Who is Casey James?   19 comments

Armed with an upbringing rich in musical exposure, a God given talent, the strength to fight adversity, and an arsenal of guitars, Casey James began his journey as a Sony/BNA 19 recording artist in 2010. For the Cool, Texas native who could sing before he could even talk, the dream of having a record, has finally arrived. β€œI’m going to work as hard as I possibly can to respect the benefits and the gifts that I have been blessed with,” Casey explained. Having a hand in every second of creating his album; from co-producing with Chris Lindsey, to covering his own guitar work, and co-writing 9 of the 11 album tracks, all of which is practically unheard of especially for a new artist.

Today, people see a pretty boy who can beat up a guitar and even hum the crowd into a trance, not to mention his bluesy, tender, sultry vocals. Casey James is more than blonde locks and a handsome face. A proud product of humble beginnings, his childhood was rich in musical exposure. Mom Debra James facilitated a strong musical background for both of her boys, Billy Cole and Casey Everett, to the point that they are both extremely talented musicians with a freakish range of musical knowledge and influences. Billy Cole, who is 7 years older than little brother Casey, is currently performing throughout Texas with the Matt Kimbrow Band playing bass guitar. Talented and handsome, BC seems to have inherited the James family traits.

By 17 years old, Casey was working as a musician. By 22, he was wheel chair bound, and suffered severe injuries as the result of a near fatal motorcycle accident. No ability to turn his left wrist, and not capable of walking, the young musician began his fight. It didn’t happen overnight, but by 27, Casey James had conquered the ability to re-learn how to walk, kill the guitar, and had returned to his life as a working musician. Playing gig after gig, for practically free, until his fingers bled, Casey James felt blessed to be alive, and was happy to just do what he loved.

In 2009, Casey caught a break; an opportunity in which he wouldn’t waste a snippet of, by earning a spot on the hit TV show, American Idol, season 9. Taking the bronze in 2010, his farewell performance of John Mayers’ “Daughters,” didn’t signify the end of the road for Casey. In fact, this was just the beginning of the order of events that unfolded into today.

As of March 20, 2012, Casey James finally has an album in stores. The magic of his music is the repertoire of blues, Texas country, folk, pop and rock that uniquely sets his style apart from other artists today. This melting pot of genres could be just what the music world is craving today. “Casey James” collaboration of tracks conveys messages of heartache, solace, longing, faith, simple pleasures, triumphs, and especially love. The album is well crafted as the tunes reveal a story line when played in sequential order. The last track should be seen as a bonus, perhaps, as Casey tells a story of its own during this one, and he personally describes it as passionate, intense, deep, and emotional. It’s a thought, a piece of Casey that he has chosen to share with his listeners. Titled “Miss Your Fire,” the tender yet whispering vocals showcase an attractive and sultry Casey. You may purchase the album online at iTunes and Amazon, and it also available in stores.

After a two-year wait, Casey James fans are more than anxious for the rest of the world to discover what they have known for years.For the original fans who have literally waited, tweeted, voted, traveled, and stepped outside of their comfort zone to promote Casey’s music; the insane transformation and creative process has unfolded before our eyes. We have felt a tiny part of his journey, and witnessing great things happening to him, causes us to feel joyous and proud. We have witnessed his music evolve from that first night on stage opening for Sugarland, to Nashville’s Country Music Festival Lays stage, the release of his first single, the Opry debut, and finally the album debut. The experience has been unforgettable. Friendships were built, and strong ties with the James family unexpectedly grew as they so openly accepted us.

During the past two years, we have celebrated many milestones: from the signing with Sony/BNA 19, the move to Nashville, endless debuts, the release of his first single, a title of “country musics next biggest star,” a 2nd Opry stage performance, and the wait for the first album is over. Many dedicated supporters have worn out this first record, and are ready for the second. Our support is still needed more than ever.

Inside the CD cover, you will find Casey’s thank you that begins, “First of all I’d like to thank God for letting me live long to enough to make an album.”

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Posted March 19, 2012 by Casey James Weekly in country music, country rock, Pop music

19 responses to “Who is Casey James?

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  1. What a beautiful post Jen!! Casey James sure does have some of the sweetest fans ever! So proud of him and look forward to all of the great things to come for him!

  2. Super impressed with this write up Jen!! You cover it all & so succinctly. I think everyone will gain a new understanding of just who Casey James is after reading this!

  3. I Love Casey James his heart his soul his music this was a moment worth waiting for.

  4. Thank you for writing this…this post gave me chills… his is a wonderful story and he deserves every ounce of success he has earned.

  5. Very well written gsnap. Also very compelling story about Casey.

  6. Jen, this is great! It has been quite a journey. Not knowing the liner notes, the last line got me… I immediately burst into tears. It’s a long story why his accident is VERY personal to me… but I, too, thank God every day for giving him life. He never takes that for granted and it’s something special.

  7. Ditto what Michelle said. Seeing Casey’s story written out always gives me chills! Beautiful job!

  8. Great writing Jen. Casey is lucky to have you as a fan. I’m looking forward to watching his career take off.

  9. What a beautiful story Jen and very well written as always. For those who don’t know Casey it sure does give an insight of him. I am so happy for him. I can’t hardly wait til I get my CD!!

  10. Beautiful job on this write-up,Jen.Can’t believe it has been 2 years already!I am very committed to this young artist Casey James.His music has touched my life.So very proud of him and for all of the fans that have hung in there with me!Many travels ahead,looking forward to many more “Casey”girl moments!TY and God bless!

  11. So very well written Jen! I can’t wait to get a taste of that album! Casey is an amazing person and I’m excited to watch his success explode in the coming months/years!

  12. Love it!!!!!

  13. You stated so beautifully who Casey is. It has been a joy to follow the progress of him getting his music to the people. His singing used to be taken for granted as background music, but all that came into the light. I expect many great things for him. The music comes from his loving kind heart and inspires me!

    Kathy from AL @Krainia
  14. You are amazing! Love it!!! πŸ™‚

    Ana Lucia Perfoncio

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