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Monday, June 27, 2011

Who is Cas Haley?

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Who is Cas Haley? The entertainment and music world knows Cas Haley as an American singer/guitarist who was the runner-up on Season 2 of America's Got Talent. He also plays in the band Woodbelly, and plays both acoustic and electric guitar.


Cas Haley was born December 27, 1980; Paris, Texas. His self-titled album charted as the #8 Best selling reggae album of 2008 on the Billboard Charts[1]. His album is available at Best Buy stores nationwide and on iTunes.
In June 2009, it was announced that Haley & former Jah Roots lead singer, Josh Heinrichs, would release "Favorites", a collection of modern and classic reggae favorites redone by Haley and Heinrichs. Announced to be released in late summer 2009 by Big Karma Records, the album was postponed to due to producer Jim Slaton's unexpected death from a heart attack in August 2009. The album has since been released. The album was mastered by Rob Fraboni who also produced and mastered artists such as Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Etta James, etc...[2]
In December 2009, Cas joined jamaican reggae artist Tanya Stephens to sing on a cover of "Wolfman's Brother" for the Phish reggae tribute album "Dub Like An Antelope - Legends of reggae celebrate Phish" The albums was released December 14 2009.
In June 2010, Haley toured Hawaii with Josh Heinrichs playing shows on Oahu & The Big Island. While on tour they appeared on several local radio programs and the television morning news portion of Hawaii News Now.[3]
On June 3, 2010, Easy Star Records announced that they would be releasing Cas' much anticipated follow up album, "Connection". The album has a September 14, 2010 release date.[4]

Personal life

Haley is married to Cassie Black and has a son

named Eben and a daughter named Nolah. He lived in Arlington, Texas previously, but has recently moved back to a small community outside of Paris, Texas.



America's Got Talent

After his audition, judge Piers Morgan said that Haley sang "Walking on the Moon" better than Sting.


Week Theme Song choice Original artist Result
Audition Chicago "Walking on the Moon" The Police Advanced
Vegas Verdicts N/A "Living for the City" Stevie Wonder Advanced
Top 20 Group 2 "Higher and Higher" Jackie Wilson Advanced
Top 10 N/A "Bring it on Home to Me" Sam Cooke Advanced
Top 8 Heroes "Easy" Lionel Richie Advanced
Top 4 Judges' Choice
Contestant's Choice
"Can't Help Falling in Love"
"Sir Duke"
Stevie Wonder
Finale Duets "Red Red Wine" UB-40 (duet) Runner Up



Year Album Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
Year End Reggae
2008 Cas Haley
8[5] 1 8[6]
2010 Connection
  • Released: September 14, 2010
  • Label: Easy Star Records
  • Format: CD, digital download

"—" denotes the single didn't chart.


Year Single Peak Album
2010 "Better" Connection
"—" denotes the single didn't chart.

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