Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Eric Church Thankful to Have “Grown Closer to Family” During Helluva Year

Eric Church Thankful to Have “Grown Closer to Family” During Helluva Year

Musically speaking, Eric Church has a lot to be thankful for in 2020, including winning his first CMA Entertainer of the Year Award, scoring a No. 1 single with Luke Combs (“Does to Me”) and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance (“Stick That in Your Country Song”). During this season of Thanksgiving—in…MORE

Sam Hunt Drops New Video for “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ’90s” [Watch]

Sam Hunt Drops New Video for “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ’90s” [Watch]

Sam Hunt released a new video for his current single, “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ’90s.” Penned by Sam, Chris LaCorte, Zach Crowell, Josh Osborne and Ernest K. Smith, “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ’90s” is featured on Sam’s No. 1 sophomore album, Southside, which was released in April 2020. The new breakup…MORE

Watch Dan + Shay Perform “I Should Probably Go to Bed” at the American Music Awards

Watch Dan + Shay Perform “I Should Probably Go to Bed” at the American Music Awards

The 2020 American Music Awards aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on ABC on Nov. 22. The show honored artists in multiple musical genres, including country, pop, alternative, rap and more. On the country music front, Dan + Shay took home three AMAs, including Favorite Duo/Group – Country, Favorite Song – Country…MORE

1990s Country Star Hal Ketchum Dead at 67

1990s Country Star Hal Ketchum Dead at 67

1990s country star Hal Ketchum, 67, died on Nov. 23, according to a post made by his wife Andrea on Hal’s official Facebook page on Nov. 24: “With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of Dementia. May his music live on forever in…MORE

Vince Gill & Amy Grant Announce 2021 “Christmas at the Ryman” Shows

Vince Gill & Amy Grant Announce 2021 “Christmas at the Ryman” Shows

One of Nashville’s longstanding holiday traditions—Vince Gill and Amy Grant’s Christmas at the Ryman shows—will not take place in 2020 because of the ongoing pandemic, but plans have already been announced to bring the festive shows back to the Mother Church in 2021. Vince and Amy announced their 2021 Christmas at the Ryman shows will…MORE

Brett Eldredge Releases New Version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Featuring Sofia Reyes [Listen]

Brett Eldredge Releases New Version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Featuring Sofia Reyes [Listen]

Country music’s resident Christmas crooner, Brett Eldredge, released a new rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” featuring Latin star Sofia Reyes. Brett and Sophia recorded the track at the historic Capitol Studio in Los Angeles—the same studio where Frank Sinatra, one of Brett’s biggest influences, recorded many of his songs. For the new duet, Sophia…MORE

Gabby Barrett Approaches Chart Milestone as “I Hope” Spends 17th Week at No. 1

Gabby Barrett Approaches Chart Milestone as “I Hope” Spends 17th Week at No. 1

Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (streaming, sales and airplay-based) for the 17th week, which is the second-longest run by a solo female artist in the history of the chart. Only Maren Morris’ “The Bones” enjoyed a longer reign with 19 weeks atop the chart. The longest…MORE