FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Thousands of screaming "American
Idol" fans in North Texas have flocked to see Casey James, a local
musician who's among the show's three finalists.
James, 27, has made several stops Friday during his hometown
visit. He greeted hundreds of fans outside a store in Grapevine and
later performed with his band at a Fort Worth bar.
Although a parade in his honor was rained out, more than 1,000
people gathered at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards to watch him
perform Friday afternoon.
James grew up in the tiny farming town of Cool, about 40 miles
west of Fort Worth. Even while in high school in nearby Millsap, he
said he planned to become a famous blues musician.