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Armed with a new collection of songs, including "Mama was a Liar" and "Room for Two," Danielle's moment seems to be barreling down the tracks full-steam ahead. During a recent showcase for YouTube Foundry, Danielle performed two other new songs, "Potential" and "Sway" -- both songs she's performed quite extensively in live shows.
"I've been trying to work on my sound," she says. "I've listened to country music all of my life, but I, honestly, wouldn't showcase myself as the blonde country girl. Yes, I'll stay to my roots, but I like a little bit of R&B. I like a little bit of pop, and I like to challenge myself."
On "Potential" (which she co-wrote with Johan Lindbrandt and Emily Weisband), she reveals the story behind the stark piano ballad: "This girl is in love with this guy, thinking she is in love with who he is but really, she's in love with his potential and who he could be."
Danielle penned "Sway" with Johan Fransson and Weisband.
Earlier this summer, Danielle and John Oates participated in an installment of CMT's wildly successful crossover show, "Crossroads," alongside Thomas Rhett and pop singer Nick Jonas. The setlist contained a slew of Rhett's own hits, including“Die a Happy Man,” “Crash and Burn,” “Make Me Wanna” and “T-Shirt," as well as a wall of Jonas tunes, like “Chains,” “Jealous,” “Close” and “Chainsaw."
YouTube Foundry was launched in the spring as a bid to develop and nurture new talent. Other artists who have been showcased include HALFNOISE, Brent Morgan, Marian Hill, Sofia Karlberg, Dua Lipa, Built by Titan, Miracles of Modern Science, Hannah Trigwell, BJ the Chicago Kid and Quincy.
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When it comes to music, Danielle Bradbery is as colorful a tapestry as you could imagine.
Thanks to her dad, her house was full of music by the Eagles when she was a kid. Her mom had an affinity for Latin and reggae music.
When left to her own devices, Bradbery was listening to Billy Gilman or Britney Spears.
As a kid in Cypress, Texas, Bradbery was always singing … but mostly in her room. She admits that the day her mom took her to audition for The Voice, she was terrified.
But it was meant to be: after a season with Blake Shelton as her coach, Bradbery took home the crown that year.
“I still am so ‘pinch me’ because it’s a whole dream,” she said during a recent taping of CMT Next Women of Country Live. “I’ve been in a whirlwind ever since.”
Her vast array of childhood influences has molded her sound perfectly. Sweet, subtle pop tendencies, relatable and smart lyrics. She’s the total package and a breath of fresh air.
Enjoy her performance of “What Are We Doing” from CMT Next Women of Country Live.
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All-new episodes of CMT Crossroads will light up back-to-back Fridays this summer with an all-star mix of country and pop acts.
Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas will share the stage with special guests Danielle Bradbery and John Oates on CMT Crossroads: Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, airing June 24 at 10 p.m. ET.
The hour-long episode has Rhett and Jonas exchanging lead vocals on Rhett’s three No. 1 hits “Die a Happy Man,” “Crash and Burn,” “Make Me Wanna” and his rising single “T-Shirt.” The night will also feature performances of Jonas’ “Chains,” “Jealous,” “Close” and “Chainsaw” from his forthcoming album Last Year Was Complicated.
As the crisp fall air settles in, DANIELLE keeps the good vibes alive with her sunshine-infused video “Friend Zone,” exclusively premiering on CMT today. Directed by Roger Pistole, the high-spirited video showcases the sassy dating advice Danielle dishes to the guys. The petite powerhouse enlisted the help of her closest friends to “break down the facts” for the fellas throughout scenes of skateboarding, swimming and quality girl time. Brittney Kelley, wife of FGL’s Brian Kelley makes a cameo in the video, filmed at various spots throughout Nashville. The Texas native penned the song alongside Mikal Blue, Johan Lindbrandt and Shari Short. Watch the video HERE
Previewing the track throughout the summer, fans will get a chance to hear “Friend Zone” – along with Danielle’s new music – live as she opens for Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge for CMT ON TOUR: SUITS & BOOTS this fall. For tour dates and more, visit DanielleBradbery.com or follow Danielle on Instagram.
Danielle Bradbery, season four winner of The Voice, will be the special guest during CMT on Tour: Brett Eldredge & Thomas Rhett — Suits & Boots which kicks off Oct. 29 in New York City.
This year’s CMT on Tour will deliver a set that surprises fans and leaves no one in their seat.
Fans can expect a high-octane set from the pair as Eldredge and Rhett both have a lot to celebrate. CMT on Tour is the first headlining tour for Eldredge and Thomas Rhett, and the pair currently dominates two of the coveted Top 10 spots on the country charts. They’ll also launch their sophomore albums this fall – with Eldredge’s Illinois arriving Sept. 11 and Rhett’s Tangled Up on Sept. 25.
“Thomas Rhett and Brett are well on their way to becoming the superstars of our format,” CMT senior vice president of music strategy Leslie Fram said Monday (Aug. 31) in announcing the tour dates. “As they both celebrate back-to-back No. 1 singles, we’re beyond excited to have them co-headline the CMT tour this year.
“On top of that, it’s an honor to celebrate and support Danielle Bradbery as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country.”
The first on sale date for CMT on Tour is scheduled for Sept. 11. For more information as it becomes available, visit cmtontour.cmt.com and join the conversation on social using #CMTonTour.
Here’s a full list of the confirmed tour dates:
Oct. 29: New York City (Terminal 5)
Oct. 30: Salisbury, Maryland (Wicomico Youth & Civic Center)
Oct. 31: Salem, Virginia (Salem Civic Center)
Nov. 6: Bangor, Maine (Cross Insurance Center)
Nov. 7: Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom)
Nov. 8: Kingston, Rhode Island (Ryan Center)
Nov. 12: Dodge City, Kansas (United Wireless Arena)
Nov. 13: Kearney, Nebraska (Viaero Events Center)
Nov. 14: Sioux City, Iowa (Tyson Events Center)
Nov. 19: Pikeville, Kentucy (East Kentucky Exposition Center)
Nov. 20: St. Louis, Missouri (Chaifetz Arena)
Nov. 21: Independence, Missouri (Independence Events Center)
Dec. 3: Youngstown, Ohio (Covelli Centre)
Dec. 4: Fairfax, Virginia (EagleBank Arena)
Dec. 5: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Sands Casino)
Dec. 9: Kalamazoo, Michigan (Wings Stadium)
Dec. 10: Toledo, Ohio (Huntington Center)
Dec. 11: Chicago (Rosemont Theatre)
“I’ve been writing in Los Angeles and in Nashville, so I’ve been getting the two worlds — and trust me, it is two worlds,” she told the crowd at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut on Friday, August 7th. “It’s been an amazing experience to get to write. And it’s more personal, I think. It’s amazing.”
At least three of the top contenders for her new record — “Friend Zone,” “Mama Was a Liar” and “Room for Two” — were co-written with Mikal Blue, Johan Lindbrandt and Shari Short. Bradbery debuted the first two songs earlier this year, while opening a string of arena shows for Miranda Lambert. More recently, she’s been playing “Room for Two” during her own handful of headlining gigs. (Watch one of the first performances of “Room for Two,” recorded during an Atlantic City show on August 8th, above.)
A mid-tempo power ballad driven forward by acoustic guitar, “Room for Two” spins the sad story of a love triangle, with Bradbery playing the part of the unwanted third wheel. “She loves him, you love her, and I love you,” she sings during the chorus, adding, “And there’s nothing I can do/‘cause there’s only room for two.”
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