Tuesday, September 4, 2012

UPDATED!! Casey James has full Labor Day weekend of shows with pics, videos & more!

When Casey and the boys did their little roadtripping around Florida, he talked to radio stations as he usually does, and  97.3 KISS Country does something they call  Summer Concert Series, and the interviews are so awesome....

"One constant between the up-tempo charmers and sad or sexy love songs is the presence of James’ guitar. If you saw him on Idol, you know that he doesn’t leave home without it, professionally speaking. Judge Jennifer Lopez was even moved at one point that this was a singing contest, not a multi-talent competition, as if James bringing along his trusty axe constituted some kind of newly officially sanctioned cheating. But for him, playing guitar while he sings is no more a “choice” than being country."
To read the entire interview.... click HERE.

Did the person doing this interview just say "Jennifer Lopez" by accident, because to the best of my knowledge, Jennifer wasn't there that year.....Kara DioGuardi was.  But I don't want to cause a fuss, just wanted to bring it to the attention of any new fans who may be reading this, that Jennifer was not a judge the year Casey was on American Idol Season 9....

According to Mediabase at All Access, "Crying on a Suitcase" is sitting at #27 but without a bullet, and he's lost 20 spins this week, so we really need to call those radio stations and keep requesting it!!

This is the Top 40 Country songs according to Taste of Country Music site
Top 40 Country Songs – September 2012:Just look who is sitting at the #30 spot!!

40. Darius Rucker, ‘True Believers’
39. Colt Ford, ‘Back’ (With Jake Owen)
38. Kristen Kelly, ‘Ex-Old Man’
37. Chris Cagle, ‘Let There Be Cowgirls’
36. Maggie Rose, ‘I Ain’t Your Mama’
35. Eli Young Band, ‘Say Goodnight’
34. Greg Bates, ‘Did It for the Girl’
33. Randy Houser, ‘How Country Feels’
32. Dierks Bentley, ‘Tip It on Back’
31. Edens Edge, ‘Too Good to Be True’
30. Casey James, ‘Crying on a Suitcase’
29. Lady Antebellum, ‘Wanted You More’
28. Kenny Chesney, ‘Come Over’
27. Toby Keith, ‘I Like Girls That Drink Beer’
26. Justin Moore, ”Til My Last Day’
25. Kip Moore, ‘Beer Money’
24. Big and Rich, ‘That’s Why I Pray’
23. Jerrod Niemann, ‘Shinin’ on Me’
22. Easton Corbin, ‘Lovin’ You Is Fun’
21. Luke Bryan, ‘Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye’
20. Eric Church, ‘Creepin”
19. Brantley Gilbert, ‘Kick It in the Sticks’
18. Rascal Flatts, ‘Come Wake Me Up’
17. Jake Owen, ‘The One That Got Away’
16. Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’
15. Zac Brown Band, ‘The Wind’
14. Miranda Lambert, ‘Fastest Girl in Town’
13. Keith Urban, ‘For You’
12. Love and Theft, ‘Angel Eyes’
11. Blake Shelton, ‘Over’
10. Lee Brice, ‘Hard to Love’
9. Tim McGraw, ‘Truck Yeah’
8. Josh Turner, ‘Time Is Love’
7. Jana Kramer, ‘Why Ya Wanna’
6. Dustin Lynch, ‘Cowboys and Angels’
5. Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’
4. Taylor Swift, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’
3. Jason Aldean, ‘Take a Little Ride’
2. Hunter Hayes, ‘Wanted’
1. LIttle Big Town, ‘Pontoon’

Above you'll see a really nice shot of Casey, and Here are some more of these gorgeous photos from one of the shows a few days back in Davies FL. on 8/23/12!  Thanks to the South Florida Country Music for these great shots!!

Here are some pics & video from this weekends shows in Walla Walla, Rockford and Winchester.... Enjoy!!

Thanks to Diane D for these 2 from Walla Walla.

From Rockford Illinois .... Blue Sky
thanks caseyjamesweekly

From Winchester, Ky. He was really jamming out!!  I wonder if it was 'Drive'?  lol!!
Thanks to Chasity Collette


Thanks to Laren Mink we have more very nice photos from the Winchester, Ky. show! 
We haven't seen that look on Casey.....have we?  It looks like he's lost in thought!  *his thoughts being, 'I hope we don't get rained on'* hehehe!!

And you can find more of Lauren's pics HERE  Thanks girl!!

 Country Music is Love is a very well recieved country site that I enjoy going to and they usually always have the best articles!!  Well, thats the case this week, as Casey takes the #1 spot for their most popular story for August 2012!!  Click HERE to check out this article!!   I hope all the big stars are looking around saying....."who is this Casey James guy getting all the attention lately?!"  I want HIM on MY tour next year!!  (are you listening Brad Paisley or Jason Aldean, or Miranda??)

USA Today's Brian Mansfield has always been a Casey supporter, and he has a little rundown from Idol Chatter about what Idol is where on the music charts!!  Click HERE to see the whole article and where Casey sits on this chart!!

This is Casey's first time to perform this song Live!   A big Casey fan caught this performance on Casey's recent Florida run!!   It's off the album and it's called

"Tough Love" (Thanks to luvcaseyjames)

I will update some more tomorrow, I'm just not very organized since the long weekend and all!!  so I'll be back soon....  If yall have some pics or videos you'd like posted here, feel free to contact me on twitter  @CaseymaniaBlog) or Facebook   **CASEYMANIA**

I will try to put some videos up tomorrow!!

Thanks yall!!


  1. You are right about the "judge" mention in that article. I noticed it too. It was Kara that kept saying Casey was "jam-banding" too much & it was more about the singing. I didn't ever agree with that at all and I know a lot of us didn't either. I think the guitar enhances the singing. It's a treat to listen and watch him play his guitars as well as hear his singing. It made him stand out over all the other contestants, to me, anyway. That article was pretty good otherwise. Always enjoy reading about Casey! :)

  2. Thanks Robin!! Yep, Kara did not like Casey playing that guitar!! And I guarantee you, it was her that constituted that week that NO ONE got to play their instruments!! Remember that?? Cuz Crystal was like Casey, she wanted her guitar with her. And they made them all lay 'em down on Sinatra week!! That was so rediculous.

    I just had it brought to my attention that I had repeated the same paragraph twice. I think that happened because my pic of Casey came up in the wrong place so I copied and pasted the paragraph above the pic where it was suppose to be, then forgot to go below and delete it! lol!! Oh well, it was late and I was tired. :)