Australian country star Casey Barnes is back to further propel country-pop/rock within the Australian music scene. It is Casey’s undeniable talent, paired with those iconic foot-stomping performances, and his happy go lucky attitude that have all attributed to his ongoing success in Australia and abroad. Despite the global pandemic setback, 2020 was an epic year for Casey Barnes, seeing him nominated for ARIA’s Country Album Of The Year with his ARIA #1 Australian Country Album, Town Of A Million Dreams. And 2021 is set to be even bigger with Casey already lapping up four Golden Guitar nominations (2021 Toyota Album of the Year, Contemporary Country Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Vocal Collaboration of the Year), as he prepares to take his high octane live show around Australia to celebrate his latest energetic single, Come Turn Me On. And the track has been well received with Rolling Stone Magazine (AU) stating, “While 2020 served as something of a bleak year for most, Barnes was able to turn musical lemons into lemonade. His latest is a masterful piece of country pop/rock, “Come Turn Me On” is exactly the sort of song that the phrase “crossover hit” was made to describe”.
Fans can expect to see the country luminary's consistently impressive vitality and killer performance chops on full display, with a massive set including all of his chart-topping hits. Casey says, “I can’t wait to add Come Turn Me On into the set for all our upcoming shows! We’ve actually created a brand new live show for 2021, and it’s great to finally see some major festivals and events coming back after the pandemic, which we’re thrilled to be playing at in the weeks and months to come.”
Casey’s 2020 album Town Of A Million Dreams, released in the midst of covid lockdowns, is a much-needed beacon of hope and happiness amidst the global state of affairs. The album has already had 7.5 million streams since its release and is a glorious collection of ten superbly crafted tracks that meld slick country, pop and rock production with relatable lyrics. It enjoyed multiple chart debuts including; ARIA #1 Australian country charts, #2 Country charts, #4 Australian albums, #16 all albums and iTunes #1’s on the Country and All Genre album charts.
Town Of A Million Dreams contains the radio-embraced smash hit Sparks Fly, which dropped and rocketed straight to #1 on the iTunes Country Charts, then enjoyed 8 consecutive weeks at #1 on The Music Network Country Radio Charts and has amassed over 2 million streams. His follow up radio single ‘We’re Good Together’ had no trouble achieving a similar result, holding #1 for 5 more weeks consecutively.
2019 single ‘A Little More’ jumped straight to the top of the iTunes Country Chart with radio lapping it up and Spotify playlists ‘Fresh Country’ (Cover), ‘New Music Friday AUS/NZ’ and ‘New Music Nashville’ pushing the single past 1.4 million streams. The album is Casey’s first release since signing to Michael Chugg’s management and label Chugg Music.
Casey also had an impressive 2019 too, as he filled his calendar with tours and festivals, including multiple USA stadium outings in Kansas City and South Dakota, topped off by performances at the Professional Bull Riding World Finals in Las Vegas. His reputation for delivering an electric and relentlessly entertaining live performance resulted in Casey taking out the People’s Choice Award at the Groundwater Festival, after receiving double the votes to second place.
His 2018 album The Good Life received similar success to Town Of A Million Dreams after flying out the gates and debuting at #1 on the iTunes Country Album Chart, peaking at #2 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Chart. Radio welcomed album favourites The Way We Ride, Be Mine and Set Sail, with smash hit Ain’t Coming Home racking up consecutive weeks at #1 on The Country Top 40 charts. Meanwhile, Better Days became the #1 Most Downloaded to radio and amassed over 1.7 million streams.