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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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Nashville’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Rescheduled for October 19-24

Nashville’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Rescheduled for October 19-24

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) reschedule Nashville’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival for Oct. 19–24. Tin Pan South was originally scheduled for March 23–28 in Nashville. The NSAI noted that “every effort will be made to bring as much of the originally scheduled programming back as possible.” Additional details regarding performers, venues and more…MORE

Rhett Akins & Wife Sonya Welcome Baby Boy

Rhett Akins & Wife Sonya Welcome Baby Boy

Rhett Akins and wife Sonya welcomed a baby boy—Brody James Akins—to their family on March 13. Sonya shared the news via Instagram, saying: “Friday the 13th is a pretty magical day. Our little angel arrived at 7:49 p.m. weighing 7.2lbs and 19 inches. He is perfect in every way!!!! Welcome Brody James Akins.” Rhett and…MORE

Garth Brooks Reschedules Shows on Stadium Tour

Garth Brooks Reschedules Shows on Stadium Tour

Garth Brooks has rescheduled two upcoming stops on his 2020 Stadium Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Garth’s show in Charlotte, N.C., which was originally slated for May 2, will now take place on June 2. Garth’s show in Cincinnati, which was originally slated for May 16, will now take place on June 27. All…MORE

Kelsea Ballerini Says Collaborating With Friend Halsey “Made Perfect Sense”

Kelsea Ballerini Says Collaborating With Friend Halsey “Made Perfect Sense”

Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey have become a captivating tandem, as of late. In addition to teaming up for the 70th episode of CMT Crossroads, which will air on March 25 at 9 p.m. CT., the cross-genre stars collaborated on a new song, “The Other Girl,” which is featured on Kelsea’s new self-titled album. While Kelsea,…MORE

Watch Keith Urban Cover Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” & More During Instagram Concert, “Urban Underground”

Watch Keith Urban Cover Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” & More During Instagram Concert, “Urban Underground”

Keith Urban—and dancing wife Nicole Kidman—returned to Instagram on March 23 to perform another 30-minute live concert dubbed Urban Underground. Keith treated fans to a number of his tunes, including “Never Comin’ Down,” “You Gonna Fly,” “Somewhere in My Car,” “God Whispered Your Name” and more, as well as a cover of Kenny Rogers’ “The…MORE

March 24: Live-Stream Show Calendar With Mitchell Tenpenny, Caylee Hammack & More

March 24: Live-Stream Show Calendar With Mitchell Tenpenny, Caylee Hammack & More

Country stars are trying to do their part to keep us entertained during our self-quarantines (hopefully) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a rundown of what to expect as some of our favorite stars perform live and chat via social medial. March 24 (updated throughout the day) Mitchell Tenpenny: 12 p.m. CT – Instagram Billy…MORE

Jake Owen Scores 8th No. 1 Single With “Homemade”

Jake Owen Scores 8th No. 1 Single With “Homemade”

Jake Owen scored the eighth No. 1 single of his career as “Homemade” reached the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. The wistful single, which was penned by Bobby Pinson, Drew Parker, Jared Mullins and Ben Goldsmith, highlights many of the staples commonly associated with small-town living, including…MORE

Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd Welcome Baby Boy

Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd Welcome Baby Boy

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd welcomed a baby boy—Hayes Andrew Hurd—into the world on March 23. “Hayes Andrew Hurd. 3/23/20. Love of our lives,” said Maren in an Instagram post, which included a handful of photos of the newborn. Ryan showed off a couple of photos of Hayes, as well, via his Instagram page. Maren…MORE

Tanya Tucker Announces Rescheduled Dates on “CMT Next Women of Country Tour”

Tanya Tucker Announces Rescheduled Dates on “CMT Next Women of Country Tour”

Tanya Tucker revealed the rescheduled dates for her 2020 CMT Next Women of Country Tour, which will resume in August. Originally scheduled dates in March, April, May and June were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tanya’s tour will kick back up in Cleveland on Aug. 5. Tickets purchased for the original tour dates will…MORE

Jason Aldean Slows It Down With New Single, “Got What I Got” [Listen]

Jason Aldean Slows It Down With New Single, “Got What I Got” [Listen]

Jason Aldean will follow Top 10 single, “We Back,” with the release of “Got What I Got.” Penned by Thomas Archer, Alex Palmer and Michael Tyler, “Got What I Got” is featured on Jason’s 2019 album, 9. “When I first heard ‘Got What I Got,’ it reminded me of something Boyz II Men would do…MORE

New Air Date Announced for 55th ACM Awards

New Air Date Announced for 55th ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music announced that the 55th ACM Awards will air live on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Additional details will be available soon, including the venue, performers and more. Keith Urban will host the show for the first time. The ACM Awards were originally planned to air from the…MORE

Watch Kix Brooks’ 2013 Interview With Kenny Rogers on “American Country Countdown”

Watch Kix Brooks’ 2013 Interview With Kenny Rogers on “American Country Countdown”

Country music legend Kenny Rogers, 81, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 20. In 2013, Kenny stopped by American Country Countdown to chat with host Kix Brooks about a number of topics, including early influences, friendship with Dolly Parton, having a “perfect” life, induction into the Country Music Hall of…MORE

Country Stars React to the Death of Kenny Rogers, Including Dolly, Reba, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & More

Country Stars React to the Death of Kenny Rogers, Including Dolly, Reba, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & More

A number of country artists shared their sentiments regarding the death of country music legend Kenny Rogers, 81, who passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 20. Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Tim McGraw, Oak Ridge Boys, Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels, Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and…MORE

Kenny Rogers Dead at 81

Kenny Rogers Dead at 81

Singer, songwriter, actor, photographer, entrepreneur . . . Kenny Rogers, 81, passed away on March 20, according to a statement released by his family: “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night [March 20] at 10:25 pm at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from…MORE

Little Big Town Announces Rescheduled Dates on “The Nightfall Tour”

Little Big Town Announces Rescheduled Dates on “The Nightfall Tour”

Little Big Town revealed the rescheduled dates for The Nightfall Tour, which will resume in August. Originally scheduled dates in March, April and May were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The foursome’s tour will kick back up in Denver on Aug. 8. Tickets purchased for the original tour dates will be honored for the rescheduled…MORE

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s New Acoustic Video for “Nobody But You”

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s New Acoustic Video for “Nobody But You”

Blake Shelton released a new acoustic video for his tender duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is one of four new tracks on Blake’s recently released album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. The new single is currently No. 12 on…MORE

Watch Miranda Lambert’s Stylish New “Bluebird” Video

Watch Miranda Lambert’s Stylish New “Bluebird” Video

Miranda Lambert dropped a stylish new video for her current single, “Bluebird,” on March 20 at 11:15 p.m. CT. “Bluebird, which Miranda co-wrote with Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, is featured on her seventh studio, Wildcard, which was released in November 2019. The new single is currently No. 29 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart…MORE

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Nashville’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Rescheduled for October 19-24

Nashville’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Rescheduled for October 19-24

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) reschedule Nashville’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival for Oct. 19–24. Tin Pan South was originally scheduled for March 23–28 in Nashville. The NSAI noted that “every effort will be made to bring as much of the originally scheduled programming back as possible.” Additional details regarding performers, venues and more…Continue Reading

Kelsea Ballerini Says Collaborating With Friend Halsey “Made Perfect Sense”

Kelsea Ballerini Says Collaborating With Friend Halsey “Made Perfect Sense”

Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey have become a captivating tandem, as of late. In addition to teaming up for the 70th episode of CMT Crossroads, which will air on March 25 at 9 p.m. CT., the cross-genre stars collaborated on a new song, “The Other Girl,” which is featured on Kelsea’s new self-titled album. While Kelsea,…Continue Reading

Watch Keith Urban Cover Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” & More During Instagram Concert, “Urban Underground”

Watch Keith Urban Cover Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” & More During Instagram Concert, “Urban Underground”

Keith Urban—and dancing wife Nicole Kidman—returned to Instagram on March 23 to perform another 30-minute live concert dubbed Urban Underground. Keith treated fans to a number of his tunes, including “Never Comin’ Down,” “You Gonna Fly,” “Somewhere in My Car,” “God Whispered Your Name” and more, as well as a cover of Kenny Rogers’ “The…Continue Reading

March 24: Live-Stream Show Calendar With Mitchell Tenpenny, Caylee Hammack & More

March 24: Live-Stream Show Calendar With Mitchell Tenpenny, Caylee Hammack & More

Country stars are trying to do their part to keep us entertained during our self-quarantines (hopefully) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a rundown of what to expect as some of our favorite stars perform live and chat via social medial. March 24 (updated throughout the day) Mitchell Tenpenny: 12 p.m. CT – Instagram Billy…Continue Reading

Jake Owen Scores 8th No. 1 Single With “Homemade”

Jake Owen Scores 8th No. 1 Single With “Homemade”

Jake Owen scored the eighth No. 1 single of his career as “Homemade” reached the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. The wistful single, which was penned by Bobby Pinson, Drew Parker, Jared Mullins and Ben Goldsmith, highlights many of the staples commonly associated with small-town living, including…Continue Reading

Carly Pearce & Lee Brice Drop Stunning Acoustic Version of “I Hope You’re Happy Now” [Listen]

Carly Pearce & Lee Brice Drop Stunning Acoustic Version of “I Hope You’re Happy Now” [Listen]

Carly Pearce and Lee Brice dropped an acoustic version of their current Top 20 hit, “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” Penned by Carly, Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana, “I Hope You’re Happy Now” is featured on Carly’s self-titled sophomore album, which was released in February. “I often gravitate towards the beauty and the…Continue Reading

Tanya Tucker Announces Rescheduled Dates on “CMT Next Women of Country Tour”

Tanya Tucker Announces Rescheduled Dates on “CMT Next Women of Country Tour”

Tanya Tucker revealed the rescheduled dates for her 2020 CMT Next Women of Country Tour, which will resume in August. Originally scheduled dates in March, April, May and June were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tanya’s tour will kick back up in Cleveland on Aug. 5. Tickets purchased for the original tour dates will…Continue Reading

March 23: Live-Stream Show Calendar With Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Tenille Townes & More

March 23: Live-Stream Show Calendar With Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Tenille Townes & More

Country stars are trying to do their part to keep us entertained during our self-quarantines (hopefully) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a rundown of what to expect as some of our favorite stars perform live via social medial. March 23 Brandy Clark: 2 p.m. CT – Instagram Ashley McBryde: 2:30 p.m. CT – Instagram…Continue Reading

Watch Kix Brooks’ 2013 Interview With Kenny Rogers on “American Country Countdown”

Watch Kix Brooks’ 2013 Interview With Kenny Rogers on “American Country Countdown”

Country music legend Kenny Rogers, 81, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 20. In 2013, Kenny stopped by American Country Countdown to chat with host Kix Brooks about a number of topics, including early influences, friendship with Dolly Parton, having a “perfect” life, induction into the Country Music Hall of…Continue Reading

Listen to Terri Clark’s 2017 Interview With Kenny Rogers on “Country Gold Backstage” Podcast

Listen to Terri Clark’s 2017 Interview With Kenny Rogers on “Country Gold Backstage” Podcast

Country music legend Kenny Rogers, 81, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 20. Kenny’s last major media blitz took place in 2016 and 2017 as he made the rounds—including Terri Clark’s Country Gold Backstage podcast—to discuss his farewell tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour. In addition to talking about his…Continue Reading

Country Stars React to the Death of Kenny Rogers, Including Dolly, Reba, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & More

Country Stars React to the Death of Kenny Rogers, Including Dolly, Reba, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & More

A number of country artists shared their sentiments regarding the death of country music legend Kenny Rogers, 81, who passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 20. Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Tim McGraw, Oak Ridge Boys, Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels, Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and…Continue Reading

Kenny Rogers Dead at 81

Kenny Rogers Dead at 81

Singer, songwriter, actor, photographer, entrepreneur . . . Kenny Rogers, 81, passed away on March 20, according to a statement released by his family: “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night [March 20] at 10:25 pm at the age of 81. Rogers passed away peacefully at home from…Continue Reading

Little Big Town Announces Rescheduled Dates on “The Nightfall Tour”

Little Big Town Announces Rescheduled Dates on “The Nightfall Tour”

Little Big Town revealed the rescheduled dates for The Nightfall Tour, which will resume in August. Originally scheduled dates in March, April and May were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The foursome’s tour will kick back up in Denver on Aug. 8. Tickets purchased for the original tour dates will be honored for the rescheduled…Continue Reading

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s New Acoustic Video for “Nobody But You”

Watch Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani’s New Acoustic Video for “Nobody But You”

Blake Shelton released a new acoustic video for his tender duet with Gwen Stefani, “Nobody But You.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James, “Nobody But You” is one of four new tracks on Blake’s recently released album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. The new single is currently No. 12 on…Continue Reading

Watch Miranda Lambert’s Stylish New “Bluebird” Video

Watch Miranda Lambert’s Stylish New “Bluebird” Video

Miranda Lambert dropped a stylish new video for her current single, “Bluebird,” on March 20 at 11:15 p.m. CT. “Bluebird, which Miranda co-wrote with Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, is featured on her seventh studio, Wildcard, which was released in November 2019. The new single is currently No. 29 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart…Continue Reading