underwood Announces Tour for Her New Book, “Find Your Path”

Carrie Underwood Announces Tour for Her New Book, “Find Your Path”

Carrie Underwood is hitting the road in March for a four-date tour to promote her new book, Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul and Get Strong With the Fit52 Life.

In the upcoming book, which goes on sale on March 3, Carrie “share secrets for fitting diet and exercise into a packed routine, which is based on her own active lifestyle, diet and workouts.”

“I want to be healthy and fit 52 weeks of the year, but that doesn’t mean I have to be perfect every day,” says Carrie. “This philosophy is a year-round, common-sense approach to health and fitness that involves doing your best most of the time—and by that I don’t mean being naughty for three days and good for four. I mean doing your absolute best most of the time during every week, 52 weeks of the year.”

Tickets for the book tour go on sale on Feb. 18 at 12 p.m. ET, with fan club pre-sale beginning on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. ET.

Carrie Underwood Book Tour

March 2 | Powerhouse | Brooklyn, NY
March 3 | Chelsea Piers | Stamford, CT
March 5 | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN
March 17 | Ray Kurtzman Theater | Los Angeles, CA

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Share Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse Into Making of “Nobody But You” Video [Watch]

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Share Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse Into Making of “Nobody But You” Video [Watch]

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of their “Nobody But You” video. “There’s no point to this video, okay, but it’s a cool song,” says Blake, in jest, when describing the Sophie Muller-directed clip. Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You”…Continue Reading

Rascal Flatts Extends Farewell Tour With 11 New Dates

Rascal Flatts Extends Farewell Tour With 11 New Dates

Goodbyes are hard. Country trio Rascal Flatts—comprised of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney—revealed they are extending their Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is a Highway Tour with 11 new dates. After announcing an initial run of 25 dates, including stops in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and more, Rascal Flatts will make 11 additional stops…Continue Reading

Listen to Carly Pearce’s New Duet With Hubby Michael Ray, “Finish Your Sentences”

Listen to Carly Pearce’s New Duet With Hubby Michael Ray, “Finish Your Sentences”

Carly Pearce released her self-titled sophomore album on Feb. 14. The 13-track offering, which was produced by busbee, features a collaboration with husband Michael Ray on “Finish Your Sentences.” Penned by Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley and Jesse Frasure, the new duet was initially sent to Carly by TR and Big Machine Label Group…Continue Reading

Luke Bryan Drops Title Track to Upcoming Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here” [Listen]

Luke Bryan Drops Title Track to Upcoming Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here” [Listen]

Luke Bryan dropped the title track to his upcoming seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, which will be released on April 24. Penned by Jameson Rodgers, Josh Thompson and Jake Mitchell, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here” follows the release of No. 1 lead single, “Knockin’ Boots” and current Top 10 single,…Continue Reading

Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” Earns 8x Platinum Certification & Becomes Top 5 Best-Selling Country Song

Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” Earns 8x Platinum Certification & Becomes Top 5 Best-Selling Country Song

Darius Rucker’s 2013 No.1 hit, “Wagon Wheel,” has been certificated by the RIAA as 8X Platinum for sales of 8 million units. The tune, which was written by Bob Dylan and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor, is now one of the Top 5 best-selling country songs of all time as certified by the RIAA.…Continue Reading

Marty Stuart and Steve Miller Announce Co-Headlining “The Americana Tour”

Marty Stuart and Steve Miller Announce Co-Headlining “The Americana Tour”

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Steve Miller Band will join forces for a co-headlining tour this summer. The Americana Tour will kick off on June 13 in Austin, with additional stops in Nashville, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, St. Louis and more. Gary Mule Deer will serve as support. The new tour follows a 34-date co-headlining…Continue Reading

Cam Drops Surging New Single, “Till There’s Nothing Left,” From Upcoming Album [Watch New Video]

Cam Drops Surging New Single, “Till There’s Nothing Left,” From Upcoming Album [Watch New Video]

Cam is returning to country radio—hopefully—with the release of her new single, “Till There’s Nothing Left.” Penned by Cam, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker and Hillary Lindsey, “Till There’s Nothing Left” is the lead single to Cam’s upcoming sophomore album, which is slated to drop this summer. The inspiration for the song came from Cam’s relationship…Continue Reading

Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Sam Hunt on Distinctive Singing Style: “I’m Kind of at the Mercy of My Abilities”

Buoyed by Top 5 lead single, “Kinfolks,” Sam Hunt will be dropping his sophomore album, Southside, on April 3. Sam’s upcoming album will follow his 2014 debut project, Montevallo, which spawned hits “Leave the Night On,” “Take Your Time,” “House Party” and more. Southside’s lead single, “Kinfolks,” is currently No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Airplay…Continue Reading

Sugarland Announces “There Goes the Neighborhood Tour” With Tenille Townes, Danielle Bradbery & More

Sugarland Announces “There Goes the Neighborhood Tour” With Tenille Townes, Danielle Bradbery & More

Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles will hit the road this summer for the There Goes the Neighborhood Tour. The 26-date tour kicks off on June 4 in Toronto, Ontario, before making additional stops in Dallas, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and more. Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tenille Townes and Danielle Bradbery will provide support on select dates.…Continue Reading

Kelsea Ballerini Adds “Co-Producer” to Her Résumé for New Album: “I Trust Myself a Lot More”

Kelsea Ballerini Adds “Co-Producer” to Her Résumé for New Album: “I Trust Myself a Lot More”

Kelsea Ballerini will release her third studio album, Kelsea, on March 20. In addition to penning every track on the upcoming project—much like her 2015 debut album, The First Time, and 2017 sophomore album, Unapologetically—Kelsea serves as the co-producer on her new album. Kelsea marks the first time Kelsea has assumed the role of co-producer…Continue Reading

Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Tanya Tucker & More Help Raise $800,000 for Country Music Hall of Fame

Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Tanya Tucker & More Help Raise $800,000 for Country Music Hall of Fame

The star-studded 7th All for the Hall benefit concert on Feb. 10 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, which was hosted by Keith Urban, helped raise more than $800,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s education programs. The all-star lineup featured performances by Keith Urban, Ingrid Andress, Luke Combs, Lauren Daigle, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce,…Continue Reading

Jason Isbell to Release New Album, “Reunions,” on May 15 [Listen to Lead Single, “Be Afraid”]

Jason Isbell to Release New Album, “Reunions,” on May 15 [Listen to Lead Single, “Be Afraid”]

Jason Isbell will release his seventh studio album, Reunions, on May 15. The 10-song offering, which was recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A, follows Jason’s 2017 No. 1 album, The Nashville Sound. Like Jason’s three previous albums, Reunions was produced by Grammy-winner Dave Cobb. The new album features 10 songs written by Jason, who was…Continue Reading

Chris Young Extends “Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour” With Scotty McCreery

Chris Young Extends “Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour” With Scotty McCreery

Chris Young has added a handful of dates to his upcoming Town Ain’t Big Enough Tour, which takes its name from his recent duet with Lauren Alaina. Initially slated to kick off in Detroit on May 28, Chris’ tour will now get started on April 30 in Columbus, Ohio, with new dates in Missouri, Iowa,…Continue Reading

Gene Watson Joins the Grand Ole Opry

Gene Watson Joins the Grand Ole Opry

After Vince Gill invited him to join the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 17, Gene Watson was inducted into the esteemed organization by Opry member Steve Wariner on Feb. 7. “I remember my induction night as humbling and overwhelming,” said Steve. “But tonight, it’s about Gene who is a great ambassador for country music and…Continue Reading

Midland to Drop New Live Album on Feb. 28

Midland to Drop New Live Album on Feb. 28

Midland—the trio comprised of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson—re-opend iconic West-coast venue The Palomino for a special concert on Oct. 15, 2019. Now the trio is commemorating the performance with a new album, Midland Live From the Palomino, which will drop on Feb. 28. The 10-song offering features Midland’s current single, “Cheatin’ Songs,”…Continue Reading

Carly Pearce Talks New Self-Titled Album, Busbee Friendship, Opry Importance, Gaining Confidence, Finding Love & More

Carly Pearce Talks New Self-Titled Album, Busbee Friendship, Opry Importance, Gaining Confidence, Finding Love & More

Jim Casey talks with Carly Pearce about: releasing her self-titled sophomore album on Feb. 14 finding confidence over the last few years the evolution of her music since releasing her 2017 debut project, Every Little Thing her friendship with writer/producer busbee, who passed away in September 2019 the responsibility of keeping busbee’s music alive the…Continue Reading