Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd “Excited” and “Thankful” for Upcoming Baby Boy

Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd “Excited” and “Thankful” for Upcoming Baby Boy

Last month, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd announced that they are expecting their first child—a baby boy—in March. During CMA Awards week’s Radio Row on Nov. 11 and 12, both Maren and Ryan stopped by NCD’s studio to talk about their upcoming bundle of joy. “We have a baby coming next year, and we are…MORE

BMI Awards With Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Young, Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery & More [Photo Gallery]

BMI Awards With Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Young, Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery & More [Photo Gallery]

Performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. held its 67th BMI Country Awards on Nov. 12 to honor its Songwriters of the Year, Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year, as well as present Dwight Yoakam with its President’s Award. The BMI President’s Award is presented to songwriters who have “distinctly and profoundly influenced…MORE

Reba McEntire Announces 2020 Tour Dates

Reba McEntire Announces 2020 Tour Dates

Reba McEntire announced she will hit the road in 2020 for a dozen tour dates. Reba shared the news via social media, saying, in part: “I’m so excited to get back out on the road in 2020 and visit some places I haven’t been to in a while! Tickets for select dates go on sale…MORE

CMT Announces 2020 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour

CMT Announces 2020 “Next Women of Country” Class & Tour

CMT revealed its 2020 Next Women of Country class during its seventh annual showcase at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Nov. 12. Martina McBride introduced the 2020 class, which included Abbey Cone, Avenue Beat, Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Hailey Whitters, Kylie Morgan, Madison Kozak, Renee Blair, Sycamore, Tiera and…MORE

Everything You Need to Know About the 53rd CMA Awards Show, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

Everything You Need to Know About the 53rd CMA Awards Show, Including Performers, Presenters, Nominees & More

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2019 CMA Awards. Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13 Time: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. CT Location: Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Television Station: ABC Hosts: Carrie Underwood with special guests Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton Red Carpet: live streamed on CMAawards.com/redcarpet…MORE

Blake Shelton Wins People’s Choice Award for Country Artist of 2019

Blake Shelton Wins People’s Choice Award for Country Artist of 2019

The winners of the 2019 People’s Choice Awards—voted on by we the people—were announced on Nov. 10. On the country music front, Blake Shelton bested Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and more for Country Artist of 2019. “WOW! Thank y’all! To the people & the fans—very grateful for this! @peopleschoice,” said Blake via Twitter.…MORE

Video Premiere: Carrie Underwood Overcome With Emotion After Hearing Miranda Lambert’s Praise: “We Lift Each Other Up”

Video Premiere: Carrie Underwood Overcome With Emotion After Hearing Miranda Lambert’s Praise: “We Lift Each Other Up”

During a sit-down interview on The Ty Bentli Show this week, Carrie Underwood was overcome with emotion after hearing Miranda Lambert’s praise regarding her nomination for CMA Entertainer of the Year. Here’s a little backstory regarding Miranda’s praise. Last month in a lengthy Instagram post, Miranda Lambert shared her personal thoughts about the five nominees…MORE

Blogs