Wednesday, September 21, 2011

About requesting, New Show, New pictures, & a rave review for Casey James

Well, Casey's radio airplay is picking up a little more all the time.  Here is his song chart, which lists the larger market radio stations playing LDCIAN and how many times and when it's played during the week!  It really breaks it down nicely, and I like that!!  We can see if it's gaining spins or not.  And I said I wasn't going to track all this stuff with the single, but I can do stuff like this, from time to time.  Here's what it looks like on the Mediabase Charts:


CASEY JAMES Let's Don't Call It A Night

lw: Sep 6 - Sep 12   TW: Sep 13 - Sep 19
Station Market Format TW lw Move ovn am mid pm eve Aud
WQMX-FM Akron Country 20 20 0 10 0 1 0 9 0.03
WGNE-FM Jacksonville Country 19 18 1 6 3 4 4 2 0.098
WIWF-FM Charleston, SC Country 16 3 13 10 0 0 1 5 0.009
WSLC-FM Roanoke, VA Country 15 16 -1 8 0 0 0 7 0.021
KEEY-FM Minneapolis Country 11 8 3 6 0 0 1 4 0.116
KRST-FM Albuquerque Country 11 11 0 4 1 2 4 0 0.03
KHKI-FM Des Moines Country 9 0 9 5 0 0 1 3 0.009
WIVK-FM Knoxville Country 9 8 1 9 0 0 0 0 0.023
WCTK-FM Providence Country 9 8 1 2 1 0 0 6 0.041
KUZZ-FM Bakersfield Country 9 13 -4 0 0 3 3 3 0.055
WDSY-FM Pittsburgh Country 8 3 5 0 0 0 0 8 0.038
WRNS-FM Greenville, NC Country 8 1 7 5 0 3 0 0 0.028
KMLE-FM Phoenix Country 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.014
WDAF-FM Kansas City Country 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.008
WUSH-FM Norfolk Country 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.005
KATM-FM Stockton, CA Country 7 6 1 6 0 0 0 1 0.004
KSOP-FM Salt Lake City Country 7 5 2 7 0 0 0 0 0.004
  • TW: Spins this week
  • lw: Spins last week
  • ovn: Overnight
  • Aud: Audience in millions
So, LDCIAN has ended up in the # 49 spot, up 1 from #50 last week!  Hey it's's moving up, that's what matters, anyway!!   So I can't stress enough how imperative  it is for the success of this single, for us to continue dialing those radio station request lines and requesting Casey's song!  We need to do this for Casey!  It's a bit like when we were voting non-stop for him after his performance each week on American Idol.  We did it then, and I have faith that he has a strong and growing fan base that can do it again!  I want to mention something, and I don't want to upset anyone, but I want to let everyone know the importance of one act of support against the other.  Which one is most important, if ya will.  For the last week or so, fans have been really putting out the word to vote on this particular   Although it looks very nice indeed to see Casey in that #1 spot, and yes, he's there, ask yourself....does this help Casey in any way in the music business?!  I'm sorry to tell you, but no, it doesn't.  Nobody sees it but the fans who are on that site doing the voting.  So I'm encouraging all of you to continue your support of Casey by doing something that will definitely help him in the music business....request his single.  If we can put half the energy into requesting that was going into the voting, we could do great things!  You can call it in....and if they don't answer or it's busy, email it in.  Grab those Mediabase request forms (in the Support section tab above) and vote (request) Casey's song on the list of stations already playing it.  Then if you have time start on the list below it.  The radio station FB pages and the polls for the songs (Keep it or drop it) also is a perfect way for ALL of us to do something that is working!  For sure we should 'LIKE' and comment on all the ones other fans post for us.  Thats a great way to help!  And it shows the radio stations he has a strong fan base!
All of this is a learning process, and we will learn the best way to support Casey, a little at a time.   These things help Casey.....the other voting only helps the person who owns the site get 1000's of hits per week.  Casey has the best fans in the world, and I know yall want to do what will really help him.  We got him to #1....on that site....we can now move on to other more important things. :)

Casey was out and about on Monday night, dressed to the nines in a very handsome black on black outfit!!!  He was a guest at the 5th Annual ACM Honors, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  It wasn't televised so none of us could watch him as he strolled the red carpet, but we have pictures!!!  For some reason, I can't seem to get the page about this event to load, but here are some pictures that surfaced yesterday! 

I would really like to know who 'dresses him'.  Mmmmm that's a great question, think I'll put it on my list of questions to ask....(if I ever get lucky enough to get an interview w/him)  I learned that term a couple years ago, when I ran into the gal that dresses Bucky in Nashville!  That was really exciting!

Whoever dresses him did a great job....he looks 'dashing' (as his momma put it) in that all black!!!  :)

The Blues Historian Blog has been a very good source of support for Casey for some time now.  So when they got the video of Casey out in Bakersfield Ca. over the weekend, they had great things to say about him.....   "This guy is as blues as it gets.  He can shuffle, slow blues, and blow the doors off the dump like Stevie Ray. "
Click the link above to see the rest of what they had to say and the video!

Casey has a new show coming up on Friday,October 7th, in Camp Pendleton, California!  It will take place at the Mesa Event Center near Oceanside, California.  He will be joined by Kellie Pickler, from American Idol Season 5 in this unplugged performance.  This show is co-sponsored by radio station Go Country 105 (KKGO 105.1) and Operation Gratitude.  To read more about this event click HERE.

Ok, well, I think I'm outta here for now....yall have a good day....

Until next time..... :-)


  1. Thanks for being brave enough to stress what matters in building up any artist's career. The voting polls are "futile", sorry if the adjective's a bit harsh but it's true. If Casey hadn't tweeted this one, I don't think I would even take a look at it. This is the same story as - who in the music industry minds these thing? Honestly, I am happy Casey got to #1 in this top5 site, but I' rather spend my time requesting his song on stations, commenting on articles he's on, building up his profile to potential new fans. That's real BUZZ people! If your resources is limited (i.e. time), put it on the right time. But if you have extra more handful of time, poll voting is fine.

  2. Sorry for pretty bad grammar above, didn't proof read.

    "If your resources is limited (i.e. time), put it on the right time." I meant "If your resources are limited (i.e. time), put it on the right PLACE"

    You get the drift :)

  3. Does anyone know who sponsored this poll? Is this from someone's blog?

  4. Thanks Glenda for talking about the voting. It can be VERY confusing at times which polls actually matter. I would say the ones directly connected to a radio station asking whether to keep or remove Casey's song from play. This particular vote we've been working on isn't an industry vote. I just learned that this morning. It is kind of disappointing, but really amazing to see how Casey's fans did move him into 1st place. It was fun to watch, and I enjoyed being a part of it.

    I also had a suggestion that people should comment on their local station's Facebook page. I did that yesterday, and then some other fans came in and commented too. I won't overrun their FB page with requests, but I wanted them to know there was interest in hearing LDCIAN.

    Many of us are new to being active fan members of a new artist. I appreciate the wisdom of those in the industry who are helping guide us a long the way. Knowledge is power, and I am willing to listen to the advice of those who are in the know.

  5. Thanks so much for the support on this subject!! I will admit, I was a bit apprehensive about approaching the subject. But as many of you know, I am totally honest....and I had to say something! I realize now I should have mentioned the other important things you all just said! I was tired, so just trying to get through it, and I was just focused on that. Thank YALL so much for mentioning the other 'buzz-worthy' things we can do to help Casey!! Very good advice!! The radio station FB pages and the polls for the songs (Keep it or drop it)is a perfect way for ALL of us to do something that is working! For sure we should 'LIKE' and comment on all the ones other fans post for us. Thats a great way to help! And it shows the radio stations he has a strong fan base!
    All of this is a learning process, and we will learn the best way to support Casey, a little at a time.
    Thanks everybody, I appreciate it! :)

  6. To Annon. 6:46am... This poll is not sponsored by anybody that I know of. This is merely a person trying to get as many hits as possible for their site. Sorry...I wish it were important for Casey's career, but it's not. Like I said before, this can only help Casey if some of the other fans of other artists check out Casey and become a fan. Has anyone ever noticed the "Big" stars fans are not doing this? And do you know why? Because the "Big" stars fans don't need to do this for thier favorite artist. They don't need the extra attention from the public, they are already stars.