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
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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!
Guys I found out some exciting news this week that I've made the shortlist in an online competition where the winner gets to perform MAIN STAGE at this years 2016 Country Summer Music Festival in California, USA which would be HUGE! Playing alongside the likes of Lady Antebellum and a range of other massive U.S country acts. Its now down to a public vote which is where I need your help.
Voting is open from today until April 28th via the following link: http://countrysummer.com/contender-challenge so if you're able to help spread the word and get friends & family involved it would mean the world. You're able to vote every day up until April 28th. It would be great to win this and go over and fly the Aussie flag!! You're welcome to vote here: http://countrysummer.com/contender-challenge
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
We're VERY excited to announce that June 13th will be the official release date for Casey's highly anticipated EP ‘Flesh and Bone’. The 5 track EP, co-written with fellow Australian Rick Price (Heaven Knows/Not a Day Goes By) was recorded in Nashville in late 2013, with Price also producing and mixed by Grammy Award winner Jason Lehning.
You can pre-order your copy on iTunes now OR signed copies are available straight off the website for $15. You can also read a great review from the Australian Musician Network HERE
Casey’s enthusiasm with this release is evident as he explains 'This latest collection of tracks is definitely one I'm the most proud of to date. By combining my authentic sound with the rootsy influence of writing & recording in Nashville, I feel that I've finally arrived with a release that truly represents where I've always wanted to be.'
The release will co-incide with Casey’s performance at the Broadbeach Country Music Festival on June 21st which will double as his official EP launch.
The lead up to the EP release has been an amazing ride for Casey with the current single ‘Flesh and Bone’ reaching the final of the International Songwriting Competition in the US, which this year saw over 20,000 entries world wide. In addition, the video for the track has been gaining regular airplay on Australia’s Country Music Channel, this week sitting at #34 on the CMC Top 50. The song has raced to #13 on the All Australian Top 20 Radio Countdown and to cap off a great month, Casey also performed the song on Melbourne’s Marngrook Footy Show.
The new EP also contains the hit single ‘Valentine’ which was released earlier this year gaining nationwide airplay, a performance on Channel Seven’s ‘Weekend Sunrise’, regular play on Foxtel’s CMC and famed national music writer for Herald Sun, Cameron Adams, named the clip one of the best couples music videos of all time.
Whether you're old fashioned and still love a copy on CD or prefer to download via iTunes... make sure you grab a copy today!
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
‘RUNNING TO YOU’ is the third single off Casey’s new album Jet Trails and hits radio this week. Casey co-wrote the track with good friend and fellow Australian Idol finalist Hayley Warner who has been behind releases such as the ARIA #1 single ‘Good Night’ by Reece Mastin amongst others. 'Running To You' is out now and you can download the single directly from iTunes by clicking HERE or on the image below:
“Journey” is an over-used word in the music business. But it’s a fitting description of Casey Barnes’ new album Jet Trails.
The record took Casey from his Gold Coast home to Sydney, Byron Bay, Nashville and New York. It’s the story of chance meetings in a Nashville café, natural disasters, chasing your dreams and finding love. The album also takes the listener on a trip to many musical styles, from the pure pop thrills of Running To You and With Me to the country-tinged Bluff, the cruisy Burn So Bright and the beautiful ballad Falling For You. As Casey sings in Running To You, “I’m waiting to take you to places we’ve never been.” Appropriately, Casey called the album Jet Trails.
Casey’s wife urged him to embark on a songwriting trip to America. “It was a big risk for us,” Casey explains, “but my wife simply said, ‘Get on a plane and go. Stay for a month, do some shows, make some connections and see what happens.’” While ordering lunch – a chicken and salad wrap – at Nashville’s Whole Foods Market, Casey was interrupted by a guy who remarked: “I recognise that accent.” He turned around to meet one of his music idols – Aussie hit-maker Rick Price. The following day, Casey and Rick wrote Jet Trails’ opening track, Michelle which is out on iTunes NOW. Much of the album was produced by Anthony Lycenko, the ARIA-nominated engineer and producer (Pete Murray, Xavier Rudd, Busby Marou), while Michelle was mixed by Grammy winner Jason Lehning, who has worked with one of Casey’s favourite artists, Mat Kearney.
It's been 18 months in the making and Casey couldn't be more proud of his latest release. Jet Trails comes out in stores and on iTunes on September 21st.
Casey will also be performing the 1st single 'Michelle' with very special guest Rick Price on Weekend Sunrise on Sunday the 23rd September
If you missed Casey and the band performing 'The Light' on Weekend Sunrise you can watch it by clicking HERE
The Light is expected to be one of the first singles off Casey's new album which will be due for release in 2012
You can also catch Casey's interview on Sunrise below Or both video links are also available on the Weekend Sunrise Website