Casey James Debuts Seven New Songs At Latest Gig! (VIDEO)

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Casey James had teased back in September 2012 that he was starting to work on material for a 2nd album. His setlist at last night’s show at the Grizzly Rose in Denver shows he wasn’t kidding, as he debuted 7 (!!) new songs. Check out video courtesy MichInColo.

“She’s My Girl”

“Woman’s Touch”

“That Girl”

“Fallin Too Hard”

“Breaking Through The Blue”

“Can’t Give Up”

“Run Away”

So when can we expect studio versions of these and other songs? CaseyJ’s current single “Crying On A Suitcase,” the 2nd off his self-titled debut album, hits the Mediabase t15 at country radio this week with a new peak of #14. It has sold 252k downloads with 19k sold last week, and CaseyJ’s debut album has sold 66k albums to date. CaseyJ has told the Lubbock Avalanche Journal that he expects there to be a 3rd single from his debut album. But with how long it takes singles from non-established acts to climb at country radio, it makes sense to start preparing new material to build on any momentum from that 3rd single, and probably also to get CaseyJ’s label Columbia Nashville invested in the potential of the new songs to take his career to the next level. Meanwhile CaseyJ continues to play live around the country, with another show at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth on 1/18 and shows in Nashville and Atlanta scheduled to close out the month of January.

The new music features features the Southern rock/blues/country mix that is and should be CaseyJ’s calling card and sounds hookier and a little more musically edgy than a lot of the sunnier songs on CaseyJ’s debut while remaining generally upbeat. What do you think of the new tunes, and are there any that already stand out to you?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FY2C22O3MOGRCKTXRWVOSL6B24 yahoo-FY2C22O3MOGRCKTXRWVOSL6B24

    These kind of songs should take him to the next level. No missing lyrics and much more radio friendly while finding his sweet spot musically.They are so good.

  • Anny_nanny

    I like Casey (I’m crazy, I love all the Top 3 S9), but I have a problem with him – he always sings on the stage as the guitarist of the group whose frontman drunk and lying somewhere behind the scenes. And now poor Casey must travaileth and work out a concert. Why?! He is super talented guy, he’s a great guitarist, he has a nice voice. But the parts of the puzzle is not the whole picture.

  • Incipit

    I’m planning on crossing my fingers that there is a whole heck of a lot more hooky and edgy southern rock/blues than there is any country, and if so, hoping to sit back to soak these in before the evening is over.

    It would be completely awesome if this were an album I could buy…and not just wish Casey good luck with.

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

    What a joy to wake up to seven new Casey James’ songs!!  My favorites so far are Breakin’ Through the Blue and the super hot Woman’s Touch – oh, and That Girl!  What can I say, I’m a fan and I’m loving all the songs.  Casey and his band sound great and continue to really deliver.

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

    What?

  • LVD

    I like Casey (I’m crazy, I love all the Top 3 S9), but I have a problem with him – he always sings on the stage as the guitarist of the group whose frontman drunk and lying somewhere behind the scenes. And now poor Casey must travaileth and work out a concert. Why?! He is super talented guy, he’s a great guitarist, he has a nice voice. But the parts of the puzzle is not the whole picture.

    Casey is the lead singer and lead guitarist of his band. That is his thing. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000869134610 Joan Carey

    I think Casey is a great singer and guitar player and amazing live.  I love all of his stuff, but I think he totally shines on the blues and rock stuff.  I LOVE A Woman’s Touch.  One of his best songs ever IMO.  Can’t wait to see him live again in March.

  • Liteasy

    I don’t understand what you’re trying to say!  Casey is the singer and also plays guitar — that’s his package!

  • mchcat

    These are all good – so glad Casey J is getting some recognition.  I hear Cryin on a Suitcase several times a day.  Good for him

  • Caro3278sweet

    CaseyJ’s current single “Crying On A Suitcase,” the 2nd off his self-titled debut album, hits the Mediabase t15 at country radio this week with a new peak of #14.

    #14!!!! Yippee! I was just hoping for t15 – anything after that is gravy in my book.

    7 new songs. I get my second Xmas today, I guess. :-)

    Right now Woman’s Touch (my goodness, talk about getting the females going!) and That Girl (very hooky and radio friendly) are my favs of this bunch. But I’d love to hear a clear lyric of Fallin To Hard. What I caught sounded intriguing. And gee, Blue must be CJ’s favorite color – how many of his songs have “blue” in the title? Heh.

    The new music features features the Southern rock/blues/country mix that is and should be CaseyJ’s calling card and sounds hookier and a little more musically edgy than a lot of the sunnier songs on CaseyJ’s debut

    ITA. I would say that CJ live is more bluesy/rock than the actual recordings. Or that’s how it turned out with his 1st album. Will be interesting to see how this 2nd one goes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jenny.williams.391 Jenny Williams

    Never paid attention to this guy till I heard Crying On A Suitcase. Fell in love with that song. Hope he does well with his second album

  • Incipit

    Casey is the lead singer and also lead guitarist — just like David Cook, Kris Allen, Phillip Phillips, etc.

    That’s only half true. Casey James is the Front Man and the lead guitarist of his act.

    David Cook, Kris Allen and Phillip Phillips are the Front Man of their act too – but none of those three play lead guitar – they play acoustic and (electric) rhythm guitar. 

    David Cook’s Lead Guitarist is Devin Bronson, his Lead Guitarist on the DCTR Era and much of TLM and TQN was Neal Tiemann.
    Kris Allen’s Lead Guitarist is Andrew DeRoberts.
    Phillip Phillip’s Lead Guitarist was Errol Cooney, not sure if it still is, I don’t follow him. He originally wanted his BIL Ben Neil, who played on the album.

    It isn’t really usual for the Lead Guitarist to be the Front Man, but Casey is.

  • Happyhexer

    No, no no. Let’s go for top 10! Okay, I guess I don’t want to jinx anything, but IMHO, COAS is the most radio-friendly song on the album.*  Plus, though there are no guarantees, the higher it goes, the easier the climb for the next single. I can be patient. I want to see how high this can fly!

    *I think CJ’s album is really solid but I’m just not sure which tracks would fit with what’s being played on country radio now.

    Remember, it took Lee Brice’s “Love like Crazy” about a year to peak at #3. But radio is much more willing to play him now. Then again, it also took a long time (at least 6 to 8 months?) for David Nail’s “Red Light” to peak at #6 or #7, but radio is still not that eager to play his music, despite a subsequent #1.  Maybe it just depends on the song.

    Getting back to Casey, I just hope more exposure on the radio will translate to more track and album sales.  

  • http://twitter.com/sdbulldog Tammy Minder

    Wow, Casey James has sure stepped up,love the sounds of these songs,my initial faves are ;”Beyond the Blue”,”A Woman’s Touch”,”Fallin Too Hard”,and “She’s My Girl”.I am eagerly looking forward to his CD!!!Amazing!!

  • LVD

    That’s only half true, Liteasy. Casey James is the Front Man (lead singer)and the lead guitarist of his band.
    David Cook, Kris Allen and Phillip Phillips are the Front Man of their bands too – but none of those three play lead guitar – they play acoustic and (electric) rhythm guitar. 
    David Cook’s Lead Guitarist is Devin Bronson, his Lead Guitarist on the DCTR Era and much of TLM and TQN was Neal Tiemann.Kris Allen’s Lead Guitarist is Andrew DeRoberts.Phillip Phillip’s Lead Guitarist was Errol Cooney, not sure if it still is, I don’t follow him. He originally wanted his BIL Ben Neil, who played on the album.
    It isn’t really usual for the Lead Guitarist to be the Front Man, but Casey is.

    Yep, that is correct.

    I guess there will always be a bit of a bone of contention over this issue for Casey from idol fans. Because idol is a singing competition. I can understand how people either want a singer or a guitar player. 
    But of course in country Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Vince Gill does the same thing. 

  • LVD

    You can see most of these songs are still very, very raw, they need some work and fine tuning. But I like She’s my girl and That girl. I like the guitar and conviction in Women’s touch. I sense potential for two more interesting songs in Breaking through the blue and Cant give up, but both definitely needs work. Falling to hard could perhaps do well on country radio. 

  • Eileen99

    Congratulations Casey on t15 at Country! That’s so exciting and really glad to hear there will be a third single, even though it probably won’t be my fave So Sweet.  

    Will come back and listen to these when I have a chance. Seven new songs, wow that’s a lot!  Casey’s one hard working guy.

  • Incipit

    I guess there will always be a bit of a bone of contention over this issue for Casey from idol fans. Because idol is a singing competition. I can understand how people either want a singer or a guitar player. 

    I never thought of that, LVD. I just think Casey is ‘that’ good, to play the demanding lead guitar lines ‘and’ sing – But you wouldn’t have known it from Idol – He was wasted on there, IMO. They mostly gave him the stupidest songs possible, totally didn’t get what the guy could do – and showed their usual Vision Fail.

    It was the youtubes of videos of the songs from the Keys Lounge on the Homecoming that let the audience who cared to know what we really had there, and TPTB didn’t even show any of them on TV. I see no reason to choose between a singer and a fine guitar player when the guy in question can do both, in his genre.

    JMO.

  • Axxxel

    I may understand what she is trying to say… Casey is not really my thing but I noticed that he is more than just a gorgeous looking guy. I love his voice… The only thing is that I have the feeling that he has been hiding behind his guitar and that he seems reluctant to be frontman..

    Only understand now from all your postings that he is also the lead guitar but I hope some day that for a few songs, he can just give the guitar to someone else and just hold a microphone(stand)… and have some fun ! 

  • http://twitter.com/riskyladyfla MAS

    Love this guy, so talented! Glad his career is moving steadily along. Just fabulous guitar player, writes good songs and his phrasing is wonderful. And, he’s gorgeous and sweet. What’s not to like? Totally underappreciated by Idol, shameful.

  • patriciajames

    WOW! Thanks windmills for posting these vids of Casey.  I really had an OMG moment when I saw this thread — 7 new Casey James songs! And I do love the more bluesy vibe, especially Woman’s Touch. You can tell these songs are new and raw, but so much potential!  

    If you love Casey’s southern blues style, you gotta see him in person when he comes to your area. He’s killer. A live album from him would be knocking it out of the ballpark for this fan! 

    He’s always been one of my favorite Idols.  So all-around talented.  The Idol PTB just didn’t know how to PR him.  He wasn’t a paint salesman from Illinois  (no dis on Lee …. I loved the Top 3 Season 9 performers but my 1-2-3 standings were different than the outcome). His best PR on that show WAS the Keyes Lounge performances from his homecoming.  Wasn’t THAT an eye-opener! Here’s hoping Idol steps up and invites him to perform this season! 

    That invitation is over-due (IMHO)

  • LVD

    I never thought of that, LVD. I just think Casey is ‘that’ good, to play the demanding lead guitar lines ‘and’ sing – But you wouldn’t have known it from Idol – He was wasted on there, IMO. They mostly gave him the stupidest songs possible, totally didn’t get what the guy could do – and showed their usual Vision Fail.It was the youtubes of videos of the songs from the Keyes Lounge on the Homecoming that let the audience who cared to know what we really had there, and TPTB didn’t even show any of them on TV. I see no reason to choose between a singer and a fine guitar player when the guy in question can do both, in his genre.

    Yes, I personally agree. Casey is on a major label they will not for example let you do studio recordings of guitar, if you are not good enough they do have certain standards for their musicians. Casey’s singing and guitar playing goes together very well, it feeds off each other. And because he is such a good guitar player his acoustic shows are amazing. He was never really understood on the show. 

    I may understand what she is trying to say… Casey is not really my thing but I noticed that he is more than just a gorgeous looking guy. I love his voice… The only thing is that I have the feeling that he has been hiding behind his guitar and that he seems reluctant to be frontman..
    Only understand now from all your postings that he is also the lead guitar but I hope some day that for a few songs, he can just give the guitar to someone else and just hold a microphone(stand)… and have some more fun !

    It is exactly because he is playing the lead guitar in his band that he would never give it up. Personally I dont think you can say someone is hiding behind his guitar when he is playing lead guitar. It is like John Mayer or Keith Urban, no one would say they are hiding behind their guitars. 
    It was perhaps at the time just an unusual thing for idol, where the focus falls on vocals, rather then instruments. You have to see something like this to understand it better:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmZO2x7EOLE

    But I also understand that not everyone likes to much focus on the guitar. I guess it could be interesting to see Casey just sing alone, but I just dont ever see him doing it, for him singing and playing goes together. And when you hear him on the radio you dont know he is playing lead guitar as well. 

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

    Congrats to Casey for #14!  

    Just curious…I wonder why some artists preview songs like this (which is great) while others keep everything super secret until release time?  For example, Brad Paisley used to try out songs on stage to get the crowd reaction, but doesn’t any more…

  • Axxxel

    Nice guitarwork, he did seem to have lots of fun. Still hope someday he is live once in a while for 1 or 2 songs without guitar…

  • Caro3278sweet

    I wonder why some artists preview songs like this (which is great) while others keep everything super secret until release time?  

    I would suppose it’s artist preference. As a fan, I do enjoy watching how CaseyJ works with a song for months before laying down a final track. It gives me a bird’s eye view of how an artist thinks and works with his music. I don’t always agree with the final decision (I would have preferred he’d stuck with slide guitar on Drive) but I enjoy listening to the process.

  • Caro3278sweet

    I guess it could be interesting to see Casey just sing alone, but I just dont ever see him doing it, for him singing and playing goes together.

    I don’t see this happening either. I’d say just take a look at him doing an acoustic song. It’s so clear that the guitar is as much a part of his “voice” as his… voice. LOL. So for CJ to just “sing” – it would be like putting a gag in Adam Lambert’s mouth and asking him to rip into one of his dance tunes. The effect would not give you a good idea of what the artist is all about.

  • Caro3278sweet

    It was the youtubes of videos of the songs from the Keyes Lounge on the Homecoming that let the audience who cared to know what we really had there, and TPTB didn’t even show any of them on TV. 

    Those Keyes Lounge vids are the reason I became a fan. Nothing he did on idol matched the vibrancy of those vids. A total shame those never were shown on TV. 

  • Caro3278sweet

    IMHO, COAS is the most radio-friendly song on the album.*

    I’d say Drive has radio possibilities. It’s a little raw, but man, it’s a fun tune. Every time it comes on, I start tapping my foot and snapping my fingers. :-)

    But t10 would be ultra fantastic! From your mouth to God’s ear!

  • http://twitter.com/riskyladyfla MAS

    Wow, his guitar playing just gives me goosebumps, and he melds guitar and vocal so well, it’s like another appendage – so natural. Can’t imagine him without it, it would be like taking the guitar away from Eric Clapton or Brian May. That performance was full of the absolute JOY of performing, nothing is more exciting than witnessing that live.

  • windmills

    Yeah, I don’t have any interest in seeing CaseyJ performing without his guitar. I mean, it’s too integral a part of who he is as an artist and performer and it’s part of how he puts his stamp on songs. It’d have to be a real special case for me to change my mind.

    Out of the new songs, keeping in mind I couldn’t make out a whole lot of the lyrics, the standouts IMO are Breaking Through The Blue (whose vibe reminds me a lot of Eli Young Band’s Even If It Breaks Your Heart, I wonder if Will Hoge or Eric Paslay cowrote it), She’s My Girl (strong hooks), and Woman’s Touch (for the blues, you can really hear how comfortable CaseyJ is vocally on this). She’s My Girl and That Girl both have a big 80s blue eyed soul/rock vibe to them. That Girl made me think of Huey Lewis & The News with a little steel guitar. She’s My Girl has a stronger melody (and, the few lyrics of That Girl I could make it weren’t really my thing).

    Fallin Too Hard gives me modern Alabama vibe. Sounds good but the lyrics don’t seem that interesting. It’s something that could grab a person depending on production and instruments though. I’d say the same thing about Run Away, it sounds pleasant but not all that exciting, but it’s something that could really “pop” depending on the instruments and production. There’s potential there. 

    Can’t Give Up is hard to judge because CaseyJ struggled with it so much vocally but, the melody isn’t grabbing me.

  • LVD

    Yeah, I don’t have any interest in seeing CaseyJ performing without his guitar. I mean, it’s too integral a part of who he is as an artist and performer and it’s part of how he puts his stamp on songs. It’d have to be a real special case for me to change my mind.
    Out of the new songs, keeping in mind I couldn’t make out a whole lot of the lyrics, the standouts IMO are Breaking Through The Blue (whose vibe reminds me a lot of Eli Young Band’s Even If It Breaks Your Heart, I wonder if Will Hoge or Eric Paslay cowrote it), She’s My Girl (strong hooks), and Woman’s Touch (for the blues, you can really hear how comfortable CaseyJ is vocally on this). She’s My Girl and That Girl both have a big 80s blue eyed soul/rock vibe to them. That Girl made me think of Huey Lewis & The News with a little steel guitar. She’s My Girl has a stronger melody (and, the few lyrics of That Girl I could make it weren’t really my thing).
    Fallin Too Hard gives me modern Alabama vibe. Sounds good but the lyrics don’t seem that interesting. It’s something that could grab a person depending on production and instruments though. I’d say the same thing about Run Away, it sounds pleasant but not all that exciting, but it’s something that could really “pop” depending on the instruments and production. There’s potential there. 
    Can’t Give Up is hard to judge because CaseyJ struggled with it so much vocally but, the melody isn’t grabbing me.

    I was waiting for your review. :)

    My thoughts is almost exactly the same. I really like She is my girl it reminds me a bit of the Police for some reason. I also really like That Girl, it has an old school rock vibe. Breaking through the blue is the song that I feel has the most potential, although I would change the title to just Breaking Through. Women’s Touch has a nice bluesy feel, and it sounds like a good slower song.  

    Falling to hard and Run Away is two pretty normal country songs, it reminds me a bit of Lady Antebellum. It is nice enough but nothing outstanding. A good production might work. 

    I feel there might be potential in Cant give up, obviously Casey hasn’t worked that one out at all. If I would guess then I would say that he didn’t write this song, he wouldn’t write songs that stretches his vocals that much. But then again perhaps it is just something that needs to workout properly. He clearly didn’t look to confident while performing it. 

  • LVD

    Just curious…I wonder why some artists preview songs like this (which is great) while others keep everything super secret until release time?  For example, Brad Paisley used to try out songs on stage to get the crowd reaction, but doesn’t any more…

    I would guess it is because these days it often happens that songs that work really in concert might not always be the right songs for the radio. But I think it is still fun for fans to hear new songs on the road every now and again, and it is a good way to perfect or shape the song along the way. 

    Wow, his guitar playing just gives me goosebumps, and he melds guitar and vocal so well, it’s like another appendage – so natural. Can’t imagine him without it, it would be like taking the guitar away from Eric Clapton or Brian May. That performance was full of the absolute JOY of performing, nothing is more exciting than witnessing that live.

    Agreed. 

    It is nice to think that, that song could perhaps be the next single. 

  • idolbeat

    Love Breaking Through The Blue – already humming along – love the melody and guitar! Oooh ooooh ooooooh!

  • blackberryharvest

    Who would’ve thought that he would be the last contestant from his season with a major label? Good for him!

  • Incipit

    Interesting to read people who know something about Country music when they share their opinions about the new songs – and you folks all have a point, some seem to have more possibilities than others, but they are new and raw and Casey will be working with them over time to see what he keeps, and in what form. And, as usual, I wish him lots of Good Fortune.

    Casey can do lots of different kinds of music with those guitar playing skills, but when the man had a chance to play and sing what he wanted, at the Keyes Lounge – that’s the specific, vibrant music that caught me. I’ve always called it Roadhouse Blues, I’m sure it has other names. Unlike Country music, I enjoy it very much – but I don’t think radio PD’s do. (Understatement) And after all, they’re the tastemakers. Heh.

    But Casey was honest in his post Idol interviews, that the marketplace required a commercial country approach, and he can do that just fine too, so that’s what he did. I ain’t mad at him, happy for his success, even though it means I don’t get the music I would rather hear, and never get to buy his stuff. 

    I still have my collection, with “Too Sweet For Me”, “Kings Highway”, “Drowning on Dry Land”, Gravity” and the rest and the random chance still exists that a live performance sometime, somewhere will include a piano, and that Roadhouse sound – or will be blues/rock instead of blue-eyed soul – that even happened. A version of “Bulletproof” is lately added to the collection…and his career is young. Who knows what will happen?

  • meyers77

    I really liked Casey on Idol. Really liked his pre-IDOL stuff,  “Road to Coming Home”, “Free”, “Shine Your Shoes”, but his album and this stuff is too country for me. I like him more blues/rock.

  • http://twitter.com/Mich_in_Colo Michelle

    Incipit-  Playing the blues is not going to get Casey anywhere on radio.  That’s why you gotta catch one of his live shows.  Bulletproof was his second song at the Denver show and that was the point when he demanded the crowds attention.  That song was so spot on. You could almost feel the motion of everyone’s heads turning all at once when he started playing it.  He does a good job peppering in those kind of performances throughout his set.  I also felt as though there was some bluesy content in a couple of his new songs.  A song like Bulletproof or the ones you list above would never get radio play.  As Casey develops as an artist he may have a stronger ability to include these types of songs as a bonus track, perhaps.  For now he needs to appeal to the masses as radio will not support the Roadhouse Blues. 

  • Incipit

     Bulletproof was his second song at the Denver show and that was the point when he demanded the crowds attention.  That song was so spot on. You could almost feel the motion of everyone’s heads turning all at once when he started playing it…A song like Bulletproof or the ones you list above would never get radio play.

    Yes. I know, Michele. That’s what I said – Casey needed to go commercial Country to have any chance at success the way radio is controlled nowadays, and I’m not mad at him for it. I wish him Good Fortune. But I don’t enjoy Country music at all…and that’s gonna be all over the live shows, so never mind. When I’m lucky, someone has a video or audio of the good stuff.

    But isn’t there a certain irony in saying Casey’s songs that turn the audience’s heads around and totally catch their attention are the same songs that radio PD’s would never play? 

    What’s wrong with that picture? (Just a Rhetorical Question)

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

    it’s so hard to understand lyrics on these videos but the one that stands out the most for me is breaking through the blue.it had such a different sound .,I really liked it.others are good too just couldn’t make much out  

  • windmills

    By the way, I’m pretty sure That Girl is a song CaseyJ cowrote with Patrick Davis and Dallas Davidson, the same team that cowrote So Sweet. That would make it a song he cowrote for his debut album. 

  • idolbeat

     me! :)

  • LVD

    By the way, I’m pretty sure That Girl is a song CaseyJ cowrote with Patrick Davis and Dallas Davidson, the same team that cowrote So Sweet. That would make it a song he cowrote for his debut album. 

    I think they all got along very well, it is good to see Casey writing more songs with them.

  • windmills

    LVD:I think they all got along very well, it is good to see Casey writing more songs with them.

    Yes but just to clarify, That Girl has been registered since back before CaseyJ’s debut album came out. I posted about it in August 2011. So if this is the same song then it isn’t from a new session.

    It’s cool that our 1st impressions of the new tunes matches so well :) I really, really like the melody of Breaking Through The Blue (is that definitely what it’s called? sometimes the “blue” line sounds like he’s singing “straight into the blue”).

    I love Bulletproof! It’s still in my t5 of CaseyJ songs with Drive, Never Walk Away, Show Me A Bridge, and Til My Guitar. It still bums me out that we only got a studio version of 1 of those songs. On the other hand I was always worried about Bulletproof in studio because it really needs a raw edge. If we ever do get a studio version of that song, maybe it’ll have been for the best that it wasn’t on CaseyJ’s debut.

    As far as Bulletproof not fitting on country radio, call me crazy but I always thought it would’ve been a risk worth taking IF the studio version were edgy enough. It has a good hook and it is so CaseyJ. Too, with country radio’s move towards rock it wouldn’t be as much of a stretch. There isn’t any blues on country radio now but with the right hook, no reason there couldn’t be. That’s something I’ve always hoped CaseyJ could take advantage of as he works his way into that world.

  • http://twitter.com/Mich_in_Colo Michelle

    Windmills, I have the set list from Grizzly Rose and it says “Breakin’ Through the Blue”  I am glad to hear you speak of “Show Me a Bridge”!  That is in my top 2 songs from Casey.  I was also pretty shocked at the live performance of “Bulletproof” on Saturday. It was just killer and I think it was a crowd favorite.  Have you heard the new tune from Kristen Kelly?  Not a big fan of hers, but it’s in a similar vein.  I find it interesting she is getting a lot of attention for it.  Musically it sounds like a Casey kind of song.  I hope Casey will take a step towards his musical roots on his upcoming album even if its just a bonus track!

  • windmills

    Michelle: Windmills, I have the set list from Grizzly Rose and it says “Breakin’ Through the Blue”  I am glad to hear you speak of “Show Me a Bridge”!  That is in my top 2 songs from Casey.  I was also pretty shocked at the live performance of “Bulletproof” on Saturday. It was just killer and I think it was a crowd favorite.  Have you heard the new tune from Kristen Kelly?  Not a big fan of hers, but it’s in a similar vein.  I find it interesting she is getting a lot of attention for it.  Musically it sounds like a Casey kind of song.  I hope Casey will take a step towards his musical roots on his upcoming album even if its just a bonus track!

    I was totally thinking about Kristen’s song! I even almost mentioned it to say if it took off, then it might help CaseyJ carve out even more of a blues/soul space for himself at country radio. But then my train of thought when off in a different direction :p I absolutely LOVE He Loves To Make Me Cry. It’s a risk for country radio right now, especially with Kristen being a woman but this is a song that I feel like could be big if country radio just gives it a chance.

    Thanks for confirming the title of Breakin Through The Blue! That’s the song I’ve been going back to the most out of the new ones. The melody really appeals to me.

  • http://twitter.com/Mich_in_Colo Michelle

    Casey played with Kristen Kelly last night and I am SURE she played that song. I would bet money it got his attention.  Maybe it will inspire Casey to take a risk on his second CD.

    Sorry my vids were not that clear.  We will get a number of really good ones from Billy Bob’s Friday night.  Maybe even a couple more NEW ones??!!?