Casey James AILike most American Idol fans, whenever I hear the name ‘Casey James’ I immediately think “American Idol Finalist.”  I wasn’t sure if Casey had a web site, or MySpace, or was on Twitter and Facebook. I should have just assumed that he did. But I asked, and a Twitter buddy told me where I could go to find out all I wanted to know about Casey James.

I liked him from his very first audition. I liked how he ‘flirted’ with Kara (or perhaps how she flirted with him), and I definitely liked his music. I wasn’t sure if he wanted to rock, or if he wanted to go country. But I loved anything he did that was even close to country music. And it looks like that’s the direction his career is going.

Casey James 4 JeanneI learned so much about Casey by visiting C.E. James blog at wordpress. I’m not sure who is doing this blog, but it’s great.  All of Casey’s fans need to visit this site for the latest updates about his music and his career.  One of Casey’s fans, who follows me on Twitter (and took the three photos posted below), pointed me in the direction of this blog. Thanks Girl4Reba! Appreciate you helping me out with this.

Everything I learned  from this blog really reminded me of a lot of the reasons I like this kid, and his music.

According to the news on this blog, Casey has been involved in Country Cares for St. Jude Kids, and was among a group of artists who toured St.  Jude’s in Nashville this past week.  All of you who have been reading Country’s Chatter since I started a little more than three years ago, know that these artists who give their time and talent to help organizations like St. Jude can always bring a smile to my face. I love that they are so caring and so giving, and always so willing to help out.

Casey James 3 JeanneCasey James 2 JeanneThe most exciting news I found on this blog is that Casey will be opening for Sugarland on the March leg of The Incredible Machine Tour.  Here are the dates and locations for that tour:

3/4        North Little Rock, AR
3/5        Tulsa, OK
3/10      Greenville, SC
3/11      North Charleston, SC
3/12      Jacksonville, FL
3/17      Grand Rapids, MI
3/18      Bloomington, IL
3/19      Sioux City, IA

The post on the blog about the tour has some great quotes from Casey. They talked to him about the tour, and about his new album.  When asked if the new album will be considered country, rock, or blues, Casey said,  “Yes, it will be all of that. I think I did a really good job of representing myself—my musical spirit—and voice on the show. If you think I’m bluesy, you’re right. If you think I’m country, you’re right. If you think I’m rock, you’re right. I guess my sound is kind of a Southern rock/blues/country mix. I’m really glad I get to continue representing it.”

Casey talked about his dogs, Buster and Daisy, who will not be going on tour with him. He also talked about keeping up with other Season 9 Idol contestants on Twitter.

Here’s a clip from American Idol. It’s Casey – singing Keith Urban.

Casey James singing Keith Urban

That’s all for this morning. I hope you guys have a great Monday! Talk to you all soon.  Drop me a line – let me know what you thought of the Grammy’s last night, and let me know what you think about American Idol so far this year!

More later!
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Like most American Idol fans, whenever I hear the name ‘Casey James’ I immediately think “American Idol Finalist.”  I wasn’t sure if Casey had a web site, or MySpace, or was on Twitter and Facebook. I should have just assumed that he did. But I asked, and a Twitter...