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Get To Know Ya by Casey Barnes – Song of the Day

28 January 2022 | 1:04 pm | Mallory Arbour

Casey Barnes has unveiled Get To Know Ya, the lead track from his forthcoming album Light It Up, landing on 25 February 2022. It’s our Song of the Day!

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When the world was thrown a curve ball in 2020, Aussie artists had two options; hunker down and wait out the storm, or push forward into the unknown. For Gold Coast country artist, Casey Barnes, walking into the eye of the storm was the hardest decision he’s ever had to make, but now it’s paying off in spades, with massive commercial radio success, multiple number one hits and one of the only country artists to achieve mainstream success in Australia in 2021!

Following on from the release of several successful singles over the past twelve months, including the #1 smash God Took His Time On You and 2021’s most played country radio song Come Turn Me On, Casey has unveiled Get To Know Ya, the lead track from his forthcoming album Light It Up, landing on Friday 25 February 2022. It’s our Song of the Day!

Written from various lockdowns over the course of 18 months, via a series of zoom calls with producers MSquared (Michael Delozrenzis and Michael Paynter) and Nashville-based singer-songwriters Kaci Brown and Sam Gray, Get To Know Ya is yet another addition to Casey’s ever-growing catalogue of hook-laden, arena-sized anthems. 

Casey says, “We've all had our fair share of lockdowns and isolation over the last two years and we're finally enjoying the luxury of being able to get out and about again and reconnect.That's what this single is all about... that instant connection when you lay eyes on someone for the first time. The nervous feeling about getting to know them and hoping they feel the same way because in your eyes, they're that one in a million. This single is one of my favourite songs on the album and I'm so excited to finally get it out there!” 

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Where previous singles highlighted Casey’s ability to produce everything from slow, melodic ballads to fast paced, raucous country rock, new single Get To Know Ya is a masterclass in seamlessly blending earworm-worthy pop hooks, classic country instrumentation and stadium ready sounds. It’s another fan favourite from Casey’s live show, finally ready to add to an already massive collection of beloved anthemic pop-country tracks which have helped cement Casey as one of the most important figures in Australia’s rapidly growing country music market. 

To celebrate the launch of his new single, as well as the release of brand-new album Light It Up, Casey will also be hitting the road from late February until August, performing more than twenty shows around the country, including a special show where it all started: Forth, Tasmania. 

A lot has happened since Casey first performed on stage at the Forth Pub in Tasmania. He's gone on to play shows all over the world, opening for acts like Bryan Adams, Mariah Carey, Lady A to name a few and performing at major events including Savannah In The Round, CMC Rocks, Tamworth Country Music Festival, BluesFest and more!

Five number one singles on the country charts; eight Golden Guitar nominations, including ‘New Talent’, ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Male Artist of the Year’; and a swag of other awards action – nominations for ‘Best Country Album’ at the ARIA Awards, ‘Best Independent Country Album’ at the AIR Awards, and ‘Most Performed Country Work’ (A Little More) at the APRA Awards. His songs have collectively been streamed more than 28 million times, making him one of the most streamed Australian country artists of all time. 

Keep up to date with Casey Barnes on his Facebook page here.

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Image: Supplied/Luke Marsden