Monday, October 11, 2010

My Interview with Casey James

I had the opportunity to speak with Casey James a little over a week ago, as he was relaxing back in Ft. Worth.  Having chronicled much of his career in this blog and elsewhere, it was a conversation I had looked forward to.  Unfortunately, I was not able to finish the interview.  As you might imagine, this is a very busy time for Casey as he begins this new chapter in his life. It was nice to catch him in relative repose, with his dogs around him, just talking about music.

So, here's the link to part one.   There's more from that hour-and-a-half conversation for a part two, which I'll get out shortly.  I also hope I'll be getting another chance to talk with Casey after he settles into his new home away from home. In the meantime, here is Casey before he headed off to Nashville.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5871082/exclusive_casey_james_interview_part.html?cat=2

And here's the picture his mom tweeted with the line up of guitars that are making the trip with him.

31 comments:

  1. SHARI YOU ROCK MY WORLD!!!!!!!

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  2. This is the most awesome article I've ever read!!!!! Casey James will be BIG!!!!!! Nashville and the world have needed a man/musician/Singer like for a LONG time!!!! I was there at the beginning, and love CASEY JAMES so much!" So happy & proud of him!!

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  3. SO happy for you...you finally got THE interview! And the article is EXCELLENT...felt like I was listenin in on your conversation with Casey...he sounds so easy to talk with! You could not have posted this at a better time...thank you for liftin my spirits....simply FAWESOME, Shari!

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  4. Great article! I'm really happy you finally got your interview, it was fresh and personal. I enjoyed gettng a peak into how Casey feels about his music. I love it! :)

    Patty Wilkins

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  5. Is it possible to love this man any more than I already do!? My gosh he is precious. What an emotional read...Thank you for this and REALLY looking forward to #2!!!!!

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  6. Love it Honey!!!!! Gino

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  7. Dear Shari, no words, only Love !!!....the best ever !!!

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  8. Shari... thank you! thank you! thank you!!!

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  9. Alexa (alwaysluvpink)October 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM

    Thank you so much!! We appreciate what you do for us as fans!

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  10. AWESOME, awesome, awesome article....THANK YOU so very much, SHARI....LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

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  11. Shari, Shari, Shari.....we do love you!!! Thank you for making our Monday morning so pleasant. It was such an emotional look into Casey's musical soul. I truly did sob when I first saw that picture of all his guitars yesterday. Daydreaminmeme's "fawesome" comment was priceless.
    Karen Smith (kdsaa4)

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  12. I LOVE the genuine passion he has for music. I find that such an attractive quality in people, to have a real passion like that.

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  13. Thanks, Shari - what an awesome article. I love the way Casey described how he feels when he's performing. I know what he means - I used to feel that way when I was a young girl playing the piano. He is so special. Looking forward to Part 2.
    Celos9

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  14. What would we do without you? heheh
    Thank so much!!! (hug)

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  15. Thank you so much Shari! Absolutely loved this interview, how you ask a question and then let him take the question wherever he wants to go with it. It really captures a picture of Casey that I have come to recognize from videos etc--his absolute passion for music, the breadth and depth of his musical exposure and knowledge, his confidence, his reflectiveness about life, and his excitement. Fabulous! Heather aka thankyoublues

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  16. Shar, just loved this interview with Casey! I can't wait until we can hear his new music and
    really looking forward to part 2 of the interview with him!

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  17. Shari, great, great interview. You are super! Thanks so much - we've been missing Casey. Can't wait for part 2 and for Casey's album! ~Suzy

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  18. Beautiful interview Shari. It's so nice to here the real emotion driving Mrs Robinson. I knew it has to be something very intimate and NOT KDG! I'm looking forward to Part 2!

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  19. Carman (CoolCJfan)October 11, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    I am SO happy you FINALLY got that interview Shari!!! Now I'm gonna go read it...

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  20. Great interview, Shari!!! Thanks for all you do! You keep the rest of us tuned in and turned on! LOL Can't wait for the next installment...

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  21. Great work Shari! I'm surprised you got an interview while he was recouperating from the long summer tour! :)

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  22. Loved this interview Shari! Thank you and Casey! I love all your interviews with the James family! MAE777

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  23. Wow, so excited you got such a great interview with Casey!!
    It's nice you made a relaxed atomosphere & could get "famous Casey laugh" :)
    Can't wait for the Part 2...
    Thank you Shari!!
    minilove66

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  24. I read this early today and I have to say, I was imagining what it must be like to talk to him for that long!! Wow, You give us the best and you are so appreciated!! I love all your articles, but of course Casey is special, love this guy so much, can't wait for the first music video, and when know when the time comes, we'll be the first to know cause you will be on it like white on rice! Love ya girl, thanks for all you do! Can't wait for part two!

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  25. Sharron Grissett Mobile, AlabamaOctober 12, 2010 at 12:26 AM

    I love your articles on Casey they are always so informative and leaves us knowing that Casey is in good hands and that he is o.k. I can't wait to hear his album when he finishes it. I know him and Aaron will have a great time in Nashville, I was just there and I saw Aaron briefly he was running into the Sony building. No I wasn't stalking him I was on a tour of music row and just happened to see him run past me, and I think he recognized me but I froze lol I am so excited for Casey and wish him the best of luck, please continue to keep us updated.

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  26. Sharron Grissett Mobile, AlabamaOctober 12, 2010 at 2:25 AM

    Can I also add, that as I was reading your article, I've been going back and forth with your article as I write my own, and as I was reading this about Casey, Travis Tritt comes to mind, Casey in a way not in looks reminds me of Travis Tritt, I think Travis brought the bluesy type edge to his music and it sold, it sold big time. He became a legend rather quickly. I was a DJ for a local radio station here in Mobile, and I remember as Travis Tritt sailed up the charts with his music, I think we will see this out of Casey as well. I have never heard one bad word about Casey's performances while on tour with American Idol. I am a Casey fan and a Lee fan, as I followed these two boys on their journey thanks to twitter and youtube, I see that Casey is already one of the most well liked and highly commended for his performances. Also I think that Casey, broke down some walls through American idol, at first he came across as someone that showed very little emotion, but we are starting to see the humble side of Casey I think it all started with his homecoming. I have to say Casey and Billy are both very very good sweet young men, and you can tell they were raised by a wonderful woman I can just feel that Ms. James has a sweet spirit. These boys are a product of their raising and we are going to see some great things out of both of them. The Good Lord didn't bring Casey James into this world for nothing, with every breath he is touching lives all over the world. He survived that accident for a reason, whatever God has in store for him its going to be powerful, and I can't wait to see the outcome.

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  27. Thank you,Shari and Casey for sharing this interview with us. It has been quiet on the "Casey front" since the tour ended, so this was a refreshing welcome to my morning news.
    It sounds like Casey has gotten refreshed, and ready for his move to Nashville, and making his album. I so look forward to supporting his career, and hopefully seeing him in person during his next tour.

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  28. Most wonderful job you did with the interview Shari Thanks for shareing it with us.

    cindy McCoy Hodges

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  29. YAY for Shari for giving us this interview!! YAY! YAY! YAY! for Casey taking time out of his busy schedule to give this interview! I'm SOOOOOOOOO excited for Casey's music to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Missing news about you, Casey, baby; but waiting patiently for your single and CD!!!

    Jackie

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  30. Shari Thank God For You. You always give us inside Info on Casey James and Family. As Casey saids.. No Words Just Love!!!

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  31. @jenna 366 (Eileen)October 15, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    Shari,
    Your insights and expressions of everything Casey have filled his fans with so much happiness and appreciation. THis interview is very special and I cannot wait to read part2. I am so positive Casey James will rock the entire world with his music - he certainly rocks my world! Thanks for everything Casey!

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