Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Riley Green & Tenille Townes to Reveal Winners of the ACM Industry/Recording Awards

Riley Green & Tenille Townes to Reveal Winners of the ACM Industry/Recording Awards

The Academy of Country Music announced that Riley Green and Tenille Townes will reveal the 2020 ACM Industry Award and Studio Recording Award winners via Facebook on Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. CT. The winners are usually announced at the ACM Honors ceremony, which was cancelled this summer due to the ongoing pandemic. This year’s…MORE

Ingrid Andress & Gabby Barrett Named to Forbes’ Annual “30 Under 30” Music List

Ingrid Andress & Gabby Barrett Named to Forbes’ Annual “30 Under 30” Music List

Forbes released its annual 30 Under 30 Music list, a group of musical go-getters that includes singers, songwriters, managers and entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing the biz—all under the age of 30. The cross-genre list included a talented tandem of 20-somethings from the country music world: Ingrid Andress, 29, and Gabby Barrett, 20. To select the…MORE

Watch Lady A Perform “Wonderful Christmastime” at “CMA Country Christmas”

Watch Lady A Perform “Wonderful Christmastime” at “CMA Country Christmas”

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins co-hosted the 11th annual CMA Country Christmas TV special on ABC on Nov. 30. This year’s lineup featured Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Lady A, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling. Lady A performed “Wonderful Christmastime,” which is…MORE

Watch Darius Rucker & Violinist Lindsey Stirling Perform “What Child Is This” at “CMA Country Christmas”

Watch Darius Rucker & Violinist Lindsey Stirling Perform “What Child Is This” at “CMA Country Christmas”

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins co-hosted the 11th annual CMA Country Christmas TV special on ABC on Nov. 30. This year’s lineup featured Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Lady A, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling. Darius Rucker teamed with artist/violinist Lindsey Stirling…MORE

Jake Owen & Girlfriend Erica Hartlein Get Engaged

Jake Owen & Girlfriend Erica Hartlein Get Engaged

Jake Owen and girlfriend Erica Hartlein are engaged. Jake revealed the news via Instagram on Nov. 30 with a couple of photos in his Stories. One photo depicted Erica sporting a diamond ring, while a second photo showed Jake’s jeans with one muddy knee. Jake and Erica have been dating since 2017. The couple welcomed…MORE

Morgan Wallen Makes History on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart

Morgan Wallen Makes History on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart

Morgan Wallen made history on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (streaming, sales and airplay-based) this week as two of his new songs debuted in the Top 10. Morgan is the first artist in the 62-year history of the chart to have two songs simultaneously debut in the Top 10. “Somebody’s Problem” debuted at No.…MORE

Watch Kelsea Ballerini Perform “Santa Baby” at “CMA Country Christmas”

Watch Kelsea Ballerini Perform “Santa Baby” at “CMA Country Christmas”

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins co-hosted the 11th annual CMA Country Christmas TV special on ABC on Nov. 30. This year’s lineup featured Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Lady A, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling. Kelsea performed “Santa Baby,” which was penned…MORE

Watch Tim McGraw Perform “It Wasn’t His Child” at “CMA Country Christmas”

Watch Tim McGraw Perform “It Wasn’t His Child” at “CMA Country Christmas”

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins co-hosted the 11th annual CMA Country Christmas TV special on ABC on Nov. 30. This year’s lineup featured Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Lady A, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling. Tim McGraw performed “It Wasn’t His Child,”…MORE