© 2023 88.9 KETR
Public Radio for Northeast Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Cas Haley's Retrained Voice Is Stronger Than Ever

Art and photos from inside the new Cas Haley "More Music More Family" album.
Beatrice Ardila
Art and photos from inside the new Cas Haley "More Music More Family" album.

After a lengthy rest and rehabilitation period for his voice, Cas Haley is back with a new album, a different record label, and a fresh outlook on music and life.

Cas cut his teeth in Northeast Texas in his early band Woodbelly, then shot to international recognition after his breakout performance on television's America's Got Talent in 2007. Numerous albums later, Cas is renowned for his roots and reggae sounds, and for making music his way.

A recent voice setback kept him from singing and touring for a full year, but Haley is back. Now he's with Jimmy Buffett's Mailboat Records on his new More Music More Family album- a motto which he is taking to heart on his current tour with his family and band, as Cas described during a recent interview on KETR.

Cas Haley performs locally in Dallas on Thursday, Dec. 17, and Paris on Dec. 20th. Details at Cas' website.

Notably Texan is heard weekdays from Noon - 3pm on KETR.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.
Related Content