Casey James the 28 year old native of Cool, TX made the unofficial announcement via twitter, last Thursday that he would be working with Sony Nashville, but didn’t know that he wasn’t supposed to say anything until is was official. It is now safe to say that it is official, The “American Idol” finalist signed a deal Tuesday with Sony Music Nashville and 19 Recordings/BNA Records. Casey made this statement on blogs.chron.com, “Some dreams in life are only just that … dreams. All my life I have wanted this and now my dream has come true,” James said in a statement. “Words can’t describe how thankful and blessed I am for the opportunity to give back to all those who have supported me. I’m going to work hard to make the best album possible. I want to thank my Momma for making me go to Denver. Look out, I’m Nashville-bound.”
The third place runner up during season 9 “American Idol”, was Casey James,, with the first runner up Crystal Bowersox and winner Lee DeWyze. For fans following the “American Idol” top ten finalist during their summer tour, its a known fact that Casey James received rave reviews with each city. Emotionally driven to have a career in music Casey’s guitar skills are impeccable and have been compared to some of the best guitarist of all times, such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Carlos Santana. Casey’s biggest fan and support system his momma, could not be more proud of her son. Since Casey’s elimination from the “American Idol” competition, Debra James started a twitter account and she talks to Casey’s fans pretty regularly. Being one proud mother she tweeted on behalf of her family, “God bless you all from the bottom if my heart. No artist could possible have fans like y’all. I’m on cloud 9 (is there a cloud 10?)”.
This come from a woman who’s child had an allergic reaction to the “pertussis” vaccine, that made him have seizures that delayed his speech,This dedicated mother that would sit and rock her child that could only hum and not speak. This same young man at the age of 21 was involved in a motorcycle crash that almost killed him. The same woman who’s son said “when my momma cries, I cry.” No one could be more proud of Casey then his mother and brother Billy.
With the “American Idol” summer tour getting closer to the end, the Idols all about to go their separate ways its going to be interesting to see where the next road takes them. Its exciting to see each one of them as they get their careers established. For Casey who didn’t think he would get as far as he did, he needs the support now more so then ever. As Shari Geller, who writes the BurnThisMedia blog, said, concerning Casey, “He needs not only the help and backing of his new record label, but the continued involvement from all his fans. What his fans can do in the next six months is what they’ve been doing — follow him, support him, talk about him. Whenever you see an article, forward it along, post a comment. When there are polls or votes, bring his name up.”
With Casey James, you can clearly tell how proud he is of the fans and friends he’s made along the way. He is a walking miracle and is here for a reason, to be so young he has touched so many lives already. Casey James has so much to offer, and his fans that’s supported him along the way, they have so much to look forward to. There is so much more in store for Casey James, As he grows as an artist, there are no limitations to what this young man can do.