Author Archives: Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey

Dollywood Named Top 10 Best Amusement Park in the World by Tripadvisor

Dollywood Named Top 10 Best Amusement Park in the World by Tripadvisor

Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is one of the Top 10 best amusement parks in the world, according to Travels’ Choice Best of Awards in 2020. Dollywood ranked No. 8 on the list, joining Magic Kingdom Park (No. 1), Universal Studios Florida (No. 5), Tivoli Gardens (No. 7) and more in…MORE

Chris Janson’s “Done” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Country Airplay Chart

Chris Janson’s “Done” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Country Airplay Chart

Chris Janson’s wife-inspired single, “Done,” ascended to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. Penned by Chris, Mitch Oglesby, Jamie Paulin and Matt Roy, “Done” is featured on Chris’ 2019 album, Real Friends. “The moment I first saw my wife Kelly, I knew that was it. I was done,” says Chris. “This…MORE

Ashley Gorley Scores 50th No. 1 Single as a Songwriter in Less Than 15 Years

Ashley Gorley Scores 50th No. 1 Single as a Songwriter in Less Than 15 Years

Ashley Gorley scored his 50th No. 1 single as a songwriter as Locash’s “One Big Country Song” ascended to the top of the Mediabase chart this week. Ashley is the first songwriter—in any genre—to tally 50 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country Airplay chart or Mediabase chart. Remarkably, Ashley, 43, achieved the feat in…MORE

Merle Haggard Biopic Coming to Amazon

Merle Haggard Biopic Coming to Amazon

Amazon has plans for a Merle Haggard biopic, according to Deadline. Based on Merle’s 1981 memoir, Sing Me Back Home, the upcoming flick is set to be directed by Robin Bissell, who is also co-writing the script with Merle’s widow, Theresa Haggard. Oscar-winning actor Sam Rockwell is in talks to play Merle. The film will…MORE

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking Get Married

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking Get Married

Luke Combs and Nicole Hocking got married on Aug. 1 in Florida. Luke revealed the news via Twitter on Aug. 2, saying: “Yesterday was the best day of my life. I got to marry my best friend. I love you @nicohocking, here’s to forever.” Nicole added an Instagram post of her own on Aug. 2,…MORE