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Australian musician Casey Barnes makes a dent in US country charts

14 September 2017 Featured Industry News news


Australian Gold Coast country musician Casey Barnes’ hopes and aspirations of cracking America finally seems to be within reach, with his latest single, ‘Keep Me Coming Back’ getting a lot of exposure in the States.

The track is currently being used on the Professional Bull Riders’ circuit, and towards the back end of August, the song made its way onto the iTunes country music ‘Hot Tracks’ chart.

Barnes, a one time Australian Idol contestant, completely self-funds his music and has managed to get open for a host of internationally established artists such as Bryan Adams, Lady Antebellum and Mariah Carey, and is gearing up to play alongside Billy Ray Cyrus at the Crossroads in the Vines Music Festival in New South Wales, Australia, in March 2018.

The Gold Coast born man has been jetting to and from America since he was 16, claimed that recording a full album costs between $30,000 and $50,000, while a fully professional music video can cost up to $10,000.

Back in July, Barnes took part in what was described as a ‘dream gig’ for the artist at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre for the PBR’s ‘Last Cowboy Standing’ event.

Moving forwards, Barnes has a few Australian shows booked in with PBR, and these will take place in Melbourne, Adelaide and Townsville.