Casey Barnes back from recording in Nashville
THIS year is likely to be a big one for Kingscliff singer-songwriter Casey Barnes.
Barnes returned home last week after a month-long recording stint in Nashville, USA.
He enjoyed the studio sessions at Sound Emporium Studios, which have been used by artists like Taylor Swift, Eric Clapton, REM and Kenny Rogers.
"It was definitely worth every penny to fly over there," Barnes said.
"Nashville is great and I did a few performances there. Nashville is just an amazing live music city."
Barnes' newly recorded tracks, which he expects to release in April or May, include a duet with his wife Michelle.
He also gets a bit political in some of the new material, making a statement about "not learning from something and keep making the same mistakes".
Barnes teamed up once more with fellow Aussie Rick Price as co-songwriter and producer for the new tracks.
The songs were mixed and mastered by Eddie Spear, who has worked with The White Stripes, Willie Nelson and Neil Young.
Barnes will play in Helensvale on Saturday, February 27, and Bleach Festival at Mudgeeraba on March 12. For more shows, visit www.caseybarnes.com.au.