Casey James Announces New Single, Joins Taylor Swift 'Red' Tour! (UPDATED With Dates)

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Big news for Casey James! As teased by a Columbia Nashville ad in Monday’s Country Aircheck, the Season 9 3rd place finisher and rising country act is releasing a new single to country radio, a follow up to his t20 Mediabase debut single “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” and his t15 Billboard and Mediabase hit “Crying On A Suitcase.” News out of this week’s Country Radio Seminar is that CaseyJ’s next single will be…”The Good Life,” which CaseyJ cowrote with Scooter Carusoe. The upbeat tune hits radio on 4/1.

But wait, that’s not all! CaseyJ is also set to join the soon-to-begin Taylor Swift Red tour for several dates according to Country Aircheck, which reports:

Taylor Swift has chosen Joel Crouse, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line and Casey James for guest slots on The Red Tour, which opens March 13 in Omaha. Crouse is slated for 11 shows, Eldredge for 14, FGL for seven and James for 14. Ed Sheeran was previously announced for all tour stops, and Austin Mahone joins the bill in stadiums. The tour will include 58 shows in 45 cities, including nine stadium dates.

CaseyJ will be the secondary opener at each of his dates, which we will add to this post as soon as they become available. Ed Sheeran, as the primary opener, will directly precede Taylor’s headlining set.

UPDATE: CaseyJ will join the closing portion of the “Red” tour, including a stadium date in Chicago, all 4 Los Angeles arena dates, and all 3 Nashville arena dates! He’s actually playing 19 dates on the “Red” tour in 14 cities. Via ABC News Radio Online

8/6 — INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas: Casey James
8/7 — BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma: Casey James
8/10 — Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois: Austin Mahone and Casey James
8/15 — Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California: Casey James
8/19 & 20 — Staples Center, Los Angeles, California: Casey James
8/23 & 24 — Staples Center, Los Angeles, California: Casey James
8/27 — Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, California: Casey James
8/30 — Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon: Casey James
8/31 — Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington: Casey James
9/6 — Fargodome, Fargo, North Dakota: Casey James
9/7 & 8 — Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota: Casey James
9/12 — Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina: Casey James
9/13 — PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina: Casey James
9/14 — John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia: Casey James
9/19, 20 & 21 — Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee: Casey James

Previously, Kellie Pickler was Swift’s primary opener for her whole Fearless tour in 2009, and Danny Gokey was a secondary opener for 10 of Swift’s Speak Now dates in 2011.

Historically, the opening gig on Taylor’s tour hasn’t done a whole lot for the sales and airplay of country acts. However the exposure isn’t going to hurt and this represents a great media opportunity as CaseyJ promotes his 3rd single. CaseyJ’s self-titled debut album (which he co-produced) has sold 71k since its March 2012. “Crying On A Suitcase” has sold 317k downloads as of last week, an improvement over “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night”‘s last known sales of 106k as of April 2012.

Good luck, CaseyJ! Be careful around Swifty, she doesn’t take jokes well and she seems to be on a constant hunt for new material ;) But seriously, congratulations!

CaseyJ rehearses “The Good Life” via VEVO:

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  • http://twitter.com/dy7764 dy

    Wow, I am no Taylor fan but that is quite a huge (and deserved) break for Casey! Congratulations to him!

  • Chords

    Excited about Casey. Also, Joel Crouse is a dynamic performer. I have been on the road with him and his opening show for Darius Rucker was awesome.

  • YankeeFan08

    I’m not a Taylor Swift fan either, but that’s a really nice gig for Casey!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001898462374 Laura Patterson

    Wow!!  I’m so happy for Casey James!!!  I never would have guessed he would be touring with Taylor Swift but I LOVE it!!  His next single, The Good Life, is a perfect choice for this third single off his debut album.  It’s a fun, summer song with huge potential! Go Casey!!

  • vdawg

    Great news for Casey.  Hope he stays away from Taylor.  I love his new single.

  • Eileen99

    The Good Life is a great choice for a single. It has such a happy, upbeat & positive vibe which really fits Casey’s personality.  My favorite by far of his three singles & I think it will be a great song for summer.

    Big tour news!  That’s exciting for Casey, great opportunity and I’m glad he’s getting recognized. He deserves it.  That guy is one hard worker.

  • ptslittlecomment

    Good for Casey…. but yeah, stay away from Taylor offstage… then again he is older than mot of the guy she hooks up with isn’t he? Maybe he is safe.

  • usedtobelucy

    “but yeah, stay away from Taylor offstage… then again he is older than
    most of the guy she hooks up with isn’t he? Maybe he is safe. :”

    Wouldn’t count on it. John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhall. .. Looks like Taylor swings both ways, agewise. ….

    Casey should probably pin his hopes on the facts that he’s probably not enough of a famewhore to want to get involved with Taylor and not famous enough for Taylor to want to get involved with him. heh

    Anyway, nice gig for him.

  • Incipit

    This is a surprise, but good for CaseyJ – and the vocals on this new song are strong – it does have a feeling of vindication about it. Love the guitar work, as usual. Fourteen shows – that’s very cool – and stay away from the Predator Bunny. Heh.

    (and ya know – if warnings are being handed out – in comparison, he’s prettier than Taylor – and he writes too –  so she just might steer clear of ‘him’. *snerk*)

  • Caro3278sweet

    Ah, I was hoping for Drive, but I can understand why the label went with The Good Life. It’s a happy song, perfect for summer. It’s also… safe. Drive was a bit more of a gamble. Guess I’m going to have to resign myself that my fav song from his 1st album won’t ever be a single.

    Good exposure with Swifty. Just don’t get too exposed, CJ! :-)

  • epic_win77

    Don’t know how to react at first, cos I’m definitely not on Swifties’ camp but this is definitely a nice gig for CaseyJ. He’ll take what he can get. Also nice that he’s the second opener. More people are actually *inside* the venue to watch and listen to him play.

    The Good Life is one of my top5 faves from his CD, primarily due to sick bass lines. I was soooo sure about Drive being the next single but there you go! Picking up my jaw on the floor. Hopefully it’s good enough for radio and will do very very well.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s been cool to watch Casey’s career develop and I hope that he will benefit from this touring opportunity with Taylor.

    “Good luck, CaseyJ! Be careful around Swifty, she doesn’t take jokes well and she seems to be a constant hunt for new material ;) But seriously, congratulations!”

    lol My sentiments exactly!

  • LVD

    I would never have expected Casey to tour with Taylor Swift this is surprising news, but it would be nice to see him on a big tour again. 

    I think The Good Life could be a good single for the summer. 

  • LVD

    I would never have expected Casey to tour with Taylor Swift this is surprising news, but it would be nice to see him on a big tour again. 

    I think The Good Life could be a good single for the summer. 

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    Good promotion but I dislike Taylor. Taking bets that she tries to get romantically involved somehow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    Awww. Taylor is still trying to say she’s country by having a few real Country acts open for her. That’s hilarious.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSHFTD4YV3QOE3INABJUXZSWMU hillstreetblooz

     Not at all a fan of the no singing Swifty, but what a nice break for Casey. Just the kind of exposure that could be very good for him.  I hope he kills it during his moment to shine each night.

  • ptslittlecomment

    Oh yeah, I forgot about some of the earlier conquests……

    Well on the other hand it might be a great thing if all the teenyboppers who follow Taylor develop a crush on Casey. The teens and tweens are good for record sales (until they find the next fad).

  • Tess

    I remember Gokey being a second opening act for Swift, meant he got a tiny corner of the stage hours before she performed while the crowd was still just beginning to wander into the stadium.  Besides, based on the Swift demographic, which I don’t think has aged much even though she has, most of these kids could really care less about who else is at her performances….they aren’t going to be buying anyway, I wouldn’t imagine.

    Its always nice for any second tier performer to get a gig, but I wouldn’t be betting the farm on Casey getting much attention for this one.

    But, he’s hanging in there and making a living from his music so its all good.

  • usedtobelucy

    “Well on the other hand it might be a great thing if all the teenyboppers
    who follow Taylor develop a crush on Casey. The teens and tweens are
    good for record sales (until they find the next fad). ”

    Would definitely be a great thing! … Hoping he’s not too subtle for them to get it, though … I kind of think he might be.

  • usedtobelucy

    ” I remember Gokey being a second opening act for Swift, meant he got a
    tiny corner of the stage hours before she performed while the crowd was
    still just beginning to wander into the stadium.  Besides, based on the
    Swift demographic, which I don’t think has aged much even though she
    has, most of these kids could really care less about who else is at her
    performances….they aren’t going to be buying anyway, I wouldn’t
    imagine.”

    True, and it isn’t just the young kids who do this, either. I still retain a horrible old memory of a quite grown-up Bonnie Raitt crowd treating the wonderful and legendary Mose Allison — a big acknowledged influence on BR, too — with less respect than they might have given the dogs that bark Jingle Bells.

    Still, a paycheck and steady work and a stage. So, good for Casey.

  • ptslittlecomment

    I was talking about his music really (which I am not knocking, he is talented), I was thinking about them crushing on his very attractive looks.
     
    Based on the popularity of all the boy bands, and well Taylor Swift herself, I don’t think the folks this age are very concerned about their favorite singers actually being able to sing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    This sounds more like a festival than a concert….5 opening acts?

  • DB987

    Congrats to Casey hope the tour with TS is a good fit for him and his music.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cynthia.landry.33 Cynthia Landry

    I am so so happy about this!!!!I’ve been saying all along that he reminds me of Taylor Swift’s talent in musicianship!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cynthia.landry.33 Cynthia Landry

    I’m so happy that he’s opening  for Taylor Swift!!!
    I always thought that he was similar to her in musicianship talent!

  • usedtobelucy

     ”Based on the popularity of all the boy bands, and well Taylor Swift
    herself, I don’t think the folks this age are very concerned about their
    favorite singers actually being able to sing.’

    How true, how true.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t follow Taylor at all, but from what I’ve seen (interviews on tv, SNL hosting, award show performances), she does seem to have a rather vindictive streak regarding former boyfriends who she seems to feel have treated her badly. That said, I thought that her singing monologue on SNL was pretty funny.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOtCZwXKUc4

  • mtlfan2

    wow! congrats to Casey! I think that gig will be really good for him

  • Miz

    5? I read it as 2 opening acts. Casey J will be opening for 14 of Taylor’s 58 shows. Other acts will trade off the remainder of them. Ed Sheeran will be primary opener for all stops.

    Congrats to Casey. Sounds like a good gig to me.

  • Incipit

    I was talking about his music really (which I am not knocking, he is talented), I was thinking about them crushing on his very attractive looks…don’t think the folks this age are very concerned about their favorite singers actually being able to sing.

    I had no idea who a typical TS audience is, or how old  - I pay next to no attention to her – do they read the tabloids online to see who the TS has next in line for a romance? Then Casey may get some notice there that he could do without.

    But with that many rotating openers, odds are any actual country music lovers who had to bring their Teeny to the TS concert have a chance at half a good show! And that kind of notice can’t hurt. IMO.

  • windmills

    Miz: 5? I read it as 2 opening acts. Casey J will be opening for 14 of Taylor’s 58 shows. Other acts will trade off the remainder of them. Ed Sheeran will be primary opener for all stops.

    That’s right: it’s 2 openers at the arena shows and 3 openers at the stadium show. CaseyJ is playing 1 stadium show, and it’s actually 18 arena dates for a total of 19 dates for CaseyJ. Aircheck reported 14 because it’s 14 cities but there are multiple shows in several cities.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Congrats to Casey J.!

    In reference to the immediate comment above, though, as a parent to a teen…everyone I know drops their kid off for these shows…maybe the even younger kids’ parents?

    I don’t see their music as very similar, but it can help…wasn’t Hunter Hayes a secondary opener as well?

  • Caro3278sweet

    CaseyJ will join the closing portion of the “Red” tour, including a stadium date in Chicago, all 4 Los Angeles arena dates, and all 3 Nashville arena dates!

    This is really good exposure. And it’s going to be 19 shows in total. Nashville and LA are two key places in the music world media. He’ll get to be part of the reviews, he’ll get to talk to influential media and he’ll probably sell some records. All good.

    CaseyJ knows what this is all about. He toured with Sugarland in his first year out and has done gigs with Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton and several others. He did say last year he intended to focus on doing small gigs for that year focusing on building his fan base. He’s being doing gigs now for a long time – and they are usually 1 1/2 hours to two. His band has been together for over a year -they’re tight. 

    So I see this as just another step in the unfolding of his career. He’s got a tight band, he’s a much better entertainer and now he wants to get a bit more exposure. Seems pretty smart to me. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OSOOTOBRL4XGHQNICOXCCN5IXQ lisa

    congrats to casey J.on the tour.I love the new single def one of my favorite songs on his album.I wouldn’t worry to much about Taylor she seems to be more into the barely legal age guys……. 

  • MellyPer1692

    3-2-1 till Taylor and Casey are an item…

  • MellyPer1692

    Lol, Taylor is into guys period. Can’t say someone who dated John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhall as only interested in young guys

  • Incipit

    everyone I know drops their kid off for these shows…maybe the even younger kids’ parents?

    Do they really, Lexie O’Neill? Eh. I suppose concerts have changed a lot over the years – although Teeny behavior likely hasn’t.

    I guess they can fall in FauxLove with Casey for a week or two, and buy his music – and I don’t wanna malign her total audience – some of them may appreciate the good music, who knows? This has mostly upsides. IMO.

    But I still think she’s a Predator Bunny. Heh.

  • Caro3278sweet

    Predator Bunny

    Love that term. snicker.

  • girlygirltoo

    Getting on Taylor’s tour is huge for Casey, congrats! But he should keep a wary distance from her if he doesn’t want to be the subject of her next song :)  (on a related note, check out the GIF Buzz Feed made of her reaction when Harry Styles got hit in the crotch by a flying shoe. Lollll)

    As for the single, why this song instead of “Drive”?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2GSMAIVVJS4KFW5L3XHBUO46DA LUCIE

    Congrats to Casey. The great exposure sure cannot hurt him. 

  • KachinaDollTN

    Love “Predator Bunny” so much. 

    Since Casey is also tall and thin with long, curly golden hair, I doubt TS hops his way;  she wouldn’t stand out enough standing next to him and he isn’t famous to bring her added press.  But if she does head his way, it’ll be interesting to see how far she gets.  On the one hand, Casey’s a talented musician and TS’s singing heard without the benefit of autotune is likely to give him a massive headache.  On the other, he is a guy…

  • usedtobelucy

    ” Getting on Taylor’s tour is huge for Casey, congrats! But he should keep
    a wary distance from her if he doesn’t want to be the subject of her
    next song :)”

    On reflection, I’m wondering whether being the subject of Taylor’s next song wouldn’t represent a better promotional opportunity than playing her gigs as an opener. lol

  • sdmama

    I remember some people don’t show up for opening acts, and it can be hard, but opening for somebody as big as Taylor seems like a victory to me.

    And am I the only one who thinks that Casey does not need to stay away from Taylor? (Unless he is already involved with somebody.) 

    He is a big boy, and there is no such thing as bad publicity for somebody who is still trying to be noticed by public. I say, if he can, date her, be on magazine covers everyday with her for 2 months, call it quit, and let her write a song about him. He seems like such a nice guy, how bad can she paint him before it becomes an apparent lie?  I cannot imagine he would be totally heartbroken. He is not 17…

    I see no downside to it. Well, unless they decide to really get married or something. Even so, strange things can happen. Look how happy Paul and Nikki have been. I thought they were odd couple at first.

  • KachinaDollTN

    “He seems like such a nice guy, how bad can she paint him before it becomes an apparent lie?”  Regardless of whether or not Casey’s a nice guy (and he certainly is), I think Taylor’s done the revenge song so many times that she’s already out of credibility as far as that goes. 

  • marilaf

    This is really great opportunity for him to exposure and media attention.  Casey James is a great live performer! Hopefully enough people will show up early to see him.  Not so great opportunity for me to see him, since I am not a Taylor fan.  The single released is one of my favorites on his CD. “The Good Life is coming on strong”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    On reflection, I’m wondering whether being the subject of Taylor’s next song wouldn’t represent a better promotional opportunity than playing her gigs as an opener. lol

    It certainly couldn’t hurt. All it would take is a couple of weeks to a month.
    According to Harry of 1D, she doesn’t “put out”, so at least Casey wouldn’t have to sleep with her or anything. lol

    Seriously though, I don’t think he is well-known enough for Taylor. I figure her next target is Ed Sheeran.

  • standtotheright

    I can’t believe I’m in the position of defending Taylor Swift, but I will.

    She doesn’t date guys who otherwise shy away from high-profile relationships (except for maybe the Kennedy kid, and how media-avoidant is a Kennedy scion likely to be anyway?). Mayer would have the reputation he does whether he’d dated her or not. Jonas hoist himself on his own petard. I’m not saying that she’s any kind of victim, but the guys who are with her seem to play the game just fine on their own. She’s not running up on every opener who happens to be male.

    As a writer, she keeps going back to the same well, which is frustrating, but she’s released at least four singles since TOTG that show she can stretch creatively and which I actually consider purchase-worthy. Four singles out of 30 isn’t some sterling track record but it does mean that I don’t dismiss her writing out of hand, particularly because even the formulaic material would be a lot more digestible if it weren’t so omnipresent. 

    She’s certainly been rather humorless about her media portrayals but that doesn’t mean she’s completely without self-awareness or restraint, or the ability to pick talent to support her.

    At any rate, yes, Casey James is an adult and hasn’t gotten this far by failing to read his audiences. He is going to take advantage of this opportunity, not the other way around. I hope that it gets him a lot of attention and I hope the new single does well. As I’ve said, I believe seasonality helps with singles, and an upbeat song for the spring and summer makes sense.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    This sounds more like a festival than a concert….5 opening acts?

    Those five acts aren’t playing the same concert dates. Ed Sheeran is the official opening act of the Red Tour. At the stadium shows, the tour has two opening acts, Austin Mahone performs before Ed Sheeran.

    Casey will perform before Ed at the non-stadium shows and before Austin and Ed at the stadium shows. In essence, Casey is the one of the rotating opening acts for the official opening act(s).

    Hey, you have to start somewhere. Good for Casey!

  • DaisyMagnolia

     That’s what always gets me about the Swifty criticism.  It’s not like she dates guys who don’t understand the cult of celebrity.  They’re celebs themselves.  They have run through their share of girlfriends.  John Mayer, Joe Jonas, and Jake Gyllenhaal are hardly wide-eyed innocents who she took advantage of. 

    The one Swifty guy that doesn’t seem to fit the man-floozy mold is Taylor Lautner, and she seems to cop to being the one that messed up that relationship, if “Back to December” is based on him, as many have suggested.

    You can debate whether she has bad taste in men.  But most of the men in her life give as good as they get.

    And based on her work with The Hunger Games soundtrack, TS can write about other stuff quite well.  It’s just two songs, but it shows some versatility.

    In the end, Casey has a great chance sitting in front of him.  He’s a big boy and I’m sure he can handle himself with Taylor or anyone else.  If they date, they’re both grown and single.  Live and let live.  And write a few hit songs, if the chance arises.  ;-)

  • albean99

    I’ll join the club of not being a TS fan but happy for Casey. It may not help a lot but it’s a gig and it can’t hurt.  

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    I don’t know whether Casey has a girlfriend or not, but all I’ve got to say to him is, stay away from the Swifster, unless you want some less than complimentary song written about you.

  • http://twitter.com/CountryFeedbk Country Feedback

     Second opener is a bit confusing; it means he goes first, before Ed Sheeran the first opener.  So I’m not sure how packed the stands will be for him.  It seems odd that two years after being the second opener for Sugarland he’s still in the same position.  Brett Eldredge doesn’t even have an album out yet and Crouse is pretty new too. 

  • http://twitter.com/CountryFeedbk Country Feedback

     He’s been with the same girl for three years now, I think he’ll be fine!  But a fling with TayTay would give him some needed exposure!

  • http://twitter.com/CountryFeedbk Country Feedback

     When it’s 3 openers, who goes first, who’s second (I’m assuming Ed is third?

  • Indigobunting

    Lol, Taylor Swift and Sugarland must have the ‘open slot’ for an Idol every tour. Sugarland has had Danny Gokey, CJ and Lauren.  And Taylor has had Kellie Pickler, Gokey and CJ-although Kellie scored the primary opening spot.

    I have no idea how it will work this year of course; but my experience for anyone considering going:
    Tickets sell out very quickly so buy them right away or prepare for resale.

    I attended Danny Gokey’s Taylor Stadium show in Pittsburgh her last tour.  As a first opener he had four (I think?) songs-all acoustic. And I agree with Tess -there is no doubt about it-the crowd is there for Taylor.  And I have never seen so many preteens in one place (with parents generally).  There were a few drunk college guys behind us yelling obscene things at Taylor though :/  But not a country music audience.  More of a girls/mommies day out with girls begging Mom to buy Taylor’s latest concert swag outing.

    There was about 1/3 to 1/2 the stadium there for Danny’s set as I recall. More filtered in for her primary opener, but the crowd although polite, was really interested in Taylor.
    Her show was entertaining.  Not one of my favorite musical shows, but she sure gives her all with tons of costume and scenery changes-almost like a play (for little girl’s short attention spans?  IDK…..)

    I probably will not go to see CJ at one of these types of gigs; I’ll wait until he has another solo show when he will have full band since it will be way cheaper, a full concert vs a handful of songs and not acoustic. And I will feel less like I am babysitting ;)
    I would not worry about Taylor being predatory, I get the feeling she is pretty professional. 

  • Axxxel

    Wow ! Not a Taylor or Casey fan, but I liked his voice ! Congrats Casey !!

  • Caro3278sweet

    As for the single, why this song instead of “Drive”?

    Yeah, that’s the question for his fans too. Sigh.

    My take is that TGL “sounds” like COAS, isn’t going to turn anyone off, and is a good fit for a happy summer song. It’s got the same groove, same tone, smooth and non-offensive.

    Drive is grittier, more outlier. I believe it is more Casey – but heck, I get why the label went with TGL. They are building his brand, and it fits nicely into the COAS, LDCIAN feel. So be it.

    I really, really hope that CJ has enough success that he can break out and be the bluesy, gritty, rocky country guy he is in concert – on radio. That’s my dream as a fan.

  • Caro3278sweet

    He’s been with the same girl for three years now

    Really??? Well he’s a sly one. Haven’t heard a peep about this. 

    I’m a woman. What the hell. 

    Details. Please.

  • Caro3278sweet

    As a first opener he had four (I think?) songs-all acoustic.

    Hm. Okay. So maybe CJ doesn’t have a full band. But he’s just as good acoustic with his drummer, so all is good. 1/2 a Swifty audience is still a big crowd.

    And I agree with Tess -there is no doubt about it-the crowd is there for Taylor.

    Of course. CJ and his management know this. And he’s got the whole Sugarland experience behind him. But that’s one of the reasons he’s focused on small gigs for the past year. 

    I would say that it’s interesting that Swift has picked up CJ now. He’s almost four years of AI. It’s not like he’s going to bring in a big AI audience. It would be really interesting if he wrote with her as he did with Kristian Bush.

  • mchcat

    Good for Casey J – he is coming here (San Antonio) for the Texas Independence Weekend show at a huge nightclub called Cowboys.  The radio has been advertising this for a week and Casey called them the other morning.  I am very excited for him.

  • roarpen

    This is great exposure for Casey J. And, Taylor can write her next song about him – so double exposure – lol!

  • LVD

    My take is that TGL “sounds” like COAS, isn’t going to turn anyone off, and is a good fit for a happy summer song. It’s got the same groove, same tone, smooth and non-offensive.Drive is grittier, more outlier. I believe it is more Casey – but heck, I get why the label went with TGL. They are building his brand, and it fits nicely into the COAS, LDCIAN feel. So be it.

    I would have liked Drive for single, I think everyone was hoping for Drive. But I think TGL is a decent choice, I ve always thought it might be a good single. But this is the 3rd single from the album so it properly wouldn’t do that well in any case. 

    I dont think TGL is like COAS or LDCIAN, it more of an upbeat song. But I think TGL might be a bit more similar to the new music Casey has been playing so it could be a good continuation. 

  • patriciajames

    A great gig for Casey. I’m sure he’ll be doing his smaller venues throughout the summer as well.  I was hoping for Drive as well, but love TGL, but I love Working On It even more and would have chosen that track if not Drive.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OSOOTOBRL4XGHQNICOXCCN5IXQ lisa

    I think the good life is perfect.I love the way it sticks in your head.I would also like to hear more about his 3 yr relationship,just curious!  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U5G77QID75XLZ7MPSFWGOCJY6E RICHARD

    thrilled for Casey, already have tickets for Taylor Swift concert this is a huge thing for casey.  He is our favorite, also Taylor and James Durbin.  Could you imagine the children Casey and Taylor would have, tall, Thin and gorgeous blond curly hair, and blue eyes and so much talent.  Casey is so not star struck. But probably has a girlfriend.

  • http://twitter.com/lucy__luz rodavlaS eaM zuL

    Case, be careful! We might hear a Taylor song about you in the near future! haha! peace!