NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 10, 2013 – The Voice Season 2 winner and rising Country singer Cassadee Pope is preparing her forthcoming Big Machine debut album, her first foray into Country music sounds. The yet untitled project is expected later this year.
“Hey, it’s Cassadee. I’m in Nashville, Tennessee,” she begins in a behind-the-scenes sneak peek. “We are in Starstruck Studios, and I’m recording my album.”
“It’s really exciting,” she continues. “I’ve got Dan Huff and Nathan Chapman in here with me producing. I feel like we’re all contributing, we’re all working together really well.”
On the album tracks, she adds, “All these songs have one thing in common, and that’s just very real, human sound. I grew up singing Country music, and it’s always been there. It’s very natural for me, and I just love it so much. I can’t wait for you guys to hear everything.”
Huff’s impressive resume includes such superstar acts as Taylor Swift (“Begin Again,” “Red”), Michael Jackson (“Man in the Mirror”), Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson and Martina McBride, among many more. Likewise, Chapman boasts various producer, composer and musician credits, including on Sara Evans, Swift, Lionel Richie (Tuskegee), Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry and Jewel recordings.
As previously reported, Pope defended her artistic choice to head into a more Country-based route, despite her previous history with punk-rock band Hey Monday. During her journey on NBC’s hit competition show, she began the easy transition with her music. “When I sang [Miranda Lambert’s] ‘Over You’ on the show, the reaction was so incredible and I really connected with the lyrics, so it just kind of happened naturally,” she said in an issue of Country Aircheck. “It’s funny, people say because Blake’s a country singer that he pushed me to do it, but it’s something that I started on my own and it naturally progressed.”
She explained further, “I had dabbled in both country and the pop rock genres and they came together in a really cool way. So when [Universal Republic] asked me what I wanted to do, I told them I wanted to take the country route. They said, ‘Well, Scott Borchetta has expressed an interest in you for a while now, so this is perfect.’”
The 23-year-old songstress recently launched her Country radio tour, taking acoustic renditions of her forthcoming tracks all across the U.S. Her set included such songs as “Good Times” (Sarah Buxton, Chapman, Blair Daly), “Wasting All These Tears” (Caitlyn Smith, Rollie Gaalswyk), “Easier to Lie” and “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart.” Her rumored lead single “Champagne” was also a treat. Pope is expected to premiere her debut single on The Voice stage on June 4. Later this year, her rise to superstardom will be documented in her own CMT series.
Check out the behind-the-scenes look to the left.
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