Today on the Midday Rush BB Adams and Grant Hansen talk to Australian Country music Artist Casey Barnes.
Casey Barnes kicked off 2023 with a bang, picking up Golden Guitar Award wins for Toyota Album of the Year and Top Selling Album of the Year for his latest album, Light It Up along with the APRA Award for Most Performed Country Work for God Took His Time On You. 'Light It Up' also took out the 2022 ARIA Award for Best Country Album. Debuting #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Album chart and #3 on the All-Genre Australian Album chart.
Light It Up features five smash hit singles including “Come Turn Me On”, “God Took His Time On You”, “Get To Know Ya”, “Light it Up” (all of which reached #1 on the Country Town Hot50 chart) and “Kiss Me Like You Mean It”.
Produced by Melbourne based production team MSquared (Michael Delozrenzis and Michael Paynter), ‘Light It Up’ features ten new original songs, all co-written by Casey with MSquared and Nashville singersongwriters Kaci Brown and Sam Gray. The album has spent over ten months in the Top 20 of the ARIA Australian Country Album chart, while Casey’s catalogue has amassed over 51 million combined streams.
Casey’s electrifying live show has made him one of the most popular touring acts in Australian country and the massive ‘Light It Up’ Tour has taken him across Australia and to the U.S, where he toured with the vocal group, Home Free. Also playing some of Australia’s biggest festivals such as Bluesfest, CMC Rocks, Groundwater and Gympie Muster.
Casey is continuing the heat in 2023, with latest single, 'Summer Nights' becoming another country and commercial radio hit. The song is the first taste of a new album to be released in 2024. The follow-up single, ‘Boys Like Me’ will be released in late May 2023 and tells the story of growing up in a small town and chasing big dreams while being grateful for the simple things in life.
Fans will get to see Casey at many of the biggest Australian festivals and his own headline shows. Casey will also focus on international opportunities, especially in the U.S which is the #1 market for his 51mil+ global streams. Casey will be performing at the 2023 CMA Fest in Nashville as well as standalone shows throughout 2023 and beyond.
If you would like to see Casey perform, click the link below to see tour dates.