Casey grew up in Baton Rouge, LA. and was one of the founding members
of the legendary local rock band, the “Greek Fountains”. He then moved to
NYC where he worked as a session musician/songwriter at 1650 Broadway
and The Brill Building. He then toured with Tom Rush.
After record deals with Warner and A&M, he signed with Elektra where he
released two nationally acclaimed albums, “Casey Kelly” and “For Sale”.
He toured extensively promoting them, opening shows for Loggins &
Messina, among others. In 1972 he had a radio hit called “Poor Boy”.
Recruited by legendary Bob Montgomery, Casey moved to Nashville in
1976, where he wrote hit songs for many of the major publishers and artists
Including; #1 and Grammy® nominated songs “Anyone Who Isn’t Me
Tonight” (Kenny Rogers/Dottie West) and “Soon”(Tanya Tucker);
“Somewhere Down the Line” (T G Shepherd), “The Cowboy Rides
Away” (George Strait), “That Road Not Taken” (Joe Diffie), “Only Game in
Town” (America) and many more.
Casey wrote “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Art of Songwriting”, is
available at book stores, live shows and amazon.com.
Casey performs in the US and Europe with Grammy® award singer and
wife Leslie Ellis as Kelly & Ellis. They enjoyed several charting and 2 Top10
(#4) Americana hit singles from of their 2017 release “The Long Road to
You” in the UK and Europe – They’ve just completed a 40 date US tour to
support the CD available on iTunes, amazon.com and