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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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Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Maddie & Tae to Release New 6-Song Holiday EP, “We Need Christmas,” on Oct. 23

Maddie & Tae to Release New 6-Song Holiday EP, “We Need Christmas,” on Oct. 23

Maddie & Tae will release a new holiday EP, We Need Christmas, on Oct. 23. The six-song project includes two original tunes, “Merry Married Christmas” and the title track, as well as four holiday standards: “This Christmas,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” “We are so proud…MORE

Cheers, Terri

Cheers, Terri

Terri Clark will release a new holiday album, It’s Christmas…Cheers!, on Sept. 25. Produced by Terri, the 10-song collection includes a host of holiday standards, including “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” “Away in a Manger” and more. photo by AFF-USA.comMORE

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Share New Acoustic Video for “Happy Anywhere” [Watch]

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Share New Acoustic Video for “Happy Anywhere” [Watch]

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani released a new acoustic video for their single, “Happy Anywhere.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne and Matt Jenkins, “Happy Anywhere” is currently No. 11 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after eight weeks. “We’ve all been in quarantine and lockdown, and hopefully we’ve been doing that with somebody that…MORE

Watch Maren Morris Perform “To Hell & Back” at the ACM Awards

Watch Maren Morris Perform “To Hell & Back” at the ACM Awards

Maren Morris performed her new single, “To Hell & Back,” at the Ryman Auditorium during the ACM Awards on Sept. 16. Penned by Maren, Jessie Jo Dillon and Laura Veltz, “To Hell & Back” is currently No. 40 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 24 weeks. During a recent media Q&A, Maren revealed why…MORE

Watch Miranda Lambert Perform No. 1 Hit “Bluebird” at the ACM Awards

Watch Miranda Lambert Perform No. 1 Hit “Bluebird” at the ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert performed her No. 1 single, “Bluebird,” at the Bluebird Cafe during the ACM Awards on Sept. 16. Miranda was joined by the song’s co-writers, Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, during the performance. “Bluebird,” which reached the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart in July, is featured on Miranda’s seventh studio album, Wildcard.…MORE

Rascal Flatts to Release 20-Song “Greatest Hits” Album on Oct. 2

Rascal Flatts to Release 20-Song “Greatest Hits” Album on Oct. 2

Rascal Flatts will continue to celebrate their 20th anniversary this year with the release of a new album, Twenty Years of Rascal Flatts The Greatest Hits, on Oct. 2. The 20-song collection features a number of fan-favorite hits, including “These Days,” “Fast Cars and Freedom,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “My Wish” and more. In January, the…MORE

Watch Tim McGraw Perform “I Called Mama” at the ACM Awards

Watch Tim McGraw Perform “I Called Mama” at the ACM Awards

Tim McGraw performed his new single, “I Called Mama,” at the Bluebird Cafe during the ACM Awards on Sept. 16. The tune is currently No. 8 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 19 weeks. Penned by Lance Miller, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary, “I Called Mama” is about the special connection mothers share with their…MORE

Winners & Losers From the 55th ACM Awards Show

Winners & Losers From the 55th ACM Awards Show

Here are the Winners & Losers—off of the top of my head sans any deep insight—from the 55th annual ACM Awards on Sept. 16. Of course, the Losers aren’t really losers, so don’t get your fringe twisted. Winners – Riley Green & Tenille Townes The New Female and New Male Artists of the Year delivered…MORE

Dan + Shay Win ACM Award for Duo of the Year

Dan + Shay Win ACM Award for Duo of the Year

Dan + Shay won their second consecutive ACM Award for Duo of the Year on Sept. 16. “Now more than ever, everyone in country music, every touring artist ever, I think we feel that thankfulness that we get to do this as a job and as living,” said the duo’s Shay Mooney backstage. “And I…MORE

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” Named Single of the Year at ACM Awards

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” Named Single of the Year at ACM Awards

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” was named Single of the Year at the ACM Awards. Blake scored his 26th No. 1 single with the tune in July 2019. Penned by Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt and Devin Dawson, “God’s Country” is Blake’s first win in the ACM Single of the Year category. “Thank you to the fans…MORE

Luke Combs Wins ACM Awards for Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year

Luke Combs Wins ACM Awards for Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year

Luke Combs won ACM Awards for Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year (What You See Is What You Get), marking the first time he has copped awards in the aforementioned categories. Luke’s 2019 sophomore album features four No. 1 hits: “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” “Even Though I’m Leaving,” “Does to…MORE

Maren Morris Wins ACM Award for Female Artist of the Year

Maren Morris Wins ACM Award for Female Artist of the Year

Maren Morris won Female Artist of the Year at the 55th ACM Awards, marking the first time she has taken home the coveted trophy. Maren was also part of the ensemble that won Music Event of the Year. “I am so inspired by every single woman in that category,” said Maren backstage. “I’m friends with…MORE

Old Dominion Wins Group of the Year at the ACM Awards

Old Dominion Wins Group of the Year at the ACM Awards

The guys from Old Dominon—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—won the ACM Award for Group of the Year for the third year in a row. In addition, the band’s Matthew, Trevor and Brad, along with songwriter Josh Osborne, were awarded Song of the Year for “One Man Band.” The ACM…MORE

The Winners: 55th ACM Awards

The Winners: 55th ACM Awards

We’ll be posting all of the winners from the 55th ACM Awards as they are announced (as well as the previously announced winners from earlier in the week). The show begins on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. CT on CBS with host Keith Urban. New Female Artist of the Year Ingrid Andress Gabby Barrett Lindsay…MORE

Set List! Check Out the Lineup of Performers & Songs at the ACM Awards

Set List! Check Out the Lineup of Performers & Songs at the ACM Awards

The ACM Awards will air live from Nashville on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The show will take place at three iconic Nashville institutions: the Grand Ole Opry House, The Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium. Keith Urban will host the show for the first time.  Check out the Set List featuring the…MORE

Bonnaroo Announces Free 3-Day “Virtual Roo-Ality” Festival on Sept. 24-26

Bonnaroo Announces Free 3-Day “Virtual Roo-Ality” Festival on Sept. 24-26

The COVID-19 pandemic may have put the kibosh on the 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, but you can still get a full slate of music with Virtual ROO-ALITY, a free three-night live broadcast airing via YouTube on Sept. 24–26. The online event will feature past footage from the Bonnaroo archives as well as brand-new…MORE

Christie’s to Auction Dolly Parton’s Crystal-Studded Dulcimer to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives

Christie’s to Auction Dolly Parton’s Crystal-Studded Dulcimer to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives

Christie’s will host an online auction to benefit the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, which was created to support individuals in the country music community who are currently in need of pandemic relief assistance. One of the auction’s featured items is Dolly Parton’s Swarovski-crystal-studded dulcimer, which is estimated at $50,000 to $100,000. Dolly recently…MORE

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Cheers, Terri

Cheers, Terri

Terri Clark will release a new holiday album, It’s Christmas…Cheers!, on Sept. 25. Produced by Terri, the 10-song collection includes a host of holiday standards, including “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” “Away in a Manger” and more. photo by AFF-USA.com

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Maddie & Tae to Release New 6-Song Holiday EP, “We Need Christmas,” on Oct. 23

Maddie & Tae to Release New 6-Song Holiday EP, “We Need Christmas,” on Oct. 23

Maddie & Tae will release a new holiday EP, We Need Christmas, on Oct. 23.

The six-song project includes two original tunes, “Merry Married Christmas” and the title track, as well as four holiday standards: “This Christmas,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

“We are so proud of this project and loved recreating some of our favorite Christmas classics, as well as write some of our own,” says the duo in a release. “Making We Need Christmas was such a bright spot for us this year and we hope this project brings a little joy and peace to our fans during this difficult year.”

We Need Christmas Track List & Songwriters

  1. This Christmas (Donny Hathaway, Nadine McKinnor)
  2. Holly Jolly Christmas (Johnny Marks)
  3. O Come All Ye Faithful (Traditional)
  4. Merry Married Christmas (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Josh Kerr)
  5. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)
  6. We Need Christmas (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Matthew West, AJ Pruis)

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

Cheers, Terri

Cheers, Terri

Terri Clark will release a new holiday album, It’s Christmas…Cheers!, on Sept. 25. Produced by Terri, the 10-song collection includes a host of holiday standards, including “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” “Away in a Manger” and more. photo by AFF-USA.comContinue Reading

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Share New Acoustic Video for “Happy Anywhere” [Watch]

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Share New Acoustic Video for “Happy Anywhere” [Watch]

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani released a new acoustic video for their single, “Happy Anywhere.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne and Matt Jenkins, “Happy Anywhere” is currently No. 11 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after eight weeks. “We’ve all been in quarantine and lockdown, and hopefully we’ve been doing that with somebody that…Continue Reading

Watch Miranda Lambert Perform No. 1 Hit “Bluebird” at the ACM Awards

Watch Miranda Lambert Perform No. 1 Hit “Bluebird” at the ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert performed her No. 1 single, “Bluebird,” at the Bluebird Cafe during the ACM Awards on Sept. 16. Miranda was joined by the song’s co-writers, Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, during the performance. “Bluebird,” which reached the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart in July, is featured on Miranda’s seventh studio album, Wildcard.…Continue Reading

Rascal Flatts to Release 20-Song “Greatest Hits” Album on Oct. 2

Rascal Flatts to Release 20-Song “Greatest Hits” Album on Oct. 2

Rascal Flatts will continue to celebrate their 20th anniversary this year with the release of a new album, Twenty Years of Rascal Flatts The Greatest Hits, on Oct. 2. The 20-song collection features a number of fan-favorite hits, including “These Days,” “Fast Cars and Freedom,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “My Wish” and more. In January, the…Continue Reading

Luke Combs Reveals 5 New Songs Featured on Upcoming Deluxe Album, “What You See Ain’t Always What You Get”

Luke Combs Reveals 5 New Songs Featured on Upcoming Deluxe Album, “What You See Ain’t Always What You Get”

Luke Combs revealed the track list for his upcoming deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, which will drop on Oct. 23. The new album will feature all 18 songs from Luke’s 2019 sophomore album, What You See Is What You Get, as well as five brand-new tracks: “Cold as You,” “The…Continue Reading

Watch Tim McGraw Perform “I Called Mama” at the ACM Awards

Watch Tim McGraw Perform “I Called Mama” at the ACM Awards

Tim McGraw performed his new single, “I Called Mama,” at the Bluebird Cafe during the ACM Awards on Sept. 16. The tune is currently No. 8 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 19 weeks. Penned by Lance Miller, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary, “I Called Mama” is about the special connection mothers share with their…Continue Reading

Keith Urban Is Slowing Down for Release of New Album, “The Speed of Now: Part 1”

Keith Urban Is Slowing Down for Release of New Album, “The Speed of Now: Part 1”

After successfully hosting the pandemic-altered ACM Awards on Sept. 16, Keith Urban can finally “slow down” and enjoy the music. Keith will release his new studio album, The Speed of Now: Part 1, on Sept. 18. “In October 2019, this album title came to me,” says Keith. “I liked it because I felt like life…Continue Reading

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” Named Single of the Year at ACM Awards

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” Named Single of the Year at ACM Awards

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” was named Single of the Year at the ACM Awards. Blake scored his 26th No. 1 single with the tune in July 2019. Penned by Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt and Devin Dawson, “God’s Country” is Blake’s first win in the ACM Single of the Year category. “Thank you to the fans…Continue Reading

Luke Combs Wins ACM Awards for Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year

Luke Combs Wins ACM Awards for Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year

Luke Combs won ACM Awards for Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year (What You See Is What You Get), marking the first time he has copped awards in the aforementioned categories. Luke’s 2019 sophomore album features four No. 1 hits: “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” “Even Though I’m Leaving,” “Does to…Continue Reading

Tie! Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett Both Win ACM Entertainer of the Year Award

Tie! Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett Both Win ACM Entertainer of the Year Award

The ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year ended in a tie for the first time in the 55-year history of the awards show. Both Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett were named Entertainer of the Year in a surprising twist that closed the night’s show. The win marks Carrie’s third ACM Entertainer of the Year…Continue Reading

The Winners: 55th ACM Awards

The Winners: 55th ACM Awards

We’ll be posting all of the winners from the 55th ACM Awards as they are announced (as well as the previously announced winners from earlier in the week). The show begins on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. CT on CBS with host Keith Urban. New Female Artist of the Year Ingrid Andress Gabby Barrett Lindsay…Continue Reading

Bonnaroo Announces Free 3-Day “Virtual Roo-Ality” Festival on Sept. 24-26

Bonnaroo Announces Free 3-Day “Virtual Roo-Ality” Festival on Sept. 24-26

The COVID-19 pandemic may have put the kibosh on the 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, but you can still get a full slate of music with Virtual ROO-ALITY, a free three-night live broadcast airing via YouTube on Sept. 24–26. The online event will feature past footage from the Bonnaroo archives as well as brand-new…Continue Reading

Christie’s to Auction Dolly Parton’s Crystal-Studded Dulcimer to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives

Christie’s to Auction Dolly Parton’s Crystal-Studded Dulcimer to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives

Christie’s will host an online auction to benefit the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, which was created to support individuals in the country music community who are currently in need of pandemic relief assistance. One of the auction’s featured items is Dolly Parton’s Swarovski-crystal-studded dulcimer, which is estimated at $50,000 to $100,000. Dolly recently…Continue Reading

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Maddie & Tae to Release New 6-Song Holiday EP, “We Need Christmas,” on Oct. 23

Maddie & Tae to Release New 6-Song Holiday EP, “We Need Christmas,” on Oct. 23

Maddie & Tae will release a new holiday EP, We Need Christmas, on Oct. 23.

The six-song project includes two original tunes, “Merry Married Christmas” and the title track, as well as four holiday standards: “This Christmas,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

“We are so proud of this project and loved recreating some of our favorite Christmas classics, as well as write some of our own,” says the duo in a release. “Making We Need Christmas was such a bright spot for us this year and we hope this project brings a little joy and peace to our fans during this difficult year.”

We Need Christmas Track List & Songwriters

  1. This Christmas (Donny Hathaway, Nadine McKinnor)
  2. Holly Jolly Christmas (Johnny Marks)
  3. O Come All Ye Faithful (Traditional)
  4. Merry Married Christmas (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Josh Kerr)
  5. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector)
  6. We Need Christmas (Maddie Font, Taylor Kerr, Matthew West, AJ Pruis)

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

Cheers, Terri

Cheers, Terri

Terri Clark will release a new holiday album, It’s Christmas…Cheers!, on Sept. 25. Produced by Terri, the 10-song collection includes a host of holiday standards, including “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” “Away in a Manger” and more. photo by AFF-USA.comContinue Reading

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Share New Acoustic Video for “Happy Anywhere” [Watch]

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Share New Acoustic Video for “Happy Anywhere” [Watch]

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani released a new acoustic video for their single, “Happy Anywhere.” Penned by Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne and Matt Jenkins, “Happy Anywhere” is currently No. 11 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after eight weeks. “We’ve all been in quarantine and lockdown, and hopefully we’ve been doing that with somebody that…Continue Reading

Watch Miranda Lambert Perform No. 1 Hit “Bluebird” at the ACM Awards

Watch Miranda Lambert Perform No. 1 Hit “Bluebird” at the ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert performed her No. 1 single, “Bluebird,” at the Bluebird Cafe during the ACM Awards on Sept. 16. Miranda was joined by the song’s co-writers, Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, during the performance. “Bluebird,” which reached the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart in July, is featured on Miranda’s seventh studio album, Wildcard.…Continue Reading

Rascal Flatts to Release 20-Song “Greatest Hits” Album on Oct. 2

Rascal Flatts to Release 20-Song “Greatest Hits” Album on Oct. 2

Rascal Flatts will continue to celebrate their 20th anniversary this year with the release of a new album, Twenty Years of Rascal Flatts The Greatest Hits, on Oct. 2. The 20-song collection features a number of fan-favorite hits, including “These Days,” “Fast Cars and Freedom,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “My Wish” and more. In January, the…Continue Reading

Luke Combs Reveals 5 New Songs Featured on Upcoming Deluxe Album, “What You See Ain’t Always What You Get”

Luke Combs Reveals 5 New Songs Featured on Upcoming Deluxe Album, “What You See Ain’t Always What You Get”

Luke Combs revealed the track list for his upcoming deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, which will drop on Oct. 23. The new album will feature all 18 songs from Luke’s 2019 sophomore album, What You See Is What You Get, as well as five brand-new tracks: “Cold as You,” “The…Continue Reading

Watch Tim McGraw Perform “I Called Mama” at the ACM Awards

Watch Tim McGraw Perform “I Called Mama” at the ACM Awards

Tim McGraw performed his new single, “I Called Mama,” at the Bluebird Cafe during the ACM Awards on Sept. 16. The tune is currently No. 8 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 19 weeks. Penned by Lance Miller, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary, “I Called Mama” is about the special connection mothers share with their…Continue Reading

Keith Urban Is Slowing Down for Release of New Album, “The Speed of Now: Part 1”

Keith Urban Is Slowing Down for Release of New Album, “The Speed of Now: Part 1”

After successfully hosting the pandemic-altered ACM Awards on Sept. 16, Keith Urban can finally “slow down” and enjoy the music. Keith will release his new studio album, The Speed of Now: Part 1, on Sept. 18. “In October 2019, this album title came to me,” says Keith. “I liked it because I felt like life…Continue Reading

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” Named Single of the Year at ACM Awards

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” Named Single of the Year at ACM Awards

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” was named Single of the Year at the ACM Awards. Blake scored his 26th No. 1 single with the tune in July 2019. Penned by Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt and Devin Dawson, “God’s Country” is Blake’s first win in the ACM Single of the Year category. “Thank you to the fans…Continue Reading

Luke Combs Wins ACM Awards for Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year

Luke Combs Wins ACM Awards for Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year

Luke Combs won ACM Awards for Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year (What You See Is What You Get), marking the first time he has copped awards in the aforementioned categories. Luke’s 2019 sophomore album features four No. 1 hits: “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” “Even Though I’m Leaving,” “Does to…Continue Reading

Tie! Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett Both Win ACM Entertainer of the Year Award

Tie! Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett Both Win ACM Entertainer of the Year Award

The ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year ended in a tie for the first time in the 55-year history of the awards show. Both Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett were named Entertainer of the Year in a surprising twist that closed the night’s show. The win marks Carrie’s third ACM Entertainer of the Year…Continue Reading

The Winners: 55th ACM Awards

The Winners: 55th ACM Awards

We’ll be posting all of the winners from the 55th ACM Awards as they are announced (as well as the previously announced winners from earlier in the week). The show begins on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. CT on CBS with host Keith Urban. New Female Artist of the Year Ingrid Andress Gabby Barrett Lindsay…Continue Reading

Bonnaroo Announces Free 3-Day “Virtual Roo-Ality” Festival on Sept. 24-26

Bonnaroo Announces Free 3-Day “Virtual Roo-Ality” Festival on Sept. 24-26

The COVID-19 pandemic may have put the kibosh on the 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, but you can still get a full slate of music with Virtual ROO-ALITY, a free three-night live broadcast airing via YouTube on Sept. 24–26. The online event will feature past footage from the Bonnaroo archives as well as brand-new…Continue Reading

Christie’s to Auction Dolly Parton’s Crystal-Studded Dulcimer to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives

Christie’s to Auction Dolly Parton’s Crystal-Studded Dulcimer to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives

Christie’s will host an online auction to benefit the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, which was created to support individuals in the country music community who are currently in need of pandemic relief assistance. One of the auction’s featured items is Dolly Parton’s Swarovski-crystal-studded dulcimer, which is estimated at $50,000 to $100,000. Dolly recently…Continue Reading