Casey James Photo

Casey James hails from Fort Worth, Texas.

He's the lead guitarist and the lead singer for the aptly named Casey James Band, whose members include his brother Billy.

Casey auditioned for season nine of American Idol in Denver and received approval from all four judges on the panel. He's an accomplished acoustic musician/singer/songwriter.

James' audition stood out because he was asked to remove his shirt during it. Kara and guest judge Victoria Beckham liked what they saw.