Casey James walked the red carpet just moments ago at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the site of tonight’s Academy of Country Music Awards show. The ACMAwards twitter site tweeted Casey’s appearance: The Ram Red Carpet is now open! First up @caseyjames from @americanidol at #ACMAwards. http://say.ly/yUjebx
Short video of Casey posing for photos:
Video of Casey interviewed on the red carpet and then a longer video with other country stars, with Casey visible in the background for much of the time:
He was shown briefly in the background during the ACMA live stream from the red carpet, then was seen again on GAC-TV’s Red Carpet show:
a little longer:
Casey was also captured standing behind Alabama in this shot:
And can be seen behind them in this video clip: http://www.5min.com/Video/Alabama-Talks-Wins–Performance—46th-Academy-of-Country-Music-Awards-517044708
Little Big Town was interviewed at the end of the preshow and after the interviewer mentioned they’d been touring with Casey James, said, “The girls go crazy for him, crazy. He’s awesome.”
OMG! From Yahoo rated the stars on the red carpet and gave Casey a B, with this explanation: “Following in Rucker’s footsteps was former “American Idol” contestant Casey James, who suited up and even pulled his hair back into a ponytail for the occasion.”
The show begins live at 8:00 PM Eastern, and will be broadcast on CBS live (tape delayed on the West Coast), but stars begin showing up on the red carpet hours earlier.
A number of different sites are covering the pre-show activities and broadcasting live from the red carpet. GAC-TV (check your local listings) will be broadcasting from the red carpet beginning at 7:00 PM Eastern on their cable channel. The ACM Awards is providing a live stream starting a half hour earlier, at 6:30 PM Eastern, which you can access at: http://www.acmcountry.com/home/index.php
Casey’s Facebook site also has a link to the live stream, click here: http://www.facebook.com/CaseyJamesOfficial?sk=app_170475683001630
The Live Chat room of the Casey James Blog will be open throughout the day to discuss Casey sightings and the lastest Casey news. We will also host another live call in from the post-Awards show “After Jam” tonight where Casey will be playing two songs with Sugarland’s band. My reports are that Casey will be singing at about 12:30 PM Eastern (9:30 PM Pacific) at Mandalay Bay. While the performance will not be broadcast, we will get live audio courtesy of Cyndee Hoialmen.
Check back here throughout the day for the latest news from Las Vegas and follow me on Twitter @ThCaseyJamesBlg.