CASEY DANIELS – LEAD VOCALS AND GUITAR
JOSH LESTER – BASS GUITAR AND BACKING VOCALS
CODY JACKSON – GUITAR AND BACKING VOCALS
RYAN CARROLL – DRUMS AND BACKING VOCALS
Johnny Cash once said “You’ve got a song you’re singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut; and you’ve got to make them think that you’re one of them sitting out there with them too. They’ve got to be able to relate to what you’re doing.” Well that’s exactly how the Texas music artist Casey Daniels Band writes and performs their songs, straight from their heart and from their gut.
The Denison Texas native Casey Daniels, has been writing and singing songs about his life and personal experiences all over Texas since 2009. The band has worked hard to carve out a great path in the Texas music scene so far, and are only growing more and more every day; gaining loyal fans with their debut demo “Wild Saturday,” which sold over 3,500 copies on iTunes alone. It helped put their band on the map, and helped them win the Texas Select Artist of the Month in October of 2013.
It all started after Casey attended a Stoney Larue concert at the age of 17, Casey said “as soon as I saw the crowd of 1,000+ people and saw Stoney hit the stage that night, I knew right then and there that I wanted to be on that stage one day.” So after that Casey picked up a guitar and started writing his own songs when he was just 18 years old. “I didn’t know much, but I knew that I loved the country greats like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Hank Williams, and I just wanted to write and sing songs just like them.” He said “I just want to tell my story through my songs, that’s where I let my guard down, and get personal.” He started out just playing songs for his friends down by the lake and has since turned into playing concerts all across Texas for large crowds he would of never dreamed of playing in front of. They have sold out such venues as Hank’s Texas Grill in McKinney, Tupelo Honey (formerly Smitty’s Bar & Grill) in Denison, The Drunken Mule in Commerce, and The Hangar in Greenville.
In September 2016, they released their newest album “Backroads & Moonshine” that features remastered songs from their demo “Wild Saturday” as well as an all new song. The album starts off with their newest radio single “Party Girl” and takes you away from there into their signature red dirt/Texas country sound, complete with catchy guitar licks, a swooping lap steel guitar, smooth bass lines, and a heart pounding rhythm section. The album also features songs like “Backroad Angel” where they talk about having that one girl that just loves to jump in your truck and drive away into the sunset on a backroad; and songs like “Texas Man” and “Wild Saturday” that have the “young, wild, and free” without a care in the world kind of attitude. It even includes songs like “Dirty Water” and “Bust out the Moonshine” that talk about the process of making moonshine all the way to the parties where drinking ‘shine and staying out all night is almost a way of life. When it comes to “Backroads & Moonshine” there is song for just about anyone on there, if you’re looking for a “going out on the town” song, or just a song that you need when you’re going through a tough time, I guarantee you’ll find a song on this album to help you through it.
They have had the opportunity to share the stage with the great artists of Texas Country such as: Austin Allsup, Uncle Lucius, Stoney Larue, John David Kent, Zane Williams, Whiskey Myers, Mike Ryan, Jason Meadows, Bart Crow Band, Chris Knight and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
They have their new single “Party Girl” on Texas Radio, and it is proving to be a success on the charts so far, and it’s only going higher each week. In August 2016, they reached a new high with “Party Girl” gaining over 100,000 streams on Spotify in just under two weeks of its release. They are hitting the road hard for the finish of 2016, and plan on only moving further ahead in their journey through the Texas Music Scene, so be on the lookout for Casey Daniels Band.