Hello everyone! How's your day going? I'm doing so much better since the weather is cooler here in Texas! It's only in the 90's this week! Ha ha! I've gone back to work on the weekends....not too crazy about that, but at least it's a little something to get me out of the house a couple days a week!
I came across a little bit of news, and it's quite exciting! It appears that Casey was at something called a "Guitar Pull" on Saturday the 18th! And he was accompanied by none other than Aimee Mayo and Luke Laird!! That is awesome news, since those two songwriters are over the top awesome writers!! It was tweeted by Brian Mansfield of USA Today's Idol Chatter. See his offical tweet below!
"Aimee Mayo told me Casey was at a guitar pull with her and Luke Laird here in town Saturday night. 'Course, they didn't invite me."
Now for those of you who don't know what a "Guitar Pull" is.....it is a bunch of Songwriters setting around taking turns singing, and is really laid back, and comfortable, for both the singer/songwriters and their audience!! Here's an example of one, with my other Idol boy, Bucky Covington, singing "A Different World" at "Guitar Pull '07" . I don't know where that one was recorded, the video did not say. Here is another one of my personal favorite musicians"JamesOtto" at the "10th Million Pennies for Kids Guitar Pull"
Otto is a known member of the "Muzik Mafia" in Nashville. Other members include Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, and Duo, Big & Rich. I believe John Rich (of Big & Rich) is probably the unofficial or official leader of the group. They can be known to be the 'hell raisers' of country music in Nashville, and have quite a following.
A lot of the musicians in Country, will, when the urge strikes, just walk in the door of any one of the bars in downtown Nashville, and crash the whole scene by jumping on stage and singing a few songs! This is a practice that is done quite frequently, and anybody (yes even Casey) can just walk in any bar (in downtown area) and start singing! That's how a lot of the bigger stars got their start! I'm going to post a video of John Rich crashing a JD Myers show. I need to let you know that this is EXPLICIT, and John says what he feels, and he is also a bit inebriated as you'll see. Some people don't like him, because he says what he feels, and is a bit of a jerk. This is just a video example to show you how stars can just walk in and do their thing, and listen to John as he talks about that. At the beginning of this video, it's real choppy and not very good, but it goes to pictures after a couple minutes. Read what the videographer has to say under the video. If you will be offended by this, please don't watch it! I just wanted to relay to you what Casey will probably be doing to help his career, and these are mostly jam sessions, I believe, so Casey will fit right in. This is Nashville!! Also known as "Crazy Town" :)
John Rich with JD Myers
I wanted to 'pretty' up the page a bit.....here's a really nice picture of our Casey at his Homecoming back in May!!
Ok, now.....I just realized that we've probably been posting comments to the wrong website asking for Casey to be a part of the 44th Annual CMA Awards Show, to be aired on November 10th on ABC live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena! The correct website is:
"44th Annual CMA Awards Show"
Click on the link and it will take you to their page.....then.....up in the right corner you will see where you can follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, and Youtube. On those sites is where you want to post requests for Casey to be in their lineup! They may already have chosen whose doing what this year, but it never hurts, because.....someone may have to drop out, or can't make it for whatever reason.....then is when Casey could be put in that slot! And if he doesn't get to play or be a presenter, we've still created ALOT of Buzz about him by posting the requests! So let's all request Casey on the CMA Awards this year!!! :)
It seems the other day there was some discussion on the comments section about Casey and why he is sporting the beard. We had some good conversation about it, and had come to the conclusion that if he's keeping the beard, that is could possibly be that he's growing the beard to set himself up as an artist for Sony Nashville and do away with the contestant for American Idol! It could be that Sony suggested that he change his image of what he had become known for....the pretty face, along with all the cougar hype! And also being called the "Casey James Band" instead of Casey James....yea....it kinda is starting to look that way! They may be trying to shed the Am. Idol image of Casey James!
UPDATE: I'm proud to say that I just found out that according to Gino Melendez, Casey's hairdresser in Ft. Worth, he WILL be shaving the beard, it was just grown for a short spell. I'm so glad to hear that!! I know there are others who liked the beard, and I still think it was a good idea to distance himself from the American Idol hoop-la with the beard, but I am also glad it's going.....he don't look the same with it, and it hides his beautiful face! hhhmmmmm.......
Ok, I'm going to get out of here, please feel free as always to leave me comment, whether bad or good, I want your feedback! Thanks everybody!!
Here's a really nice one of Casey......a SCD shot....if ya will....ha ha ha!! Nite All!!!!
Big Thanks going out to Texaseagle for this fabulous shot of Casey!!