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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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Florida Georgia Line Makes Public Play for Collaboration With Carrie Underwood

Florida Georgia Line Makes Public Play for Collaboration With Carrie Underwood

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line have released collaborations with some of music’s biggest stars, including Luke Bryan (“This Is How We Roll”), The Backstreet Boys (“God, Your Mama and Me”) Bebe Rexha (“Meant to Be”), Justin Bieber (“Yummy Country Remix”) and more. On Feb. 25, the duo made a public plea…MORE

Nashville’s 2020 Tin Pan South Festival to Feature Jamey Johnson, Hayes Carll, Allison Moorer & More [Tickets On Sale Now]

Nashville’s 2020 Tin Pan South Festival to Feature Jamey Johnson, Hayes Carll, Allison Moorer & More [Tickets On Sale Now]

More than 400 artists will descend upon Nashville on March 23–28 for the 28th annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. During the six-day festival, 10 Nashville venues will play host to 100 shows, featuring some of the industry’s best singer/songwriters, including Hayes Carll, Jamey Johnson, Allison Moorer, Mindy Smith and more. Additional artists will be…MORE

Sam Hunt Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Kinfolks”

Sam Hunt Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Kinfolks”

Sam Hunt scored his sixth No. 1 single as “Kinfolks” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Penned by Sam with frequent collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne, “Kinfolks” is the lead single from Sam’s upcoming sophomore album, Southside (April 3). “When I think…MORE

Scotty McCreery’s “Amazing” Wife Helps Keep Things in Perspective: “When I Hear About What She Sees as a Nurse, You Realize What’s Important”

Scotty McCreery’s “Amazing” Wife Helps Keep Things in Perspective: “When I Hear About What She Sees as a Nurse, You Realize What’s Important”

Scotty McCreery is trying to score his third consecutive No. 1 single with “In Between,” which is currently No. 22 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 45 weeks. Penned by Scotty, Frank Rogers, Jessi Alexander and Jonathan Singleton, “In Between” follows previous No. 1 singles “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It.” All three songs…MORE

Carrie Underwood Moved to Tears During Surprise Presentation as “Cry Pretty” Certified Platinum

Carrie Underwood Moved to Tears During Surprise Presentation as “Cry Pretty” Certified Platinum

Carrie Underwood was moved to tears during a surprise presentation as her 2018 album, Cry Pretty, was certified Platinum by the RIAA. UMG Nashville CEO Mike Dungan and president Cindy Mabe surprised Carrie with a plaque commemorating her album’s new platinum designation—which represents 1 million units—during her artist interview at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville…MORE

Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye and Josh Kerr Get Married

Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye and Josh Kerr Get Married

After getting engaged in September 2019, Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye and hit songwriter Josh Kerr tied the knot on Feb. 21 in Nashville. Tae revealed the news via Instagram, stating, in part: “my person for life ❤️ I am madly in love with you @joshkerrmusic // 2.21.20” and “Friday was a dream. I can’t believe…MORE

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Wife Hannah Welcome 2nd Child

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Wife Hannah Welcome 2nd Child

Congratulations to Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and wife Hannah on the arrival of their second child. Ames Alexander Mooney was born on Feb. 21. Ames joins older brother Asher James, 3, in the Mooney household. Shay posted a series of photos of Ames Alexander on his Instagram account, with the caption: “Ames Alexander, welcome…MORE

Sam Hunt Debuts New Song, “2016,” at Country Radio Seminar [Listen]

Sam Hunt Debuts New Song, “2016,” at Country Radio Seminar [Listen]

Universal Music Group held its 11th annual Team UMG at the Ryman event on Feb. 20 as part of Country Radio Seminar 2020. This event showcased UMG Nashville’s incredible roster, including Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Little Big Town, Brandon Lay, Caylee Hammack, Adam Hambrick, Kylie Morgan, Parker McCollum and…MORE

Kenny Chesney Honored by Country Radio Broadcasters With 2020 Humanitarian Award

Kenny Chesney Honored by Country Radio Broadcasters With 2020 Humanitarian Award

Kenny Chesney was honored with the 2020 Artist Humanitarian Award by the Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) on Feb. 19 for his ongoing charitable work. Notably, Kenny’s Love for Love City Foundation helped spearhead the rebuilding of St. John after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. In addition to humanitarian aid and working…MORE

Luke Bryan Has His Own Beer Now: Two Lane American Golden Lager

Luke Bryan Has His Own Beer Now: Two Lane American Golden Lager

Luke Bryan has teamed with Constellation Brands to develop and produce his own beer: Two Lane Americana Golden Lager. The new brew, which features American barley and water sourced from the Blue Ridge Mountains, will hitting the shelves in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia on March 2. Two Lane takes…MORE

Robert Earl Keen Launches 2nd Season of “Americana Podcast: The 51st State”

Robert Earl Keen Launches 2nd Season of “Americana Podcast: The 51st State”

Robert Earl Keen had such a good time hosting the likes of Lucero, Bruce Robison, Reckless Kelly, Cody Canada and more during the 2019 debut season of his Americana Podcast: The 51st State that he has signed on for Season 2. Over the course of his 30-year career and countless number of performances, REK has…MORE

Brad Paisley Announces “2020 World Tour”

Brad Paisley Announces “2020 World Tour”

Brad Paisley announced he will embark on a 2020 World Tour. Kicking off May 15 in Concord, Calif., the tour will make additional U.S. stops in San Diego, Detroit, Cincinnati, Tampa and more. The tour will also visit Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and Canada. Jordan Davis and Gabby Barrett will serve as support. Additional…MORE

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2020 ACM Awards

2020 ACM Awards

The ACM Awards will air live on CBS on April 5 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (photo by AFF-USA.com).

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Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Florida Georgia Line Makes Public Play for Collaboration With Carrie Underwood

Florida Georgia Line Makes Public Play for Collaboration With Carrie Underwood

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line have released collaborations with some of music’s biggest stars, including Luke Bryan (“This Is How We Roll”), The Backstreet Boys (“God, Your Mama and Me”) Bebe Rexha (“Meant to Be”), Justin Bieber (“Yummy Country Remix”) and more.

On Feb. 25, the duo made a public plea via an Instagram video for a collaboration with Carrie Underwood: “@carrieunderwood whether you know it or not, we are huge fans of you and we have always wanted to do a song with you we’ve just been waiting on the right one……We think this is it🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.”

In the video, Tyler and Brian reveal they co-wrote a new song with Julia Michaels as it begins to play in the background.

“We think it would be a massive collaboration,” says Tyler. “We’d love to send it to you, but we don’t have your email or your phone number, so we’re just gonna play a little [of the song].”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

Dan + Shay’s “10,000 Hours” With Justin Bieber: “This Song Has Reached New Places We Never Dreamed Of”

Dan + Shay’s “10,000 Hours” With Justin Bieber: “This Song Has Reached New Places We Never Dreamed Of”

In January, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay scored their seventh No. 1 single as “10,000 Hours,” which features Justin Bieber, ascended to the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart. The tune has also spend 20 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs…Continue Reading

Nashville’s 2020 Tin Pan South Festival to Feature Jamey Johnson, Hayes Carll, Allison Moorer & More [Tickets On Sale Now]

Nashville’s 2020 Tin Pan South Festival to Feature Jamey Johnson, Hayes Carll, Allison Moorer & More [Tickets On Sale Now]

More than 400 artists will descend upon Nashville on March 23–28 for the 28th annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. During the six-day festival, 10 Nashville venues will play host to 100 shows, featuring some of the industry’s best singer/songwriters, including Hayes Carll, Jamey Johnson, Allison Moorer, Mindy Smith and more. Additional artists will be…Continue Reading

Sam Hunt Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Kinfolks”

Sam Hunt Scores 6th No. 1 Single With “Kinfolks”

Sam Hunt scored his sixth No. 1 single as “Kinfolks” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. Penned by Sam with frequent collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne, “Kinfolks” is the lead single from Sam’s upcoming sophomore album, Southside (April 3). “When I think…Continue Reading

Scotty McCreery’s “Amazing” Wife Helps Keep Things in Perspective: “When I Hear About What She Sees as a Nurse, You Realize What’s Important”

Scotty McCreery’s “Amazing” Wife Helps Keep Things in Perspective: “When I Hear About What She Sees as a Nurse, You Realize What’s Important”

Scotty McCreery is trying to score his third consecutive No. 1 single with “In Between,” which is currently No. 22 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 45 weeks. Penned by Scotty, Frank Rogers, Jessi Alexander and Jonathan Singleton, “In Between” follows previous No. 1 singles “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It.” All three songs…Continue Reading

Carrie Underwood Moved to Tears During Surprise Presentation as “Cry Pretty” Certified Platinum

Carrie Underwood Moved to Tears During Surprise Presentation as “Cry Pretty” Certified Platinum

Carrie Underwood was moved to tears during a surprise presentation as her 2018 album, Cry Pretty, was certified Platinum by the RIAA. UMG Nashville CEO Mike Dungan and president Cindy Mabe surprised Carrie with a plaque commemorating her album’s new platinum designation—which represents 1 million units—during her artist interview at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville…Continue Reading

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Wife Hannah Welcome 2nd Child

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Wife Hannah Welcome 2nd Child

Congratulations to Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and wife Hannah on the arrival of their second child. Ames Alexander Mooney was born on Feb. 21. Ames joins older brother Asher James, 3, in the Mooney household. Shay posted a series of photos of Ames Alexander on his Instagram account, with the caption: “Ames Alexander, welcome…Continue Reading

Sam Hunt Debuts New Song, “2016,” at Country Radio Seminar [Listen]

Sam Hunt Debuts New Song, “2016,” at Country Radio Seminar [Listen]

Universal Music Group held its 11th annual Team UMG at the Ryman event on Feb. 20 as part of Country Radio Seminar 2020. This event showcased UMG Nashville’s incredible roster, including Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Little Big Town, Brandon Lay, Caylee Hammack, Adam Hambrick, Kylie Morgan, Parker McCollum and…Continue Reading

George Strait Announces Concert at Notre Dame Stadium With Chris Stapleton & Brothers Osborne

George Strait Announces Concert at Notre Dame Stadium With Chris Stapleton & Brothers Osborne

George Strait announced he will perform a concert at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., on Aug. 15. The upcoming show, which is dubbed Strait to South Bend, will feature special guests Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne. Tickets for the new show go on sale on March 6 at 10 a.m. ET, with pre-sale…Continue Reading

Kenny Chesney Reminds Us to Live in the Present in New Single, “Here and Now,” [Listen]

Kenny Chesney Reminds Us to Live in the Present in New Single, “Here and Now,” [Listen]

Kenny Chesney released his new single, “Here and Now,” on Feb. 21. Penned by Craig Wiseman, David Garcia and David Lee Murphy at a writing retreat Kenny set up in Malibu, the new tune beckons listeners to live in the present with a chorus that proclaims: “You and me, ain’t it good to be alive…Continue Reading

Watch Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban Reunite for Performance of “The Fighter” at Country Radio Seminar

Watch Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban Reunite for Performance of “The Fighter” at Country Radio Seminar

Universal Music Group held its 11th annual Team UMG at the Ryman event on Feb. 20 as part of Country Radio Seminar 2020. This event showcased UMG Nashville’s incredible roster, including Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Little Big Town, Brandon Lay, Caylee Hammack, Adam Hambrick, Kylie Morgan, Parker McCollum and…Continue Reading

Amazon Music Chronicles Kane Brown’s Rise in New Mini-Documentary, “Velocity” [Watch]

Amazon Music Chronicles Kane Brown’s Rise in New Mini-Documentary, “Velocity” [Watch]

Amazon Music chronicles the rise of Kane Brown in a new 16-minute documentary, Velocity, which was released on Feb. 20. Velocity documents Kane’s early days growing up in Georgia, personal moments like getting a tattoo of his daughter’s name, and his sold-out performance at the Staples Center in January. The new clip features commentary from…Continue Reading

Luke Combs Extends “What You See Is What You Get Tour” With Ashley McBryde, Drew Parker & More

Luke Combs Extends “What You See Is What You Get Tour” With Ashley McBryde, Drew Parker & More

Luke Combs will extend his headlining What You See Is What You Get Tour with more than 15 new dates. The tour, which kicked off on Feb. 7, will make newly announced stops in Dallas, Memphis, Las Vegas, New York, Boston and more. The new dates will feature a new in-the-round stage design. Tickets for…Continue Reading

Kenny Chesney Honored by Country Radio Broadcasters With 2020 Humanitarian Award

Kenny Chesney Honored by Country Radio Broadcasters With 2020 Humanitarian Award

Kenny Chesney was honored with the 2020 Artist Humanitarian Award by the Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) on Feb. 19 for his ongoing charitable work. Notably, Kenny’s Love for Love City Foundation helped spearhead the rebuilding of St. John after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. In addition to humanitarian aid and working…Continue Reading

Luke Bryan Has His Own Beer Now: Two Lane American Golden Lager

Luke Bryan Has His Own Beer Now: Two Lane American Golden Lager

Luke Bryan has teamed with Constellation Brands to develop and produce his own beer: Two Lane Americana Golden Lager. The new brew, which features American barley and water sourced from the Blue Ridge Mountains, will hitting the shelves in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia on March 2. Two Lane takes…Continue Reading

Robert Earl Keen Launches 2nd Season of “Americana Podcast: The 51st State”

Robert Earl Keen Launches 2nd Season of “Americana Podcast: The 51st State”

Robert Earl Keen had such a good time hosting the likes of Lucero, Bruce Robison, Reckless Kelly, Cody Canada and more during the 2019 debut season of his Americana Podcast: The 51st State that he has signed on for Season 2. Over the course of his 30-year career and countless number of performances, REK has…Continue Reading

Maren Morris Says First Child Is “Gonna Be a Tour Bus Baby . . . I Feel Like I Can Do Motherhood and My Career”

Maren Morris Says First Child Is “Gonna Be a Tour Bus Baby . . . I Feel Like I Can Do Motherhood and My Career”

Maren Morris is a self-described “workhorse,” and it’s hard to argue with her assessment. Maren is slated to be onstage at the Houston Rodeo on March 7, just a couple of weeks before her due date. When Maren and husband Ryan Hurd’s little boy arrives, Maren plans to take two months before she gets back…Continue Reading

Watch Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton Team Up for New “Dive Bar” Video From Live Show

Watch Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton Team Up for New “Dive Bar” Video From Live Show

Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton dropped a new video for “Dive Bar,” which features concert footage of the pair performing the song live for the first time during the G-man’s stadium show in Boise, Idaho, on July 19, 2019. Penned by Garth, Mitch Rossell and Bryan Kennedy, “Dive Bar” was shipped to country radio in…Continue Reading

Brad Paisley Announces “2020 World Tour”

Brad Paisley Announces “2020 World Tour”

Brad Paisley announced he will embark on a 2020 World Tour. Kicking off May 15 in Concord, Calif., the tour will make additional U.S. stops in San Diego, Detroit, Cincinnati, Tampa and more. The tour will also visit Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and Canada. Jordan Davis and Gabby Barrett will serve as support. Additional…Continue Reading