Less than a year ago a pretty sixteen year old girl stepped on The Voice stage and changed the course of her life. Danielle Bradbery turned the chairs of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Usher during her performance of “Mean” at the blind auditions. The judges praised her perfect pitch, Blake Shelton promised to make her the next “teenage star in country music” if she picked him, and the audience was engaged. Danielle appeared only slightly nervous when she confessed that this was the very first time she had appeared in front of a large audience.
The rest, they say, is history. Danielle won season 4 of The Voice and signed a record deal with Big Machine Records the very next day. She began working on her first studio album in Nashville. Her debut single, The Heart of Dixie, was the perfect song to showcase this young talent. Heart of Dixie has spent 27 weeks on the charts and is currently sitting at the 16 spot. The song was penned by Caitlyn Smith and Music City Hit-makers Troy Verges and Brett James. In fact, half of the songs Danielle performed on The Voice stage were written by some combination of the Music City Hit-Makers. (Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges, Gordie Sampson)
Danielle was honored to live out a dream when she was invited to play the historic stage of the Ryman Auditorium this past November. She is currently on tour opening for Brad Paisley, along with Chris Young, on the Beat This Winter Tour. There have been very few that are able to share their talent less than 1 year from stepping in front of a large audience for the first time. Blake just might be right, he may have found the next teenage country music star.