Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Chris Janson Says He Reads Every Letter That Comes to His Grand Ole Opry Mailbox

Chris Janson Says He Reads Every Letter That Comes to His Grand Ole Opry Mailbox

After more than 200 performances inside the Grand Ole Opry’s hallowed circle—and becoming an official member in March 2018—it’s safe to say that Chris Janson feels at home on the Opry. One of perks of becoming an Opry member is a personalized mailbox at the Opry Post Office, a tradition carried over from when the…MORE

After 7 Years, Chris Knight Readies New Album, “Almost Daylight”

After 7 Years, Chris Knight Readies New Album, “Almost Daylight”

Known for songs that are as dark as the Kentucky coalmines he once worked, Chris Knight will release a new album, Almost Daylight, on Oct. 11. The upcoming project will be Chris’ first new album since the release of Little Victories in September 2012. The 11-song offering, which was helmed by frequent producer Ray Kennedy…MORE

Chuck Wicks and Kasi Williams Get Married [Watch Exclusive Video of the Newlyweds]

Chuck Wicks and Kasi Williams Get Married [Watch Exclusive Video of the Newlyweds]

Chuck Wicks and Kasi Williams—who is the younger sister of Jason Aldean—got married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on July 12. The couple tied the knot in front of 103 guests—including Jason Aldean, former MLB player Ryan Klesko and former UFC fighter Dan Henderson—during an evening ceremony at the Cabo Azul Resort, NCD confirms exclusively.…MORE

Clare Bowen Talks Growing Up in Australia, Overcoming Childhood Cancer, Starring on “Nashville,” Finding Love, Creating New Album & More

Clare Bowen Talks Growing Up in Australia, Overcoming Childhood Cancer, Starring on “Nashville,” Finding Love, Creating New Album & More

Jim Casey talks with singer/songwriter/actress Clare Bowen and her husband, Brandon Robert Young, about: releasing her self-titled debut album in the U.S. on July 12 releasing the album in Germany, U.K. and Australia over the last year starring as Scarlett O’Connor on Nashville for six season growing up in Australia speaking with a Southern U.S.…MORE

Giddy-Up: Kane Brown Releases New Song, “Like a Rodeo” [Listen]

Giddy-Up: Kane Brown Releases New Song, “Like a Rodeo” [Listen]

Kane Brown promised his Instagram followers that he’d release a new track, “Like a Rodeo,” if his recent post—depicting him lip-syncing a snippet of the tune—received 1 million views. Kane’s fans came through on their end with more than 1.2 million views, so Kane kept his word and released the new tune on July 12.…MORE

Kenny Chesney Releases Savory New Single, “Tip of My Tongue” [Listen]

Kenny Chesney Releases Savory New Single, “Tip of My Tongue” [Listen]

Almost a year after releasing his previous single, Kenny Chesney returned to country radio on July 12 with a new single, “Tip of My Tongue.” Co-penned by Kenny, Ross Copperman and Ed Sheeran, “Tip of My Tongue” is the first taste of Kenny’s upcoming 18th studio album, which will be released via Blue Chair/Warner Music…MORE

The Young Fables New Documentary Chronicles Duo’s Real-Life Tragedy & the Resiliency of Music [Watch Trailer]

The Young Fables New Documentary Chronicles Duo’s Real-Life Tragedy & the Resiliency of Music [Watch Trailer]

Laurel Wright, 23, and Wesley Lunsford, 32, of The Young Fables have been creating modern country music rooted in tradition since forming their duo in 2015. Backed by Laurel’s sterling lead vocals, Wesley’s virtuosic guitar chops—and a penchant for collaborative songwriting—The Young Fables have built a grassroots following in the country/Americana genre, bolstered by national…MORE