One of the first things you'll notice about Nacogdoches native Kasey Lansdale is her infectious smile, which goes along with her optimistic outlook on her life and career.  And as of late, she's had even more reasons to smile. 

In August of 2013, Lansdale released her first studio album, Restless.  And now, her first official single from that album, 'Sorry Ain't Enough', is getting pushed for airplay across the country. (You'll definitely hear it on KICKS 105)!  Plus, She was named the CMA Spotlight Artist of the Month for April!

But wait, there's more.

In May, Lansdale will be in France at the Cannes Film Festival thanks to the movie "Cold in July" which features two of her songs on the movie soundtrack.The film will open in select theaters on May 23rd. Over the next few months Lansdale will be performing in Italy, Switzerland, and other European venues.  Then, it's back to her transplanted home of Nashville. It will be awhile before she makes it back to East Texas, so it would be a great idea to go out and watch Kasey Lansdale perform this Saturday night at Texas Sports Bar & Grill on South Street in Nacogdoches.

I would like to personally thank Kasey for stopping by the Merrell in the Morning Show today.  Take a listen to our conversation here.