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While her family enjoyed their backyard volleyball court and her friends were engaged in all the typical high school activities, Casey Weston picked up a guitar and fell in love with writing music. From the start, she appreciated the immediate feedback, both good and bad, to her work as she began to perform before live audiences at bars, coffee shops, malls and parks in her home town of Naples, Florida. By 15, she had developed a local following and would soon open for national touring acts such as James Otto and Craig Morgan.
On April 7, 2009, Casey won first place in the regional Colgate Country Showdown in Arcadia, Florida. That led to her opening before thousands of fans for such young stars as Justin Moore as well as seasoned Grammy winners like John Anderson.
A significant turning point, however, came with her being named a contestant on NBC’s inaugural season of The Voice. Finishing number eight in the final competition earned her place in a national tour, allowed her to with serious musicians and exposed her to leading industry professionals.
Again, all of this occurred before she had even graduated from high school. Finally, with diploma in hand, she moved to Nashville and committed herself to her music full time.
Since 2009, she has collaborated with a number of Nashville musicians and co-writers to produce two notable albums and three singles. All have drawn strong reviews from a wide range of critics around the world. Her third album, Young Heart was released on Valentine’s Day, 2015 and promises to be the best of her work so far.
Casey’s was selected as one of 17 members of the 2015 ASCAP GPS class. In addition to her writing and recording career, Casey has become a sought-after entertainer, headlining in over 70 shows a year at venues around the country.
“I love the work of Gavin DeGraw, Ben Rector, Sheryl Crow and Stevie Nicks,” she says, “but I still feel the inspiration of the music that came before me: The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger. My songs tell a story, like theirs do, and I hope touch the heart of people of all generations not just mine.”
As she continues to open for a growing list of the nation’s top performers and as she hones her skills as a writer and entertainer, Casey Weston, not yet 23 years old, is building a strong, solid reputation.