Casey James placed third on American Idol in 2010, but the Casey James CD that hit stores March 20, 2012, shows that James’ musical abilities are far more talented than third place. While it may seem it took an awfully long time for this Texas native to release his first album, the results created by taking his time prove he was right to hold out for a stellar country album with a touch of soul infused in each song.
Those who enjoyed not only James vocal abilities, but also his extreme talent in playing the guitar will not be disappointed with his self titled CD ‘Casey James.’ James plays acoustic or electric guitar on each song of the 11 track CD.
Pop the CD in and you are instantly toe tapping and dancing along to a very happy song called “The Good Life”, next is a country ballad called “Crying on a Suitcase.” While listening to this heartfelt song the listener is taken on a journey while they visualize a girl at an airport, sitting on a suitcase and softly crying, cut to the next scene and you see a guy rushing to the airport, hoping to stop her before she gets on the plane.
Of the eleven songs on the CD, James co-wrote all but two of them and “Crying on a Suitcase is one of the two, but the heartfelt way James sings the song and pulls you into the story you would never know it did not come from his heart.
Other songs that slow you down and touch the heart of the listener are “Let’s Don’t call it a Night”, “Undone”, and “Miss Your Fire.” “Let’s Don’t Call it a Night” is the first single from the album. This lovely song is about not wanting the magic of the night to end. James’ soulful voice really relays this song to the listener. This song grabs a hold of you and I am sure will become a favorite of many.
The CD also has a lot of songs that will get you up and moving and keep you up. There are also sure to be songs on the CD that will become the perfect songs to drive to along a road trip. “Drive” is one such song. This song kicks up the CD quite a few decibels and makes you press that gas pedal and enjoy your time behind the wheel. The other high energy songs on the album are “She’s Money”, and “Working on it.”
If you watched Casey James on American Idol, and wonder what kind of CD he would create, the wait is over and the debut is an absolute delight. It shows the great talent that James has when it comes to music. Whether he is singing, playing guitar, or writing the songs Casey James has immense talent to do all three and this CD is sure to have quite a few hits come from it. Casey James is well on his way to establishing himself as a great country music artist.
Hopefully Ohio will be lucky enough to have Casey James make a few stops here along his tour.
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