In keeping with our reports over the last week, another country artist stopped by to spread joy at ACM’s Lifting Lives Music Camp in Nashville, Tennessee. This time, American Idol alumnus, Casey James, paid a visit to the campers at Music City’s infamous Bluebird Cafe.
Casey performed his songs “Drive” and “Let’s Not Call It a Night,” complimenting the campers on their ability to clap along with the tempo of his music. “That’s the best clapping I’ve ever heard in my entire career. You were right on tempo the whole time,” Casey told the aspiring singers/songwriters. Before the day came to a close, the campers returned the musical favor and surprised Casey with a performance of a song they wrote earlier in the week with The Band Perry, “Bright Eyes.”
At the end of his visit with the students, Casey told Country Weekly “I had heard about it and knew it was going to be a great time. What an amazing group of people. This actually was my first time but it won’t be the last, that’s for sure.”
Watch the video below to get a glimpse of Casey’s time with the campers of ACM’s Lifting Lives Music Camp.
Casey James was a Top 3 finalist on the ninth season of American Idol. Follow the show, he dropped his debut self-titled album, and has since released three singles from the project. Casey James peaked at Number 2 on the U.S. Country Billboard Albums Chart. Casey’s singles, “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night” and “Crying on a Suitcase” broke into the Top 25 on the U.S. Country Billboard Singles Chart, while “Crying on a Suitcase” peaked at Number 14 for U.S. Country Airplay. Casey’s third single “The Good Life” peaked at Number 57 for U.S. Country Airplay.