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People’s love for country music is front and center everywhere you look in Nashville this week, as Casey James joins countless other artists autographing and performing for the fans at the annual CMA Music Festival. And for Casey, who’ll be all over the Festival and other events this week, getting to be in the heart of it all feels like the most natural thing in the world. 

“I love everything about country music, Casey says. Most of all, I love the idea of being able to do such a wide range of music. Casey continues, When you take a look at all the different artists that are in the country music format, you know, I don’t know a better word for it, you see a lot of different type stuff, from old-school-sounding, straight-up country to more progressive, edgier, rockier type stuff to the more bluegrass side. That being said, I also love the connection that country music artists have with the fans that everybody stays down to earth and real. And it’s as much a way of life as it is a type of music, and that’s been my way of life since I was born. And so to put that into my music is in my opinion the only way to go. It’s the obvious thing, and so I guess, I mean, I really have to say I would love, you know, everything about it.”

Among Casey’s multiple performances in Nashville this week, he’ll be appearing at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Friday at 12:30, and on Saturday, he’ll be firing-up the tunes with a 12:30 performance at the CMA Music Festival’s Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. And if you’re a night owl, on Saturday, head over to Jimmy Buffett‘s Margaritaville in downtown Nashville, where some FREE, after-hours fun kicks-off at 11pm and runs into the wee hours with performances from Casey and hot newcomer, “Ex-Old Man” singer Kristen Kelly.

Casey’s self-titled debut album released earlier this year, and it features the first hit “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night,” as well as Casey’s upcoming single, “Crying on a Suitcase.”

Keep up with Casey by visiting his official website,