Donahew back at Dos in May

Country favorite Casey Donahew will return to Dos Amigos for a May 11 show.

With a string of hits and roadshow that sells out large and small venues, Donahew has a following around the country.

The Burleson native, his website details, has carved out a niche on the country music scene during the last 10 years. In 2017, Donahew told the Odessa American that country is his thing and that he loves performing live.

Donahew talked about finding success in the competitive world of country music and his passion for performing live — but family is what keeps him grounded. He is married with two boys and said while he loves performing around the country, he is always sorry to miss any event his boys are involved in.

“The travel is hard, and missing out on family events and being with my kids at home is tough,” Donahew said. “I hate to miss the boys’ basketball games and football and baseball and date night with my wife on Fridays and Saturdays.”

He said during the summer that his family can travel a bit with him and that it’s fun and memorable to spend that quality time with family

During the past decade, he has attracted a solid base of loyal fans that flock to his live shows. Building his career from the ground up one show at a time, he’s managed to perform on countless stages night after night in front of thousands, topped the Texas music charts several times and released four albums independently to critical acclaim.

Though he seems like a born natural when it comes to performing, Casey actually fell into music gradually, his website details. He grew up on a farm the first few years of his life and quickly grew to love riding and team roping, a sport he still enjoys today. His grandfather, who loved to play and sing, gave him his first guitar growing up, but it wasn’t until college at Texas A&M that he first began to teach himself to play and really focused on writing songs.

Within a few years Casey had conquered the small club circuit and was packing out larger places like the Fort Worth Horseman’s Club. He released his first independent CD, “Lost Days,” (which included the autobiographical nod to his home turf, “Stockyards,”) and the song quickly became a huge hit for the new band, even among fans who had never visited the Texas city. “Stockyards is one of those songs we started out with. I’ve been to a lot of places, and I’ve never been anywhere quite like the North side of Fort Worth.”

In 2017, Donahew told the OA that he enjoys the venue at Dos Amigos and connecting with the fans.

“You know we really pride ourselves on putting on a show and being entertainers and getting the crowd involved. We want to see people having a good time and want people who want to come back.”

If You Go
  • What: Casey Donahew Band in concert.
  • When: May 11.
  • Where: Dos Amigos.
  • Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at the door.