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oakley prescription glasses Former 'American Idol' contestant Casey Thrasher to perform at Birmingham's WorkPlay theater
, Alabama -- made it to the top 30 finalists on this season, kickstarting his career as a country singer. Although he's no longer on the TV show, has earned a larger fan base -- and he'll perform for a Birmingham audience on April 5 at the theater, 500 23rd St. South.Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are , available at 205-879-4773 or through the.Thrasher, from Tuscaloosa, was among four Alabama contestants who've been featured on the during Season 13. Although he was cut before the others -- -- .During his time on "Idol," Thrasher earned praise from the judges for his covers of songs such as "Believe" by Brooks Dunn, "Don't Ya" by Brett Eldredge and "He Stopped Loving her Today" by George Jones. Thrasher also participated in a group performance of "I Want It That Way" during Hollywood week, teaming with Roberts and Ben Briley as the Backstreet Cowboys. Thrasher's backstory, as the financially struggling father of two small children, was prominently featured on "Idol."He's a graduate of Brookwood High School and has served in the U.S. Army.In 2010, he performed with other members of the Alabama Army National Guard's 151st Army Band at theMobile Regional Senior Community Center. In 2013, Thrasher competed in a Battle of the Bands contest in Tuscaloosa.