Casey James

Born May 31, 1982

Casey Everett James is an American singer and guitarist from Fort Worth, Texas, who was the third-place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol. He released his eponymous album in March 2012 from which two singles, "Let's Don't Call It a Night" and "Crying on a Suitcase", were released.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Aug 07, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Apr 05, 2013
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    Fox News - Mar 15, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Casey James.


1982 Birth James was born on May 31, 1982 in Plano, Texas, to Debra "Bybee" and Beau James. … Read More


2002 20 Years Old Before American Idol, he played with his band, The Casey James Band, consisting of James, his brother, Billy Cole (bass), and Jacy McCann (drums). They recorded four songs, including the first song that James ever wrote, "Freezing," back in 2002. … Read More
2005 23 Years Old In 2005, James married Kellie Marie whom he met when he was nineteen at the Learning Tree Church in Mineral Wells, Texas. The marriage however did not last and they divorced two years later. In August 2014, Casey married Kelli Pentzer and in February 2016 they had a daughter.
2009 27 Years Old …  James had tried out for and been selected to compete in the ninth season of Idol in 2009 in spite of the fact that he had never seen the show. … Read More
2010 28 Years Old 1 More Event
James was voted off of the competition on May 19, 2010, and finished in third place. … Read More
2011 29 Years Old James first single, "Let's Don't Call It a Night", was released on August 15, 2011, and sold 5,000 copies in its debut week. … Read More


2012 30 Years Old 1 More Event
James' self-titled debut CD was released on March 20, 2012 on BNA Records. … Read More
2014 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In October 2014 James released "Fall Apart" as the first single from his upcoming second studio album, set to be released in 2015.
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