Saturday, June 16, 2012

Casey James and CMA Fest was a HIT for so many!!

Hey yall!!  Sorry, I've been lagging a bit about getting things posted, I just have been so exhausted, it was hard to get moving on things again!  I'm not gonna do the usual long drawn out recap on one page, and in one day, I'll just do one day at a time, so I can get a good recap of each day.  If anyone has pictures they would like to share, please do so at my Facebook page or send an email to, or you can send it to my twitter @CEJTxGal or @Caseymaniablog.

First of all, I did not get to attend every function with Casey in it.  I just felt it hard to keep up.  It might have been because I was busy doing Bucky and Rocky Covington stuff too.... lol!!  But the best thing was that the weather was beautiful all week long, 80's every day!!  Then Saturday it was pretty darn hot!!  Anyway, there was just so much to do and not enough time to do it in for this old gal!  We wore out pretty quick, and my friend with me, was very slow moving .... so we didn't get to see ALL of what Casey was doing, but some of the most important anyway. I have just a random bunch of photos that I will try to get on here from day to day.  Some are mine, some are not.

It all started on Thursday.... and I didn't win a ticket in to get his autograph at Fan Fair Hall, so that was out.  Then we got to the Opry Originals about 3:35 and there was a looooonnngggg  line, and he was signing.  He wasn't performing, so we decided to ditch it and go get a bite to eat before the "Guitars of the Stars" Auction, which started about 5 pm!  I was excited about that, because Casey was co-hosting with Bill Cody!  So it starts and Bill and Casey come out and Casey plays us a song...."Drive"!!  Then he just talks and jokes around and kept us laughing at him!!  He seemed very comfortable on the stage too!!  And Bill couldn't say enough great things about Casey as an artist and Casey the Guitarist!!  And since this was all about guitars, you know Casey was all over that!!  The guitars (and 1 Banjo) were going for some really good prices.  And since Casey also had a Guitar, I couldn't wait to see what his brought!  I would have loved to have bought it, but it wasn't possible.  But it sold to a lady from Pennsylvania for $2400!!
I tried to upload the video, to no avail.... :(  But I did get some pictures.... and Cyndee got a video.....Thanks girl!!  :)

Some of the guitars came with extra things, like Opry Show Tickets and other things.  Casey's was signed and pictures taken right there on the stage!!  That was one happy lady!!  And....before I forget, there was a big surprise during the Auction!!  The Band Perry had donated a beautiful guitar and out of the blue, The Band Perry stepped out from backstage and walked out onto the stage!!!  I was very excited to see that cause I just love them  and their music!  They're like Casey, young, with fresh new country sounds!!

After that was over, we headed on over to the LP Field to see the Best Lineup of the 4 day Concerts!!

There were many of my favorites....Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, and others!  Here are a few of the pictures I got!

This is the end of Day 1 and I'll be back tomorrow night to give you the details from Day 2.

Until then......


  1. Please spare us the long intro about why you didnt do what you say the blog is about, cover Casey. Also, ask him why he has hair under his lip? Its ugliness on an otherwise perfect face.

  2. Well, have you been to CMA fest? Do you know how much is going on? I cannot bring the fans every detail....I can't! I'm one person by myself, doing all of this for 2 years now. It's hard to get people to help you, with no pay, its very time consuming to do this! Whoever you are, you've hurt my feelings with your hatefulness.. And that patch of hair under his lip is called a soul patch...since you didn't know.
    He can grow what he wants on his face, I have no control over that. You have a blessed day.

  3. Glenda, do what you do because you love doing it and love Casey and it will all be fine! :) Sometimes someone does it for selfish reasons and it doesn't pay off in the end. Then it could possibly leave a person bitter. Then that person could start acting really childish, and might stoop low enough to start leaving rude and nasty comments, which would make that person look really stupid in my opinion :)That's why it is signed anonymous and so is mine :)

  4. Well, Thanks for the support, 2nd anonymous person. I do this because I love it and love Casey, and want to help him and help fans keep up with his ever growing career. That's all....I'm not trying to get my name on his album, I just like writing and helping Casey. I don't want people to expect too much from Caseymania, because it must remain fun, or I can't continue to do it, no matter how much I love it.

  5. Glenda, you do a great job. The things you write a always interesting and informative. Especially to those who do not know about Casey and people who could not be there. Like me. I am not only proud of Casey but I am proud of you. Jeanette

  6. Thank you Jeanette I appreciate the support!! What that person may not realize is, I give up a lot of my time doing this...and I don't have to do it, I want to do it!! It's people like that who have nothing better to do than run somebody down!! That's ok, let 'em be that way, its no skin off my nose. I just wonder how people can say something bad like that to someone who is giving their time and love, sharing an experience others couldnt get to. It takes quite a while, several hours, to pull a post together. Some people, I will never understand.

    1. You know that old saying "you can't please all the people all the time"...your HEART is in the right place and when all is said and done, THAT'S WHAT MATTERS!

  7. Thank you Aunt Sherry....I really appreciate you saying that.

  8. Glenda You keep what your doing sweetie & don't let others like that 1st. anonymous spook you or keep you from what your doing for the good & respectable fans & also for Casey. You have lots of support & Love from Casey & from His Fans. WE adore You & appriecate all you do for us (Fans) & for Casey too!The Love & careing for each of us & for Casey is what counts sweetie! Keep up what You've been doing Sweetie, & any time You need my help; just yell, I'll help what I can! WE all Love Ya! (((HUGS))) Cindy

  9. Awwww Cindy, your just the sweetest gal ever!! Love you too hunny!! Thank you for all your kind words, yall are making me feel better. I won't let that hateful person, or jealous person bother me. That person act pretty pathetic, if ya ask me. It's a shame too, that people have to be that way to others, and for no apparent reason. Obviously the person thought I was suppose to do a better job than I'm doing. I know I don't post every day, but geezzz.... sometimes I'm just not into it. But I'm getting that writers block knocked out of the way a bit. Im feeling more like writing and posting now, but I can't keep with everything thats going on with him now, and it's just gonna get more and more crazy. But I will be around a while, doing my thing. Thanks again everybody! :)

  10. You are doing a fabulous job Glenda! You just keep it coming! We are behind you every step and word of the way! Love you girl!