We had a chance to chat with Casey James backstage before the show got started at Taste of Country 2012. Casey talked about his "American Idol" experience, recording an album his way and how no amount of alcohol could ever make him sing karaoke.

WYRK's Wendy Lynn asked Casey about "American Idol," and told him she was rooting for him to go all the way.

"It's a good thing I didn't," Casey said. "It gave me a chance to focus on the album and record it my way."

WYRK.com asked Casey the same four questions we've been asking all the Taste of Country 2012 performers.

WYRK.com: What's your go-to karaoke song?

Casey: I hate karaoke. I've never sung karaoke in my life. There's no amount of alcohol that could make me sing karaoke.

WYRK.com: Do you have any pre-show rituals?

Casey: I tune my guitar. That's about it.

WYRK.com: Any tattoos?

Casey: One. It's my family crest on my back - between my shoulder blades.

WYRK.com: What's your favorite dinosaur?

Casey: Pterodactyl. I just like saying "Pterodactyl."

WYRK.com: Ha. It's fun to say, but we're not going to have fun trying to spell it on WYRK.com!

Check out some pictures of Casey backstage and check back later for exclusive video from our interview with him and get all of our Taste of Country 2012 coverage HERE!