GRAMMY® Award-nominated, platinum-certified country hit maker Cassadee Pope debuted her first new music video in nearly two years today. “Take You Home,” http://cassadee.co/TYHvideo also Pope’s first single release in nearly two years, was co-written by Paul Digiovanni, Ben Hayslip and Emily Weisband and marks a new phase in Pope’s musical journey, one with swagger, style and substance. The song was released this past Friday to critical praise. “Since “Take You Home” has such a vivid lyric, I didn’t feel like the video needed a storyline,” said Pope. “I wanted to support the song, not to overshadow.” Pope adds, “I love how much of a departure the look is from my past music videos. I wanted to go darker with the colors, more inconspicuous with the locations, edgier with the wardrobe. Making videos has always been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. Now I get to help create and star in them! I couldn’t be more excited!” “Take You Home,” directed by Justin Nolan Key, was shot in Nashville last month. “Punctuated by confessional lyrics, “Take You Home” as Pope put it, “is in-your-face musically, really intimate, and a little seductive.” Pope’s powerhouse voice, inimitable presence, and endless charm transformed her into a force of nature beloved by millions worldwide. Following her victory on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, her 2013 full-length debut, Frame By Frame, bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and Top 10 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. Its lead single “Wasting All These Tears” not only notched an RIAA platinum certification, but it also achieved “Breakthrough Video of the Year” at the CMT Music Awards in 2014. During 2016, she also teamed with Chris Young for the No. 1 hit “Think Of You” and garnered a 2017 GRAMMY® nod in the category of Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
Big-Hearted Star Raises Over $17,000 for Charity in Hometown Show Joining Florida Georgia Line’s Huge DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR in 2017 Broken Bow Records’ Dustin Lynch will make his hilarious debut on Spike TV’s popular musical gameshow Lip Sync Battle Wednesday (12/21) at 9/8c, squaring off against fellow country star Cassadee Pope in an epic showdown that’s not to be missed. Hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, Lip Sync Battle pits celebrities in a head-to-head fight to see who can deliver the most outrageous and entertaining lip-synched performance. Lynch and Pope will each take the stage twice in eye-popping, choreographed routines as they pretend to sing classic hit songs. The audience will then pick a winner. The show first began as a much-loved bit on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and has since become a broadcast and viral sensation. In other news, Lynch hosted his third annual hometown concert in Tullahoma, Tennessee, on December 6, taking the stage with fellow songwriters Jim Collins, David Lee Murphy and Corey Crowder and raising $17,237 for local charities. Explaining that it’s easy to forget those who need help, even in tight-knit small towns, Lynch donated the money to local children’s charities Horse Play Inc. and 5Loaves4Kids, and collected a pile of Christmas gifts for the Tullahoma Fire Department’s Toys for Tots drive. Lynch’s profile continues to rise on the national stage, as he’ll be the featured supporting artist on country megastars Florida Georgia Line’s upcoming DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR, which kicks off in January of 2017. Meanwhile, the sizzling Top 15-and-rising first single from Lynch’s third studio album, “SEEIN’ RED,” has been released to rave reviews and is already a hit with fans, with Rolling Stone praising Lynch’s vocals as “one of his most soulful and assured to date” and Taste of Country proclaiming the song “unapologetically sexy.” It follows the three-peat GOLD and PLATINUM success of singles “Where It’s At,” “Hell of a Night” and “Mind Reader” from his sophomore album, WHERE IT’S AT, and an equally steamy music video for the track was recently released. For more information, visit DustinLynchMusic.com. ABOUT DUSTIN LYNCH: Since releasing his PLATINUM debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Lynch has catapulted onto the country music scene, with three consecutive #1s, two Top 5 albums, Platinum-level certifications and back-to-back summers on one of the biggest tours in country music (opening for Luke Bryan). Racking up over 55 million views on YouTube/VEVO, scoring 150 million plus streams on Spotify, soaring to #1 on the MTV Music Meter and selling 3 million digital singles, he brings a fresh combination of traditional influences and edgy intensity to the genre. Producers Mickey Jack Cones, Brett Beavers and Luke Wooten showcase his progressive sound throughout his sophomore album, WHERE IT’S AT (Broken Bow Records), which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart upon release and has tallied over 1 million tracks sold to date. Realizing his long time dream of creating a fashion line, Lynch recently launched Stay Country. Continue reading
Cassadee Pope Winner of The Voice Signs with Republic Nashville! Cassadee Pope, winner of The Voice season three, just signed with a label, Republic Nashville! This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise since the talented newbie sand Miranda Lambert tunes and other country songs throughout the competition, and she was mentored by Blake Shelton! Needless to say, Pope is excited about the development in her very young career. “I am so excited to be joining the very talented Republic Nashville family. I am so passionate about my music and I couldn’t be more excited to have this amazing team to back me as I embark on this next chapter in my career.” – Cassadee Pope It will be interesting to hear Pope’s original music when its released since up until this point, understandably because of the competition, we’ve only heard her cover other folks music! Cassadee Pope on her The Voice experience. Cassadee Pope Sings Miranda Lambert’s “Over You.” Are you a fan of Cassadee Pope? Tell us about it and comment below!