Casy James, recently added to the lineup for WKDQ's 'Taste of Country' concert September 10th at Ellis Park starring Josh Turner, said recently that his eyes are wide open thanks to an event that almost took his life. On season 9 of American Idol, Casey finished third, but he was counting his blessings and very thankful for everything he has and will have in the future. When Casey was 21 years old, he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that seriously changed his outlook on life. "It opened my eyes up to the fact that I was taking a lot of things for granted and you never know when could be the last time you say goodbye to somebody, or the last time you play guitar, or sing". Casey has  a lot to be thankful for these days as he told theboot.com in a revent interview about what life means to the young country crooner these days that can be viewed here. You can see Casey in concert September 10th at Ellis Park with Josh Turner, Josh Thompson and Glen Templeton.