Hello Everybody! I tried to post last night but something was wrong with the blogger and wouldn't let me do anything but the title.... but it's working tonight.
So lets get right to it.....Sony posted a brand new photo of Casey on his official website, and it certainly is beautiful!!! I like the shirt he has on too!! See what I mean?
Now that....is what I call a professional shot!! He had a photo shoot a couple months ago, I wonder if this was one of those shots? I like it.....he looks angelic!!
Seems the December issue of the Fort Worth Texas magazine had a very nice....and very full article on Casey!! Hometown is taking care of our boy!! Here's what all they had to say! Sorry about the quality, this is how I got it...it starts under the picture....I know, I started reading it where I saw it first too..... lol...
Classic Casey words...."You've got to be thankful for what you do have, even if you have nothing, because there's always somebody who has less than nothing......I try to keep that attitude on a day to day basis"
Those are words to live by right there!! Now....if I just knew which Goodwill all those clothes went to.....naaaa just kidding!!! But it was worth a thought!!! I wouldn't mind having that lavender shirt from Sinatra week on my wall or that red shirt and black jacket he wore during "Hold On I'm Coming" week!! But just to know some person is wearing those clothes and don't even know they were Casey's....well it warms my heart.....and I would recognize any one of those clothes in a heartbeat!!! So....I hope I don't walk past a stranger on the street wearing that black and red shirt he had on during "All Over Now".....or God forbid the White jacket during "Jealous Guy"....I'm afraid of what I might do.....Ha ha ha ha!! Hold me back.....ahhhh!! :)
As I'm typing away tonight, I've got Casey's videos from Itunes playing with my headphones on and the volume up to the (almost) max!! I haven't ever done this before, and it's quite inspiring to be writing about a guy I'm listening to. And there's just nothing like the sound when you have headphones on.....it's all yours.....the music....is only for you at the moment.....gosh......I'm really loving this!!
Ok.......*snap* back to reality here....goodness!! There's another article out there about Casey and this one is a place called "Roughstock's.....one to watch for 2011".....ok.....not too excited about the name......but let's roll with it.... They have some really nice things to say about our Texas boy (except where he's from is wrong...) Wasn't he BORN in Princeton?? That's what I'm thinking, and how they might have thought he was from there. But I am completely and totally with them!! I'm thinking I'm digging this Rough-stuff!! :) He is definitely 'the one' to watch.....because Casey James is just about to take Country by storm.....and they're gonna think Nashville has been hit by a hurricane!! Read on to see what they said about him:
"Roughstock's, the one to watch in 2011"
I think it would be a great idea if all of us (who can) sign up and leave a nice comment and great big Thank You for believing in our Casey, and tagging him as 'one to watch'!! We could all let 'em know that they are right on in predicting him as such!!!
Here's some awesome news for yall!! Casey was listed in 'Yahoo! Music’s Reality Rocks' column of top "Reality Rocks Moments of 2010":
7. Casey James Gets “Jealous” – True “wow moments” were sadly few and far between on Season 9, what was arguably the most disappointing season in “American Idol” history. But on Lennon & McCartney Night, third-place contestant Casey’s emotional rendition of John Lennon’s dark and desperate “Jealous Guy” was unexpectedly magical. His voice, possibly due to an authentic lump in his throat, took on a gruff, Eddie Vedder-esque quality during his raw performance, and he seemed genuinely choked up. And so was I by the song’s end. For the first time in weeks, I became legitimately excited about Season 9, and I was grateful that Casey had restored my flagging faith.
I loved what the writer said so much.....I'm going to post "Jealous Guy".... just because.......
This song still brings tears to my eyes!! I absolutely believe him when he sings this.....it's so real....the emotion coming from a place inside him.....and it tears me up every time! I noticed when I was grabbing the link that this video alone, has 590 comments!! People from every walk of life loved his version of this song. And it will go down in A I history as one of the Best performances by a contestant!!! Just when people were losing hope in AI....Casey gave it back to them.....what a special moment!! :)
A few of us got together last week at the 'now famous' Key's Lounge in Ft. Worth, with the slightest hopes of someone special dropping by in the back of our minds. Although we had a great time visiting and catching up..... he didn't surprise us. :( Oh well....it won't be long now until his schedule will be up and I can start planning my first "Casey Adventure Roadtrip"!!
A kid named Michael Lee was playing that night, and he got in the picture with us! He is quite the Blues Musician himself.....with his own great guitar riffs and wailing out some great Blues tunes!! Here we are.....all of us in all our glory.....what a great bunch of people!! Thanks yall....had a blast!!! And a special thanks to Carman for making the trip from Houston!!
L to R: Rhonda,Carman,Donna,Michaels Drummer,Lynae,Michael,Dawna,Glenda,and Doris. Thanks Rhonda for sharing this!!
I guess I better scoot on out of here for tonight, it's getting late. But before I go, just one more video from Casey. This is his last solo performance on the American Idol Tour before he moved to Nashville to begin living his long sought after dream!! I love what he says to the audience just before he starts.....Enjoy!
Thanks to ConcertCameraCat for this awesome video!!
Yall have a wonderful day.....TGIF!!!!! Have a great weekend as well, I'll be back soon!!!!
Until next time...........