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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

Lindsay Ell Addresses Sexual Assault at Age 13 in New Song, “Make You” [Listen]

Lindsay Ell Addresses Sexual Assault at Age 13 in New Song, “Make You” [Listen]

Lindsay Ell revealed she is a survivor of sexual assault. With the release of new song, “make you,” Lindsay is publicly addressing—for the first time—being a survivor of sexual violence. The deeply personal song explores her life after being raped as a 13-year-old. The new song is featured on Lindsay’s upcoming concept album, heart theory…MORE

Luke Bryan Scores 25th No. 1 Single With “One Margarita”

Luke Bryan Scores 25th No. 1 Single With “One Margarita”

Luke Bryan scored his 25th No. 1 single as “One Margarita” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. “One Margarita,” which was penned by Michael Carter, Matt Dragstrem and Josh Thompson, is the third single from Luke’s upcoming seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here.…MORE

Watch Brett Young’s #PlayAtHome Performance of “Lady” on “The Late Show”

Watch Brett Young’s #PlayAtHome Performance of “Lady” on “The Late Show”

Brett Young performed his current single, “Lady,” as part of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series. A number of artists—including Rhiannon Giddens, Lucinda Williams, Carlie Hanson and more—have taken part in the quarantined-inspired series, which, as its name implies, features artists performing at home. Brett co-penned “Lady” with Ross Copperman and Jon Nite…MORE

Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels, 83, died on July 6, according to a press release from his publicist. “Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has passed,” read the email statement. “The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage,…MORE

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks has postponed his Facebook Live concert that was scheduled to take place on July 7 on Inside Studio G. Garth’s media contact released a statement on July 6: “Out of an abundance of caution, Garth Brooks is moving his and Trisha’s July 7th Facebook concert to a later date and postponing Inside Studio…MORE

Ingrid Andress Serves Up Tangy New Tune, “Waste of Lime” [Watch Video]

Ingrid Andress Serves Up Tangy New Tune, “Waste of Lime” [Watch Video]

Sweet, sour, salty, tangy . . . Ingrid Andress’ new song, “Waste of Lime,” is full of flavor. Penned by Ingrid, Derrick Southerland, Sam Ellis and Shane McAnally, “Waste of Lime” finds the singer turning a clever phrase as she laments—or celebrates—a missed connection after a night of tequila drinking. The new video for “Waste…MORE

Billy Currington Shares Sunny New Song, “Seaside” [Listen]

Billy Currington Shares Sunny New Song, “Seaside” [Listen]

Beach-loving Billy Currington is back with a sunny new song, “Seaside.” Penned by Billy, Jordan Schmidt and Steven Lee Olson, the new tune features Billy crooning about an eye-catching lady in a picture-perfect Gulf Coast town, Seaside, along Florida’s scenic Highway 30A. With acoustic guitar accompaniment, Billy sings: “Salt life, baby, that’s the way I…MORE

Chris Young Releases Touching New Single, “If That Ain’t God” [Listen]

Chris Young Releases Touching New Single, “If That Ain’t God” [Listen]

Chris Young released a new single, “If That Ain’t God,” on July 3. Chris shared a sample of the new song on social media on June 9, saying: “I don’t know why…but this song made its way to me this year and I might have to make it my next single. Thoughts?” Apparently, Chris received…MORE

Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly Announce Divorce

Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly Announce Divorce

Kacey Musgraves, 31, and Ruston Kelly, 31, have filed for divorce after less than three years of marriage. Kacey and Ruston released a joint statement, according to the Associated Press: “With heavy but hopeful hearts we wanted to put our own thoughts into the air about what’s happening. These kinds of announcements are always met…MORE

70th Solo

70th Solo

Willie Nelson, 87, will release his 70th solo studio album, First Rose of Spring, on July 3. photo by AFF-USA.comMORE

Sam Hunt Releases Acoustic Version of Top 5 Single, “Hard to Forget” [Listen]

Sam Hunt Releases Acoustic Version of Top 5 Single, “Hard to Forget” [Listen]

Sam Hunt released an acoustic rendition of his new single, “Hard to Forget,” on June 26. The radio version of tune, which is featured on his sophomore album, Southside, is currently No. 5 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 17 weeks. “Hard to Forget,” which samples Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit, “There Stands the Glass,”…MORE

Willie Nelson’s “4th of July Picnic” to Feature Virtual Performances by Willie, Sheryl Crow, Robert Earl Keen, Margo Price & More

Willie Nelson’s “4th of July Picnic” to Feature Virtual Performances by Willie, Sheryl Crow, Robert Earl Keen, Margo Price & More

Willie Nelson’s 47th annual Fourth of July Picnic boasts a full slate of performers this year, without its customary crowd due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The online event will feature virtual performance from more than 20 acts, including Willie Nelson & Family, Asleep At The Wheel, Charley Crockett, Devon Gilfillian, John Doe, Johnny Bush,…MORE

Listen to Brett Eldredge’s Soulful New Song, “Sunday Drive”

Listen to Brett Eldredge’s Soulful New Song, “Sunday Drive”

Brett Eldredge released the title track to his upcoming fifth studio album, Sunday Drive, which drops on July 10. Penned by Barry Dean, Don Mescall and Steve Robson, “Sunday Drive” beams with piano and strings as Brett croons the nostalgic track he discovered while interning at Universal Music Publishing. “Many years ago, I was an…MORE

Watch Eric Church’s New Lyric Video for Rowdy Single, “Stick That in Your Country Song”

Watch Eric Church’s New Lyric Video for Rowdy Single, “Stick That in Your Country Song”

Eric Church released a lyric video for his hard-hitting new single, “Stick That in Your Country Song.” The new clip, with a blood-red background, highlights the lyrics by featuring the flag, globe, cityscapes and more. Penned by Davis Naish and Jeffrey Steele—and produced by Jay Joyce—“Stick That in Your Country Song” tackles societal issues ranging…MORE

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Rumor Has It

Rumor Has It

Margo Price released her new album, That’s How Rumors Get Started, on July 10. The 10-song album was co-produced by Sturgill Simpson. photo by TCD

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Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Brett Eldredge Gears Up for Release of New Album, “Sunday Drive,” on July 10 [Watch New Video]

Brett Eldredge Gears Up for Release of New Album, “Sunday Drive,” on July 10 [Watch New Video]

Brett Eldredge will release his upcoming fifth studio album, Sunday Drive, on July 10. The 12-song offering features 11 songs that Brett co-wrote, including the album’s lead single, “Gabrielle,” which is currently No. 43 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 12 weeks. Brett released a new video for “Gabrielle” on July 7. In addition…Continue Reading

Lindsay Ell Addresses Sexual Assault at Age 13 in New Song, “Make You” [Listen]

Lindsay Ell Addresses Sexual Assault at Age 13 in New Song, “Make You” [Listen]

Lindsay Ell revealed she is a survivor of sexual assault. With the release of new song, “make you,” Lindsay is publicly addressing—for the first time—being a survivor of sexual violence. The deeply personal song explores her life after being raped as a 13-year-old. The new song is featured on Lindsay’s upcoming concept album, heart theory…Continue Reading

Academy of Country Music to Launch Weekly Series, “ACM Wine Down Wednesday,” Featuring Female Artists

Academy of Country Music to Launch Weekly Series, “ACM Wine Down Wednesday,” Featuring Female Artists

The Academy of Country Music will launch a new weekly series, ACM Wine Down Wednesday, that focuses on rising female artists. Carly Pearce, Tenille Townes, Lainey Wilson, Maddie & Tae and MacKenzie Porter will be featured in the first five episodes of the “happy hour” series, which will air on Wednesdays from July 8 to…Continue Reading

Luke Bryan Scores 25th No. 1 Single With “One Margarita”

Luke Bryan Scores 25th No. 1 Single With “One Margarita”

Luke Bryan scored his 25th No. 1 single as “One Margarita” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. “One Margarita,” which was penned by Michael Carter, Matt Dragstrem and Josh Thompson, is the third single from Luke’s upcoming seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here.…Continue Reading

Watch Brett Young’s #PlayAtHome Performance of “Lady” on “The Late Show”

Watch Brett Young’s #PlayAtHome Performance of “Lady” on “The Late Show”

Brett Young performed his current single, “Lady,” as part of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series. A number of artists—including Rhiannon Giddens, Lucinda Williams, Carlie Hanson and more—have taken part in the quarantined-inspired series, which, as its name implies, features artists performing at home. Brett co-penned “Lady” with Ross Copperman and Jon Nite…Continue Reading

Country Stars Remember Charlie Daniels, Including Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan & More

Country Stars Remember Charlie Daniels, Including Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan & More

A number of country artists paid tribute to Charlie Daniels, 83, who passed away on July 6 from a stroke. Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride and many more shared their messages of love and remembrance via social media. George Strait: “So sad to lose Charlie today. Such a great entertainer and a…Continue Reading

Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels, 83, died on July 6, according to a press release from his publicist. “Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has passed,” read the email statement. “The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage,…Continue Reading

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks has postponed his Facebook Live concert that was scheduled to take place on July 7 on Inside Studio G. Garth’s media contact released a statement on July 6: “Out of an abundance of caution, Garth Brooks is moving his and Trisha’s July 7th Facebook concert to a later date and postponing Inside Studio…Continue Reading

Ingrid Andress Serves Up Tangy New Tune, “Waste of Lime” [Watch Video]

Ingrid Andress Serves Up Tangy New Tune, “Waste of Lime” [Watch Video]

Sweet, sour, salty, tangy . . . Ingrid Andress’ new song, “Waste of Lime,” is full of flavor. Penned by Ingrid, Derrick Southerland, Sam Ellis and Shane McAnally, “Waste of Lime” finds the singer turning a clever phrase as she laments—or celebrates—a missed connection after a night of tequila drinking. The new video for “Waste…Continue Reading

Billy Currington Shares Sunny New Song, “Seaside” [Listen]

Billy Currington Shares Sunny New Song, “Seaside” [Listen]

Beach-loving Billy Currington is back with a sunny new song, “Seaside.” Penned by Billy, Jordan Schmidt and Steven Lee Olson, the new tune features Billy crooning about an eye-catching lady in a picture-perfect Gulf Coast town, Seaside, along Florida’s scenic Highway 30A. With acoustic guitar accompaniment, Billy sings: “Salt life, baby, that’s the way I…Continue Reading

Garth Brooks to Pay Tribute to Late Friend With Live Performance of Fan-Requested Songs on “Inside Studio G”

Garth Brooks to Pay Tribute to Late Friend With Live Performance of Fan-Requested Songs on “Inside Studio G”

Garth Brooks will perform fan-requested songs during his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G, on July 7. The performance date coincides with the birthday of Garth’s late friend, Emmett Gilliam, who was the stage production manager for Garth’s tours through the ’90s and later ran the Oklahoma farm Garth called home after stepping out of…Continue Reading

Sam Hunt Releases Acoustic Version of Top 5 Single, “Hard to Forget” [Listen]

Sam Hunt Releases Acoustic Version of Top 5 Single, “Hard to Forget” [Listen]

Sam Hunt released an acoustic rendition of his new single, “Hard to Forget,” on June 26. The radio version of tune, which is featured on his sophomore album, Southside, is currently No. 5 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 17 weeks. “Hard to Forget,” which samples Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit, “There Stands the Glass,”…Continue Reading

Caylee Hammack Unleashes Fiery New Song, “Redhead,” Featuring Reba McEntire [Watch New Video]

Caylee Hammack Unleashes Fiery New Song, “Redhead,” Featuring Reba McEntire [Watch New Video]

Caylee Hammack shared a hot new track, “Redhead,” from her upcoming major-label debut album, If It Wasn’t For You, which drops on Aug. 14. Penned by Caylee, Trent Dabbs and Natalie Hemby, “Redhead” features vocal from country music’s most famous redhead, Reba McEntire. “This song was inspired by an older cousin of mine with fiery…Continue Reading

Willie Nelson’s “4th of July Picnic” to Feature Virtual Performances by Willie, Sheryl Crow, Robert Earl Keen, Margo Price & More

Willie Nelson’s “4th of July Picnic” to Feature Virtual Performances by Willie, Sheryl Crow, Robert Earl Keen, Margo Price & More

Willie Nelson’s 47th annual Fourth of July Picnic boasts a full slate of performers this year, without its customary crowd due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The online event will feature virtual performance from more than 20 acts, including Willie Nelson & Family, Asleep At The Wheel, Charley Crockett, Devon Gilfillian, John Doe, Johnny Bush,…Continue Reading

Listen to Brett Eldredge’s Soulful New Song, “Sunday Drive”

Listen to Brett Eldredge’s Soulful New Song, “Sunday Drive”

Brett Eldredge released the title track to his upcoming fifth studio album, Sunday Drive, which drops on July 10. Penned by Barry Dean, Don Mescall and Steve Robson, “Sunday Drive” beams with piano and strings as Brett croons the nostalgic track he discovered while interning at Universal Music Publishing. “Many years ago, I was an…Continue Reading

Watch Eric Church’s New Lyric Video for Rowdy Single, “Stick That in Your Country Song”

Watch Eric Church’s New Lyric Video for Rowdy Single, “Stick That in Your Country Song”

Eric Church released a lyric video for his hard-hitting new single, “Stick That in Your Country Song.” The new clip, with a blood-red background, highlights the lyrics by featuring the flag, globe, cityscapes and more. Penned by Davis Naish and Jeffrey Steele—and produced by Jay Joyce—“Stick That in Your Country Song” tackles societal issues ranging…Continue Reading

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Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Brett Eldredge Gears Up for Release of New Album, “Sunday Drive,” on July 10 [Watch New Video]

Brett Eldredge Gears Up for Release of New Album, “Sunday Drive,” on July 10 [Watch New Video]

Brett Eldredge will release his upcoming fifth studio album, Sunday Drive, on July 10. The 12-song offering features 11 songs that Brett co-wrote, including the album’s lead single, “Gabrielle,” which is currently No. 43 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 12 weeks. Brett released a new video for “Gabrielle” on July 7. In addition…Continue Reading

Lindsay Ell Addresses Sexual Assault at Age 13 in New Song, “Make You” [Listen]

Lindsay Ell Addresses Sexual Assault at Age 13 in New Song, “Make You” [Listen]

Lindsay Ell revealed she is a survivor of sexual assault. With the release of new song, “make you,” Lindsay is publicly addressing—for the first time—being a survivor of sexual violence. The deeply personal song explores her life after being raped as a 13-year-old. The new song is featured on Lindsay’s upcoming concept album, heart theory…Continue Reading

Academy of Country Music to Launch Weekly Series, “ACM Wine Down Wednesday,” Featuring Female Artists

Academy of Country Music to Launch Weekly Series, “ACM Wine Down Wednesday,” Featuring Female Artists

The Academy of Country Music will launch a new weekly series, ACM Wine Down Wednesday, that focuses on rising female artists. Carly Pearce, Tenille Townes, Lainey Wilson, Maddie & Tae and MacKenzie Porter will be featured in the first five episodes of the “happy hour” series, which will air on Wednesdays from July 8 to…Continue Reading

Luke Bryan Scores 25th No. 1 Single With “One Margarita”

Luke Bryan Scores 25th No. 1 Single With “One Margarita”

Luke Bryan scored his 25th No. 1 single as “One Margarita” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart this week. “One Margarita,” which was penned by Michael Carter, Matt Dragstrem and Josh Thompson, is the third single from Luke’s upcoming seventh studio album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here.…Continue Reading

Watch Brett Young’s #PlayAtHome Performance of “Lady” on “The Late Show”

Watch Brett Young’s #PlayAtHome Performance of “Lady” on “The Late Show”

Brett Young performed his current single, “Lady,” as part of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series. A number of artists—including Rhiannon Giddens, Lucinda Williams, Carlie Hanson and more—have taken part in the quarantined-inspired series, which, as its name implies, features artists performing at home. Brett co-penned “Lady” with Ross Copperman and Jon Nite…Continue Reading

Country Stars Remember Charlie Daniels, Including Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan & More

Country Stars Remember Charlie Daniels, Including Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan & More

A number of country artists paid tribute to Charlie Daniels, 83, who passed away on July 6 from a stroke. Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride and many more shared their messages of love and remembrance via social media. George Strait: “So sad to lose Charlie today. Such a great entertainer and a…Continue Reading

Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels, 83, died on July 6, according to a press release from his publicist. “Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has passed,” read the email statement. “The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage,…Continue Reading

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks has postponed his Facebook Live concert that was scheduled to take place on July 7 on Inside Studio G. Garth’s media contact released a statement on July 6: “Out of an abundance of caution, Garth Brooks is moving his and Trisha’s July 7th Facebook concert to a later date and postponing Inside Studio…Continue Reading

Ingrid Andress Serves Up Tangy New Tune, “Waste of Lime” [Watch Video]

Ingrid Andress Serves Up Tangy New Tune, “Waste of Lime” [Watch Video]

Sweet, sour, salty, tangy . . . Ingrid Andress’ new song, “Waste of Lime,” is full of flavor. Penned by Ingrid, Derrick Southerland, Sam Ellis and Shane McAnally, “Waste of Lime” finds the singer turning a clever phrase as she laments—or celebrates—a missed connection after a night of tequila drinking. The new video for “Waste…Continue Reading

Billy Currington Shares Sunny New Song, “Seaside” [Listen]

Billy Currington Shares Sunny New Song, “Seaside” [Listen]

Beach-loving Billy Currington is back with a sunny new song, “Seaside.” Penned by Billy, Jordan Schmidt and Steven Lee Olson, the new tune features Billy crooning about an eye-catching lady in a picture-perfect Gulf Coast town, Seaside, along Florida’s scenic Highway 30A. With acoustic guitar accompaniment, Billy sings: “Salt life, baby, that’s the way I…Continue Reading

Garth Brooks to Pay Tribute to Late Friend With Live Performance of Fan-Requested Songs on “Inside Studio G”

Garth Brooks to Pay Tribute to Late Friend With Live Performance of Fan-Requested Songs on “Inside Studio G”

Garth Brooks will perform fan-requested songs during his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G, on July 7. The performance date coincides with the birthday of Garth’s late friend, Emmett Gilliam, who was the stage production manager for Garth’s tours through the ’90s and later ran the Oklahoma farm Garth called home after stepping out of…Continue Reading

Sam Hunt Releases Acoustic Version of Top 5 Single, “Hard to Forget” [Listen]

Sam Hunt Releases Acoustic Version of Top 5 Single, “Hard to Forget” [Listen]

Sam Hunt released an acoustic rendition of his new single, “Hard to Forget,” on June 26. The radio version of tune, which is featured on his sophomore album, Southside, is currently No. 5 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 17 weeks. “Hard to Forget,” which samples Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit, “There Stands the Glass,”…Continue Reading

Caylee Hammack Unleashes Fiery New Song, “Redhead,” Featuring Reba McEntire [Watch New Video]

Caylee Hammack Unleashes Fiery New Song, “Redhead,” Featuring Reba McEntire [Watch New Video]

Caylee Hammack shared a hot new track, “Redhead,” from her upcoming major-label debut album, If It Wasn’t For You, which drops on Aug. 14. Penned by Caylee, Trent Dabbs and Natalie Hemby, “Redhead” features vocal from country music’s most famous redhead, Reba McEntire. “This song was inspired by an older cousin of mine with fiery…Continue Reading

Willie Nelson’s “4th of July Picnic” to Feature Virtual Performances by Willie, Sheryl Crow, Robert Earl Keen, Margo Price & More

Willie Nelson’s “4th of July Picnic” to Feature Virtual Performances by Willie, Sheryl Crow, Robert Earl Keen, Margo Price & More

Willie Nelson’s 47th annual Fourth of July Picnic boasts a full slate of performers this year, without its customary crowd due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The online event will feature virtual performance from more than 20 acts, including Willie Nelson & Family, Asleep At The Wheel, Charley Crockett, Devon Gilfillian, John Doe, Johnny Bush,…Continue Reading

Listen to Brett Eldredge’s Soulful New Song, “Sunday Drive”

Listen to Brett Eldredge’s Soulful New Song, “Sunday Drive”

Brett Eldredge released the title track to his upcoming fifth studio album, Sunday Drive, which drops on July 10. Penned by Barry Dean, Don Mescall and Steve Robson, “Sunday Drive” beams with piano and strings as Brett croons the nostalgic track he discovered while interning at Universal Music Publishing. “Many years ago, I was an…Continue Reading

Watch Eric Church’s New Lyric Video for Rowdy Single, “Stick That in Your Country Song”

Watch Eric Church’s New Lyric Video for Rowdy Single, “Stick That in Your Country Song”

Eric Church released a lyric video for his hard-hitting new single, “Stick That in Your Country Song.” The new clip, with a blood-red background, highlights the lyrics by featuring the flag, globe, cityscapes and more. Penned by Davis Naish and Jeffrey Steele—and produced by Jay Joyce—“Stick That in Your Country Song” tackles societal issues ranging…Continue Reading