Casey Rivers

Casey Rivers

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Casey Rivers was a finalist on season 4 of NASHVILLE STAR. His brand of country music is one that sets him apart from the rest and yet he is radio friendly. There is a great energy on stage with Casey Rivers that usually leaves fans standing on there feet wanting more.

Biography

Casey Rivers began singing at the age of 3 at his country church in Lindale , Texas , where he was the lead singer and actor in most of the children's church and youth dramas. Casey performed at many of his hometown school talent shows throughout his childhood. His first public performance was at 6 years old, and at the age of 8, he was the entertainment at his first professional rodeo.

By the time Casey was 11, he decided on his dream – to become a successful country music artist. In high school, he received the Gold Music Award, an honor award in recognition of outstanding contributions and dedication to music. When Casey graduated from Lindale High School , he went full speed ahead with his music career by taking voice, stage, guitar and songwriting lessons. Casey found himself receiving numerous awards while following the Opry lines. As a fan of Elvis, country, '50s music, Broadway and gospel, his variety shows were a hit and transformed him into a character all his own. Casey quickly found himself opening and singing with professional recording artists from major record labels, further fueling his desire to reach the top of the music industry.

His biggest accomplishment to date has been earning the First Runner-up spot on USA Network’s TV show Nashville Star in early 2006 and performed as part of the official tour the following summer.

2000 Top 10 MB Talent and Modeling EXPO ( Dallas , TX )
2000 Commercial and Movie Extra with "Premiere" ( Dallas , TX )
2001 "John Rex Reeves" Male Vocalist Award received at the 2001 Texas Country Music Hall of fame induction show starring Ray Price, Billy Walker and Linda Davis ( Carthage , TX )
2002 Grand Palace with Neal McCoy ( Branson , MO )
2002 Winner of the Loretta Lynn's National Talent Search (Hurricane Mills, TN)
2002 Nashville Star Regionalist
2003 July 5th Loretta Lynn Concert (invited guest/duet partner) (Hurricane Mills, TN)
2003 Opener for Texas Country Music Hall of fame induction show with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Bush
2004 International Country Gospel Music Association "Male Horizon Artist of the Year" Award ( Tyler , TX )
2002, 2003, 2005 Grapevine Opry Association "Male Vocalist of the Year" and "Entertainer of the Year" Award (Grapevine, TX)
2004 Country Gospel Music Guild "Golden Harp" Award ( Tyler , TX )
2006 Inducted into the Grapevine Opry Association Hall of fame
2006 First Runner-up in the Nashville Star Televised series
2006 Nashville Star Summer Tour
2006 Opened for the Texas Country Music Hall of fame induction show starring the Gatlin Brothers, Jeanie Seely and Jack Green
2007 Performed on historic Ryman stage with "Sunday Morning Country" CMA
Fest
2007 Opened for Kenny Rogers and Linda Davis (Cedar Falls, IA)
2007 Opened for Neal McCoy ( Tyler , TX )
2007 Opened for Terry Fator, winner of "America's Got Talent", at the East Texas Texas State Fair