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Casey James

  • Casey Everett James (born May 31, 1982) is an American singer and guitarist from Fort Worth, Texas, who was the third-place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol
  • Born in Plano and raised in Cool, Texas, James had a bad reaction to his pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine when he was an infant, and his family feared brain damage
  • According to his mother, however, she realized that he would be all right and was going to be musical when he started humming before he talked
  • James started playing the guitar at 13 and within a year was playing on stage
  • At the age of 21, he was in a serious motorcycle accident that nearly ended his life
  • He was told by his doctor that he would no longer be able to play guitar, a medical prediction that proved untrue
  • Before American Idol, he played with his band, The Casey James Band, consisting of James, his brother, Billy Cole (bass), and Jacy McCann (drums)
  • James was a contestant on American Idol during its ninth season
  • He made it to the Top 3 before being eliminated on May 19, 2010


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