Because I am a thinker and a writer. I am constantly watching life go by and writing my thoughts down. Unfortunately, all of my thoughts aren't commercially acceptable, but it doesn't mean that they aren't real or true thoughts. So, I write anyway. Maybe it's wishful thinking, maybe it's therapy, maybe it's the only way I know how to communicate what I truly believe in and maybe, just maybe there are more people out there that believe what I believe than there are that don't. I hope this inspires every listener to try and make a difference in this country. If we all get back to what's really important... God and family, everything else will fall into place.

"When you are raised up playing hide and seek in professional football locker rooms, ball boying at Super Bowls and running 12 minute runs with some of the biggest names and best players in the history of the NFL, it's hard to imagine how I wound up in Nashville writing songs".

That's how it was for the son of Bobby Beathard. Bobby was the GM of the Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers and owns 7 Super Bowl rings. It would have been a natural progression for Casey to follow in his dad's and his brother's footsteps into a career in football. "I guess I got my Mother's love for music and it's just a little bit bigger than my love for football", Casey says.

Casey moved to Nashville after attending Elon College in North Carolina in 1991. He immediately landed a day job at the Country Music Hall of Fame working in the gift show and mail order. He then took a part time, second job, at the Blue Bird Cafe as a cook/bar back. He says every significant connection a "wanna-be" writer/artist could make, was made at those two jobs.

He began singing demo's for Hall of Fame writer Don Schlitz, among others, while continuing to play "live" at any "open mic" and for anyone else who would listen. "My goal, at first, was to be a Super Star Artist, but when Kenny Chesney, Gary Allan, and Tracy Byrd began recording my songs, I realized my true destiny." Casey said.

In 1997 Casey signed a Publishing deal with Acuff Rose, now Sony Tree/ATV, and has been with them ever since. He has had recordings by most of the "mainstream" Artists out there, and has had hits on such Artists as:

George Straight - "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls"

Kenny Chesney - "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems" & "Don't Blink"

Tracy Lawrence - "Find Out Who Your Friends Are"

Tracy Byrd - "Ten Rounds With Jose Quervo" & "Drinkin' Bone"

Gary Allan - "Right Where I Need To Be"

Trace Adkins - "Hot Mama" & "All I Ask For Anymore"

Rodney Atkins - "Come On In Boy"

Aaron Tippin - "Where The Stars And Stripes And Eagle Fly"

Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus - "Ready, Set, Don't Go"

Tim McGraw - "Do You Want Fries With That"

Billy Currington - "I Got A Feeling" & "Walk A Little Straighter"

and others...

Casey has since become BMI's 2004 & 2008 songwriter of the year and NSAI's 2008 songwriter of the year.

"It's like I tell my wife all the time, when we look back at all the struggles of this long road, it's just another over night success story." - CB



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