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PREMIERE: Cassadee Pope’s New Video – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”

Image courtesy of Big Machine Records and Cassadee Pope

Fresh off the heels of Cassadee Pope‘s Top 10 debut country music single, “Wasting All These Tears,” comes her next sure-to-be hit song, “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” and its accompanying music video. Cassadee’s sophomore country single shows a different side of the multifaceted young artist who has experienced enormous successes since breaking into the genre.

“I Wish I Could Break Your Heart” is a song about wishing you could get revenge against someone who hurt you, but, because of the love you had for the person, you would never follow through — even though it sure would be nice! The video for this single shows country music fans a completely different side of Cassadee, specifically in the catchy chorus where she channels her rocker roots, lets loose, and sets her feet firmly in her comfort zone.

Fans who have had the pleasure of seeing Cassadee live will recognize the honesty in the performance aspects of the music video, as the high energy, fun-loving Cassadee you see on your screen is the Cassadee you will get in concert. Fans of one of country music’s biggest breakout female artists as of late will also notice (and enjoy) the sneaky smile that spreads across Cassadee’s face as she sings the vengeful lyrics, almost as if she has a secret that she has no intention of sharing. Another standout quality of this music video is the gorgeous artistry, specifically with the glass heart shattering to the touch throughout and the strategically placed lit hearts in the performance sections.

On an album chock full of potential hits, Cassadee and her team got it right with the release of “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart.” We are certain this single will continue Cassadee on her uphill climb to the top of the list of influential females in country music.

Check out the video below, and let us know what you think!

Image courtesy of Big Machine Records and Cassadee Pope

REVIEW: Cassadee Pope’s Hometown Show

Photo by Sara Kauss / www.sarakaussmusicians.com

For children who want to be performers when they are older, it is common to sit and dream the day away, hoping that one day they will play for large crowds. It is typical to sit in an audience and envision themselves on that stage, showcasing their talents for everybody to see. However, the painstaking rule is that the dream often never becomes a reality. West Palm Beach native, Cassadee Pope, is the exception to that rule. As a child, Cassadee attended the South Florida Fair and watched her predecessors perform, hopeful, but never expectant, that she, too, would grace that stage one day. Last night, one of Cassadee’s childhood dreams came to fruition as she stood on that very stage, looking out, rather than looking in.

Cassadee, an artist who should not be pigeonholed into one specific genre of music, is a crossover hit in the flesh who needn’t be defined. What sets Cassadee apart from the rest is that her ability to float seamlessly throughout genres doesn’t impinge upon her audience’s ability to know exactly who she is … and that is a kind-hearted, gracious, talented singer/songwriter with a strong head on her shoulders and the world at her fingertips.

Er’body Get Kentucky Dirty

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Laura Bell Bundy has released her next music video for her new single, Kentucky Dirty. You now check out another fun, upbeat Laura video below! If you love the video as much as we do, you can also purchase Kentucky Dirty on iTunes at this time.

Everybody Get Kentucky Dirty

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Songstress and actress, Laura Bell Bundy, has released her next single as an artist on the Big Machine label. Kentucky Dirty is a throwback to Laura’s roots, which consist of Wildcat-lovin’, bluegrass rollin’, and bourbon drinkin’. The upbeat, sassy single is exactly what you would expect to hear from Laura, and is available now on iTunes.

Cassadee Pope Gets Personal with Rolling Stone

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Cassadee Pope recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss her up and coming country music career. In the article, Cassadee discusses the overwhelming interest of people regarding why Cassadee chose to travel down the country music path, rather than continuing down the path she previously trekked.

For those of you who don’t know, Cassadee was previously involved with a band called Hey Monday, which is best known as a former opening act for Fall Out Boy and Yellowcard, as well as part of the 2010 Warped Tour bill. Now, since her Season 3 win on NBC’s The Voice, Cassadee has been exploring her country music options, ultimately choosing to sign with a major Nashville label (Big Machine) and record a country album (Frame by Frame, due out on October 8, 2013). Cassadee explains to Rolling Stone that her decision to embark on a country music career was personal, as the genre is allowing her to tell stories, get personal, and experience a new-found sense of vulnerability.

Laura Bell Bundy’s “Two Step” to Hit Radio and CMT

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Big Machine’s newest artist, Laura Bell Bundy, is about to experience a whirlwind, courtesy of her new partnership. Laura’s new single, “Two Step,” which will surely be the next line dancing phenomenon in country bars and clubs, will officially be available on iTunes July 9th and impact Country radio on August 5th.

Additionally, CMT and CMT.com will run a 24-hour, exclusive world premiere of the brand new music video for “Two Step” tomorrow, July 4th, with subsequent re-airs promoted across all of CMT’s digital platforms and 5.3 million social media fans.

Laura Bell Bundy Joins Big Machine

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We are thrilled to announce that the ultra-talented Laura Bell Bundy has joined Big Machine Label Group! It should come as no surprise that Laura found a new home with this huge label, as she has spent time out on the road this summer with label-mates, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, and Cassadee Pope.

Congratulations to Laura on getting much-deserved recognition and joining the likes of some of country music’s biggest names! Don’t forget to pick up Laura’s new, upbeat single, “Two Step”, available now on iTunes!

Big Machine Label Group For Sale?

Scott Borchetta & Taylor Swift. photo credit: Sara de Boer / Retna Ltd.

The industry is abuzz today with news that Sony Corporation is interested in buying Big Machine Label Group, home of Taylor Swift, Reba, Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts, reports Business Week.

The deal, worth a reported $200 million, would put Big Machine’s current President and Founder Scott Borchetta at the helm of Sony Nashville.

In an interesting twist however, Universal Music might be looking to get in on the action and make a bid of their own. Universal currently distributes all of the Big Machine releases, a deal that is in place through 2012.

Stay tuned to Keepin’ It Country for all of the latest information as this story progresses.

Big Machine Signs 15 Year Old Ella Mae Bowen

Ella Mae Bowen. photo credit: her MySpace.

Big Machine has announced the signing of 15-year-old Ella Mae Bowen to its label. Ella recorded a song for the new “Footloose” sound track. The South Carolina native’s  version of “Holding Out For A Hero” is the fourth tune on the record. She’ll be attending the Nashville premiere of the movie tonight.

“The Big Machine Label Group was always my number one choice, not only because of their phenomenal track record but because everyone there immediately felt like family. I couldn’t be more thrilled to work with Scott and his amazing team.”

Will she be the next Taylor Swift for the label? Time will tell.

Big Machine teams up with Clear Channel

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Big Machine Label Group has teamed up with Clear Channel to provide country music fans with a commercial-free internet radio station for Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio. This service will provide exclusive interviews, recordings and other content from Big Machine’s artists. This is great news for Taylor Swift, Jewel, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Reba and The Band Perry fans. They are set to launch with an exclusive preview of Justin Moore’s Outlaws Like Me album.