Casey Barnes – Artist of the Year 2020
Australian country rock artist Casey Barnes is roaring up quite a reputation in the country music scene. The 2 x time Golden Guitar finalist had an impressive start to 2018 when his previous album, The Good Life debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Album Chart and peaked at #2 on the ARIA Country Album Chart. Radio has embraced a number of cuts from the album including, The Way We Ride, Set Sail, Be Mine, and Better Days. Lead single, Ain’t Coming Home also enjoyed consecutive weeks at #1 on the Country Tracks Top 40 chart.
Opening the gates of 2019 with a national tour, Casey’s impressive live performances also earned him a slot supporting The Davisson Brothers and then taking out Groundwater Country Music Festival’s inaugural public voted ‘People’s Choice Award’. Casey smashed the competition, receiving double the votes to 2nd place. His previous release, Better Days, was the #1 Most Downloaded to radio, kicking P!NK off the top and currently has over 1.5 Million streams.
His latest nominations such as Independent Country Music Australia’s ‘Most Popular Male Artist, Album and Single’ (Winner), Finalist in the Gold Coast Music Awards for ‘Song of the year’, ‘Album of the year’, ‘Artist of the year’, ‘Live Act of the Year’ and most recently 2019 APRA Professional Development Awards finalist, have placed Casey alongside some of Australia’s top artists.
Casey recently released the brand new single ‘A Little More’, which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Country charts, and hit major Spotify playlists Fresh Country, New Music Friday AU&NZ, and New Music Nashville. The single was welcomed by radio, as #1 Play MPE Most downloaded and added across the board to KIX, 98.9, The Triple M Network and Hot Tomato. It’s also currently pushing 1 million streams
Casey has recently been added to a number of major Australian music festivals including the 2020 CMC Rocks lineup, Australia’s largest international country and roots music festival
2020 is shaping up to be Casey’s biggest year yet with a brand new album set for release and national tour all kicking off in April. His global audience is growing drastically with over 134,000 listeners per month whom have generated over 7 million streams, plus with over 45,000 fans joining in on socials to tell Casey they’re ready for whatever he’s got next.