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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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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

Darius Rucker to Serve as Official Ambassador for South Carolina Tourism

Darius Rucker to Serve as Official Ambassador for South Carolina Tourism

From titling his 2010 album, Charleston, SC 1966, to his ardent support of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, it’s no secret Darius Rucker is a Palmetto State pundit through and through. Now he has finally found the perfect job. Darius will partner with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism to serve as an…MORE

Maren Morris’ “The Bones” Tops Country Charts for Second Consecutive Week

Maren Morris’ “The Bones” Tops Country Charts for Second Consecutive Week

Maren Morris’ “The Bones” is No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart for the second consecutive week. A solo female artist had not accomplished back-to-back weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart since Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” in October/November 2012. “2 weeks at number 1. If I can be…MORE

Trace Adkins Announces “The Way I Wanna Go Tour”

Trace Adkins Announces “The Way I Wanna Go Tour”

Trace Adkins is hitting the road this spring and summer for his The Way I Wanna Go Tour. Kicking off on April 15 in Lancaster, Pa., the tour will make additional stops in Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, Tampa and more. “I’ll be on stage singing ‘Every Light in the House Is On,’ and I look…MORE

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

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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

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

Darius Rucker to Serve as Official Ambassador for South Carolina Tourism

Darius Rucker to Serve as Official Ambassador for South Carolina Tourism

From titling his 2010 album, Charleston, SC 1966, to his ardent support of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, it’s no secret Darius Rucker is a Palmetto State pundit through and through. Now he has finally found the perfect job. Darius will partner with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism to serve as an…Continue Reading

Maren Morris’ “The Bones” Tops Country Charts for Second Consecutive Week

Maren Morris’ “The Bones” Tops Country Charts for Second Consecutive Week

Maren Morris’ “The Bones” is No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart for the second consecutive week. A solo female artist had not accomplished back-to-back weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart since Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” in October/November 2012. “2 weeks at number 1. If I can be…Continue Reading

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