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Fast-track to stardom: Country singer who rose to the top on ‘The Voice’ keeps in touch with fans

Country star Danielle Bradbery is beginning work on the follow-up to her self-titled debut album. (Courtesy of Big Machine Records)

Country star Danielle Bradbery is beginning work on the follow-up to her self-titled debut album. (Courtesy of Big Machine Records)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Danielle Bradbery’s rise to fame happened quickly – and in front of millions of viewers.

The country singer tried out for “The Voice” on NBC in 2013 at the age of 17. Having never sung for an audience before, Bradbery went on to win season four of the show.

“A lot has happened and I never expected to get to this point and all of the opportunities,” she says during a recent interview. “It’s all just been amazing to me.”

In the year since winning the show, Bradbery has had opportunities to open for Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes, just to name a few.

She released her self-titled debut in November 2013, which spawned the singles “The Heart of Dixie” and “Young in America.” Bradbery says she is writing songs for her next album, though there is not a set date for its release.

“I’ve been writing a lot in Nashville and in Los Angeles,” she says. “I’m excited to be working on the new music and can’t wait for my fans to hear it.”

While the 18-year-old is writing music, she’s also started a series on her website called “DB Request Live.” The show is based on fans’ requests for songs they want Bradbery to cover. She then gets into a studio and records videos and puts them online.

“We started this as a way to keep in touch with the fans,” she says. “I also think that this gives me an opportunity to go outside of the country genre. It also gives the fans a way to let me know what they want. I believe it reminds them of ‘The Voice’ and how they had a say in which music I played. It’s really cool to provide that entertainment again.”

In addition to doing the cover songs, Bradbery has gotten feedback from all of the original musicians.

“They have supported me and sent words of encouragement,” she says. “It’s amazing how music can really change people’s lives. A simple song can have a huge impact.”


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