Cassadee Pope Debuts First Single

Those that gave up hope that NBC’s hit series The Voice would deliver a star, after the first two season’s winners failed to launch, can rest easier now. Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope‘s first single since the show drops today (it hit iTunes late last night). The single “Wasting All These Tears” is the first from the singer’s debut solo album, which will drop later this fall. Since its release, the single has been shooting up the charts – currently #5 on iTunes country chart and quickly climbing.

It’s not surprising though, as her singles from the competition show often landed in the top selling spot. Tonight, Pope will return to the platform that thrust her into millions of homes when she drops by to perform the single for The Voice audience, while coach Blake Shelton will undoubtedly be watching from the sidelines with pride.

The song is a strong opener for Cassadee with the perfect blend of pop melody, a country influence and powerhouse vocals to make it a cross-platform success. From the song’s first lines, “I tried to find you at the bottom of a bottle,” Pope has already related to most of her listeners and wins over the rest with the massive chorus.  When she takes the stage tonight (and probably even before then), the song will forever be known as Cassadee Pope’s first #1 hit – and certainly not her last.

While it may be glaringly obvious that I might be a bit biased about my friend’s incredible talent, I know this track’s potential reaches far beyond friendship.  If you’re not convinced, listen to the single below and then do yourself a favor and download it on iTunes.

Catch Cassadee tonight as she returns to The Voice stage and in a city near you on the Live & Loud Tour with Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry all summer long!