It’s been less than a month since 16-year old Danielle Bradbery was crowned the Season 4 winner of “The Voice,” but the upcoming country singer is set to release her debut single “Heart Of Dixie” next week. The single tells the story of a woman (not a girl), who leaves her dead end job, dead-beat husband and life behind in pursuit of a better life. Awfully grown up lyrical content for a 16-year old, who many predicted would be the female answer to Hunter Hayes.
The fresh-faced teen’s first performance on a stage was her blind audition on the hit NBC series, so songwriting was no hold up in getting her into the studio. Unlike Season 3 champ, Cassadee Pope, who is co-writing a big part of her October 8th release, Bradbery’s songs will be selected from a group written by Nashville’s top writers.
Judging from the first single, the act is taking an approach that’s a little more Carrie Underwood, less [labelmate] Taylor Swift. Only time will tell what’s next for the teen, but with music powerhouse Scott Borchetta leading the way, it can only look up.
Listen to Danielle Bradbery’s “Heart Of Dixie” now below and get it when it drops on iTunes on Tuesday (7/16).