Singer-songwriter Casey Barnes was announced as a FINALIST in the 2018 Golden Guitar Awards this week at a star-studded event at ABC Studios in Sydney. Casey is included in the ‘QantasLink New Talent Of The Year’ category for his single ‘The Way We Ride’.
2018 is already shaping up to be a significant year with Casey with a new album in the works and him returning to the Tamworth Country Music Festival for multiple shows as well as performing at CMC Rocks in March. Known as Australia’s largest International Country Music Festival, Casey will be sharing the stage with the likes of Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Brett Young and many more.
Watch the clip for ‘The Way We Ride’ here: https://youtu.be/ij7MvFqtWqI
‘The Way We Ride’ has also caught the attention of PBR Australia this year, which has led to Casey performing at their major bull riding events around the country including Brisbane, Newcastle, Townsville, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Winners of the Golden Guitars will be announced at a red carpet event at the conclusion of Tamworth Country Music Festival on Saturday 27th January.
Casey Barnes has been announced as part of the official lineup for CMC ROCKS 2018. Known as Australia’s largest International Country Music Festival, Casey will be sharing the stage with the likes of Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Brett Young and many more.
This news comes off the back of performing to massive crowds last weekend at the AFL Grand Final Parade in Melbourne and a live television performance on Foxtel’s AFL 360.
Casey’s current single ‘Keep Me Coming Back’, which debuted at #4 on the iTunes Country Charts, continues to dominate the airwaves with Top 10 chart success on various country music charts including #1 on the Country Tracks Top 40 chart and the Australian Country Radio Chart. The song has also been released to the North American market where it made the iTunes ‘Hot Tracks’ Country Charts. Watch the clip for ‘Keep Me Coming Back’ here: https://youtu.be/PSWp4sH80VI
In other news, Casey will also once again lend support to Perth’s Channel 7 Telethon as they celebrate their 50th anniversary on 21st and 22nd October. This massive two-day event is the highest fundraising Telethon in the world and features a huge list of Channel 7 personalities as well as some of Australia’s hottest acts. You’ll also catch Casey at a number of major upcoming PBR events in Newcastle, Townsville, Melbourne and Adelaide as he continues his extensive national tour.
CMC Rocks 2018 is on 15th – 18th March at Willowbank Raceway, QLD and tickets are on sale from from Monday October 9th. Casey’s single ‘Keep Me Coming Back’ is out now!
The hits keep coming for and yesterday saw his latest instalment, a toe tapping anthemic track called making it’s debut at on the on the first day of release. The song hit the airwaves in perfect timing for his four upcoming performances at the next weekend.
The night before the release, debuted his music clip which was once again produced by Central Coast (NSW) production house , who were responsible for previous clip .
, comes hot on the tail of and solidifies spot as one of the fastest rising stars in country music. Continuing with successful songwriting team and , this catchy track, which is guaranteed to have you on your feet, will be the third collaboration together and one that continues to gather momentum and high chart success with each release.
In further exciting news has as part of the lineup at at on . This major music festival will bring together some of the biggest names in country music including the legendary and . Tickets for the festival go on sale August 24th.
Fans of Casey Barnes won’t have to wait long to get their hands on his next single ‘Keep Me Coming Back’ which will be released on Friday Aug 18th. This single, hot on the tail of the chart topping ‘The Way We Ride’ solidifies Barnes’ spot as one of the fastest rising stars in country music. Continuing with successful songwriting team Michael Paynter and MSquared Productions, this catchy track, which is guaranteed to have you on your feet, will be the third collaboration together and one that continues to gather momentum and high chart success with each release. Download 'Keep Me Coming Back' on iTunes HERE
'After the recent success of 'The Way We Ride' I wanted to make sure we followed up with an equally exciting high energy track which I'm pretty confident we've achieved with this next single 'Keep Me Coming Back'. The entire creative process of this song from start to finish has been a blast and the ongoing writing & recording partnership with the boys from MSquared Productions has really made a huge impact this year! Can't wait to add this one into our live set!’
Previous single ‘The Way We Ride’ debuted at #7 on the iTunes Country Charts and reached #1 on countless country radio charts across Australia including a massive 4 weeks at the top spot on the Country Tracks Top 40 Chart. With appearances on Channel Seven’s Daily Edition, Fox Footy’s AFL 360 under his belt, support from Foxtel’s Country Music Channel and a performance at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre for PBR Australia’s Last Cowboy Standing event to a full capacity has kept Casey constantly in the spotlight during 2017. Casey continues on his extensive Live As One Tour, which included shows at Tamworth Country Music Festival earlier this year and is now gearing up for a string of performances at Gympie Muster at the end of August.
In further exciting news Casey has JUST BEEN ANNOUNCED as part of the lineup at Crossroads in the Vines Music Festival at Roche Estate on Saturday 24h March 2018. This major music festival will bring together some of the biggest names in country music including the legendary Billy Ray Cyrus (USA), Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, The McClymonts, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Amber Lawrence, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Travis Collins, Wolfe Brothers and The Viper Creek Band. Tickets for this festival go on sale August 24thwith an exclusive pre-sale for Crossroads members on Thursday August 17th.
After the recent success of previous single ‘Just Like Magic’, Casey Barnes has once again joined forces with Michael Paynter and MSquared Productions for his latest highly anticipated new single ’The Way We Ride’ set for release on June 2nd. This gutsy high-energy track sees Casey ramping up the pace into overdrive delivering a song that is sure to get everyone on their feet.
‘I can’t remember ever being more excited about the release of a single than I am with ‘The Way We Ride’. I really feel this single is a huge step forward for me after the recent success of ‘Just Like Magic’ and it’s been the perfect match teaming up again with both Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis from MSquared to produce the latest single. It’s the perfect driving song so be sure to turn it up nice and loud! Can’t wait to perform this one live too’.
Casey’s current album ‘Live As One’ was released August 2016 and is a collection of new songs along with fan favorites. Most of the tracks on this modern country album were co-written and produced by Casey Barnes and Rick Price, plus Casey’s good friend and fellow songwriter Mark Duckworth. Previous successful Top 10 Country Track ‘Just Like Magic’ was written with Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis.
Casey’s music has made an impact around the world. He’s had hits in Europe, written and recorded in America, appeared in a top-rating TV show in Australia and played alongside many international artists including Mariah Carey, Lady Antebellum and Bryan Adams. Casey is currently on his extensive Live As One Tour, which included shows at Tamworth Country Music Festival earlier this year. He’ll launch the brand new single at NightQuarter with the full band on Saturay June 3rd. You can pre-order on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/TheWayWeRide_CB
SINGER/SONGWRITER Casey Barnes has teamed up with popular songwriters and producers, Michael Paynter and the Michael Delorenzis for this catchy new single, Just Like Magic, lifted from Casey’s ARIA top 10 album, Live As One, released via Social Family Records.
With cutting edge production, Just Like Magic, is an anthemic summer crossover track with super catchy melodies. Out now, it can be downloaded off Casey's new album 'Live As One' here: http://bit.ly/CB-LAO-Digital
“The song touches on a guy’s complete and utter fascination with a girl who basically has him under her ‘spell’. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to that feeling!” says Casey. “Writing and producing Just Like Magic with Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis was such a great experience, and I think it shows in how the song turned out. It’s one of my favourite tracks on the album.”
Casey’s latest album, LIVE AS ONE, was released in August 2016 and is a collection of new songs along with fan favourites. Most of the tracks on this modern country album were co-written and produced by Casey Barnes and Rick Price, plus Casey’s good friend and fellow songwriter, Mark Duckworth, and of course, Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis also adding their touch to Just Like Magic.
Set to perform back near his home town on December 10, Casey is also hitting the road to Tamworth in January for TCMF 2017 for shows with Ben Ransom and McKenna Faith (USA), before heading to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
ALBUM OUT NOW VIA SFR STORE, ITUNES, JB HI-FI AND SANITY
ALBUM DEBUTS AT #9 ON ARIA ALBUM CHARTS
Fresh off the back of opening for Lady Antebellum at Country Summer Festival in California, Casey recently inked a new record deal with indie label Social Family Records. The result is Casey’s new studio album, LIVE AS ONE, debuting at #9 on the official ARIA Album Charts.
LIVE AS ONE is out now and is a collection of catchy new songs along with fan favourites, with the title track tying the modern country album together. Most of the tracks were co-written and produced by Casey Barnes and Rick Price, plus Casey’s good friend and fellow songwriter, Mark Duckworth, with Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis also adding their touch.
For three of the songs on the album, namely “Saving All My Love”, “Valentine” and “Take It All Back”, Casey’s wife, Michelle, whom track #11 is dedicated to, joins him on vocals, their voices harmonising perfectly together. The album immediately received an amazing response hitting number 5 on the iTunes Country Album charts within the 1st two days
The title track, “Live As One”, was recently released as a single and has been well received across radio. It’s a powerful and positive song, accompanied by a powerful and positive video, at a time where hope is needed more than ever. It touches on the important topics of unity and equality, no matter what your cultural or religious beliefs, sexual orientation or mental or physical background.
In addition to the new single, the album also includes “The One You Love”, which was the first single lifted from the album, as well as some new offerings, “Saving All My Love” (feat Michelle Barnes), “Just Like Magic”, “Say That You Love Me”, and “Take It All Back” (feat Michelle Barnes). The fan favourites include “Flesh & Bone”, “Valentine” (feat Michelle Barnes), “The Crossing”, “Waiting On The Day”, and of course, “Michelle”.
01 Live As One
02 Saving All My Love (feat Michelle Barnes)
03 The One You Love
04 Flesh & Bone
05 Just Like Magic
06 Valentine (feat Michelle Barnes)
07 Say That You Love Me
08 Take It All Back (feat Michelle Barnes)
09 The Crossing
10 Waiting On The Day
LIVE AS ONE BY CASEY BARNES IS OUT NOW VIA SOCIAL FAMILY RECORDS
iTunes | http://bit.ly/CB-LAO-Digital
SFR Store (fan packs) | http://bit.ly/CB-LAO-SFR
JB Hi-Fi | http://bit.ly/CB-LAO-JB
Sanity | http://bit.ly/CB-LAO-S
Last weekend saw Casey perform at Northern California's premier music festival, Country Summer. Located in Santa Rosa, California, the festival brings together the best in country music for the 3 day music event which was held over the weekend of June 3-5.
Casey and his band performed alongside such great artists as Lady Antebellum, Craig Morgan, The Band Perry, Kip Moore and Billy Currington and many more. Casey has had his sights on the US market for some time and he was blown away by the response from local media and the crowd.
‘What an incredible experience and opportunity… one myself and the band will never forget. Our first major U.S festival under the belt! Just want to say a HUGE thank you again to Country Summer Music Festival, Fender and also everyone that helped make the entire trip possible including my band who flew with me all the way from Australia. Lets hope this is the start of more exciting things to come’ Casey Barnes
On the day of his performance Casey also appeared on US television show ‘Good Day Sacramento’ which airs on CBS. Video of that interview is below.
Now back in Australia, Casey will be performing at Broadbeach Country Music Festival over the weekend of 17th-19th June before preparing for a single release over the coming months.
Broadbeach Country Music Festival Performance Times:
Saturday June 18th 7pm
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre Stage
Sunday 19th June 10am
Broadbeach Mall Stage
Casey has been announced today to perform at one of the premier U.S Music Festivals ‘Country Summer’ in June, alongside major US Country Artists such as Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Kip Moore, Billy Currington and many others in Santa Rosa, California. Casey was one of 10 finalists selected by a judging panel and the only Australian act in the Fender Contender Challenge, which was decided by a public vote. The winner gets to fly to California and play main stage.
This festival, which is located just north of San Francisco in Sonoma County attracts over 17,000 music fans from across the nation annually. Casey will be performing on Friday 3rd June.
'I’m absolutely blown away to hear the news today that we'll be heading to California, opening for Lady Antebellum and playing MAIN STAGE at Country Summer Music Festival!! This is just a dream come true and I want to sincerely thank everyone that has got behind this amazing opportunity over the last few weeks. I'm excited beyond words to be heading over and flying the Aussie flag!' Casey Barnes
This past weekend saw Casey perform main stage at Urban Country Music Festival in Caboolture, Queensland and will also be performing at the Broadbeach Country Music Festival on June 18th and 19th after his return from the States.
Earlier this year, Casey was in Nashville finishing his new album which is set for release in the coming months at the legendary Sound Emporium Studios. In what is shaping up to be some of his best recordings yet, Casey is looking forward to performing them live for the first time at Country Summer!
Casey Barnes has launched into 2016 with a bang heading over to Nashville to record exciting new tracks for his upcoming album at the legendary Sound Emporium Studios. These studios are amongst the finest in the world and have seen artists such as Taylor Swift, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones, R.E.M, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Rogers and Blake Shelton all record there in the past.
In what is shaping up to be some of his best recordings yet, Casey has once again teamed up with fellow Australian Rick Price as co-songwriter and producer. The songs will be mixed and mastered by Eddie Spear who is responsible for working with the likes of The White Stripes, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow and more recently Chris Stapleton.
Casey's current single 'The One You Love' continues to excel and has had wonderful support at radio. In its first week of release it was the 7th most added single to Australian radio on the Play MPE charts. It also recently reached number 3 on the Official Australian Airplay Country Top 20. Grab your copy of 'The One You Love' on iTunes HERE
Upon his arrival back in Australia, Casey will be back performing live shows over the next couple of months. More dates on the 'gigs' page
Saturday 27 Feb 6:00pm
NightQuarter (with full band) – Helensvale, Gold Coast QLD
Saturday 12 Mar 6:00pm
Bleach Music Festival, Mudgereeba QLD
Singer-songwriter Casey Barnes has today unleashed his brand new single ‘The One You Love’. The single was recorded at Studio 301 in Byron Bay and saw Casey work with legendary ARIA award winning producer, Nick Didia. Nick has been responsible for working with such music heavy weights as Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine and Australia’s own Powderfinger & Kasey Chambers. The track has had wonderful support at radio on its first week and was #7 in the Australian Top 20 downloads on PLAYmpe. Grab your copy of 'The One You Love' on iTunes HERE
‘Working with Nick DiDia on this track has honestly been a dream come true especially when you stop and realize who he's worked with over the years. We're so blessed to have a producer like him in the country and he's taken this song exactly where I wanted it to go. I really feel this is one of the strongest singles I've released to date. I can’t wait for you all to hear it now' Casey Barnes
Official Video https://youtu.be/mpPdOUgAxy8
Casey is now under the wing of elite US based management company, Arrow Entertainment after recently signing an exclusive worldwide management deal. This new union will help build Casey’s profile internationally creating opportunities both here and outside of Australia. Arrow Entertainment is headed up by Chris Sobonya (President), and has a roster of worldwide artists from countries such as the US, Canada, Sweden, The Netherlands, New Zealand, UK and Australia.
2015 has been a tremendous year for Casey with performances on national TV shows such as ‘The Morning Show’ (Seven Network) and Marngrook Footy Show as well as performing at festivals such as Broadbeach Country Music Festival and opening for Mariah Carey for A Day On The Green.
Casey will debut the single live for the first time at his upcoming appearance at Queensland’s premier music event, Caloundra Music Festival. Casey will be performing on the main stage on Monday 5th October, along such artists as Angus and Julia Stone, Josh Pike, The Badloves, The Baby Animals and Hoodoo Gurus.
Last week Casey won Male Vocalist of the Year at the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards for his single ‘Hard Times’. This is the second NCEIA win for Casey after walking away with the Country Award in 2014 for ‘Flesh and Bone’.
In other exciting news, Casey has just been announced to perform multiple songs at Perth’s Telethon 7. This highly successful annual fundraising event is televised throughout Western Australia raising money for Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Telethon Kids Institute and other associated charities. This is the second time Casey has been involved with Telethon 7 which features high profile Network Seven personalities, including actors, singers and sporting celebrities from across the country. Telethon 7 airs for 26 hours on 17th and 18th October.
Grab your copy of 'The One You Love' on iTunes HERE
Captivating singer-songwriter Casey Barnes has released his latest single and first for 2015 ‘Hard Times’, which he penned with good friend and songwriting partner Rick Price. The song was recorded last year in Nashville and mixed by Grammy Award winner Jason Lehning.
Hard Times is out now on iTunes and is already gaining a positive response around the country with Casey performing it live on The Morning Show last week. You can view the performance and interview here: https://youtu.be/N__2OzMEIto
Casey has continued to go from strength to strength with a recent special guest appearance as support to US superstar Mariah Carey for A Day on the Green. Definitely a career highlight to date Casey explains ‘If someone had told me at the start of my career that I would get to open for the highest selling female artist of all time I would have most likely laughed in their face…..Supporting Mariah Carey I would say is by far one of my greatest achievements to date and an experience I’ll never forget. Such an amazing day and so thankful for the opportunity’.
Casey continues to dominate the Australian music festival circuit with more major festivals in the pipeline for 2015 and it sees him as one of Australia’s premier performers with a career truly on the rise.
'Hard Times' iTunes Link https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/hard-times-single/id980209023
Captivating singer-songwriter Casey Barnes has just released his latest single ‘Waiting On The Day’, which touches on the sensitive subject of the loss of a baby. This beautiful, heartfelt ballad reunites Barnes with his good friend and songwriting partner, Rick Price where they penned the song in Nashville late last year.
Drawing on personal experience Casey says ‘Waiting On The Day is a tribute to every parent who has endured the loss of a child whether that be before or after birth and the strength to face life again. This song is also for our baby Grace who we lost two years ago and will forever be in our hearts x’.
Casey is hoping that this song will provide support and comfort to any family who has experienced the loss of a child. The clip for the single has just made its debut on YouTube and you can watch it here: http://youtu.be/sEQspUIf040
Casey is also very excited to announce that he'll be suporting US superstar MARIAH CAREY for A Day On The Green at Sirromet Winery on November 16th. Tickets and more information here: http://www.adayonthegreen.com.au/catalogue/529/sirromet-wines-mt-cotton-qld-16-nov
In follow up to the highly successful ‘Valentine’, Casey returns with a brand new single ‘Flesh & Bone’ which is set for release this Friday April 18th on iTunes. This is the title track off Casey’s forthcoming EP due out mid year. ‘Flesh and Bone’ has already achieved critical acclaim having reached the finals of the prestigious International Songwriting Competition, which saw over 19,000 entries worldwide. Winners will be announced late April.
Officially released on iTunes on April 18th, ‘Flesh and Bone’ was co-written with fellow Australian Rick Price in Nashville who also produced the track. Grammy award winner Jason Lehning mixed the song.
Link to iTunes
Casey will be promoting ‘Flesh and Bone’ and his upcoming EP release with performances at the Urban Country Music Festival in Caboolture on 2-4th May and the Broadbeach Country Music Festival on 20-22nd June.
Casey makes a much anticipated return in 2014 with his first single release ‘Valentine’. This beautiful ballad, which was recorded with his wife Michelle, is a really sweet love song timed perfectly for all the valentines out there with the impending date of Feb 14th fast approaching. 'Valentine' will be the first single off his forthcoming EP due for release in the next couple of months. Officially released on iTunes on January 31st, ‘Valentine’ was co-written with fellow Australian singer songwriter Rick Price in Nashville who also produced the track. The song was mixed by Grammy award winner Jason Lehning.
The exquisite music clip for the song is now up on YouTube and can be viewed here http://youtu.be/w5BlnPoRX_8
Casey says of the single “I'm very excited to have my first single out for 2014 and the very first song my wife Michelle and I have recorded together. It’s been a privilege working again with Rick Price writing ‘Valentine’ together and recording in Nashville. We hope you guys enjoy it too’. Casey & Michelle will be performing 'Valentine' on Weekend Sunrise on Saturday Feb 9th if you'd like to tune in!
For the first time ever Casey is doing a shout out to his fans to get behind this latest release with a crowd funding campaign. Fans can help contribute towards the cost of the new music video for Valentine and promo for the single and forthcoming EP release. The goal is to raise $5,000 and so far with your help the total is nearing $4,000! If you'd like to contribute or know more you can by clicking HERE
Casey is very excited to announce that he'll be heading back to Nashville this month to start work recording his next EP which will be due for release a little later in the year. After his successfull colaboration with Rick Price last year the two have again teamed up writing this next lot of tracks with Rick extending the invitation for Casey to head back to Nashville to record. So there's lots of new music to look forward to later in the year!
Speaking of new music Casey's brand new single 'Livin' Like A Love Song' has just been signed to huge Dutch label Black Hole Recordings and is out now on iTunes. The song features both Casey and Jamaican singer Mark Shine and was recorded when Casey was recently in New York. 'Livin' Like A Love Song' hits radio across Australia this week and you can download your copy here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/livin-like-a-love-song/id677019967
In other exciting news Casey has just been announced as part of this years Caloundra Music Festival and will be perfoming alongside a stellar line up including Boy and Bear, Eskimo Joe, Xavier Rudd, Toni Childs, Alex Lloyd,Jebediah, Daryl Braithwaite, Busby Marou + many more! Casey will be performing on the Monday the 7th October and tickets are on sale now http://www.caloundramusicfestival.com