Before playing at the Y108 Boys of Fall Pep Rally at the Belle Vernon Area High School on Friday, Casey James had a chance to speak with Chris Buckley of The Valley Independent about his upcoming CD and plans for 2012.
Casey told the interviewer that he is nearing completion of his first CD. in fact, according to Buckley “on the way to the show Friday, he decided on the order of the tracks for the CD.”
While noting that Casey’sfirst single, “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night,” has cracked the Top 40 in Billboard’s Country Singles chart, Casey was looking forward to what the new year will bring.
James said he expects even bigger things in 2012. He hopes to secure an opening act spot on a major tour, but added, “as long as I’m playing, I’m happy.”
James’ message to the students hit home. “I truly believe if you set your mind to something, you can accomplish anything,” James said.
“My message is two things – buy my album,” he said with a laugh, “and have faith. That’s where it starts. You just have to believe in yourself.”
James said that when his record label approached him about the Boys of Fall promotion, he jumped at the opportunity. “I’m happy to be a part of it,” James said.
Kostek said the show before a high school audience must be a trip down memory lane for an artist like James.
“Not too long ago, these artists were where these kids are now, having hopes and dreams. And now they are seeing their dreams coming to fruition.”