Seventeen year old rock singer Casey Bishop has shared her rendition of the timeless holiday song “Blue Christmas,” most famously performed by Elvis Presley. The heartbreaking classic encapsulates how lonely the holiday season can be without the one(s) you love.
“Every year around Christmas time, my mom would always play Elvis’ version of ‘Blue Christmas,’” shares Casey. “I have loved this song since I was little because it reminds me of my mom.”
“Blue Christmas” follows the release of Casey’s debut self-titled EP, out now via 19 Recordings/BMG. Produced by Chris Greatti (Yungblud, Poppy). Over the course of six tracks, Casey delivers a full range of emotions with her vulnerable and relatable lyrics.
Casey finished fourth on American Idol 2021
Back in 2021, The Fort Myers, Florida singer finished American Idol season 19 in 4th place. Her impressive rock vocals earned her a unanimous “yes” from the season’s judges – Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and Katy Perry. Since then, she has performed duets with Luke Bryan and Brandon Boyd (Incubus) and opened for the likes of John Fogerty, and Foreigner.
Casey’s musical influences include Mötley Crüe, Fleetwood Mac and Billie Eilish. Shortly after her season of American Idol wrapped, the powerhouse singer signed with 19 Recordings/BMG and began songwriting sessions out in Los Angeles with Greatti.