"I first met Casey when I was walking through an outdoor market on the Florida panhandle's 30-A. I heard a girl singing...like REALLY singing...VERY well. I went over & listened some more as her sweet daughter manned the merch table (that included not only CD's but jewelry she had handmade.) "Jewel" is the word I would use to describe Casey Kearney. Not even "diamond in the rough" because she didn't need any polishing! Turned out that when reading her CD cover when I got back home to Nashville, I saw that her producer Doug Kahan, was one of my closest friends, small world. I immediately called Doug and said "Tell me about this girl!"
I enjoyed the CD of her original songs so when I got the new CD of cover songs I wondered why she did it. Turns out because she has the ability to make each cover all her own. Her versatile voice, the elegant pared down production (that allow her & the songs to shine) along with the undeniable authentic respectful treatment with which she interpreted each song made total sense. A great voice singing timeless songs is always a winner.
I used to think I slayed " I Can't Make You Love Me" .....but after hearing Casey's rendition I believe I'll be retiring it from my live shows!
Local songbird Kearney has done something that few locals have ever sought to accomplish and has done it in a skillful manner—she’s released an album of cover tunes. From most-requested to those that hold personal meaning to Kearney, she tackles much more than country standards here. With sterling production and out-of-the-box instrumentation, it’s more than an album of covers—it’s a fantastic vehicle to showcase Kearney’s enviable vocal range.
Santa Rosa Beach singer/songwriter and one of the top musicians in the Florida panhandle.
"I met Casey while judging "Beach Idol". Casey captured my attention because her vocal was young and fresh. She was young with 3 kiddos!!! What?! She is a beauty and her work ethic actually shows in her stage performance. Her humor, will make you laugh out loud during her show. The true stories shine through in her own writing, but her ability to deliver a cover song with her own vocal personality will amaze you. Seriously, I've heard her sing every genre and I'm full of pride to know her and get to see her live shows. She killed it at the world famous Blue Bird Café in Nashville, TN. If you can't see her live, get busy getting her music wherever music is sold!! I asked her once how she gets everything done and manages to always deliver and record great performances. She said, I want my children to know they can live their dreams and still have a family. I love that about her!!! There are wonderful musicians in this world...few as honest and good as CK."