Casey Barnes is continuing a hot streak with his new album ‘Town Of A Million Dreams’ rocketing to the top of the charts debuting as the #1 Australian Country album on the ARIA Chart.
Celebrating a whole slew of wins, ‘Town Of A Million Dreams’ landed at #16 on the Albums Chart, #4 on the Australian Albums Chart and #2 on the Country Albums Chart.
‘Town Of A Million Dreams’ also took the top spot at #1 on the AIR 100% Indie Album Chart and #2 on the AIR Indie Label Albums Chart.
The album is the #1 album across all genres on the iTunes Chart, has already been streamed over 2.34 million times and landed Casey on the front cover of Amazon’s Country Hits.
Casey is set to continue the celebrations later this week with four nominations at the Gold Coast Music Awards in the categories; Artist Of The Year, Live Act Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Video Of The Year.
‘Town Of A Million Dreams’ offers a much-needed hiatus of hope and happiness with a glorious injection of 10 superbly crafted tracks that meld slick country, pop and rock production with relatable lyrics that can’t help but make you smile.
The lead single Sparks Fly has ignited across Australia, holding the top spot on The Music Network’s Hot Country chart for four weeks out of five weeks, showing some strong competition against The Dixie Chicks latest Gaslighter, and rose to the top of Australian Country Radio’s Top 10 chart twice since release.
“Sparks Fly centres on that magical moment when you look at someone and they look at you and you both have that instant ‘spark’. A feeling that’s hard to beat! It was inspired while on a writing trip in the U.S last year where I teamed up with Nashville based songwriters Brown & Gray and we tapped into the back story of when I first met my wife… and that initial chemistry between the two of us,” said Casey.
The album has features the chart topper A Little More, which has generated over a million steams and peaked at #2 on The Music Network Hot Country Chart, and a gorgeous number with Missy Lancaster, No Other You that Stack Magazine’s Jeff Jenkins called “one of the year’s finest ballads”.
“‘Town of A Million Dreams’ is an album title that leaves it’s interpretation up to the individual listener and that’s the beauty behind this album; how in essence everybody starts out in their own home town with hopes and dreams of where they want to be,” said Casey. “On a personal level the title is a lyric drawn from one of the tracks on the album ‘Bright Lights’ which focuses on my ongoing relationship and love of Nashville over the last 10 years. It’s this incredible melting pot of talent, from all genres. Musicians, artists, producers all with their own unique story and dream. It just felt like the perfect title for the album.”
Continuing on with high energy, Casey has captured his fans with new and creative ways to stay connected during the harrowing atmosphere of COVI-19. His live streamed performances and catch-up chats, hosted every Wednesday and Sunday are consistently reaching over 75, 000 fans.
Looking to the horizon, Casey is thrilled to head out on new dates for his ‘Town Of A Million Dreams Tour’, which will kick off September 17 and takes his stellar band across our beautiful east coast to venues near you.
SAT 19 SEPT – BIG COUNTRY FESTIVAL, BERRY SHOWGROUND, NSW
FRI 25 SEPT – GEORGE BANKS, TOOWOOMBA
SUN 4 OCT – VDM FESTIVAL, BILOELA SHOWGROUND, QLD
FRI 9 OCT – WORKERS, GEELONG
SAT 10 OCT – THE SPOTTED MALLARD, MELBOURNE
FRI 16 OCT – MO’S DESERT CLUBHOUSE, GOLD COAST
SAT 17 OCT – HAMILTON HOTEL, BRISBANE