As I’m fond of saying, country music is a broad umbrella – which is why I like to cover the odd bit of country rock/pop if it’s well done. Casey Barnes is an Australian artist and ARIA Top 10 artist with his recent album Live As One. His new single ‘Just Like Magic’ is a great, upbeat tune – and, frankly, at the end of this year the up-beats are in order.

The video was a family affair: Barnes’s eight-year-old daughter chose the dancers from amongst her teachers at the dance studio she attends. It is released ahead of Casey’s appearances at Tamworth Country Music Festival and elsewhere (dates below).


Sunday, 22 January, 2017 @ 1:00pm
Toyota FanZone Stage (Corner of Fitzroy and Peel Street) – Tamworth Country Music Festival
Sunday, 22 January, 2017 @ 5:00pm
The Albert Hotel w/ Ben Ransom & 8 Ball Aitken – Tamworth Country Music Festival
Monday, 23 January, 2017 @ 3:30pm
ABC Stage (Intersection of Peel & White Street) – Tamworth Country Music Festival
* Monday, 23 January, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Flags of Country International Muster, Tamworth Town Hall (with McKenna Faith – U.S.A)
* Saturday, 28 January, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Johnny Ringo’s, Brisbane QLD (With McKenna Faith and Band – U.S.A)
Friday, 17 February, 2017 @ 7:00pm
NIGHTQUARTER (with full band) – Helensvale, Gold Coast QLD

* shows with McKenna Faith. Tickets and info:

‘Just Like Magic’ is available as a single on iTunes or as part of Live As One