Casey Ahern
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A vibrant free spirit who approaches every opportunity and challenge that comes her way fearlessly, Casey Ahern’s life is by design one of perpetual forward motion. The 20-year-old SoCal based singer songwriter chose Where I Run as the title of her latest EP not simply because the theme of quick, energizing movement inhabits most of the five tracks, but to reflect the exciting reality that, in her own words, “I’m a runner.”

The new EP’s lead single “Just a Dance,” is set for release on Sept. 27, 2019.

Casey returned to her old stomping grounds in Nashville to record at Sound Emporium Studios with a powerhouse ensemble of veteran Music City musicians – guitarists Tim Galloway (Josh Turner, Luke Bryan) and Kris Donegan (Brett Eldredge, Shania Twain), bassist Lee Hendricks (Eric Church), keyboardist David Dorn (Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini), drummer Matt King (Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne) and two time Grammy nominated violinist Eamon McLoughlin (Rodney Crowell, The Band Perry). Where I Run was produced by the veteran production team of Nathan Meckel and Mark Niemiec, collectively known as The Buzz Brothers.

“This was my first time recording in Nashville, and it was an exciting, inspiring experience,” Casey says. “We’re staying in the mainstream country vein while incorporating influences from other genres I love, including pop and folk and blues on the song ‘Heartbreak Radio.’ Nathan and Mark have incredible instincts and ears and immediately knew what they were listening for and what they wanted to hear from me. Before the sessions, I sent them work tapes with just acoustic guitar and vocals, with the chords, lyrics and melody there in raw form. They crafted the songs into tracks beyond anything I could have imagined.”

The gentle, wistful ballad “Just a Dance” is about a dance with a stranger leading to doubts about a relationship.

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Southern California native Casey Ahern is releasing her first EP entitled He Was Summer on Nov. 2, 2018. With a country sound, the record includes four-tracks all written by Ahern herself.

Casey Ahern wrote “He Was Summer” back in 2015 as an ode to the California Mid State Fair, a two-week county fair located close to Ahern's family ranch. She wanted the song to tell the cliché summer love story, but with personal details of her life and experiences up at the ranch and fair. Over the years, the song has shaped into an upbeat, summery anthem after Ahern has been opening her full-band, live shows with it. When Ahern planned to record her first EP in 2018, there was no doubt it would include "He Was Summer" and ultimately become the title track of the release.

Being Ahern’s influences include not only country, but a majority of the 60s and 70s Laurel Canyon sound, producer David Brown was a perfect match. Brown has worked with various artists such as Fleetwood Mac and Frank Zappa. He Was Summer is a product of this collaboration fulfilling the aspects of country music, but with an old-school twist. Using all live musicians and no autotune, He Was Summer was recorded at Stagg Street Studio in Van Nuys, California.

He Was Summer is available now in online stores and streaming services such as Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and more!

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Released in April 2018, “And Me” was Casey’s first single. She wrote the song in her Nashville apartment, where she lived for four months before moving back to California in 2017. Photographed on the front cover is the apartment living room exactly how it was while Casey lived in Nashville.

Once back on the west coast, Casey recorded “And Me” at her home in Southern California with just her on acoustic guitar and vocals.

I recorded [And Me] once through, added no auto tune or anything like that...I just wanted it to be raw and imperfect.
— Casey

“And Me” is now available on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, YouTube Music and more!