Category Archives: NCD Feature Stories

Chris Young Owns One Of Keith Whitley’s Guitars – and He Geeked Out About It

Chris Young Owns One Of Keith Whitley’s Guitars – and He Geeked Out About It

This past Sunday country music remembered one its greatest that left this world way too soon. May 9th was the 32nd anniversary of the passing of Keith Whitley. During the 1980s Keith had a string of hits including “I’m No Stranger To The Rain,” “When You Say Nothing At All,” and “Don’t Close Your Eyes.”…MORE

Priscilla Block is Just About Over You Thanks To Taylor Swift

Priscilla Block is Just About Over You Thanks To Taylor Swift

Priscilla Block is releasing her first major label EP at the end of this month. The self-titled 6-song collection will be out on April 30th, and features her hit song “Just About Over You.” The following day, May 1st, Priscilla will be making her debut at the Grand Ole Opry. While it’s been on a…MORE

Carrie Underwood’s Album, My Savior, is Available Now

Carrie Underwood’s Album, My Savior, is Available Now

Carrie Underwood‘s album My Savior is available now! Right from when she announced the project, Carrie shared with fans that My Savior is closely tied with her Christmas album, My Gift. It turns out that being in that musical headspace of recording music that she has a very personal connection to, and having the time…MORE

Thomas Rhett’s “What’s Your Country Song” is a Number-1 Country Song

Thomas Rhett’s “What’s Your Country Song” is a Number-1 Country Song

Thomas Rhett is at the top of the country music airplay chart this week with the 17th number-1 song of his career. The journey to the top for “What’s Your Country Song” started in a Dallas hotel room…Thomas shares the story, “So, I wrote this song in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas.  Some songwriter buddies…MORE

Joey Hendricks Finds A Place In Music City Thanks to Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgraves

Joey Hendricks Finds A Place In Music City Thanks to Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgraves

The debut EP from Joey Hendricks, Between the Clouds, is available now! Featuring 5 songs, including his single “Hollywood,” Joey shares the story behind the project’s title, “I named the EP ‘Between The Clouds’ because writing these songs have been little moments of clarity and light in between a lot of confusion and anxiety that…MORE

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games – Together, we will Shine as One

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games – Together, we will Shine as One

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games is proud to partner with Westwood One, Sony Music Nashville and Country Music artists like Maren Morris, in support of Special Olympics athletes throughout the US and Caribbean who will compete in the USA Games in Orlando, Florida, June 4-12, 2022. Together, we will Shine as One. THE 2022…MORE

Cody Johnson Shares A Clip From His Dear Rodeo Documentary

Cody Johnson Shares A Clip From His Dear Rodeo Documentary

Cody Johnson wrote 2 songs on his current album, Ain’t Nothin’ To It, one of which is “Dear Rodeo.” Cody shares, “‘Dear Rodeo’ was probably one of the easiest and hardest songs ever to write. Easiest, meaning that it almost wrote itself but it’s one of the hardest I’ve ever written because it was very autobiographical and it…MORE

Carly Pearce’s New Collection of Music, 29, is Available Now

Carly Pearce’s New Collection of Music, 29, is Available Now

It’s here — the day Carly Pearce compared to Christmas. It’s the release day for her new collection of music – 29.   Carly says these 7 new songs are not just her story, but they are for anyone who is trying to get through difficult situations. “They didn’t live this story but they’ve lived…MORE

Luke Combs Shares New Music and a Concert Experience This Week

Luke Combs Shares New Music and a Concert Experience This Week

Luke Combs performed a pre-race show at the DAYTONA 500 this past weekend, it was the first time he sang in front of a crowd in a year. Luke shared, “One year ago…we were playing the 4th show on the What You See Is What You Get Tour with over 25 shows left. The band…MORE

Eric Church Has New Music Arriving This April – Heart & Soul

Eric Church Has New Music Arriving This April – Heart & Soul

Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church sent a message to his Church Choir fan club announcing not one, but three new albums coming in April! Heart, &, Soul are the names of the three projects, with the &, album coming out Tuesday, April 20th – it’s exclusively for members of the Church Choir. Everyone will…MORE

Loretta Lynn Announces Release Date for New Album, Still Woman Enough

Loretta Lynn Announces Release Date for New Album, Still Woman Enough

Country music icon Loretta Lynn is getting ready to release her 50th studio album, Still Woman Enough, Friday March 19th, 2021. The new project celebrates women in country music as Loretta pays tribute to the founding mothers, while singing new interpretations of her songs along side current female country music hit makers. Loretta says, “I am just…MORE

Laine Hardy Started With Elvis, Won American Idol, and Ended Up On the Ryman Stage

Laine Hardy Started With Elvis, Won American Idol, and Ended Up On the Ryman Stage

American Idol winner Laine Hardy celebrated Friendsgiving with some fellow country music making friends at the Ryman Auditorium Wednesday Night with a special performance. The concert was performed in front of a socially distanced crowd and streamed live for fans around the world to see. This was a big night for Laine. Not only was…MORE

Hayley Orrantia Carves Her Own Path in Music City

Hayley Orrantia Carves Her Own Path in Music City

She may best be known for her role as Erica Goldberg on ABC’s hit comedy series, The Goldbergs, but Hayley Orrantia was singing and writing songs long before she ever became an actress. “I started out singing when I was 9,” Erica tells Nash Country Daily. “For me, music’s always been that thing that you…MORE

Nash Next Winner Todd O’Neill Releases First Single, “Love Again”

Nash Next Winner Todd O’Neill Releases First Single, “Love Again”

“The winner of the 2017 Nash Next Challenge is . . . Todd O’Neill.” Those were the words Todd heard in October 2016 after he beat out hundreds of competitors in a four-month-long competition to become the last man standing in the Nash Next Challenge, which was created by Cumulus Media and sponsored by Country…MORE

In Honor of Loretta Lynn’s 85th Birthday, We’ve Got 8.5 of Her Best Songs That Prove She’s the Baddest Woman in Country Music History

In Honor of Loretta Lynn’s 85th Birthday, We’ve Got 8.5 of Her Best Songs That Prove She’s the Baddest Woman in Country Music History

Few country music artists can claim a career spanning 50-plus years, but golden gal Loretta Lynn sure can. Since releasing her debut album, Loretta Lynn Sings, in 1963, the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” has been hard at work for more than a half-century doing what she loves: making music. Loretta’s songs about the domestic hardships of…MORE

Check Out More Than 70 Pics From Our 2017 ACM Awards Red Carpet Photo Gallery

Check Out More Than 70 Pics From Our 2017 ACM Awards Red Carpet Photo Gallery

Check out some great photos from the ACM Awards red carpet, featuring Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jason Aldean, Joe Walsh, Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, Scotty McCreery, Kip Moore, Lauren Alaina, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Frankie Ballard and many more.MORE

With New Album, “Something’s Going On,” Trace Adkins Isn’t Raising Cane, But He’s Not Ready to Be Put Out to Pasture, Either

With New Album, “Something’s Going On,” Trace Adkins Isn’t Raising Cane, But He’s Not Ready to Be Put Out to Pasture, Either

After more than 20 years in the music business, 55-year-old Trace Adkins is slated to drop his 12th studio album, Something’s Going On, on March 31. The 12-song offering, which was produced by Mickey Jack Cones, features Trace’s current single, “Watered Down.” Trace stopped by the Nash Country Daily studio earlier this month for a…MORE

Vote Now: 3rd Annual Nash Music Madness Finals—Blake Shelton vs. Dolly Parton

Vote Now: 3rd Annual Nash Music Madness Finals—Blake Shelton vs. Dolly Parton

In honor of college basketball’s craziest month, I created a bracket with 16 of the hottest acts in country music. I seeded them based on the strength of their current “season,” which ran from the ACM Awards in April 2016 to the Grammy Awards in February 2017. After more than 6,000 votes were cast in…MORE

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs