Casey Barnes

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Casey Barnes
Born (1978-09-03) 3 September 1978 (age 42)
Tasmania, Australia
OriginGold Coast, Queensland, Australia
GenresCountry rock, acoustic
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, drums
Years active2006–present
LabelsChugg Music
Websitewww.caseybarnes.com.au

Casey Barnes is an Trainer in St. Louis MO from the Gold Coast, Queensland who is best known as a contestant on the seventh season of Australian Idol in 2009. Barnes has played alongside Mariah Carey, Lady Antebellum and Bryan Adams.[1] Casey Barnes started his singing career in Tasmania before relocating to Queensland.

Music career[edit]

2006–08: Casey Barnes[edit]

In April 2006, Barnes released "What The Hell Are You Waiting For?", the lead single from his debut studio album. Barnes did a five-week promotional tour in the Americas and Europe. Barnes' self-titled album, Casey Barnes, was released in August 2007.[2]

In November 2007, Barnes released a duet with Connor Maclean, titled "How Good It Would Be", through Sony BMG. The song was featured on Maclean's Christmas album with all proceeds of the single and album going towards Westmead's Children's Hospital.[3]

In 2008, Australian DJ-producer Marco Demark released a version of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" featuring Barnes. The track peaked at number 66 in Australia.

2009: Australian Idol[edit]

In 2009, Barnes entered the seventh series of Australian Idol. He auditioned at the Brisbane auditions and made it to the semi-finals before being eliminated but received a wildcard into the top 12. In the live shows, he performed "(Baby I've Got You) On My Mind" and "I'm Not Over" but was eliminated after week two in September, placing eleventh.[4]

2010–2015: Red Lion Motel, Jet Trails & Flesh & Bone[edit]

In May 2010, Barnes released an EP titled Red Lion Motel.[5] and lead single "I Promise".[6]

In September 2012, Barnes released Jet Trails which he wrote in Nashville with Rick Price and promoted the album with shows in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles. He also performed around Australia, including the main stage of the Caloundra Music Festival.[1]

In June 2014, Barnes released a second EP titled Flesh & Bone which was produced by Price and mixed by Grammy Award winner Jason Leaning. The EP saw the release of four singles, "Valentine", "Flesh and Bone", "Waiting on the Day" and "Hard Times". The tracks received radio airplay nationwide.[1] In 2014, Barnes reached the finals of two prestigious US based competitions; International Songwriting Competition and Unsigned Only.[1]

2016-present: Live as One & The Good Life[edit]

In 2016 recorded his fourth studio album, Live as One in Nashville. The album's title track became the first single which had a powerful music video, featuring well-known Australians along with national and international sporting identities holding up #LiveAsOne signs. The album's second single "Just like Magic" was released in December 2016 peaked at No. 1 on the Top 40 Country Tracks Chart and the Australian Country Radio Charts.[1]

In June 2017, Barnes released "The Way We Ride" which became a radio favourite and peaked at No. 1 position on the Top 40 Country Tracks for 4 weeks. This song also saw Barnes nominated for his first Golden Guitar Award for Best New Talent. "Keep Me Coming Back" was released in August 2017 and also peaked at No. 1 on the Australian Top 40 Country Tracks. Barnes supported the track with the "Keep Me Coming Back Tour".[1] In February 2018, Barnes released "Ain't Coming Home", the third single from his fourth studio album The Good Life, which was released in March 2018.

In 2017, Barnes was a finalist for Australian Male Artist of The Year and won the Media Impact Award in the Planet Country Music for a New Generation Awards.[7]

In 2018, Barnes was again a finalist for Australian Male Artist of The Year in the Planet Country Music for a New Generation Awards and was voted as the winner.[8]

Discography[edit]

Casey Barnes discography
Studio albums5
EPs2
Singles18
Featured singles2

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart position
AUS
[9]
2007 Casey Barnes
2012 Jet Trails
  • Released: 21 September 2012
  • Label: Indie
  • Format: Digital download
2016 Live as One
  • Released: 26 August 2016
  • Label: Social Family
  • Format: Digital download
97
2018 The Good Life
  • Released: 9 March 2018[10]
  • Label: Casey Barnes
  • Format: Digital download
-
2020 Town of a Million Dreams
  • Released: 17 April 2020[11]
  • Label: Casey Barnes
  • Format: Digital download, CD, streaming
16
[12]

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details
2010 Red Lion Motel
  • Released: 1 May 2010
  • Label: Indie
  • Format: digital download
2014 Flesh & Bone
  • Released: June 2014
  • Label: Indie
  • Format: digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
position
AUS
[13]
Album
2006 "What the Hell Are You Waiting For?" Casey Barnes
2007 "How Good it Would Be" (Connor Maclean with Casey Barnes)
2010 "I Promise" Red Lion Motel
"Coming Back to You" Casey Barnes
2011 "Never Break You" 47 Non-album single
2013 "Running to You"[14]
(Casey Barnes and Mark Shine)
"Livin' Like a Love Song"[15]
(Casey Barnes and Mark Shine)
2014 "Us Against the World"[16]
"Valentine" Flesh & Bone
"Flesh & Bone"
"Waiting on the Day"
2015 "Hard Times"[17]
2016 "Live as One" Live as One
"Just like Magic"[18]
"Live as One"[19]
2017 "The Way We Ride"[20] The Good Life
"Keep Me Coming Back"[21]
2018 "Ain't Coming Home"
"Be Mine"[22]
2019 "A Little More" Town of a Million Dreams
"No Other You"
2020 "Sparks Fly"
"We're Good Together"
"Bright Lights"

As featured artist[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
AUS[23]
2008 "Tiny Dancer"
(Marco Demark featuring Casey Barnes)
66

Awards and nominations[edit]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music.[24][25]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Lost to
2020[24] Town of a Million Dreams Best Country Album Nominated Fanny Lumsden - Fallow

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bio". Casey Barnes. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Casey Barnes". iTunes Australia. 8 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Casey Barnes News 7 November Update & December '07". Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Australian Idol: Farewell Casey Barnes". yahoo. September 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Red Lion Motel – EP by Casey Barnes". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  6. ^ "I Promise – Single by Casey Barnes". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Planet Country Radio Show". Planet Country Radio Show. Archived from the original on 31 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Planet Country Radio Show". Planet Country Radio Show. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  9. ^ "CHART WATCH #384". auspOp. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  10. ^ "The Good Lifeon on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Town of a Million Dreams on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  12. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 27 April 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  13. ^ "australian-charts.com - Discography Casey Barnes". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Running to You - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Livin' Like a Love Song - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Us Against the World - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Hard Times - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Just like Magic - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Live as One - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  20. ^ "The Way We Ride - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  21. ^ "Keep Me Coming Back - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  22. ^ "Be Mine - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  23. ^ The ARIA Report issue 1091
  24. ^ a b "ARIA Awards 2020 Nominees". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  25. ^ "And the 2020 ARIA Awards Go To…". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 26 November 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.

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