Casey James first emerged on the national scene during his third-place run on Season 9 of hit TV show, American Idol. Having performed most of his life, Casey was encouraged by his mother to audition. As a native of Cool, TX, he grew up playing guitar and was almost always surrounded by music. Both of his parents played guitar and sang, as did other family members.
Casey's wide-ranging influences include such artists as Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, ZZ Top, and Bonnie Raitt, with a mix of '70s rock, blues, and outlaw country are all helping to shape his style. Following his success on idol, Casey began touring with Sugarland in early 2011 and playing his own shows while working on his upcoming album. His debut single "Let's Don't Call It A Night" provides a taste of what to expect on his debut album with its bluesy, goodtime feel. The album is set to be released in 2012.
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Birthplace: Cool, TX
Birth Date: May 31