Casey James
Casey James
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.
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Amid budget cuts; worker costs Navy $400 million
CNN - over 3 years
Casey James Fury simply didn't want to be at work, and in the process cost the Navy nearly a half-billion dollars and one attack submarine.
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Navy Drops Plans To Repair Sub
Huffington Post - over 3 years
PORTLAND, Maine — The Navy has decided to scrap the USS Miami instead of repairing the nuclear-powered submarine because of budget cuts accompanied by growing costs of repairing damage from a fire set by a civilian worker at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, officials said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, director of undersea warfare, said repairing the Groton, Conn.-based sub would have meant canceling work on dozens of other ships because of new budget constraints. He said that would've hurt the Navy's overall readiness. "The Navy and the nation simply cannot afford to weaken other fleet readiness in the way that would be required to afford repairs to Miami," Breckenridge said in a statement. Inspections revealed a significant number of components in the torpedo room and auxiliary machinery room would require replacement, further driving up the repair costs for the USS Miami. The Navy originally said it planned to repair the submarine but the discovery of ad ...
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Who Went Home On 'Idol'?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The "Idol" results are in and Burnell Taylor is going home. Burnell and Janelle Arthur were in the Bottom 2. He was one of two remaining guys in the competition and sang India Arie's "Ready For Love" for the save. The performance had Candice Glover in tears and Mariah Carey got choked up as well. But it wasn't enough for the judges: Randy Jackson announced they wouldn't use their one save of the season for Burnell as tears filled Mariah and Nicki Minaj's eyes. Rock week was certainly a success for Candice, Kree Harrison, Janelle Arthur and Amber Holcomb, but slighltly rocky for others, Burnell included. He kicked off the night with Bon Jovi's "You've Give Love A Bad Name" and was very out of his element. All of the judges applauded Burnell's effort to step into some studded duds, but judge Keith Urban said he thought Burnell needed to make the song his own. Earlier in the night, in no particular order, "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest revealed that Kree Harrison, Angie Mille ...
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Worker who set fire to USS Miami submarine to be sentenced
Fox News - almost 4 years
A shipyard worker who set fire to the USS Miami because he wanted to go home and ended up causing $450 million in damage is due to be sentenced. Under a plea agreement, Casey James Fury faces a sentence of about 15 to 19 years on Friday. He can withdraw his guilty pleas if a greater penalty is imposed for the fire that injured seven and caused extensive damage. Fury, formerly of Portsmouth, N.H., admitted setting the May 23 fire while the nuclear submarine was in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The Navy intends to repair the Los Angeles-class attack sub, which is based in Groton, Conn. But the repairs have been postponed for now because of the automatic federal budget cuts.
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Man Who Set Navy Nuke Sub On Fire Pleads GUILTY
Huffington Post - over 4 years
PORTLAND, Maine -- A former shipyard worker who set a fire that caused about $450 million in damage to a nuclear-powered submarine pleaded guilty Thursday under an agreement that could send him to prison for nearly 20 years. Casey James Fury admitted setting the fire inside the sub on May 23, as well as a second fire outside the sub on June 16. The defense and prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence that ranges roughly between 15 years and 19 years. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service said Fury, a painter and sandblaster, confessed to setting the fires to get out of work. The 24-year-old Fury, formerly of Portsmouth, N.H., pleaded guilty to two counts of arson in U.S. District Court. Fury's attorney, David Beneman, said he anticipated that sentencing would occur in March. He declined to discuss the plea agreement. It took more than 100 firefighters to save the USS Miami after the fire quickly spread through forward compartments while the sub was i ...
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'Idol' Roundup: Casey James and Lauren Alaina on Tour, New Music Videos and More
Buddy TV - over 4 years
Casey James and Lauren Alaina on Tour If you're looking to attend a country music concert this fall, then you're in luck because both Casey James and Lauren Alaina are each heading out on their own tours in the coming months.
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State Fair Is This Weekend
Buckhead Patch - over 4 years
It's that time of year again. The 8th annual North Georgia State Fair will begin Thursday and run through Sunday at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. Attracting nearly 300,000 people in past years, the fair is the largest in metro Atlanta and the second largest in Georgia. With midway rides, shows, concerts, pageants, entertainment and food, there is something for everyone. The Georgia Lottery Concert Series for the fair begins at 8 p.m. under the covered area. Concerts are included with paid fair admission. This year's concerts include: Newsboys, Building 429 and Luminate, Friday Casey James, Saturday Sara Evans, Wednesday Thompson Square, Thursday Colt Ford, Friday Mark Wills, Saturday The fair also includes family shows and entertainment, flower shows, exhibits and more than 40 amusement rides and games. For fair and ticket information, visit
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Fire-damaged submarine will cost $450M to fix, expected to be back in service in 2015
Fox News - over 4 years
A fire-damaged submarine is expected to return to Navy service by the middle of 2015 following the replacement of cables, pipes and other scorched interior components, the Navy's top officer said Wednesday. Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of Naval operations, said the military concluded the USS Miami can carry enough of a workload in the future to make it worth doing the repairs, which are estimated to cost about $450 million. "She has 10 years left in her to meet her roughly 30-year service life. That's at least five deployments," Greenert said on a visit to Groton, where the submarine is based. The fire broke out on May 23 while the nuclear-powered submarine was in dry dock at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for a 20-month overhaul. A former shipyard worker from Portsmouth, N.H., is accused of setting the fire. The intensity of the blaze raised concerns about the integrity of the hull, which must ...
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Casey James: 'Drive' at the Grand Ole Opry
USA Today - over 4 years
Casey James performs a song from his self-titled album at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
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Navy: Submarine worker set fire so he could leave early
The Brownsville Herald - over 4 years
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A civilian employee set a fire that caused $400 million in damage to a nuclear-powered submarine because he had anxiety and wanted to get out of work early, Navy investigators said in a complaint filed Monday. Casey James...
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CMT Awards 2012: 'One Tree Hill's' Jana Kramer and 'American Idol's' Casey James play us out
Zap 2 it - over 4 years
No, you're not seeing things! That was Jana Kramer, best known as troubled model/actress/screenwriter/singer/songwriter Alex Dupre from "One Tree Hill," performing at the CMT Awards on Wednesday night.
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Idols to perform on CMT Music Awards
USA Today - over 4 years
Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Casey James will perform on the CMT Music Awards telecast next week, as will Carrie Underwood.
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Siobhan Magnus Eliminated On 'American Idol'
MTV News - almost 5 years
Michael Lynche and Casey James join her in the bottom three. By Gil Kaufman <P>It's getting to that point in season nine of "American Idol" when it gets hard to guess who will go home every week because the competition has gotten so tight. But a night after Simon Cowell compared her tortured screaming to the sound of a woman giving birth, America decided that it wasn't quite ready for an "Idol" champ as quirky as tattooed glassblower Siobhan Magnus.</P><P>After charming the judges and voting public with her offbeat style sense, powerhouse vocals and sometimes sassy backtalk to the judges, Magnus' luck ran out after she closed Tuesday's show with an all-over-the-place take on <a href="/news/articles/1637939/siobhan-magnus-wins-judges-back-with-any-man-mine.jhtml">Shania Twain's "Any Man of Mine."</a></P><P></p><d ...
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D181 Finds The Lane School's Next Principal
Burr Ridge Patch - almost 5 years
The following is a release from Community Consolidated School District 181: With a unanimous vote at a special meeting, the Community Consolidated School District 181 Board approved the employment of Casey James Godfrey as the next principal of The Lane School in Hinsdale, effective July 1, 2012. He will fill the vacancy created by Doug Eccarius’ appointment as the District 181 Executive Director of Human Resources. Godfrey has 11 years experience in education, including seven as an elementary school principal. For the past three years, Casey has served as principal of Fairmount Elementary School in Francis Howell School District in St. Charles, Mo. Fairmount is one of the largest elementary schools in Missouri, with an enrollment of approximately 900 students. Prior to that, he worked in the Lincoln County R-III School District in Troy, Mo., for eight years, where he was principal of William Cappel Elementary School for two years and Principal of Hawk Point Elementary School ...
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August Trial Set for 34-year-Old Rape Case
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily - almost 5 years
  James Moses Glass Jr. (Photo Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail) The trial has been set for a Williamsburg man accused of a 34-year-old rape that already put one man behind bars for four-and-a-half years.  
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Chaminade Junior 2011-12 Second Trimester Honor Roll
Mineola Patch - almost 5 years
The following students in the Class of 2013 at Chaminade High School were named to the honor roll during the second trimester of the 2011-12 school year. A total of 275 members of the sophomore class made the honor roll during the second trimester. The second trimester runs from the first day of classes in January until the Easter break. In order to be named to the list, students must achieve an average of 90 or above for the trimester. Student Adinolfi, Christopher Francis Aicher, Aidan Edward Amzler, Robert John Anatra, James Philip Arning, Gregory John Arthus, Benjamin Edward Atwell, Kevin Manning Barabino Jr., Daniel John Bauman, Eric Joseph Bellantuono, Anthony Joseph Bellistri, Chandler Flynn Bennett, Paul Christopher Birkdale, Kevin Thomas Blum, Bryan Alan Boccia, Michael Vincent Bolte, Gregory James Bostrom, Zachary Raymond Broderick, Michael McCall Brolly, Thomas John Brozek, Joseph Mark Bruno, Thomas Carl Buetti, Christopher Reed Bumbaca, Chr ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Casey James
  • 2014
    Age 31
    In October 2014, James released "Fall Apart" as the first single from his upcoming second studio album.
    More Details Hide Details James had been convicted of three traffic violations and jailed prior to appearing on American Idol. He was also involved in serious motorcycle accident in 2004 that left him with a broken left arm and wrist, and a right femur with multiple compound fracture, and he was in a wheelchair for six months.
    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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  • 2012
    Age 29
    On June 4, 2012, James was moved to Columbia Nashville, another division of Sony Music Nashville, after the closure of BNA Records.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after, his second single "Crying on a Suitcase" was released on June 18, with a music video released in August.
    James' self-titled debut CD was released on March 20, 2012 on BNA Records.
    More Details Hide Details James co-wrote nine of the CD's eleven tracks and co-produced the CD with Chris Lindsey.
  • 2011
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details James co-wrote "Let's Don't Call It a Night" with Brice Long and Terry McBride.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    On August 17, 2010, it was announced that James had signed with Sony Music Nashville and his debut album would be released on BNA Records/19 in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Gary Overton said: "We at Sony Music Nashville are incredibly excited about signing CASEY JAMES. I flew to NEW YORK to see him 'live' with the American Idol Tour and I was blown away with his voice, guitar playing and stage presence and so were the thousands of fans in the amphitheatre. He has honed his skills as a showman with his years of performing live on stage! I can't wait to get him into the studio to begin recording his debut album." James worked with country songwriter Tom Douglas. Douglas has said of James that "he's the real deal. He's a great singer and great guitar player, so I'm looking forward to writing with him." James collaborated with some of country music's notable songwriters including Aimee Mayo, Alabama's Randy Owen, Sugarland's Kristian Bush, and Delbert McClinton,
    James was voted off of the competition on May 19, 2010, and finished in third place.
    More Details Hide Details During the finale of American Idol, he performed a duet of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" with Bret Michaels. USA Today music critic Brian Mansfield suggested that James was "the best guitar player the show Idol has seen." James joined the rest of the Top 10 on the American Idols LIVE! tour. His four-song set included "I Got Mine" by The Black Keys, "Don't" by Shania Twain, "It's All Over Now" by Bobby Womack, and "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" by Bryan Adams alongside fellow contestant Michael Lynche. In March 2011 he opened for Sugarland on their The Incredible Machine Tour and has been playing other solo and opening gigs including performing at the ACM Awards fan party and 2011 CMA Fest.
  • 2009
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was the oldest contestant to be selected for the Top 24 of the ninth season at the age of 27.
  • 2005
    Age 22
    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.
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  • 2002
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details James cites blues guitarist Doyle Bramhall II as a major musical influence and whom he would most like to perform with in his Idol Q&A. Another major influence is Stevie Ray Vaughan; James named Vaughan's In the Beginning (1992) as a formative album in his early years. I got an album called “In the Beginning” and I learned every note on it, which was easier to do because it was early on in his career was recorded in 1980. I learned all those notes and it opened me up to the blues. When you look what he was doing, a lot of it was covers, and then you go back and start listening to those guys -- the originals Albert King, Freddie King, Albert Collins -- those influences changed me, too. Other influences cited in the article are southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pearl Jam.
  • 1982
    James was born on May 31, 1982 in Plano, Texas, to Debra "Bybee" and Beau James.
    More Details Hide Details The family moved to Princeton, Texas, but after his parents divorced when James was about four, his mother raised him and his brother Billy Cole in Cool, Texas. James had a bad reaction to his pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine when he was an infant, and his family feared brain damage. According to his mother, however, she realized that he would be all right and was going to be musical when he started humming the theme song from M*A*S*H. James started playing the guitar at 13 and within a year was playing on stage. James has played acoustic sets with his mother, and blues with his older brother. He has also played with country and rock bands. At the age of 21, he was in a serious motorcycle accident that nearly ended his life. He was told by his doctor that he would no longer be able to play guitar, a medical prediction that proved untrue. During the American Idol hometown visits, James returned to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and presented an autographed guitar to his surgeon, Dr. Cory Collinge.
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