Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A nice mixture of Casey James news!

Hey everybody!  What a crazy week it was for Casey last week!!  I couldn't even keep up, so I just shut down for a bit.  This blog overwhelms me when I try to keep up with every single little piece of information that comes along.  And it doesn't help, that my computer doesn't post the pictures so easily anymore.  It's just a fight every time, and it drives me nuts!  So I won't be trying to keep up, I'll just post what I want to, the most important, and that's all.  It's either that, or I'm leaving for good.  I really don't know what's going on with me, since I've quit smoking,  I just feel like I'm so behind on everything, all the time, and feel guilty if I don't get it all written up.  I have to stop thinking that way, and just keep it light and try to keep it fun, so I can keep this page going.  I want the new fans to find and enjoy this page too, afterall this blog is for the fans. 

Casey and the release of his new album is the topic of some blogs and websites.  check below for some really good reviews and such!

All Things Country

Casey is CMIL Artist of the Week

The Ft. Worth Star Telegram had this to say about Casey....

When American Idol alum Casey James rolls into town March 23 for his gig at Billy Bob's, he'll have familiar faces in tow: Justin Pate of the Orbans, and Blaine Crews, who has kept time for Tim Halperin, among others, have joined James' backing band.

Even VH1 got in on all the excitement surrounding Casey's self titled debut album, making it's way to stores March 20th!!

I posted the video last week, that suddenly was released by Sony, to Casey's VEVO channel of the Acoustic "Drive", and have been still trying to figure out what Sony is doing.  I think I may have figured it out....but I won't say exactly what I think, but I will say this....if this is what they were looking for, I think they got it!  The video was released on 2/17/12 to very unsuspecting fans and since that date it has taken off, and people are watching and commenting this video like CRAZY!!!!  In a little over 10 days, it already has over 158,472 views and 156 comments!!!  And word is, Sony is Thrilled!!!  And so are all the fans!!  This is good.....this is really good!!!  :)

Acoustic Drive...

Lovin' Lyrics website had THIS to say about Casey's new video AND his FANS!!  :D

Thank you....thank you very much!!!  LoL!!!

According to TCJB Casey's single has reached a new peak!!  It is now at #26 on both Mediabase and Billboard Charts!!  It is starting to get some momentum and really moving now, so all this requesting we are doing is working!!  Please keep it up, by calling your local Country radio station and by requesting at the Mediabase request forms, by click HERE.

Also remember to give Casey's Video for LDCIAN that 1 vote per day at GAC Top 20.  He is #9 this week, up 1 from #10 last week.  :)  At CMT's High 5 Video Countdown Series, we can get him into the top 5 on that, if we just keep watching the video like crazy!  And one more..... CMT 12 Pack, it's very important to keep the video on that one!  Just do what you can, when ya can.  No pressure.... :)  Thanks yall!!

                                    And thanks to Jan Humphrey for her sweet creation above!!

There's probably more out there to talk about.....but this is all I can do tonight.  I'll be back soon....

Until next time....

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/02/23/3757506/lone-star-sounds-fort-worth-based.html#storylink=cp

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Shows, CRS Week in Nashville and more....

CRS is going on in Nashville this week, and Casey is and has been here and there doing shows and interviews all around Music City.  Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to country radio.  CRS 2012 will be held February 22-24 in downtown Nashville, at the Convention Center.  If you would like to know more about this annual event, you can visit Country Radio Seminar for more information.
Today Casey and the band....yes, the band..... are aboard the Sony Boat and they are doing a show there tonight.  The new band members are Dino Villanueva, Justin Pate, and of course Blaine Crews.  Blaine sent us a little idea of what they are seeing and doing via twitter.....

The Sony Boat

Thanks to Blaine Crews for the pics and video!


Ladies and Gentlemen....The Band.....

Blaine Crews-Drummer

Dino Villanueva-Bass

                                    Justin Pate-Keyboards

and of course.....Casey James

Thanks to radio 97.3 the Eagle tweeted the above very nice photo from tonights show on the Boat.

So far, we have not gotten any videos of Casey and the band tonight, but it was tweeted that he sang 2 songs, "Let's Don't Call It A Night", and one we haven't heard yet was debuted for the radio crowd tonight....."Crying on a Suitcase".  :)))

I will be looking for those two videos to come through, because I know everybody wants to hear the "Crying on a Suitcase" song!! :)

There are 5 new shows coming up, in St. Louis on 3/7/12....in Macon, Georgia on 3/9/12....in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opryhouse on 3/16/12....in Winston-Salem NC on 4/20/12 and in Angelica, NYon 7/20/12.  I have updated the left sidebar under "Upcoming Shows" and you can get information for each show by clicking the link.  :)

Ok, I'll be back later with more from CRS week and hopefully first videos of the band and more pictures!!

Until then.....