Hello everybody! I'm still reeling from the CMA Show the other night!! Wow....I have to say that was the BEST show I've ever watched, and I've watched many of them through the years!!! It had so many different 'feels' to the show!! Country music in the present time......country music of the future and country music from the past!! I loved all of it!! There was something there for everyone, even some non-country fans found some performances and artists that they liked!! That's so awesome to me!! And we have Casey James to thank for that!! They might not have ever experienced it had it not been for him signing with Sony Nashville!!
I know I watched every single second of the show and couldn't find Casey in the audience even though I was looking over every persons shoulder trying to find him! One fan actually thought she saw him and had her husband rewind it to make sure.....sadly it wasn't him.... :( But our trusty fans didn't give up, and eventually it paid off!! He was finally spotted in a screencap during Brad Paisley's acceptance speech and here it is!!! You can see Casey at the bottom left of the picture where the red arrow is:
That, in my opinion is Casey! Many thanks to CaroLaughs for finding this!!
I just came across the actual video where Casey was sighted in the audience at about 2:43 as Brad was giving his emotional acceptance speech!!
Brad's Acceptance Speech with Casey at about 2:43
It's actually a little past that but keep watching! And many thanks going
out to knmtexas for posting this!
There was also another interview or two out there with Casey and as always he's so humble and sweet!
I think I've already posted this one, but I'm gonna post it again.....just because....and maybe I didn't....oh well....
New Country 95.7 interview with Casey
Thanks to NewCountry957 for this interview
And now another interview while he was out and about in the media frenzy in Nashville! He just keeps on getting sweeter all the time....what a great guy!
B 93 interview from Nashville
Thanks to nxdnick for this Casey interview
Ok, as most of you know, Brad Paisley got the Entertainer of the Year award!! That is the biggest honor in Country Music and it was Brad's first win and I have to say.....for a guy who knows not how to ever be serious and loves cutting up and joking around all the time....as yall seen from his hosting humor.....he really had me crying like a baby..... from the song "This is Country Music" all the way to his win.....I've never seen Brad so emotional....it just touched my heart. Especially what he said about his grandpa telling him if he got a guitar he would never be alone.....omg.....how precious is that?! So, in honor of Brad making it to the top......this one's for him!! Good job and congratulations to him!!
While I'm at it, I also just wanted to say congratulaions to all the winners at the CMA's!! Every winner was deserving of the award!! Next year we will hopefully see Casey on that stage!! And.....receiving an award of his own!! I, for one, certainly hope so!! I would love to see The Casey James Band get "Best New Vocal Group".....yea....don't that sound good?!?! :)
"This is Country Music" by Brad Paisley
Thanks to knmtexas for this beautiful tribute to Country Music by Brad Paisley
Some of you may not understand what Brad was doing with this song, but he was honoring all the greats of Country Music, past and present! The video in the background would show the artist who sang the song of the line he was singing at the moment, in the song. And at the end, when he was naming the songs off, one by one, the artist who sang it was in the screen behind him.....omg.....so emotional....loved it! And at the very end when he did that little guitar lick.....and the screen showed two people.....the lick he did was created by the late great Buck Owens lead guitar player.....also the late, Don Rich, and thats who you saw behind him... He was the one on the left and one of the greatest guitarists ever in my opinion!
This song sums it up about what Country Music is all about.....and I thank Brad for this song.....it's definitely a keeper!!
Ok, yall.....I have to work this weekend, so I'll be back in a couple days, yall take care!
Until next time......