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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

Keith Urban Shares Album Cover Art and Releases New Song, “Change Your Mind” [Listen]

Keith Urban Shares Album Cover Art and Releases New Song, “Change Your Mind” [Listen]

Keith Urban released another new song, “Change Your Mind,” from his upcoming album, The Speed of Now: Part 1, which is slated to drop on Sept. 18. The new tune follows the release of the album’s “We Were,” “Polaroid,” “Superman” and current single, “God Whispered Your Name.” Keith also share the upcoming album’s cover art.…MORE

Heart Theory

Heart Theory

Lindsay Ell will release her new 12-song concept album, heart theory, on Aug. 14. Lindsay co-penned 11 tracks on the new project with a host of top songwriters, including Brandy Clark, Laura Veltz and more. photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.comMORE

Tim McGraw Reveals His “Good Taste in Women” [Listen]

Tim McGraw Reveals His “Good Taste in Women” [Listen]

Tim McGraw shared a new track, “Good Taste in Women,” from his upcoming 16th studio album, Here On Earth, which drops on Aug. 21. Penned by Jaren Johnston, Bryan Simpson and Nathan Spicer, “Good Taste in Women” is among a handful of songs Tim has shared from the upcoming album, following “I Called Mama,” the…MORE

Female Artists Are Currently Ruling the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart

Female Artists Are Currently Ruling the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart

Female artists are currently ruling the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, which is an all-encompassing genre chart that utilizes radio-, streaming- and sales-based metrics to determine position. This week’s Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart features six female artists, including the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4…MORE

Darius Rucker Crafts Bright New Single, “Beers and Sunshine” [Listen]

Darius Rucker Crafts Bright New Single, “Beers and Sunshine” [Listen]

Darius Rucker dropped a feelgood new single, “Beers and Sunshine,” on Aug. 6 Penned by Darius, Ross Copperman, J.T. Harding and Josh Osborne, “Beers and Sunshine” is Darius’ first new music since his 2017 album, When Was the Last Time. The new track was produced by Ross Copperman. The light new tune features Darius crooning…MORE

Chris Young Says He Is Writing as Much as Possible During Quarantine: “Same Skill Set, But a Different Way of Doing It”

Chris Young Says He Is Writing as Much as Possible During Quarantine: “Same Skill Set, But a Different Way of Doing It”

Chris Young has always been a prolific songwriter—he co-penned every track on his 2017 album, Losing Sleep—and the quarantine isn’t changing that. But like many artists who have had to cancel their tours during the ongoing pandemic, Chris has had to find virtual ways to to collaborate with his songwriting buddies while at home. During…MORE

Watch NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Jam Out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” Aboard the International Space Station

Watch NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Jam Out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” Aboard the International Space Station

Rice cooking? Three-day beard? Homemade soup? Check! Check! Check! NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, commander of Expedition 63, jammed out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” aboard the International Space Station. NASA’s Johnson Space Center posted the video of Chris singing along to Travis’ 2000 hit on YouTube on Aug. 4, with…MORE

Dollywood Named Top 10 Best Amusement Park in the World by Tripadvisor

Dollywood Named Top 10 Best Amusement Park in the World by Tripadvisor

Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is one of the Top 10 best amusement parks in the world, according to Travels’ Choice Best of Awards in 2020. Dollywood ranked No. 8 on the list, joining Magic Kingdom Park (No. 1), Universal Studios Florida (No. 5), Tivoli Gardens (No. 7) and more in…MORE

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Heart Theory

Heart Theory

Lindsay Ell will release her new 12-song concept album, heart theory, on Aug. 14. Lindsay co-penned 11 tracks on the new project with a host of top songwriters, including Brandy Clark, Laura Veltz and more. photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

You Gotta Be Kitten Me! Old Dominion Releases Self-Titled Album With “Meow Mix” Vocals [Listen]

You Gotta Be Kitten Me! Old Dominion Releases Self-Titled Album With “Meow Mix” Vocals [Listen]

Leave it to the guys from Old Dominon—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—to give us a truly purr-fect album.

The band dropped a remix of their 2019 self-titled album featuring only the vocal “meow.” Every song . . . nothing but meows.

“Cat’s out of the bag!” said OD via Twitter. “We are re-releasing our entire album, only this time it’s all “meows.” Sometimes you gotta be silly. #ODmeowmix is out meow.”

Old Dominion Meow Mix is fur real, y’all. Check “One Man Band,” “Make It Sweet” and “Some People Do” below.

photo by Arroyo/O’Connor, AFF-USA.com

Keith Urban Shares Album Cover Art and Releases New Song, “Change Your Mind” [Listen]

Keith Urban Shares Album Cover Art and Releases New Song, “Change Your Mind” [Listen]

Keith Urban released another new song, “Change Your Mind,” from his upcoming album, The Speed of Now: Part 1, which is slated to drop on Sept. 18. The new tune follows the release of the album’s “We Were,” “Polaroid,” “Superman” and current single, “God Whispered Your Name.” Keith also share the upcoming album’s cover art.…Continue Reading

Ryman Auditorium to Host 6-Week Livestream Concert Series With Scotty McCreery, Cam, Chris Janson, Brett Young & More

Ryman Auditorium to Host 6-Week Livestream Concert Series With Scotty McCreery, Cam, Chris Janson, Brett Young & More

Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium announced a new six-week concert series, Live at the Ryman. The series will launch first via livestream and expand to incorporate a small, socially distanced audience in accordance with local health ordinances. The Friday night concerts will kick off on Aug. 14 with For King & Country. In the coming weeks, the…Continue Reading

Heart Theory

Heart Theory

Lindsay Ell will release her new 12-song concept album, heart theory, on Aug. 14. Lindsay co-penned 11 tracks on the new project with a host of top songwriters, including Brandy Clark, Laura Veltz and more. photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.comContinue Reading

Luke Bryan Drops Video for Title Track From Brand-New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here” [Watch]

Luke Bryan Drops Video for Title Track From Brand-New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here” [Watch]

Luke Bryan released his new album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, on Aug. 7. Coinciding with the album’s release, Luke dropped a new video for the project’s title track. The new clip features footage of Luke from the studio and stage to the streets and sticks. Penned by Jake Mitchell, Jameson Rodgers and Josh…Continue Reading

Female Artists Are Currently Ruling the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart

Female Artists Are Currently Ruling the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart

Female artists are currently ruling the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, which is an all-encompassing genre chart that utilizes radio-, streaming- and sales-based metrics to determine position. This week’s Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart features six female artists, including the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4…Continue Reading

Darius Rucker Crafts Bright New Single, “Beers and Sunshine” [Listen]

Darius Rucker Crafts Bright New Single, “Beers and Sunshine” [Listen]

Darius Rucker dropped a feelgood new single, “Beers and Sunshine,” on Aug. 6 Penned by Darius, Ross Copperman, J.T. Harding and Josh Osborne, “Beers and Sunshine” is Darius’ first new music since his 2017 album, When Was the Last Time. The new track was produced by Ross Copperman. The light new tune features Darius crooning…Continue Reading

Dolly Parton to Deliver Audiobook to Accompany Release of “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics”

Dolly Parton to Deliver Audiobook to Accompany Release of “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics”

A new book, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, will explore the country icon’s vast musical catalog. The new book, which was written with Robert K. Oermann, will be released on November 17 via Chronicle Books. In addition, Dolly will deliver an audio version of the book via RBmedia, which will be available on…Continue Reading

Chris Young Says He Is Writing as Much as Possible During Quarantine: “Same Skill Set, But a Different Way of Doing It”

Chris Young Says He Is Writing as Much as Possible During Quarantine: “Same Skill Set, But a Different Way of Doing It”

Chris Young has always been a prolific songwriter—he co-penned every track on his 2017 album, Losing Sleep—and the quarantine isn’t changing that. But like many artists who have had to cancel their tours during the ongoing pandemic, Chris has had to find virtual ways to to collaborate with his songwriting buddies while at home. During…Continue Reading

Kane Brown Teams With U.S. Veterans for New Remix of “Homesick” to Benefit Military Members [Listen]

Kane Brown Teams With U.S. Veterans for New Remix of “Homesick” to Benefit Military Members [Listen]

Kane Brown teamed with a group of talented U.S. military veterans to record a new version of his No. 1 hit, “Homesick,” for a great cause. The new remix features vocals from Generald Wilson, Retired Petty Officer First Class, U.S. Navy; J.W. Cortés, Retired Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marines; and Sal Gonzalez, Retired Lance Corporal, U.S.…Continue Reading

Watch the New Trailer to Upcoming Netflix Show “DeMarcus Family Rules” With Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus

Watch the New Trailer to Upcoming Netflix Show “DeMarcus Family Rules” With Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and his family will star in a new Netflix reality series, DeMarcus Family Rules. The new show released its first trailer on Aug. 5. The original series will launch via Netflix on Aug. 19. As its name implies, the show will revolve around Jay and wife Allison Alderson DeMarcus—a former Miss…Continue Reading

Chris Janson Says He Wanted No. 1 Hit “Done” to Sound “Somewhere Between George Strait & The Wallflowers”

Chris Janson Says He Wanted No. 1 Hit “Done” to Sound “Somewhere Between George Strait & The Wallflowers”

Chris Janson’s wife-inspired single, “Done,” ascended to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. Penned by Chris, Mitch Oglesby, Jamie Paulin and Matt Roy, “Done” is featured on Chris’ 2019 album, Real Friends. More so than any other tune on the 13-song album that Chris co-produced, “Done” had to fit a very…Continue Reading

Watch NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Jam Out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” Aboard the International Space Station

Watch NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Jam Out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” Aboard the International Space Station

Rice cooking? Three-day beard? Homemade soup? Check! Check! Check! NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, commander of Expedition 63, jammed out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” aboard the International Space Station. NASA’s Johnson Space Center posted the video of Chris singing along to Travis’ 2000 hit on YouTube on Aug. 4, with…Continue Reading

Watch Midland’s Mark Wystrach Team With The Band of Heathens for Cover of Marty Robbins’ “El Paso City”

Watch Midland’s Mark Wystrach Team With The Band of Heathens for Cover of Marty Robbins’ “El Paso City”

Midland’s frontman Mark Wystrach teamed up with The Band of Heathens for a cover of Marty Robbins’ “El Paso City.” The tune was recorded as part of The Band of Heathens’ live-streaming show, Good Time Supper Club, which airs on Tuesdays. “El Paso City” was the title track of Marty’s 1976 album. The tune, which…Continue Reading

It’s Been a Long Time Coming for Luke Bryan’s New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here”

It’s Been a Long Time Coming for Luke Bryan’s New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here”

It’s been a long time coming for Luke Bryan’s new album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here. In January—the month artists look forward to everything the new year has to offer—Luke announced he would release his seventh studio album on April 24 and embark on a new tour in May, but the COVID-19 pandemic put…Continue Reading

Locash’s “One Big Country Song” Reaches No. 1 on the Mediabase Chart After One Long Trip

Locash’s “One Big Country Song” Reaches No. 1 on the Mediabase Chart After One Long Trip

After 64 weeks, Locash’s “One Big Country Song” has reached No. 1 on the Mediabase chart. Penned by Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley and Michael Hardy, “One Big Country Song” is featured on Locash’s 2019 album, Brothers. The 11-song offering was the first album on the duo’s new label, Wheelhouse Records/BBR Music Group. “Thank. You. Country.…Continue Reading

Maren Morris Shares Acoustic Cuts of “Girl,” “The Bones” & “The Middle” [Listen]

Maren Morris Shares Acoustic Cuts of “Girl,” “The Bones” & “The Middle” [Listen]

Maren Morris shared acoustic versions of three of her most well-known songs—“Girl,” “The Bones” and “The Middle”—via YouTube. The acoustic cuts are featured on Maren’s recent EP, Maren Morris: Reimagined. The three-song offering, which dropped in May, was produced by Dave Cobb. “I think the mark of a good song is you can rearrange it…Continue Reading

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Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

You Gotta Be Kitten Me! Old Dominion Releases Self-Titled Album With “Meow Mix” Vocals [Listen]

You Gotta Be Kitten Me! Old Dominion Releases Self-Titled Album With “Meow Mix” Vocals [Listen]

Leave it to the guys from Old Dominon—Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers—to give us a truly purr-fect album.

The band dropped a remix of their 2019 self-titled album featuring only the vocal “meow.” Every song . . . nothing but meows.

“Cat’s out of the bag!” said OD via Twitter. “We are re-releasing our entire album, only this time it’s all “meows.” Sometimes you gotta be silly. #ODmeowmix is out meow.”

Old Dominion Meow Mix is fur real, y’all. Check “One Man Band,” “Make It Sweet” and “Some People Do” below.

photo by Arroyo/O’Connor, AFF-USA.com

Keith Urban Shares Album Cover Art and Releases New Song, “Change Your Mind” [Listen]

Keith Urban Shares Album Cover Art and Releases New Song, “Change Your Mind” [Listen]

Keith Urban released another new song, “Change Your Mind,” from his upcoming album, The Speed of Now: Part 1, which is slated to drop on Sept. 18. The new tune follows the release of the album’s “We Were,” “Polaroid,” “Superman” and current single, “God Whispered Your Name.” Keith also share the upcoming album’s cover art.…Continue Reading

Ryman Auditorium to Host 6-Week Livestream Concert Series With Scotty McCreery, Cam, Chris Janson, Brett Young & More

Ryman Auditorium to Host 6-Week Livestream Concert Series With Scotty McCreery, Cam, Chris Janson, Brett Young & More

Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium announced a new six-week concert series, Live at the Ryman. The series will launch first via livestream and expand to incorporate a small, socially distanced audience in accordance with local health ordinances. The Friday night concerts will kick off on Aug. 14 with For King & Country. In the coming weeks, the…Continue Reading

Heart Theory

Heart Theory

Lindsay Ell will release her new 12-song concept album, heart theory, on Aug. 14. Lindsay co-penned 11 tracks on the new project with a host of top songwriters, including Brandy Clark, Laura Veltz and more. photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.comContinue Reading

Luke Bryan Drops Video for Title Track From Brand-New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here” [Watch]

Luke Bryan Drops Video for Title Track From Brand-New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here” [Watch]

Luke Bryan released his new album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here, on Aug. 7. Coinciding with the album’s release, Luke dropped a new video for the project’s title track. The new clip features footage of Luke from the studio and stage to the streets and sticks. Penned by Jake Mitchell, Jameson Rodgers and Josh…Continue Reading

Female Artists Are Currently Ruling the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart

Female Artists Are Currently Ruling the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart

Female artists are currently ruling the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, which is an all-encompassing genre chart that utilizes radio-, streaming- and sales-based metrics to determine position. This week’s Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart features six female artists, including the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4…Continue Reading

Darius Rucker Crafts Bright New Single, “Beers and Sunshine” [Listen]

Darius Rucker Crafts Bright New Single, “Beers and Sunshine” [Listen]

Darius Rucker dropped a feelgood new single, “Beers and Sunshine,” on Aug. 6 Penned by Darius, Ross Copperman, J.T. Harding and Josh Osborne, “Beers and Sunshine” is Darius’ first new music since his 2017 album, When Was the Last Time. The new track was produced by Ross Copperman. The light new tune features Darius crooning…Continue Reading

Dolly Parton to Deliver Audiobook to Accompany Release of “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics”

Dolly Parton to Deliver Audiobook to Accompany Release of “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics”

A new book, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, will explore the country icon’s vast musical catalog. The new book, which was written with Robert K. Oermann, will be released on November 17 via Chronicle Books. In addition, Dolly will deliver an audio version of the book via RBmedia, which will be available on…Continue Reading

Chris Young Says He Is Writing as Much as Possible During Quarantine: “Same Skill Set, But a Different Way of Doing It”

Chris Young Says He Is Writing as Much as Possible During Quarantine: “Same Skill Set, But a Different Way of Doing It”

Chris Young has always been a prolific songwriter—he co-penned every track on his 2017 album, Losing Sleep—and the quarantine isn’t changing that. But like many artists who have had to cancel their tours during the ongoing pandemic, Chris has had to find virtual ways to to collaborate with his songwriting buddies while at home. During…Continue Reading

Kane Brown Teams With U.S. Veterans for New Remix of “Homesick” to Benefit Military Members [Listen]

Kane Brown Teams With U.S. Veterans for New Remix of “Homesick” to Benefit Military Members [Listen]

Kane Brown teamed with a group of talented U.S. military veterans to record a new version of his No. 1 hit, “Homesick,” for a great cause. The new remix features vocals from Generald Wilson, Retired Petty Officer First Class, U.S. Navy; J.W. Cortés, Retired Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marines; and Sal Gonzalez, Retired Lance Corporal, U.S.…Continue Reading

Watch the New Trailer to Upcoming Netflix Show “DeMarcus Family Rules” With Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus

Watch the New Trailer to Upcoming Netflix Show “DeMarcus Family Rules” With Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and his family will star in a new Netflix reality series, DeMarcus Family Rules. The new show released its first trailer on Aug. 5. The original series will launch via Netflix on Aug. 19. As its name implies, the show will revolve around Jay and wife Allison Alderson DeMarcus—a former Miss…Continue Reading

Chris Janson Says He Wanted No. 1 Hit “Done” to Sound “Somewhere Between George Strait & The Wallflowers”

Chris Janson Says He Wanted No. 1 Hit “Done” to Sound “Somewhere Between George Strait & The Wallflowers”

Chris Janson’s wife-inspired single, “Done,” ascended to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. Penned by Chris, Mitch Oglesby, Jamie Paulin and Matt Roy, “Done” is featured on Chris’ 2019 album, Real Friends. More so than any other tune on the 13-song album that Chris co-produced, “Done” had to fit a very…Continue Reading

Watch NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Jam Out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” Aboard the International Space Station

Watch NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Jam Out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” Aboard the International Space Station

Rice cooking? Three-day beard? Homemade soup? Check! Check! Check! NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, commander of Expedition 63, jammed out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” aboard the International Space Station. NASA’s Johnson Space Center posted the video of Chris singing along to Travis’ 2000 hit on YouTube on Aug. 4, with…Continue Reading

Watch Midland’s Mark Wystrach Team With The Band of Heathens for Cover of Marty Robbins’ “El Paso City”

Watch Midland’s Mark Wystrach Team With The Band of Heathens for Cover of Marty Robbins’ “El Paso City”

Midland’s frontman Mark Wystrach teamed up with The Band of Heathens for a cover of Marty Robbins’ “El Paso City.” The tune was recorded as part of The Band of Heathens’ live-streaming show, Good Time Supper Club, which airs on Tuesdays. “El Paso City” was the title track of Marty’s 1976 album. The tune, which…Continue Reading

It’s Been a Long Time Coming for Luke Bryan’s New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here”

It’s Been a Long Time Coming for Luke Bryan’s New Album, “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here”

It’s been a long time coming for Luke Bryan’s new album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here. In January—the month artists look forward to everything the new year has to offer—Luke announced he would release his seventh studio album on April 24 and embark on a new tour in May, but the COVID-19 pandemic put…Continue Reading

Locash’s “One Big Country Song” Reaches No. 1 on the Mediabase Chart After One Long Trip

Locash’s “One Big Country Song” Reaches No. 1 on the Mediabase Chart After One Long Trip

After 64 weeks, Locash’s “One Big Country Song” has reached No. 1 on the Mediabase chart. Penned by Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley and Michael Hardy, “One Big Country Song” is featured on Locash’s 2019 album, Brothers. The 11-song offering was the first album on the duo’s new label, Wheelhouse Records/BBR Music Group. “Thank. You. Country.…Continue Reading

Maren Morris Shares Acoustic Cuts of “Girl,” “The Bones” & “The Middle” [Listen]

Maren Morris Shares Acoustic Cuts of “Girl,” “The Bones” & “The Middle” [Listen]

Maren Morris shared acoustic versions of three of her most well-known songs—“Girl,” “The Bones” and “The Middle”—via YouTube. The acoustic cuts are featured on Maren’s recent EP, Maren Morris: Reimagined. The three-song offering, which dropped in May, was produced by Dave Cobb. “I think the mark of a good song is you can rearrange it…Continue Reading