Hey yall!! It's flooding in Texas!! We got about 7 1/2 inches here in Hillsboro! Dallas was really bad.....one man lost his life by going around the barricades and drowned in the flood waters! It's awful everywhere but worse around Dallas. It's flooding some in Ft. Worth too, but Casey and his family are ok, as far as I can tell. It should be gone by tomorrow evening! I noticed last night that there must be a hole in the roof because my wash room is leaking water from the air conditioner vent....so.....guess we'll be getting a new roof soon, and until then, it's buckets and towels....wish me luck!
Ok, I'm going to get right on with the important stuff....Casey James!! There are alot of things we, the fans, can do to help keep the buzz going about Casey. One of them is to follow the CMA on twitter, if you have one. Their twitter name is @CountryMusic and on Facebook their name is Country Music Association and you just 'like' the page. We all need to ask them to have Casey on as a presenter or a performer for this years CMA Awards show to be aired live on Nov. 10th. It comes on at 8/7central time on the ABC network. They showcase up and coming new artists on the show by letting them perform for about 1 minute just before the commercials. But weather he performs or not, he will be in attendance! It would be perfect if his single would drop before this date to keep the buzz going about him!! So set your clocks and don't miss this, it is so awesome to watch!! I will be reminding yall too from time to time so as not to miss it!! I know some of you have never had any urge to listen,much less, watch a Country Music show but it has really changed over the years and is quite acceptable to most people these days, because it is such a wide open space and there are all kinds of Country Music these days! Check out their website "HERE" to see all the nominations this year!!
I don't want yall to be confused about this single and CD business. Most of you probably know, but for those of you who don't know.....Sony will be releasing his 1st song from the new album before the album is finished. They will be working on getting that 1st one to radio as quickly as possible....I'm sure! And after the single is released he will continue to work on his album, which will drop a while after the 1st single. Alot of it depends too, on how well that single does. Usually an album will be released sometime after they drop the 2nd single! And when it's all finished and ready, his label will already have a 'drop date' ready.....and we will know it way beforehand because we will all be buzzing about it, and it's always on a Tuesday and always with no other artist releasing one that day. And the latter is very important, because we all want his album to debut at #1, and in order to do that, his has to be the only album being released that day. So, sometimes the 'drop' dates have to be changed, if a superstar is releasing their album that day, because it would certainly not debut at #1 if a superstar released theirs that day.
Shortly after his 1st song (single) is released they will start to work on the video for the song. That is when we will need to be in contact with "CMT" and "GAC", the country music television channels which play the artists videos. They both do something called "Top 20 Countdown" every week, (Friday night) and there's a place on their website where you go and vote for your favorite video and try and get it into, and running down the countdown all the way to #1!! Both links will be on the sidebar here very soon, but for now, just click their links above to check them out! Both showcase artists and their videos but GAC does a much better job of it, in my opinion anyway. They will do stories on the artists, and yes, Casey will get his chance to be on both shows very soon. GAC also does something called "Backstory", (don't know if CMT does) that showcases an artist and how they came to be in the music business, and yes, Casey will definitely be on that since he has a breathtaking backstory. So all these things we can look forward to, and we just have to keep up with all these sites until Casey has an "Official Fanclub" online. Then alot of it will be placed there. But you can always just come here and use the links I'm going to place here, so it will be easier for all of you!
I believe it's time to dress the page up a little....check him out!!!
Big Thanks to Debi Adams for this great shot with the fans!!
And.....one more for good measure.....lol....
Well shucks......why not just one more.....love this one....well, I love 'em all, but this one is just so........so.........Casey!! In the moment!!!!! puurrrrrr..... lol...
Jenn Johnston....I have to hand it to ya.....these are some of the greatest shots I've ever seen of Casey and if you're not a professional photographer, you should think about doing it....because you seem to have the knack for capturing that all important "moment". Thank you again so much for these breathtaking photos!!!
Now.....my friend and awesome writer, Sheryl, has done a fantastic piece on Casey and it's published in the "Southwest Blues" magazine. And I will put the link here for all of you to check this out!!
"Casey James Southwest Blues~Sept.-Oct."
Ok, I'm gonna post a couple more goodies and get off here for awhile. If anything important comes in, I'll be back to update!!
Once again....great big thanks going out to ConcertCameraCat for these fabulous videos below from Casey's last show of the tour in Indianapolis, Indiana. The duet link wasn't working earlier, so for those of you who tried to view it and it didn't work, it does now.....sorry!
"HYERLAW in Indianapolis, In.~the last show"
"It's All Over Now~Indianapolis, In.~ the last show"
Oh, and before I forget!! "Country Weekly Magazine" is having their "Country's Sexiest Man" contest and we need to vote for our Casey, but in order to do that, you must go to the bottom of the page and write in his name and vote for him like that!! That would be so cool, if he won without a picture!!! hahaha!! Sign up with multiple emails to get more votes in for him. And see if you can get some friends or family to help out as well! Also, you must sign up with CMT and GAC to access their voting and such!
Later taters...... :D
Yall might not believe this but.....I'm sitting right here in my living room, watching on TV, a tornado on the ground 3 miles south of Seagoville, Tx.!!!!!! Seagoville is east of Dallas, it's a big one too, I hope everyone is safe and hunkered down!!!! I will update you as soon as I can.....geezzz I used to live there......
Well, the bad weather has moved on north east! I hope everyone in it's path stays safe, this is a bad one!
Yall have a good one, see yall in a day or so!