Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmRams Head Live
19 Recordings/BNA Records artist Casey James first emerged on the national scene with his third-place run on Season 9 of American Idol, but Casey had already been making music for more than a decade when he took his mom's advice to try out for the hit series. A native of Cool, TX, James grew up surrounded by music; both his parents played guitar and sang, as did other family members, and Casey was playing guitar and performing throughout his young adulthood. His wide-ranging influences include such artists as Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, ZZ Top, and Bonnie Raitt, with a mix of '70s rock, blues, and outlaw country all helping to shape his style. Following his success on Idol, Casey set his sights on Nashville, and released his self-titled debut album earlier this year. It's first single "Let's Don't Call It a Night" reached top 20 status on the Billboard country chart. His latest hit "Crying on a Suitcase" is currently top 25 and climbing.
Richie Fields' smooth country baritone has already given this up-and-coming recording artist four well-received radio singles and a #1 music video for “Man Enough To Cry” (Y'all Wire). Known for his energetic live shows and ability to connect with his audience, Richie has toured nationally, playing at many of the country’s most renowned venues. He has opened for many of Country Music’s biggest names, including an appearance in 2011 opening WPOC’s “Sunday in the Country”, at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Richie has previously been acknowledged on CMA's “Who New To Watch” list, as well as making his debut in Country Weekly magazine’s "Who's New" feature. Currently working on his fourth album, Richie’s upcoming single “When A Good Man Dies”, co-written with band mate Jonathan Jackson, is due for release to country radio in the coming months.