Casey James - "Let's Don't Call it a Night" - Song Stream!

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92.5 XTU Philly’s COUNTRY station debuted Casey James new single, “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” .  Casey’s debut is set to hit radio on August 15. Listen to a stream HERE:

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  • Studio stream is HERE. Look at the player under Razz’s recommendations.

Casey wrote the song with Brice Long and Terry McBride. Long co-write Gary Alan’s No. 1 country hit “Nothing on But the Radio” and Randy Houser’s debut single, “Anything Goes.”

McBride, who fronted the country trio McBride & the Ride, has co-written several hits for Brooks & Dunn, including “Play Something Country” and the “If You See Him/If You See Her “tri-et”" with Reba McEntire. McBride also co-write Josh Gracin’s 2005 single “Stay With Me (Brass Bed)”. (Via Idol Chatter)

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  • http://www.huckleberryfriendmusic.com/ huckleberryfriend

    Disappointed.

  • sr4mjc

    I dig this, it’s more Bob Seger than traditional country, which if anyone saw my post in the sales thread, is more than ok with me. :) Cool.

  • aidancash1

    Beautiful. Been so long. Its like my baby has been born. ha ha

  • kvwicks13

    Not what I expected from Casey. I guess I expected a more rockin country song.

  • Lucy1234

    Just listened to it – sorry don’t care much for the song. Not at all what I expected.

  • McCreerian

    Sounds like it can be a hit! It sounds good for country, but it also sounds very “Casey.” Could he be the biggest thing to come out of Season 9?(Not that hard, I know, lol)

  • http://twitter.com/lindsav adamland

    Finally! I’m REALLY liking this, it’s unmistakeably CaseyJ. I hope to hear it soon on the lone country station I have saved on my car radio. I’ve heard it on Youtube but was still holding my breath wondering if Sony Nashville was really going to let him do it his way on a single. Yep they did!

  • sylvanaire

    I’ve been listening to youtubes of his performances over the last few months so this song isn’t new to me. I think it reflects a lot of Casey’s influences. It’s got that bluesy vibe that has been a big part of his history. It’s very much what I expected from him. Much more so than I thought we’d get, so yay, Sony Nashville!

  • twistdfrk

    Don’t care about the unlikes here either. I think it’s awesome.

  • Buffynut

    Love it! I have had no intention of ever buying a Casey James single or album but this song is so damn funky! Right up my alley!

  • twistdfrk

    Buffynut says:
    07/27/2011 at 6:37 pm
    Love it! I have had no intention of ever buying a Casey James single or album but this song is so damn funky! Right up my alley!

    Right on Buffynut! Fist bump!

  • girlygirl

    Generic and very simple lyrically, but the melody and groove is solid. It seems to have a bit of a throwback sound to it so who knows whether country radio will embrace it. I would have preferred something a little rockier, but it’s not bad for a debut effort.

    Hoping that Casey J does well with this!

  • haveaniceday711

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Can’t wait til my local station plays it!

  • LVD

    Not what I expected from Casey. I guess I expected a more rockin country song.

    Lol he does have a few of those also. ;-)

  • KachinaDoll

    I’ve been listening to this song for a while now, but I really like this version the best. It’s Country, Bluesy and Swingy. Very Casey!

  • Tess

    undecided….

  • music woman

    I love it! Casey’s voice sounds great and the guitar tracks are awesome! It has that perfect winter season vibe. Imagine yourself and your sweetie, in front of a roaring fire late at night and this song comes on the radio! It’s very relatable!

    Not to mention the great hook. If you like this song be ready to keep hearing it replayed in your head over and over again.

    Definitely downloading it from iTunes when it becomes available.

  • LVD

    I’ve been listening to youtubes of his performances over the last few months so this song isn’t new to me. I think it reflects a lot of Casey’s influences. It’s got that bluesy vibe that has been a big part of his history. It’s very much what I expected from him. Much more so than I thought we’d get, so yay, Sony Nashville!

    I agree! :-)

    They didn’t really tool around with Casey’s voice, which I am very glad to hear. You can also hear the guitar nicely. The song is pretty much the same as the way Casey has been performing it live. There is a few extra country sounds added here and there that will take some getting used to, but it is not overbearing. It is definitely Casey.

    Good job BNA!

  • ri

    well i didn’t expect the final recording to come out like this because i loved the way it was originally done, very slow and “smouldering”. but this version is more radio friendly so i get it. I do think a song like Bulletproof would have represented his bluesy, honky-tonk side and would have identified the kind of artist he intends to be. Having said all that, it sounds like the label believes in him and he, in turn, trusts the people who are handling him and i do think this can do well on the radio. speaking of which, i have never had a pre-set COUNTRY station on my car radio but now that needs to change.

    Good Luck, Casey. i’m rootin’ for ya, babe.

  • falafel

    I like this a lot, too. Though I wonder if they wouldn’t have been better off calling it just “Call it a Night”.

  • meme4cj_

    I really like the production , it’s simple & similar to the live version . Casey’s great vocals & guitar playing mixed together is very spot on . it also sounds commercial & very Casey ;)

  • TylerWV

    Love this! It does have a Bob Segar vibe. I think its very radio friendly and not over produced.

  • teacup

    Don’t care for it. Is Casey actually country or just one of those “went country for a deal” Idols?

  • gangreen29

    Don’t care for it. Is Casey actually country or just one of those “went country for a deal” Idols?

    Went country for a deal.

    Generic. I don’t see this lighting up the charts. This is all they could come up with after more than a year lol? Good luck with THAT haha.

  • ri

    Is Casey actually country or just one of those “went country for a deal” Idols?

    Casey has always played blues, rock and country in Texas. the country market is certainly where he fits as opposed to anything else out there so i do not believe Casey went country for a deal. there are some idols who can be put in that category…CaseyJ is NOT one of them. he belongs exactly where he is. if you have any doubt, listen to his Keys Lounge performances on youtube.

  • LVD

    Went country for a deal.

    Err no, Casey has always been a mixture of blues, country and rock. Or Texas country.

  • aidancash1

    LOL. Right on

    I love the little falsetto

  • sagi

    I liked his live version best, but this sounds great for radio. I guess it won’t make anyone uncomfortable in a room full of people. I say this because the version he did live, when it first came to light, had such a bedroom feel, if you know what I mean. ;) (But I LIKED it :D ) I hope he performs it live like he has been and all will be well!

  • LVD

    I do think a song like Bulletproof would have represented his bluesy, honky-tonk side and would have identified the kind of artist he intends to be.

    Steel Magnolia just send a song for adds this week that is also named Bulletproof.

  • McCreerian

    Is Casey actually country or just one of those “went country for a deal” Idols?

    He sang country a few times on the show. And he is from the south and has an accent, so in a way he has a natural twang.

  • poisnivy

    I LOVE Let’s Don’t Call it a Night! This is the song I hoped they would use as his debut album the first time I heard it. It’s one of those songs that gets stuck in your head all day. Sure he has songs that are more rocky and bluesy, but he’s being marketed as a country artist on a country label. So of course his first single is going to sound country. I can’t wait to buy it.

  • aidancash1

    Songs like Bulletproof and drive will be a good second single for summer next year and to go on ai with. This is a great song to introduce hiom to radio.

  • ri

    I say this because the version he did live, when it first came to light, had such a bedroom feel, if you know what I mean.

    ah yes, Sagi, i know exactly what you mean. and i guess that’s what i was missing when i heard this version. but if i have to hear this song on the car radio when there are other people present, maybe this version is safer. the bedroom version made it necessary for me to have to fan myself.

  • LVD

    Songs like Bulletproof and drive will be a good second single for summer next year and to go on ai with. This is a great song to introduce hiom to radio.

    Yes I agree! :-)

  • sr4mjc

    I didn’t think Casey was a very good singer on Idol, his vibrato was always a little out of control, but he sounds good recorded. And I didn’t expect him to go any other route than a country label.

  • dy77

    hmmm I am pleasantly surprised. I like that I hear a soulfulness in this a la James Otto. Casey was my S9 favorite (relative term in my case) anyway, but I have not followed him post-Idol at all, so I am glad I am enjoying his song. Good job, Casey.

  • twistdfrk

    Generic? This term is very subjective.

    I love both the slow original (shmexy) version and this funkier radio-friendly version. Hear steel guitars, anyone?

    Can’t wait for iTunes.

  • meme4cj_

    @razzontheradio : @CaseyEJames just played this….sweet http://yfrog.com/kkjltgyj

  • dinaa68

    Loved Casey on Idol, and I actually like this quite a bit! Its the only version of the song I’ve heard so far. To me it sounds more bluesy than country, which I am very relieved about. I know he’s signed to a country label, but I was hoping the music he makes would turn out to be more southern-fried rock, because that is who I think Casey James really is. I’m happy so far! And I’m wishing the best for him of course! I told myself I would buy his first cd even if it was country, but I’m less worried about that now.

  • LVD

    I didn’t think Casey was a very good singer on Idol, his vibrato was always a little out of control, but he sounds good recorded. And I didn’t expect him to go any other route than a country label.

    The vibrato on idol was definitively too much sometimes. There were a lot of valid critique in that regard, but it came out that he was sick for most of his idol run. He has lost a lot of that vibrato and his voice is overall just much stronger sounding these days.

    Loved Casey on Idol, and I actually like this quite a bit! Its the only version of the song I’ve heard so far. To me it sounds more bluesy than country, which I am very relieved about. I know he’s signed to a country label, but I was hoping the music he makes would turn out to be more southern-fried rock, because that is who I think Casey James really is. I’m happy so far! And I’m wishing the best for him of course! I told myself I would buy his first cd even if it was country, but I’m less worried about that now.

    Then you would be relieved to hear that this is actually one of Casey’s more country sounding tunes. :-)

  • kmd

    I really like the song. I hope Casey does well with it.

  • certain1

    I coludn’t place why this sounded so familiar to me…

    It has a very similar vibe and sound as Steel Magnolias last single:

    http://www.vevo.com/watch/steel-magnolia/last-night-again/USCJY1011065

    Hope Casey has some success with this song as he has waited a long time.

  • abbysee

    I dig this, it’s more Bob Seger than traditional country, which if anyone saw my post in the sales thread, is more than ok with me. Cool.

    I like it. I’ll be downloading it.

  • HoppersSkippersMiners

    Hmm….

    Its a *well* sung song. Not immediately catchy to my ears tho’.

    I wouldn’t turn it off. I’d probably slow dance to it if it was playing at a bar or wedding. Not sure if it screams “BUY ME!!!”, however.

  • Willis

    I liked the song a lot. I would consider buying his album.

    I’ve always thought that Casey was with a country label because that’s the best place to market him these days. He’s more blues and classic rock to me. Could have a career as a bluesier Shawn Mullins or Mayer type of singer, which might also get him airplay on non-country stations. I wish him the best of luck!

  • Nostradamas

    Great voice, great musician, great look, great name, great over-all talent…..he’ll go very far…

  • Pippygirl

    Don’t care for it. Is Casey actually country or just one of those “went country for a deal” Idols?

    Wasn’t a big fan of Casey’s voice on idol but he sounds good recorded. This song doesn’t really grab me though, maybe if I listen to it a few times I’ll like it better.
    Also it seems as though Idols can’t win. If they go country they are just doing it because it’s easier to be successful (supposedly) and if they don’t they should have, because they would have had more success (see Kris Allen). Personally I can’t imagine Casey going any other route than this one. It’s a perfect fit imo. I wish him success.

  • car3278sweet

    I wouldn’t turn it off. I’d probably slow dance to it if it was playing at a bar or wedding. Not sure if it screams “BUY ME!!!”, however.

    Ah, well, I don’t think Casey is the type to ‘scream’ anything. LOL. He’s so cool and laid back. He wants to play his music, find peeps who love him and all the rest… $$, stardom, etc… meh. Or that’s the vibe I get.

    This is a good start. It’s got some definite country elements that you don’t hear in live performances, but not enough to mask the essential “Casey”. As I expected, his voice is solid and center. And it’s distinctive. Good. He’s got a chance to slip in some of his guitar skills. Good. It’s a touch bluesy. Good. It’s sexy. Very good. ;-)

    There’s so much more that CJ can give. He’s just scraping the surface here. But it’s a good, solid start. And I hope it gets his foot in the door with PDs/DJs.

  • Lucy1234

    I never really liked Casey’s voice on Idol – also did not like the vibrato. Was an admirer of his guitar skills and I guess that is why I expected something different. I have not followed his post-Idol career but for some reason I expected a song more in line with Dierks Bentley or maybe even Jason Aldean (country-rock).

  • meme4cj_
  • car3278sweet

    I didn’t think Casey was a very good singer on Idol, his vibrato was always a little out of control, but he sounds good recorded.

    The vibrato on idol was definitively too much sometimes. There were a lot of valid critique in that regard, but it came out that he was sick for most of his idol run. He has lost a lot of that vibrato and his voice is overall just much stronger sounding these days.

    I was so so so of this crowd when I watched CJ on AI. I was like… cute… oh, um, taking shirt off. NO. Then a good Hollywood week and I liked him. Then he went up and up.. and he was the himbo. And I kinda agreed. But he was my “peep” that year so ….then he started doing his goat stuff and that wasn’t good. NO. Then he did “Jealous Guy” and I went.. WTF? Then Kara did her cougar thing and I got grumpy. Really grumpy. Then he was out. Okay. God bless. Wish you well. Won’t follow you. Just like all the other AI peeps I’ve watched before.

    Then I saw the Keys Lounge vids.

    Cough.

    And now I know (because I am a crazy ass fan) that this himbo told Ryan Seacrest not to say anything about how sick he was during the show. Nada. No pity votes. Tells me something about what this guy is made of.

  • dishwalla

    And Casey waited for over a year to release this? The song seems to highlight more of his guitar skills than his vocals. I just don’t know how radio friendly this song will be.

  • aidancash1

    No his voice is front and center.

  • LaurelG

    I’m not really a fan of country music but . . . I kinda liked it. I think the operative word is “funky.”

  • twistdfrk

    dishwalla says:
    07/27/2011 at 8:55 pm
    And Casey waited for over a year to release this? The song seems to highlight more of his guitar skills than his vocals. I just don’t know how radio friendly this song will be.

    Huh? Are you sure we are listening to the same song? I hear his vocals and it is solid. What’s wrong with a few riffs?

    On a lighter note – that is some lovely CD cover. It looks best on his website too.

  • aidancash1

    He is so pirty

  • LVD

    I never really liked Casey’s voice on Idol – also did not like the vibrato. Was an admirer of his guitar skills and I guess that is why I expected something different. I have not followed his post-Idol career but for some reason I expected a song more in line with Dierks Bentley or maybe even Jason Aldean (country-rock).

    Drive is much more in that vain, most people wanted Drive for the first single, but it is more of a summer song. (Drive is the second one):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0HnJkBj4BQ

    So Casey does have those types of songs as well, there is even a bit of a rock alternative song.

    But Casey has always done a lot of things, he does straight up country and he even has a pop/country song, honky-tonk roundhouse blues, straight blues (which is properly his favorite), old R&B and rock. He has always mixed things up a lot. This song is also very much in his wheelhouse.

    Atleast when his album comes people will not complain that it all sounds the same, because there is a lot of diversity in his music.

  • LVD

    http://www.sonymusicnashville.com/music/lets-dont-call-it-night

    I like the cover art Casey looks good (as always). :-)

    Funny that he doesn’t appear with his guitar, you see a lot of cover art of guys with their guitars, but good also.

  • naz

    I am so so happy for Casey. I loved him on idol and still do now. I like this single alot. I hope he’ll do well with this and wish him all the success in this world. Music aside, Casey is a really really cool guy with an incredible personality, that made me fall in love with him so deeply :P

  • BeachBum

    Too bad Casey doesn’t sound like this is “real” life :) Actually, I dig Casey… best of luck to him with the single and album.

  • Indigobunting

    I like it. Sounds 100% blues to me; I’m glad he stayed true to himself. I really don’t hear any country besides the steel and little musical touches but that is ok with me.
    It is a little repetitive lyrically, which I guess I didn’t notice on the live performances.
    Nice cover art-glad he is smiling.

  • windmills

    meme4cj_:

    @razzontheradio : @CaseyEJames just played this….sweet http://yfrog.com/kkjltgyj

    Note about this: it looks to me like XTU got an exclusive mailer of the single. LDCIAN has not been made digitally available to all radio stations yet.

    Still reserving my final opinion for an HQ version instead of a cap of a radio stream but my updated thoughts are:

    Hello steel guitar! Surprised me a little there.
    The producer and CaseyJ sacrificed the intimacy and sultriness of the song for a more James Ottoesque feel. This sounds downright peppy! That could help with radio but hurt with reviewers looking for CaseyJ to use more nuance.
    The production sounds a little more spiffed up than I’d like, in that typical country radio manner.
    On the other hand, that means it fits country radio fine and it actually does a good job of marrying a bunch of CaseyJ’s influences together – country, some blues, some soul, a little funk. It gets a little overbearing but not too bad.
    The groove overtakes CaseyJ’s phrasing at times.
    But you can hear CaseyJ breath at least once that I heard and his voice records well and pretty true to how he sounds live.
    I like the intro and outro (including the vocal part).
    Still think the lyrics get too cutesy where they should’ve been a little more specific.
    It fits country radio, it fits CaseyJ, and it’s likable but I’m not sure it’s the kind of song that’ll make PDs and MDs think they absolutely must get on board.

    Excited to see where this goes for CaseyJ. He’s got better songs in his arsenal and I hope those get heard so this would be the 1st step.

    Thanks MJ for the cap!

  • chearts77

    Like the song. Love the cover art. ;) Casey is a handsome man. I think it’s catchy. I hope radio takes a liking to it. Casey has worked so hard on his album. He deserves some success with it. I’ve loved most of the songs I’ve heard through the many videos. I’m looking forward to his CD more and more I hear from him.

  • bean99

    I really liked it and I’m not much of a country fan. I can’t wait until his cd comes out! :)

  • LVD

    Note about this: it looks to me like KTU got an exclusive mailer of the single. LDCIAN has not been made digitally available to all radio stations yet.

    Oh I thought it was pretty cool that the DJ would play the song so quickly, I really didn’t expect to hear it so soon. But Casey actually did do a gig for this radio station. It seem like things are suddenly happening very quickly.

    As always thanks for your thoughts Windmills, the song is certainly a lot more funkier then it was originally. I am glad some of Casey’s influences does come out in the song. We’ll see how it goes, I am just hoping that Casey can get a foot in the door with this song. You give a very detailed analysis, but what is your overall thought, will the song stand out atleast a little bit against other country songs?

  • MaryS-NJ

    Oh my gosh, I feel like one of my kids just graduated from college or something – lol! Been waiting a long time for Casey’s single.

    I feel a bit like a bad fan because I was disappointed that this was the first single instead of Drive or Bulletproof and because LDCIaN always seemed a bit sleepy and sort of … meandered a bit in the middle when Casey played it live. But the new arrangement he’s been playing over the last couple performances is tighter and is more uptempo which definitely works.

    It’s never going to be my favorite of Casey’s originals but I like it. I like it because it’s soulful, bluesy as well as country and they kept Casey’s voice with the nice grit and edges that make it interesting.

    I’m just really happy for Casey and hopefully I’ll have a whole album of his music in the new year!

  • LVD

    Casey James has a surprisingly great song coming to a radio near you

    I’ve always been pro Casey James, but when a guy comes from a reality show and looks that good, you kind of have to worry about his future in the real life world.

    Well worry no more, kiddos, because we now have our first taste of Casey’s official foray into mainstream radio and it’s surprisingly – or not surprisingly – good.

    Let’s Don’t Call It a Night isn’t supposed to hit radio until August 15th but Philly’s Country Station 92.5 debuted it tonight.

    http://www.nashvillegab.com/2011/07/casey-james-has-a-surprisingly-great-song-coming-to-a-radio-near-you.html

  • cowboysfan

    He has such a wimpy and forgettable voice. This album is going to flop hard.

  • happyhexer

    I like it!

    Casey was my fav during AI9. I thought he was inconsistent at times (sometimes felt his guitar-playing overshadowed his singing), but always thought he had potential (like when he had a “moment” with “Jealous Guy”). But I don’t like Casey’s pre-Idol material, so I was a little worried. (In contrast, I love some of Lee’s pre-Idol stuff, but don’t care for his post-Idol CD. Go figure!)

    Anyway, hope Casey continues in this direction. The single does sound very James Otto-ish (which in my book is a good thing). And I listened to the other songs that LVD posted. The songs sound diverse, yet very much Casey.

    Will country radio play this? I have no idea. But this is starting to shape up like an album I just might buy . . .

  • AmCaro

    Am very impressed! I can hardly wait to get this on my Ipod and will be patiently awaiting the release of the album…Not quite understanding why there is a discussion as to why he went with a country label though. I guess in my opinion he fits quite nicely in this genre and when most people might say country is an easy road to take, those same people might not quite understand how hard it is to actually “make it” as a country artist.

    This is the beginning of his “professional” career and after reading about the impressive group of individuals he has written with, they obviously feel he has a good shot-he has made a very good impression already it seems. Good Luck Casey James!!

  • twistdfrk

    cowboysfan says:
    He has such a wimpy and forgettable voice. This album is going to flop hard.

    Simon Cowell, is that you? You forgot to include it sounded so karaoke LMAO.

    He ain’t no Mariah Carey brother.

    LVD
    Casey James has a surprisingly great song coming to a radio near you
    http://www.nashvillegab.com/2011/07/casey-james-has-a-surprisingly-great-song-coming-to-a-radio-near-you.html

    That is a pretty great review for Casey, coming from a country blog. I really hope this single will do really well. It’s not even one of my favorite originals of Casey’s but this radio edit is super rad. If it’s true that an HQ version is on the way, then bring it on baby!

  • twistdfrk

    Even things with wings groove to CaseyJ’s song

    http://on.fb.me/odL7u4

  • LVD

    Simon Cowell, is that you? You forgot to include it sounded so karaoke LMAO.

    He ain’t no Mariah Carey brother.

    lmao

  • cherryblossom

    This song is completely and perfectly Casey James. It is just what he said it would be: bluesy, country rock. I especially love the blues beat and his jammin’.
    I’ve been listening to country stations for the last several months getting prepared for Casey’s song release and I think this song will be well-received.
    I can’t wait to hear more and I’m extremely excited for him!

  • BootStar

    Have no idea how this will do on the radio, but I actually really like it. Which kinda suprises me since this was probably my least favorite of Casey’s new material because of the simplistic lyrics, but maybe his people felt that was the safer way to go?

    Love the funk elements they added, but the steel guitars definitely take it more country in direction, although it strikes me as true to his sensibilities (blues, southern rock, alt-country, funk).

    I’ve always loved his voice, and the vibrato never bothered me, but I’m delighted that he actually sounds like himself here. Good luck, Casey!

  • MNCyn

    Remembering “Jealous Guy” from Idol (Slezak included it in a list of bests on his blog site) this song is reminiscent of the soft side of Casey. Judging from the number hits on Youtube (9000 on one version alone) it seems like fans are loving “Let’s Don’t Call it a Night!” I do too, but I’m waiting for his bluesy country rock songs like “Drive,” “Bulletproof” and “Done Made Up My Mind.” I totally love that side of him, and when he rips into his guitar!! (dare I say he’s one of the BEST guitar players out there today!?) Looking forward to the album, but in the meantime, loving his concerts! Viva Las Vegas Saturday night!

  • meme4cj_

    I agree Cherry & BootStar .
    I really liked the steel guitar along with Casey’s guitar playing & raw vocals in the track ( wondering if Casey who also playing the steel , I know he plays steel guitar ( Dobro ) according to his mom ! ) . It’s catchy & radio friendly , yet not over-produced . SPOT ON! :D
    Looking forward to know who’s the producer . :)

  • mzbet

    I really like this song and hope it does well on radio for Casey. I enjoyed him on AI but haven’t followed him since the show except for a few posts on here I’ve seen.

    Well done, Casey! I’ll be buying at least this single :)

  • idol23

    I love the studio version of this song and am glad that its not over produced. It definitely sounds more country with the steel guitar but it sounds good. Can’t wait to get it on itunes!

  • DaboGirl

    LNCIAN wasn’t my favorite of Casey’s new songs but I really like the way it sounds on the radio.

    Casey is on of all time favorite Idol contestants and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for him.

    Mazal tov Casey

  • BAPC

    The title is terrible and ruins the song. It should be “Let’s Not Call It A Night.” The phrasing would still work and it would make more sense.

  • LVD

    This is Casey James’ debut single. We picked him as one to watch in 2011 and this song is a perfect example why.

    http://www.roughstock.com/video/casey-james-let-s-don-t-call-it-a-night-video

  • kathyt1

    Love this song and the faster speed… just beautiful… Can’t wait to buy it…. Casey James has certainly come a long way and continues to astound with his amazing voice and guitar skills. Can’t wait for a full album.

  • BootStar

    The title is terrible and ruins the song. It should be “Let’s Not Call It A Night.”

    This former English major completely disagrees. “Let’s don’t” is a common colloquialism. Haven’t you ever heard anybody say “Let’s don’t go there”? What next? Should we correct all the grammar in popular music and literature?

  • LVD

    Casey James only dabbled in country music while on then ninth season of ‘American Idol’ in 2010. He played a Keith Urban song, and a Shania Twain song during Shania Twain week, but was clearly more influenced by rock and blues. His time on the show was bookended by John Mayer songs, appropriate because of all the artists he covered on the show, it’s Mayer that his debut song ‘Let’s Don’t Call it a Night’ most closely mimics.

    The slow and sexy sheet-burner is a little clumsier than anything the always-polished Mayer would record. From the first lyric, one can’t deny the lure of this song’s sultry stylings, but the words are a little … vapid. “Love the way you look in that dress / Umm … you’ve got me thinking thoughts in my head.”

    If James were actually singing this song to seduce some lucky woman, she’d likely grab a handful of his gorgeous hair, look deep into his blue eyes and whisper, “Shhh … don’t talk.’ But the song goes on, allowing the Texas-born singer to redeem himself some during the chorus.

    “Let’s don’t call it a night / Love the way you’re holding me tight / When you’re next to me / There’s no place I’d rather be / Everything is feeling so right / Oh baby let’s don’t call it a night.”

    James actually sounds more like Jonny Lang than John Mayer, but both men play a guitar similar to the one James uses as a tool for his seduction. The mood is right, so perhaps — using the same philosophy men take to Valentine’s Day cards — it’s not important what he’s saying, but how he says it.

    http://tasteofcountry.com/casey-james-lets-dont-call-it-a-night/

  • LVD

    When Casey James signed with 19/BNA after a strong showing on American Idols 9th Season in 2010, Casey was going to front the CaseyJames Band. Well, it seems that Casey dropped the band and is now just a solo artist. This tune is his debut single and its a James Otto and Ronnie Milsap-like slice of Country Soul music that shows how strong a singer Casey is. Look for it to be available digitally soon.

    http://www.roughstock.com/blog/10-new-artists-worth-your-time

  • music woman

    I’m loving all the positive reviews Casey is getting! I am sure we will be enjoying the press tour clips he will hopefully be doing for this single. Sony should get busy immediately lining up interviews! Lots and lots of Casey is fine by me!

    I had to laugh at the reviewer from Taste O Country who referred to his gorgeous hair and blue eyes! Yep, Casey has it “all” going on. Talk about the “whole package”.

    I was lucky enough to make it up to Petaluma to his performance at Kodiak Jacks. Nice small indoor venue. We got to sit up close to the stage and when Casey walked out, I was dumbstruck by this tall (6’ 4”) lanky Greek God with that unruly mane of blond curls and those eyes – oh those eyes. Like he just ascended from Mt. Olympus. He took my breath away and he hadn’t even sung his first song! I can understand now why Kara asked him to take off his shirt at his Idol audition. She probably was thinking “is this guy for real?”

    Looks and talent! And a great first single record. A star is born.

  • ri

    oh music woman, i am soooo jealous. waiting IMpatiently for him to come to the northeast….

  • epic_win77

    Mmmm… a nice sultry song matched with an angelic face on the CD cover. Stick a fork in me I’m done!

    Haterzzz come & go, but my great gut tells me this is gonna be a hit. Four thumbs up Casey James!

  • epic_win77

    The guy reviewer from Taste O Country kinda creeps me out. He described too much of Casey’s hair and eyes. Welp he still gave a decent review plus Jonny Lang comparison isn’t half bad.

  • steph6449

    The guy reviewer from Taste O Country kinda creeps me out.

    Lol. I’m not sure if that guy has been reviewing very long. But he has an ~interesting writing style. His review about Danny’s SHH was a endless set of comparisons of various AI alums to different flavors of ice cream, and for some reason even including discussion of Pia in his country blog review. Didn’t get it.

  • twistdfrk

    Lol. I’m not sure if that guy has been reviewing very long. But he has an ~interesting writing style. His review about Danny’s SHH was a endless set of comparisons of various AI alums to different flavors of ice cream, and for some reason even including discussion of Pia in his country blog review. Didn’t get it.

    It is possible. 3/5 stars isn’t half bad though.

    On another note – what is your take steph6449 on CaseyJ’s single?

  • cherryblossom

    Has anyone ever said, “Let’s not call it a night?” He would have been laughed out of Nashville if he had said that! I know it’s proper but it sounds ridiculous!