|Thanks to Debra James who shared this with Caseymania|
At a time when many might start looking back on what was or what could have been, Debra kept moving forward to see what still might be. As Bybee D. James, she recorded a CD about a three years ago. It has been available elsewhere, and it was even sneakily placed in my intervew with Debra about her youngest, but I've never devoted a stand-alone post to her music on my blog before. A terrible oversight. Here is the link to her MySpace on which you an listen to, and purchase, some of the songs. You can also buy them at the iTunes store by clicking: Bybee D. James -- Cross that Line
The next three videos have been on my site for some time, but I'm including them here again for your listening pleasure. Watching Debra perform, and hearing her songs, reminds me of watching Casey -- there's that same joy, that same serenity. It's what they were meant to do.
I found this quote while thinking about whether one ever stops being a musician, when you "grow up" or move on to do other things. “I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down.” I guess this is why Debra continues to write and sing and why Casey never quit on his dreams.
First up is one of my favorite songs of hers, one that I think almost all women can relate to! It's called One in a Row. You might recognize her accompanist.
The next video is of just a hauntingly beautiful song, accompanied this time by two lovely ladies from across the pond.
Now it becomes more clear why Casey once commented that he's not the most talented person in his family. Although he does manage to hold his own in their duet, performed during the American Idol hometown visit: