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Casey Barnes & Sophie Monk Get Uptown Funk'd

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Very soon Casey Barnes is off to California to join people like Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore, Chris Janson and many more; as they play the Country Summer Festival. 

This is obviously not just exciting for Casey personally, but also professional as his profile will definitely grow following a performance in front of a massive US festival.

However, his profile is definitely going to skyrocket in the coming days following an impromptu performance at a barbeque with Sophie Monk. Did you forget that she used to be a singer? I know I did. I bet you didn't know that she's pretty mad on the kazoo. Following Sophie sharing it to her instagram account, their version of the awesome Uptown Funk has gone viral, being seen on many gossip columns including the Daily Mail in the UK and Daily Telegraph

Check out the video:

Casey Barnes Needs Your Vote

Casey BarnesThese days every young Aussie country music star makes the trek to Nashville for various reasons. Casey Barnes is one such artist who has been spending a lot of time in Nashville recently and he has been granted a fantastic opportunity to play the Country Summer Music Festival in California. This year it will be headlined by Lady Antebellum, Chris Janson, Kip Moore, Chase Rice and many more. Barnes could be given the opportunity to open for these artists and give him some great exposure in the US, but he has asked for your assistance. 

He needs your vote.

The One You Love singer has managed to make it to the Top 10 Finalist for the Fender Contender Challenge and is the only Australian artist to feature. Now, it's up to the public to vote on who they think should join some of countries biggest acts. 

If you want to vote then click right hereto do so. You can vote every day if you desire. As Aussies, I think it is our nationalist duty to do so. 

Here's the video that Casey posted on Facebook asking for your help:

Here is the entry that Casey Barnes put forward to be selected as a Top 10 Finalist.

Casey Barnes Releases 'Just Like Magic'

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Casey Barnes has teamed up with Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis for his latest single "Just Like Magic" lifted from Casey’s ARIA top 10 album, Live As One.  With cutting edge production "Just Like Magic" is an anthemic up-tempo summer track with super catchy melodies. 
Capturing the movement, the official music video released this morning was actually the idea of Barnes’ 8 year old daughter, who chose the dancers from amongst her teachers at the dance studio she attends. 
“Normally my wife Michelle is the creative director when it comes to my clips, but when we were brainstorming ideas and concepts for Just Like Magic, our daughter Charli piped in and from there, six dancers were chosen for the video clip – and they’re actually six of the best in Queensland,” says Barnes.  “It was a great opportunity to showcase their talents too and the perfect fit to complement the up-tempo vibe of the song.”

Casey’s latest album, Live As One, was released in August 2016 and is a collection of new songs along with fan favourites.  Most of the tracks on this modern country album were co-written and produced by Casey Barnes and Rick Price, plus Casey’s good friend and fellow songwriter, Mark Duckworth, and of course, Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis also adding their touch to Just Like Magic.
Set to perform back near his home town on December 10, Casey is also hitting the road to Tamworth in January for TCMF 2017 for shows with Ben Ransom and McKenna Faith, before heading to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  Full tour dates below, including Tamworth stages.

Saturday, 10 December, 2016 @ 8:00pm
The Butter Factory, Burnie TAS
Sunday, 22 January, 2017 @ 1:00pm
Toyota FanZone Stage (Corner of Fitzroy and Peel Street) - Tamworth Country Music Festival
Sunday, 22 January, 2017 @ 5:00pm
The Albert Hotel w/ Ben Ransom & 8 Ball Aitken - Tamworth Country Music Festival
Monday, 23 January, 2017 @ 3:30pm
ABC Stage (Intersection of Peel & White Street) - Tamworth Country Music Festival
* Monday, 23 January, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Flags of Country International Muster, Tamworth Town Hall (with McKenna Faith - U.S.A)
* Saturday, 28 January, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Johnny Ringo's, Brisbane QLD (With McKenna Faith and Band - U.S.A)
Friday, 17 February, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Nightquarter (with full band) - Helensvale, Gold Coast QLD
* shows with McKenna Faith. Tickets and info:

KIX Live - Groundwater CMF 2021

WATCH the full KIX Live at Groundwater concert right here, right now. Performances from Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Brand, The Wolfe Brothers, Casey Barnes, Melanie Dyer, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Sara Storer, as well as KIX Start winner Bella Mackenzie... and yes the rumours are true, a special live performance from our very own Justin Thomson; you don't want to miss... Check it out NOW!

Performances were recorded from the KIX Live stage at the 2021 Groundwater Country Music Festival.