American Idol contestant Casey James, who was in season 9 of the reality TV talent competition, recently performed at the 2011 CMA Music Festival in Nashville. Casey played two sets at the festival, first performing on the Lay’s Stage on Saturday afternoon and on the LP Stage later that evening. However, during his second set he had technical problems as his microphone cut out, while performing the song ‘Drive’.
Casey James, who came third in season 9 of American Idol, wasn’t the only American Idol contestant to perform at the 2011 CMA Music Festival. Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery was also there to perform ‘Your Man’ with Scott Turner and season 10 runner up, Lauren Alaina sang "Anyway" with Martina McBride.
Casey James has currently been working hard, writing and recording new tracks for his forthcoming album. It is expected that his debut album will be released towards the end of this year. It will be interesting to see if his album release comes around the same time as American Idol season 8 runner up Adam Lambert, who is also due to release an album this year.