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May 25, 2011

Casey James playing his way back home

Sony Nashville recording artist and 2010 'American Idol' sensation on tour that will bring him to Fort Worth July 1

By Libby Cluett  | lcluett@mineralwellsindex.com

Local Casey James fans will be happy to hear that their aural drought – of hearing him perform live –  can soon come to an end.

James was in the national spotlight on “American Idol,” and on many local televisions, a year ago. According to mom, Debra James, Casey James will be back performing in his first hometown, post-Idol gig on July 1 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth.

Tickets went on sale Monday and are going fast.

James said her son has been opening for Sugarland and working on his CD with Sony Nashville and various writers, with hopes for a CD coming out in late summer or the fall.

His July 1 concert in Fort Worth will likely include original music, according to Debra James, including songs that might be on Casey’s forthcoming CD.

She said songs like “Bulletproof” – which he cowrote with Delbert McClinton – “Show Me a Bridge” and “Drive” have been popular on her son’s tour with Sugarland.

While on tour, Casey has written a song with Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, according to Debra James. For more updates on the former “American Idol” contestant, she suggests fans visit thecaseyjamesblog.com or www.sonymusicnashville.com/artists/casey-james.

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