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Oct 14

GAC Album Review: Cassadee Pope’s Frame By Frame

GAC Album Review: Cassadee Pope's Frame By Frame

Photo courtesy of BMLG.

Cassadee Pope was already a professional musician when she auditioned for, and subsequently won, season three of the popular singing competition The Voice. Fronting the rock band Hey Monday before the group went on hiatus in 2011, Cassadee was honing her craft as an artist and entertainer previous to Blake Shelton picking her for his team during the 2012 season. However, The Voice served as a catalyst for Cassadee, pushing her to step out in front and add her own name to the marquee. Now releasing her debut solo album, Cassadee shows that she’s more than capable of handling the spotlight.

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Sep 10

Cassadee Pope Feels Impact of The Voice

Cassadee Pope Feels Impact of <em>The Voice</em>

Cassadee Pope’s 2013 album, Frame By Frame. Photo courtesy of BMLG.

Cassadee Pope was crowned the winner of season three of NBC’s The Voice. A member of Team Blake Shelton, her time on the show has proven to have impacted who she is as an artist and the direction of her music.

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“The Voice helped me to really hone in on my sound,” she said. “I started off on the show in my pop-rock stage and the more I sang on the show, the more I realized I can infuse my pop-rock influences with my country roots so that’s what I started doing on the show, and the reaction from the crowd encouraged me to do that even after the fact.”  Continue Reading

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Jul 30

Danielle Bradbery Balances Her Career with High School

Danielle Bradbery balances her career with high school

THE VOICE — Episode 419B ‘Live Finale’ on June 18, 2013 — Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, Danielle Bradbery — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

At 16, Danielle Bradbery is both the winner of The Voice and a high school student. Now that she’s released her debut single, “Heart of Dixie,” she’s working to figure out how to balance her music career with her education.

“I started off high school in my huge, regular high school with everybody else but as this whole Voice thing started, I got an online schooling and it’s for students who travel, so that was a big help,” she said. “But now that this is continuing, it’s kind of up in the air right now.” Continue Reading

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Jul 16

Danielle Bradbery’s New Single to Debut on the TODAY Show

Blake Shelton with The Voice winner. Danielle Bradbery's new single debuts July 17.

THE VOICE — Episode 419B ‘Live Finale’ on June 18, 2013 — Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, Danielle Bradbery — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery will debut her first single, “The Heart of Dixie,” on the TODAY Show tomorrow, live from Rockefeller Center in New York City. The single, written by Brett James, Troy Verges and Caitlyn Smith, is available on itunes.

“The first time I heard this song I thought about the emotions in it,” Danielle said. “For me, Dixie’s story is about inspiration. It is so honest. People of all ages and backgrounds supported me on The Voice and I love that this song shows how we can have the same feelings through different experiences, no matter where we are in life.” Continue Reading

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Jun 24

Julie Roberts Launches PledgeMusic Campaign to Support New Album

Julie Roberts

Julie Roberts photo courtesy of The Press House.

Julie Roberts is no stranger to life’s highs and lows. She released her self-titled debut album in 2004 which sold more than 500,000 copies and included the hit “Break Down Here.” She made a slew of high-profile appearances and received a number of nominations at the CMA and ACM Awards. Then in 2010, she left her longtime record label, lost her home and car to the flood that devastated Nashville and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

No stranger to overcoming obstacles, Julie is back on the country music scene. She re-introduced herself with an appearance on NBC’s The Voice in April. Now Sun Records — the Memphis record label that first signed Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison — will release Julie’s new album, Good Wine and Bad Decisions, on October 29. It will be the label’s first new release in decades. Continue Reading

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Jun 21

The Voice’s Danielle Bradbery Inks Record Deal

Blake Shelton, Danielle Bradbery

THE VOICE — Episode 419B ‘Live Finale’ on June 18, 2013 — Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, Danielle Bradbery — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Danielle Bradbery, the Team Blake (Shelton) member who was declared the winner of the fourth season of The Voice, has signed a record deal with Big Machine Label Group, reports MusicRow. The 16-year-old from Texas can count Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw among her label mates.

Throughout her time on The Voice, Danielle stayed true to her country roots. She performed songs such as Pam Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis,” The Judds’ “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good ‘Ol Days),” Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and Jo Dee Messina’s “Heads Carolina, Tails California.” Ironically, she auditioned for the show with her now-label mate Taylor Swift’s “Mean.” Continue Reading

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Jun 19

Team Blake’s Danielle Bradbery Wins “The Voice”

Blake Shelton & Danielle Bradbery

THE VOICE — Episode 419B ‘Live Finale’ on June 18, 2013 — Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, Danielle Bradbery — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Congratulations to Blake Shelton and Team Blake’s Danielle Bradbery! Last night 16-year-old Danielle won Season 4 of The Voice, giving the 37-year-old birthday boy a pretty incredible birthday present.

In typical Blake fashion, the proud coach tweeted, “Holy sh*t balls!!!! I love y’all!!!!!! Congrats @DBradbery !!!!” following Danielle’s win.

Danielle’s first place finish gave Blake his third win in a row. Past “Team Blake” winners are 2012′s Jermaine Paul and Cassadee Pope.

Though the young country singer is just getting started, she already has superstar fans, including Sara Evans and Pam Tillis. Both Sara and Pam tweeted their support after Danielle sang Sara’s “Born To Fly” and Pam’s “Maybe It Was Memphis.”

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May 23

Blake Shelton & NBC Organizing Oklahoma Benefit Concert

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton’s 2013 album, Based On A True Story… Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Records.

Blake Shelton, and NBC are in the process of organizing a benefit concert for the victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado that left thousands homeless and killed at least 24 people on Monday, reports Billboard. Blake, a native of Ada, Oklahoma, located about 75 miles south of Moore, revealed the news following Tuesday’s episode of The Voice.

“We’ll know more about it in the next 24 hours,” Blake said. “I’m hoping it will raise a lot of money. Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickly.” Continue Reading

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May 6

Lady Antebellum Celebrates Golden Release with TV Appearances

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Lady Antebellum will celebrate the release of their new album, Golden, out May 7, with a packed schedule of national television appearances. Release day will begin with appearances on Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and end with an exclusive release show at New York City’s The McKittrick Hotel. The VIP event will give a select number of fans the first preview of songs off the new album and a donation will be made to Musicians On Call on behalf of the group’s charity initiative LadyAID.

The next day, Lady A will appear on Late Night wth Jimmy Fallon and 30 Rock with interviews and performances on both Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9. The following week, they will head to the west coast for an appearance on Chelsea Lately on May 13 and a performance on NBC’s The Voice May 15 before heading to Toronto for more media appearances and events.  Continue Reading

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Apr 16

Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown” Goes No. 1

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum’s 2013 album, Golden. Photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Lady Antebellum has earned their seventh career No. 1 single with “Downtown.” The fastest charting single of the trio’s career, the song has sold more than 500,000 digital downloads. “Downtown” also spent the last two weeks at No. 1 in Canada.

“Most of what the world has seen from Hillary from a radio single standpoint is this very sweet kind of style like ‘American Honey,’” Charles Kelley said. “But, she’s got a lot of sass and a lot of grit to her voice, too, so it’s been really fun to bring that out of her and have this kind of support from our fans and radio.” Continue Reading

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