Casey Darnell

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Casey Darnell
Birth name Casey Simon Darnell
Born (1978-09-24) September 24, 1978 (age 36)[1][2]
Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.[3]
Genres CCM,[4] worship,[5] pop rock,[5] acoustic[4]
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Acoustic guitar
Years active 2008–present[5]
Labels North Point Music

Casey Simon Darnell (born September 24, 1978, in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American contemporary Christian singer-songwriter.[1][2][3] Darnell released the album entitled Coming Alive in 2011, which was his first full-length studio album.[6] This was followed by the 2013 eponymously titled release Casey Darnell, which both saw commercial successes via the Billboard charts. The last was generally well received by music critics.


Darnell was born Casey Simon Darnell on September 24, 1978, in Lynchburg, Virginia to father Gary Darnell and mother Cathy Darnell. Darnell has a brother and a sister.[3] He stayed in Virginia until he was three years old, and then the family moved to Georgia. He went all the way through school at Shiloh Hills Christian School in Kennesaw, and he attended college at Kennesaw State University where he studied Childhood Education and Communications.[3] His father was a teacher at Shiloh Hills.

Personal life[edit]

Darnell married his wife Anisa on July 31, 2004, and the couple have three daughters.[7]


Casey Darnell leading worship for North Point Ministries' college environment, The Living Room, on campus at his alma mater of Kennesaw State University.

Darnell's early beginnings were as a youth pastor and a worship pastor/leader from 1998 to 2007. Casey's shift to a recording artist began in 2008 with his independent album Words in Motion that released on May 11, 2008. His first studio project was the Casey Darnell EP in 2010, and his first studio LP was 2011's Coming Alive with North Point Music. The second studio album released in 2013 by North Point eponymously titled as Casey Darnell. The studio albums gained commercial charting successes via the Billboard charts.

Outside of writing and recording, Casey Darnell leads worship on a regular basis at North Point Community Church’s six Atlanta campuses. He also travels to other churches across the country to lead their worship services as well as various special events and student camps. [8]

Band members[edit]

  • Casey Darnell - vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Nick Pirtle - electric guitar, keys
  • Matt Powers - bass guitar
  • Jonathan Matteson - drums, ablelton


Independent albums[edit]

  • 2008: Words in Motion - produced by Jon Duke and Jacob Arnold

Studio EPs[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Casey Darnell EP
  • Released: May 11, 2010 (2010-05-11)
  • Label: North Point
  • Produced by Casey Darnell Heath Baltzglier and Steve Fee
  • CD, digital download

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Coming Alive 39 48
Casey Darnell 50


  1. ^ a b "Twitter post". Casey Darnell. Twitter. September 24, 2008. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "See Results for Casey S. Darnell". Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d All Access (November 4, 2013). "10 Questions with ... Casey Darnell". All Access. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (December 4, 2013). "Casey Darnell – Casey Darnell". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Jesus Freak Hideout. "Casey Darnell Discography, Casey Darnell Artist Database, Casey Darnell Lyrics". John DiBiase. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ Allmusic (2011). "Casey Darnell Discography". Rovi. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Twitter post". Casey Darnell. Twitter. July 31, 2008. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "BigStuf Bio". Casey Darnell. BigStuf Camps. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ Billboard. "Casey Darnell - Chart History: Christian albums". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ Billboard. "Casey Darnell - Chart History: Heatseekers albums". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 

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