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Season Four The Voice champion, Danielle Bradbery of Team Blake, will be releasing her debut album, Danielle Bradbery, this Monday, November 25, 2013, just in time for the holidays. The album features Danielle’s debut single, which is climbing up the charts, Heart of Dixie.
The album includes several covers which Danielle performed on her season of The Voice, as well as many originals. Get ready to pick up your copy of Danielle Bradbery on Monday. It is a perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite country music fan!
I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing indie country artist, Steven Clawson.
Steven is a regular on the Nashville music scene, and you may have seen him playing around town if you’re from the area. He has released 3 albums independently: Southern Soul, Restless, and Miles To Go; and is looking forward to the next.
He also just released a charity single “This Time Each Year”, a song near and dear to his heart, with all proceeds benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville. You can download the song here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-time-each-year-single/id738592439.
You may remember Steven as the runner-up on CMT’s Next Superstar. I decided that I want him to try out for The Voice and be on Team Blake. I think he liked my idea.
After getting to know Steven a bit, he may be one of my new favorite people. Aside from his talent, he’s genuinely kind, appreciative, and very dedicated to his music career.
He told me that this quote best sums up his songwriting: “I hold the pen, God writes the songs.” If you’re unfamiliar with Steven and his music, he’s someone I really recommend you get to know.
Here is our interview….
Season Four The Voice champion, Danielle Bradbery, has completed her self-titled debut album, and Danielle Bradbery is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Danielle’s fifteen track debut project will be released on November 25, 2013, just in time for the holidays. The following is the track list for the album:
The Voice contestant and friend to Keepin’ It Country, Adley Stump, released a four-track EP today, entitled Like This. Like This features four extremely different tracks, ranging from angry to sad and sassy to vulnerable. Adley explores love lost on different levels, whether it is because of a man who puts up walls and is afraid to let someone in or whether that man ended up sneaking around with someone else. As Miranda Lambert sings in Baggage Claim, “behind every woman scorned is a man who made her that way;” and if these tracks are indicative of Adley scorned, we are sorry to tell you, Adley, but we hope you stay that way!
It’s no secret that Brandon Chase of NBC’s The Voice is a favorite here at Keepin’ It Country. We had the chance to catch up with Brandon last week after his Voice Battle round aired. As usual, he was incredibly humble and gave us some insight into his journey on the show thus far.
Although only a few seconds of Brandon’s battle round actually aired on television, we were thrilled with Brandon’s big win. He told us that it was beyond difficult to keep that secret. “Keeping the secret of the Blinds was hard and the Battles was equally, if not more difficult.. I so wanted to say ‘Yeah I made it’ but I contained myself.”
For his battle, Brandon went up against 15-year-old, Emily Randolph and performed “Tiny Dancer.” Both the song choice and his competitor made him nervous, as he admitted he wasn’t too familiar with the Elton John track. “I wasn’t super familiar with the song and didn’t know that Tim McGraw had a version,” Brandon tells us. “But after hearing that version, the choice made a lot more sense to me. It ended up being an incredible song for my voice. It really compliments my tone and shows off my range more than a song I might’ve picked would have.”
Exciting news for fans of The Voice, Brandon Chase & Keepin’ It Country!
We’ve paired up with The Chase Crew (@Chase_Crew) to host a giveaway of Brandon merch!
We’ve got a T-shirt and CD package with your name on it! It’s super simple to enter…
The following details below are requirements for the contest:
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Last week, America was introduced to Brandon Chase, a rising country singer from Arlington, Texas who was picked by Blake Shelton on NBC’s The Voice. We’re pretty excited to say “We knew him first” when it comes to Brandon, as we discovered him earlier this year and spoke to him about his musical aspirations. He even appeared on our StageIt and world premiered a song called “Miracle” for the fans watching live.
Having worked with Brandon, we were thrilled to discover he was going to be appearing on The Voice. In addition to being an incredible talent, he’s also one of the nicest people we’ve ever had the chance to speak with. Luckily, we were able to chat with him again after his first appearance on The Voice.
If you missed Brandon’s appearance, he sang “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes, a song he’s done many times before. “’Wanted’ is a song I’ve been doing for quite a while since it came out…and everyone’s always loved it. It’s such a great song, and the lyrics are awesome. It makes you feel good, and it’s a song I can relate to and come across as genuine.” Brandon says. “Those lyrics are truly what I want to do with my music, to make people feel wanted and special, because they are.”
The Voice Season 4 champion and Big Machine recording artist, Danielle Bradbery, has released her first music video for her debut single, “The Heart of Dixie!”
The video was directed by Shane Drake and shot at Butterfly Hollow outside of Nashville. Bradbery’s best friends were on sight to co-star in her debut.
Danielle shared: “Shooting my first music video was an incredible experience. It matches perfectly the storytelling in the song. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!”
The rising star’s first studio album is due out in November.
Bradbery stole the hearts of America last spring as part of Team Blake on The Voice. Not only did Bradbery take home the title, she also sold the most iTunes downloads in the show’s history and was the youngest contestant ever to win.
We expect to see continued success from the seventeen-year-old country powerhouse!
Watch the “The Heart of Dixie” video below:
Andrew Pope (no relation to Cassadee, The Voice fans!) is a country musician from Alabama who isn’t afraid to dig deep into the roots of country music in his blooming career. Andrew’s first two singles, If Waylon Could See Us Now and Rowdy Side, were released in 2012. Andrew, who was signed to MillTown Music, released his first full album at the end of 2012. Andrew hopes to release his sophomore album in 2014 and we wanted to make sure that our Keepin’ It Country readers were able to meet Andrew and get to know the artist behind the music before his next big project. So, without further adieu, we introduce you all to Andrew Pope!
Our friends, 2Steel Girls (Allison & Krystal Steel), posted their cover of Miranda Lambert’s “Baggage Claim” today and we wanted to share it with you.
The girls are best known from The Voice: Season 3 where they were a part of Team Blake.
Allison and Krystal also joined us earlier this year as part of our “Keepin’ It Country Presents” Stageit series. They gave us a great show and were so sweet and fun!
Their album Train Wreck is available now. For more information, visit: http://2steelgirls.com/
Check out their version of “Baggage Claim”: