Author Archives: Jason Simanek

Fun-Loving Jerrod Niemann Talks Making New Album, “This Ride,” Collaborating With Diamond Rio, Leaving His Mark & More

Fun-Loving Jerrod Niemann Talks Making New Album, “This Ride,” Collaborating With Diamond Rio, Leaving His Mark & More

Jim Casey talks with Jerrod Niemann about: making his new album, The Ride working with Diamond Rio on new song, “I Ain’t All There” fundraising for important organizations like the USO releasing a new whiskey with a local Nashville distillery leaving his “mark” on country music over his 17-year career visiting Marfa, Texas making a…MORE

Nashville Native Mitchell Tenpenny Talks About Developing His Unique Sound, Finding Songwriting Success & Releasing His New EP, “Linden Ave”

Nashville Native Mitchell Tenpenny Talks About Developing His Unique Sound, Finding Songwriting Success & Releasing His New EP, “Linden Ave”

Jim Casey talks with Nashville native Mitchell Tenpenny about growing up in Music City, how he got started in the music business, finding success as a songwriter on Granger Smith’s Top 10 single, “If the Boot Fits,” the mix of styles on his new EP, Linden Ave, and more. Show Participants Mitchell Tenpenny Jim Casey, NCD director…MORE

Wild Man Chris Janson Talks Mountain Dew, Shel Silverstein, Touring With Sam Hunt, Top 10 Single, New Album & More

Wild Man Chris Janson Talks Mountain Dew, Shel Silverstein, Touring With Sam Hunt, Top 10 Single, New Album & More

Jim Casey talks with Chris Janson about being a Mountain Dew aficionado, his Shel Silverstein tribute performance at the ACM Honors ceremony, his Top 10 single, “Fix a Drink,” touring with Sam Hunt, his new album, Everybody, and more. Show Participants Chris Janson Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show Notes & Links Chris Janson’s websiteMORE

Our Very Magical Podcast With Midland Includes Al Pacino Impressions, Dwight Yoakam Tributes, In-Depth Thoughts About Sandwiches & More

Our Very Magical Podcast With Midland Includes Al Pacino Impressions, Dwight Yoakam Tributes, In-Depth Thoughts About Sandwiches & More

Jim Casey talks with Midland about celebrating their No. 1 debut single, “Drinkin’ Problem,” how Dwight Yoakam contributed to the origin of their band name, the best Dwight Yoakam songs, the importance of a good Al Pacino impression, the joy of making timeless songs with talented songwriters, the Sept. 22 release of their debut album, On the Rocks, and more. Show…MORE

Watch Darius Rucker and Vince Gill Share a Few Laughs and Remember a Few First Times

Watch Darius Rucker and Vince Gill Share a Few Laughs and Remember a Few First Times

Darius Rucker’s new single, “For the First Time,” is all about taking chances and doing new things. Tonight (Sept. 20), Darius is planning to celebrate two important firsts in his life: meeting Vince Gill 25 years ago and being inducted into the Grande Ole Opry by Vince five years ago. Darius will be playing the Grande…MORE

Craig Morgan Talks Hunting Bears, Performing for the Troops, Opening His New Gallery, Upcoming Tour & More

Craig Morgan Talks Hunting Bears, Performing for the Troops, Opening His New Gallery, Upcoming Tour & More

Jim Casey talks with Craig Morgan about his family’s new business (Gallery at Morgan Farms in Dickson, Tenn.), his upcoming American Stories Tour sponsored by Operation Finally Home, performing for the troops, hunting bears on the eighth season of Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors, and more. Show Participants Craig Morgan Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show Notes…MORE

2017 Americana Awards Red Carpet Photo Gallery

2017 Americana Awards Red Carpet Photo Gallery

The 2017 Americana Music Honors & Awards were held last night (Sept. 13) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The ceremony is the centerpiece of Nashville’s Americana Fest (Sept. 12–17), which features almost 300 artists performing at different venues throughout Nashville. Check out photos from the red carpet below.MORE

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Author Archives: Jason Simanek

Carly Pearce Talks Whirlwind Year, the Success of Top 10 Single, “Every Little Thing,” Releasing Her New Album & More

Carly Pearce Talks Whirlwind Year, the Success of Top 10 Single, “Every Little Thing,” Releasing Her New Album & More

Jim Casey talks with Carly Pearce about:

  • the success of her Top 10 debut single, “Every Little Thing”
  • showing a different side of herself on her next single
  • working with producer busbee
  • working with Josh Abbott Band in 2016 on the song, “Wasn’t That Drunk”
  • hitting the road with Brett Young on his Caliville Tour
  • new album, Every Little Thing (available Oct. 13)
  • and more

Show Participants

  • Carly Pearce
  • Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial

Show Notes & Links

The Writers Room, Ep. 119, 12 minutes
photo by Jason Simanek

Fun-Loving Jerrod Niemann Talks Making New Album, “This Ride,” Collaborating With Diamond Rio, Leaving His Mark & More

Fun-Loving Jerrod Niemann Talks Making New Album, “This Ride,” Collaborating With Diamond Rio, Leaving His Mark & More

Jim Casey talks with Jerrod Niemann about: making his new album, The Ride working with Diamond Rio on new song, “I Ain’t All There” fundraising for important organizations like the USO releasing a new whiskey with a local Nashville distillery leaving his “mark” on country music over his 17-year career visiting Marfa, Texas making a…Continue Reading

Nashville Native Mitchell Tenpenny Talks About Developing His Unique Sound, Finding Songwriting Success & Releasing His New EP, “Linden Ave”

Nashville Native Mitchell Tenpenny Talks About Developing His Unique Sound, Finding Songwriting Success & Releasing His New EP, “Linden Ave”

Jim Casey talks with Nashville native Mitchell Tenpenny about growing up in Music City, how he got started in the music business, finding success as a songwriter on Granger Smith’s Top 10 single, “If the Boot Fits,” the mix of styles on his new EP, Linden Ave, and more. Show Participants Mitchell Tenpenny Jim Casey, NCD director…Continue Reading

Wild Man Chris Janson Talks Mountain Dew, Shel Silverstein, Touring With Sam Hunt, Top 10 Single, New Album & More

Wild Man Chris Janson Talks Mountain Dew, Shel Silverstein, Touring With Sam Hunt, Top 10 Single, New Album & More

Jim Casey talks with Chris Janson about being a Mountain Dew aficionado, his Shel Silverstein tribute performance at the ACM Honors ceremony, his Top 10 single, “Fix a Drink,” touring with Sam Hunt, his new album, Everybody, and more. Show Participants Chris Janson Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show Notes & Links Chris Janson’s websiteContinue Reading

Eric Church Releases Another 30 Live Recordings for “61 Days In Church” Project [Full Track List]

Eric Church Releases Another 30 Live Recordings for “61 Days In Church” Project [Full Track List]

Eric Church is releasing more than 100 live recordings from his recent 61-date Holdin’ My Own Tour in a project he’s calling 61 Days in Church. Eric has partnered with Apple Music to share 122 live recordings. The first 30 songs were made available on Friday, Sept. 1. An additional set of 30 songs were released today…Continue Reading

Blake Shelton Reveals Title and Artwork of Upcoming 11th Studio Album, “Texoma Shore”

Blake Shelton Reveals Title and Artwork of Upcoming 11th Studio Album, “Texoma Shore”

Blake Shelton’s fans have a lot to be excited about. Earlier this morning (Sept. 21), girlfriend Gwen Stefani revealed the title and artwork of her upcoming Christmas album along with a sample of the title track, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” which features vocals from Blake. About 2 hours later, Blake posted the cover art…Continue Reading

Our Very Magical Podcast With Midland Includes Al Pacino Impressions, Dwight Yoakam Tributes, In-Depth Thoughts About Sandwiches & More

Our Very Magical Podcast With Midland Includes Al Pacino Impressions, Dwight Yoakam Tributes, In-Depth Thoughts About Sandwiches & More

Jim Casey talks with Midland about celebrating their No. 1 debut single, “Drinkin’ Problem,” how Dwight Yoakam contributed to the origin of their band name, the best Dwight Yoakam songs, the importance of a good Al Pacino impression, the joy of making timeless songs with talented songwriters, the Sept. 22 release of their debut album, On the Rocks, and more. Show…Continue Reading

Watch Darius Rucker and Vince Gill Share a Few Laughs and Remember a Few First Times

Watch Darius Rucker and Vince Gill Share a Few Laughs and Remember a Few First Times

Darius Rucker’s new single, “For the First Time,” is all about taking chances and doing new things. Tonight (Sept. 20), Darius is planning to celebrate two important firsts in his life: meeting Vince Gill 25 years ago and being inducted into the Grande Ole Opry by Vince five years ago. Darius will be playing the Grande…Continue Reading

Craig Morgan Talks Hunting Bears, Performing for the Troops, Opening His New Gallery, Upcoming Tour & More

Craig Morgan Talks Hunting Bears, Performing for the Troops, Opening His New Gallery, Upcoming Tour & More

Jim Casey talks with Craig Morgan about his family’s new business (Gallery at Morgan Farms in Dickson, Tenn.), his upcoming American Stories Tour sponsored by Operation Finally Home, performing for the troops, hunting bears on the eighth season of Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors, and more. Show Participants Craig Morgan Jim Casey, NCD director of editorial Show Notes…Continue Reading

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