Casey James Gets Outstanding Album Review from Country Weekly

Country Weekly magazine published a raving review of the upcoming “Casey James” album, due to hit shelves the first day of spring, 3/20/12. Reviewer Jessica Nicholson wrote: “Casey, an American Idol third-place finisher, garnered a following on the talent competition with his standout bluesy renditions of songs such as John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy.” On his debut album, this Texas native brings more of the blues and Southern-rock vibe he displayed during his covers tunes by metal band Poison and suave pop-rocker John Mayer on American Idol. From his debut single, the sultry come-on “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night,” to the slow rocker “She’s Money,” this artist knows how to capitalize on his smooth voice with a cache of romantic-leaning tunes. He co-wrote all but two tracks on his debut album and he’s mastered the intense electric and acoustic guitar riffs that shine throughout the collection. This well-rounded musician infuses blue-eyed soul into “So Sweet,” though he sounds most at home on a Souther-rock-tinged “Workin’ On It” that would make Lynyrd Skynyrd proud. The album closes with the sensual “Miss Your Fire,” which boasts a tender vocal a la Jonny Lang. Now if only he would have included that soulful version of “Jealous Guy.”

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11 Responses to Casey James Gets Outstanding Album Review from Country Weekly

  1. Joan says:

    What a great way to start off! More rave reviews to follow no doubt 🙂

  2. CANADIAN CASEYFAN says:

    I’m so proud of Casey James!! I listened to the CD sampler and I’m just speechless at how great this singer is!!! I would probably compare him to Bob Seger and Don Henley but no other singer,guitarist/ songwriter has moved me like this guy does!!

  3. NYCJFan97 says:

    Awesome!!! 🙂 I’m so very excited for the album to come out!!

  4. Casey will get nothing but good reviews, a lackluster review is not possible. I’ve always said that Casey’s voice has the Seger sound. With this CD, Casey has accomplished what most artists never can….there is not a single skip-over song… nada, zilch! Listening to the CD Sampler on Amazon made me even more impatient! That few seconds of “Tough Love” shows off Casey’s blues voice the best. (I say this for the moment). When the CD arrives I will first listen to his voice and lyrics, replay it again and listen to his awesome guitar work. I have to “absorb” this work in it’s entirety. Thereafter, will be listening for sheer enjoyment of the total package! Seriously….ALL of the songs are good! This is usually so NOT the case with most CDs.

  5. Cherrel Underwood says:

    Great review!!! So HAPPY for Casey!! :))

  6. Jeanette says:

    This is a great review. After all, what’s not to like?

  7. I agree with katb, there are no skip over songs. I have worn out my 2 bootleg cds and can’t wait for the real deal. The reviewer gave Casey 3 1/2 stars, I say 4 –for sure !! Already have the dvr programmed for Ellen too!

  8. lisa says:

    I love hearing Casey being compared to Bob Seger.If only they could meet.I’ve read somwhere that Bob S.has a ton of material, that man has so many yrs of experience in songwriting,not that Casey is bad at song writing but some advice sure couldn’t hurt.

  9. pamrichva says:

    AWESOME!!! More to come I am sure!

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  11. pjpf says:

    after 2 years i’m still following casey! awesome album! im so proud to be a casey fan. he didn’t disappoint!

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