Wednesday, February 27, 2013

BIG NEWS!!! Casey James opening for Taylor Swift's "RED" Tour!!!! And new single announced!!!

OMG!!!!  I am so excited, I can't hardly breathe!!!!!!  Casey is going on tour with Taylor Swift!!  What a wonderful opportunity to catapult his career!!!!!  Big THANKS to Taylor Swift!!!!  My first 2 guesses as to the big news was, announcement of new single and going on tour with a big name!!  This is better than I could've ever dreamed for him!!!
Casey, along with Florida/Georgia Line, Brett Eldridge, Joel Crouse and Austin Mahone will all be taking turns opening for the Superstar!!  I have Casey's part of her tour below.  Check to see if they are coming to a town near you, and get your tickets!!  Looks like I might be going to the Tulsa show if I can get tickets!!   Check out Casey's Official Page or Taylor's Event Page for further info about tickets to upcoming shows on this tour!!

8/6 – Wichita, Kansas: Casey James
8/7 – Tulsa, Oklahoma: Casey James
8/10 – Chicago, Illinois: Austin Mahone and Casey James
8/15 – San Diego, California: Casey James
8/19 & 20 – Los Angeles, California: Casey James
8/23 & 24 – Los Angeles, California: Casey James
8/27 – Sacramento, California: Casey James
8/30 – Portland, Oregon: Casey James
8/31 – Tacoma, Washington: Casey James
9/6 – Fargo, North Dakota: Casey James
9/7 & 8 – St. Paul, Minnesota: Casey James
9/12 – Greensboro, North Carolina: Casey James
9/13 – Raleigh, North Carolina: Casey James
9/14 – Charlottesville, Virginia: Casey James
9/19, 20 & 21 – Nashville, Tennessee: Casey James

Ok....from what I'm gathering....there are only 4 shows on that tour that is NOT sold out....I know....but not all is lost though, because if you hurry, you can still score tickets for the 9-6 Fargo ND show, the 9-12 Greensboro NC show, and 2 of the Nashville shows at the Bridgestone Arena on 9-19 and 9-20.
Looks like I'll be going to Nashville later this year!!

Ok, thats not all the BIG NEWS yet.....there's more..... yesterday evening, the news broke from CRS, which is going on in Nashville this week, that Casey's next single is......wait for it......

"THE GOOD LIFE"!!!!!!!!"  That was a very good choice for the next single, although I fully expected them to release "Drive".  Seemed things were pointing that direction anyway.  But I am totally excited that it's this one!!  This song is just a happy, feel good song, about anybody who is ecstatic to just be alive, and enjoying their life to the fullest!!  There needs to be more songs like this!!  I think it is going to go far....hopefully all the way to #1, with the help of the newest tour announcement!
Looks like things are 'no doubt' putting Casey 'right where he belongs'!!  And I'm betting that 'none of it feels wrong'!!!  Haha!!  Just a little lyric humor there....  :)  So big Congrats going out to Casey for this huge accomplishment!!!  I know his momma, Debra and brother, BC are about over the moon with excitement!!  And I bet Paw Paw is looking down from heaven with a huge smile across his face for his grandson!  :)

So yall get geared up and find a concert near you soon, cuz it's fixing to all break lose for him and things are gonna start moving fast!!!  Congrats once again to Casey James and his family for all their great news!!  God is surely blessing this family!!  And it is so deserved!  :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Updated w/more videos!! Recap from Temple, Tx. show and more....

New Update Below....

How's everybody doing?!  I took a bit of time off, to regroup, and I have the recap from
Saturday's show in Temple, Tx.!  It was a great show, and many old fans and new fans were there cheering Casey on!!  There is a new addition to the Casey James band, and his name is Justin Barbee.  He's playing Keyboards for Casey now, since Justin Pate left recently.  I didn't get to talk with him, but I'm sure I will in the future!
The evening started off with a fan dinner, except the place we were gonna meet everyone was packed and we were running just a few minutes late.  So a few of us ended up going to Taco Cabana to eat, because we didn't have a lot of time until it was time for the VIP.  And we couldn't miss that!  So we ran on over there and got there in plenty of time.  So after we're all paid with armbands on, we were led over to where the VIP was gonna take place.  We all sat down and Casey came out pretty quickly.  He started talking right away about the new Amp Box he had gotten with his name on it, it was very nice.  And then he began talking about the case, the Acoustic guitar he plays all the time, the McPherson, is cradled in when not in use, or on a stand.  He said it was horrible, and so heavy!!  So in conversations with the McPherson people, Casey said he wanted a new case, and to one day get a couple other guitars he likes of theirs.....they are all being shipped to him as we speak..... if he hasn't already gotten them.  Wow....those McPherson people are really good to Casey!!  I like that!!
Then....Casey told us there was BIG NEWS breaking on the 27th of this month....that would be Wednesday, this week!!!  A few of us tried to talk him into just a little hint as to what it was, and others were trying to 'guess' what it was....and he held the guitar up and said...."No....stop guessing, I don't have a good poker face"!!!  Haha!!!  So we all stopped, and he said its only 4 days!!  So now....what do yall think the BIG news is???  If I had to guess, and I do.....I'd say they are gearing up to release "Drive" as the 3rd single from his self titled debut album!!  What do yall think??  Its perfect timing, because if it's released in early March, it should be screaming down the charts by mid-summer.....and it IS a summer song!!!  So....thats my guess.....what do yall think??
I asked him if he was gonna be at the ACM's this year....and he said he didn't know......then quickly said...."I hate doing those Awards shows!!"  Then he laughed.....but I think he's just  uncomfortable doing the red carpet thing.  I could be wrong, but thats the vibe I get from him.

After we were finished there, we all just visited until time for the opening band.  And they were very good....but their name slips my mind.    :-/   So what's new?!  Right?!?!
I'm writing and listening to BB King's Bluesville on Serius.  I've learned that is a comfortable surround sound when I'm writing.....All I need is a glass of wine.....wait.....I'm out....oh well....not tonight.  Just heard "Too many Drivers at the Wheel" by Tab Benoit.  I love that song!!

Ok, fast forward and Casey is introduced and he grabs one of his guitars and asked the question in the mic..... "How yall doin'?"  And the people let him know quick how they were doing!!  It was a live wire crowd....they were loud and happy to be there!!!

BREAKING NEWS.....THIS JUST IN......AS PER AIRCHECK WEEKLY.....we CAN expect a NEW SINGLE from Casey James on April 1st!!!!  I'm pretty sure that was the BIG NEWS, but we still don't know which song it will be.....fingers crossed for "DRIVE!!!!"

Now, back to the show that's starting in front of me!!   He started out as usual with one of my favorite songs.... "The Good Life".....then things just get blurry and run together. Never can remember the order in which they were sang.   I know he sang "Lets Don't Call It A Night" and "Crying on a Suitcase", "So High", "Drive", "Breaking thru the Blue", Run Away, A Woman's Touch, and one by special request, which we know by now, Casey rarely does requests.   Let me tell you a sweet little story.....

The man, whose name was Paul Luman, was behind me about 2 rows, and soon enough I noticed he was holding up a sign sometimes.  I never could read the sign for a little bit, but then he held it high and I turned around and read it.... "Please play 'So Sweet' for an old Marine", it read....  Well, I thought, 'poor guy, Casey won't do it'.... But to my astonishment, he stopped and read the sign.....then said....give me the guy gave it to him, and Casey held it high, and said...."heres whats going on....I was reading this."  He turned the sign around for the crowd to see, then said...."How could I say No to that?"  He then laid it nonchalantly to the side and told him he would do it....and it was gonna be fun....with a little chuckle.  And I thought the guy was gonna lose it right there, he was so very excited!!  So when Casey started singing "So Sweet" the guy was behind me singing every word, and I thought, 'he needs to be where I am' I reached back and grabbed his arm and gently pulled him up in my place and he was beside himself with joy!!  I wanted this old Marine to enjoy every bit of the song he loves so much!  And he certainly did that!  I was so proud for him, I found him after the show, got his name and a picture, and told him what I do then handed him a card.  Asking for permission to post his story and picture, and he obliged me and said Yes!  I just love stuff like brought tears to my eyes, and his too!!  Casey is really a good guy to waver from his list and do this for this guy....but he wanted to do it for him, I could tell.  Thank you Casey for making this guy's night!!  And thank you was a pleasure to meet you and I thank you for your service!  Hope to see you again at a future show!!
Here is the video in full, with Casey talking about the sign.... and saying it was his favorite performance of it just because he(the man) loved the song so much.....omg....tears were wellin' up!  :-)

Thanks to rjnelson785 for capturing this awesome video!!

I was only able to get 3 videos of my own, so I'll post them here now.   Just click the Title of the song.

"Run Away"

"A Woman's Touch"

"Breaking through the Blue"


More videos have been posted from the Temple show!!  Thanks again to rjnelson785 for her awesome videos!!

"Need Your Love So Bad"

"So High"

"She's My Girl"

"Run Away"

Here are a few of my pics, I'll look for more, and I will definitely look for more videos.

And here's a lovely photo of a few of the fans!!  Thanks to  Kathy for sharing!

Ok, yall, I'm out of here, I've got the updating done.  Now to go check on another Casey show I can get to!  Later....

Until then....

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Random news....

Too much info to share to put it all in the title this I'm just calling this post, 'Random news'.  I haven't been around as much as I would like, but I'm gonna try to start something different that will work for me, so I can get out all the most important news for yall. 
We are gonna start with the voting that all the fans do from different sites for Casey!  He has some of the most dedicated and loyal fans in the industry.  Fans that have stood by his side since the beginning on American Idol.....and new fans who are just discovering his amazing talents....and all those in between!!   He loves every one of us!  And appreciates everything we do to keep his name out there in the social media and beyond!  It's not always easy, I'm the first one to admit that....but once you are mesmerized by the Casey James want to do anything you can to help him. 
So I will just put a list of the most important voting sites that we need to help out with as much as possible. 

CMT Hot 20 Countdown - NEW!

CMT Pure 12-Pack

GAC Top 20 Countdown

Taste of Country Top 10 Video Countdown

Another thing that we have to remember to do it use the Mediabase requesting links!  I have a list on HERE or Lovin' Lyrics Music Promotions has a nice list as well.  Click the link to either one you would like to use, they both work great.  Big thanks to those guys for all the Casey promotion they do!

And speaking of the *NEW* CMT HOT 20.... Casey was on hand to introduce his single "Crying on a Suitcase" as part of the Countdown in the new show!!  Here is a homemade video of his appearance!!

Thanks to Donna C. for her video. :)

Here's a photo from the CMT Hot 20 show!  Very nice color and Casey looks awesome as always!  :)   I've forgotten the girls name, but the guy is CMT Cody who is a syndicated Radio host in Nashville.  But I remember Cody many years ago when he was a DJ at one of the Dallas stations....either KSCS or KPLX.  ;)

The 48th annual ACM Awards Nominations will be announced today!!  I got my fingers crossed for a nomination for Casey!!  This is the BIG show that I always anticipate coming, because I love it and I always go to the Fan Jam, which is broadcast simultaneously from a different location than the Awards show, but the two are tied together and both get airtime!!  Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are hosting the Awards show while Brad Paisley will host the Fan Jam!!  It's just a huge amount of fun and it would be great to see more Casey fans out there.  He was there in 2011, but not last'm so hoping he is going to be there playing at one or the other of all the events taking place!!  I'm all booked and ready to go, whether Casey is there, or not.... :(  But I'm hoping he will be there this year!!!  For more information about the ACM's and the Fan Jam, click HERE!

Casey was a guest on the Bob Kingsley's CT 40 a couple weeks ago and I think there was suppose to be a longer interview, but all I can find right now is this small clip just before Casey started playing "Polk Salad Annie"And this photo of him and Bob.  Click the link above to hear it!

Ok, I just HAVE to post this video....because he rarely plays this song at any shows!  But the folks in Bloomington, Illinois got the very best of the blues from Casey that night!!   Here he is now with.....

"Need Your Love So Bad"
Thanks to CaseyJamesWeekly for this beautiful video!

Mmm Mmm just don't get any better than that right there!!!!   Lawd' have mercy....woo hoo.....gotta love them Blues!!!  And Casey plays the blues better than anyone I've ever heard...anyone....ever!!  I always have a case of the *chicken skin* or *goose bumps* if ya will....cuz the blues just gets down into the love love it!!!!!!  Ok, fan girl session over....back to being a regualar gal.  ;)

Ok, on to other things.... If you were at the Billy Bob's show and VIP, we've finally gotten the link to all those pictures of everyone.  Click HERE to scroll through and find and save yours!  :)

Here are a couple of good pics from I-20 Tavern & Music Hall 
Love the look on Casey's face....haha!

Thanks to fotosniper for these 2 nice shots!!

If you haven't been fortunate enough to get yourself to a Live show from Casey James and his awesome band....then click the Upcoming Concerts tab here or at the top of the page and see if you can get to a show near you!!!   I also have the concerts listed on the left sidebar of this page as well.  I will try to keep them updated as much as I can.

Wow, here are some nice pictures from the Exit/In Nashville , from 2/7/13.  Radio station WSIX posted these on their website....Thanks!!

Casey was in Studio with Big D and Bubba and here's what happened..... Click HERE.  Awesome videos!!  (love those guys...)

And wouldn't you just know, Cyndee has thought of exactly what I should have thought of....writing down the words to one of the new songs and taking it with you to a show, getting not only him to read over it and correct the wrong words the fans came up with, but also one of the writers of the song, Jayce Hein!!   But the fans did very well, as there were very few mistakes on this song.... "A Womans Touch".   Thanks Cyndee for thinking of this, maybe a few of us will use that in the future!!  :)  Oh, and both of them signed it!!  :)

And last but certainly not least....just found out that Justin Pate (far right) is leaving Casey's band!  :(  He is going on tour with Ben Folds for 3 months.  But he said he would be back doing gigs with Casey as he could.  So it sounds like he'll be back....for good some day...?   I sure hope so, he is an excellent Keyboardist!!  He is also an awesome backup singer!!  And just a good guy!  I've talked with him a couple times and he's always so sweet!  Good luck to him and hoping that he makes his way back to Casey very soon!!  We love you Justin!!!  Safe travels!!

Ok, yall....I gotta get out of here for's time to cook some biscuits and gravy!!  I will be back soon!!

Until then.....


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Clearing up a misunderstanding that happened at Billy Bobs.

Below, you will find a note sent to me by Debra James, Casey's mother.  She will explained the whole situation, as seen through her eyes.  The reason this is being posted is because some of us thought one thing, when it was actually something else.  So I was wrong about the reason the person was removed from Billy Bob's and for that I apologize.  To the person who commented, here is your answer.....this is what really happened:

Dear Glenda,

You know that I always read and enjoy Caseymania. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and selfless support of Casey. I appreciate it so much. I read the entry about the Billy Bob's show & I was a bit unsettled reading the comments. Normally, I would not draw attention to any negative event but there is obviously a misunderstanding.

Let me clarify that no one at Billy Bobs was asked to leave the concert for talking during Casey's songs. The same woman's voice you hear yelling during some of Casey's videos, attempted a barroom brawl by the woman's restroom after the concert. Unfortunately she was angry over a misperception, caused a scene and threatened bodily harm to a friend of mine. She was obviously inebriated so I stepped in front of her to calm her down and protect my friend. She was pushing me & screaming obscenities at my sweet friend when Security saw her. THAT is when she was made to leave.
All in all I believe Casey's fans are wonderful people and this certainly doesn't change my opinion. Alcohol just doesn't settle well with some people. Thank goodness, this type of occurrence rarely happens. Casey welcomes anyone to his concerts, and you'll see his audience holds toddlers to great grandmothers. It's inspiring!

Thanks for letting me set things straight. Keep up the good work!
Go Caseymania!!!


Debra James