Danielle Bradbery
Bradbery at the 25th National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C., May 2014
Background information
Birth name Danielle Simone Bradbery
Born (1996-07-23) July 23, 1996
League City, Texas, U.S.
Origin Cypress, Texas
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer, Philanthropist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2013–present
Labels Big Machine
Website .com.daniellebradberywww

Danielle Simone Bradbery (born July 23, 1996)[1] is an American country singer from Cypress, Texas. She won season four of NBC's The Voice in 2013, becoming the youngest contestant to come in first place until Sawyer Fredericks of season eight. Her debut studio album, Danielle Bradbery, was released on November 25, 2013, featuring the single "The Heart of Dixie".

Early life

Bradbery was born on July 23, 1996 in League City, Texas to parents Danny Bradbery and Gloria Redden Martinez but moved to Cypress.[2][3][4] She attended Cypress Ranch High School. Bradbery has an older sister named Monica and three younger half brothers, Drake, Drew and Collin.[5]

Career

The Voice

At the blind auditions on March 25, 2013, Bradbery performed Taylor Swift's "Mean", prompting Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Usher to turn their chairs. Bradbery then chose Shelton and remained on his team. At the Battle rounds, Bradbery faced Caroline Glaser where they sang the song "Put Your Records On", Bradbery was chosen over Glaser, in the process advanced to the Knockout rounds. During the Knockouts, Bradbery sang "Jesus Take The Wheel" against Taylor Beckham in which Blake selected her to remain in the competition, sending home Beckham. During the Top 16 show, she sang "Maybe It Was Memphis" and was voted through by America into the next week. The following week, the country singer sang a rendition of Carrie Underwood's song "Wasted." During the Top 10 playoffs, Bradbery sang a rendition of "Heads Carolina, Tails California", which became the first song of the season, and only song of that round, to reach the iTunes top 10 charts.[6]

During the Top 8, Bradbery sang a soulful rendition of "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)." In the Top 6, she sang Pam Tillis' "Shake the Sugar Tree" chosen by coach Blake Shelton. That week, she also sang a powerhouse rendition of Sara Evans' "A Little Bit Stronger," ending the song with a high note through the final "stronger" and "yeah" run. During the Top 5, Bradbery sang "Please Remember Me" and "Who I Am" which reached 6 and 4 spots respectively on the iTunes top 10 charts. During "Who I Am," she walked out through the audience to sing beside her proud mom, dad, and stepmom.[6] At the finals, Bradbery sang the song "Timber, I'm Falling In Love" along with her coach Blake Shelton, she also re-sang the song "Maybe It Was Memphis" which would this time reach the iTunes top 10 charts and sang the song "Born to Fly" then she was announced as the winner of season four of The Voice.[6] She had the most peak positions and most singles to reach the top 10 on iTunes during the season. Overall, she had more iTunes downloads than any other contestant in the show's history. At age 16, Bradbery was the youngest winner of The Voice.[7]

     – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Stage Song Original artist Date Order Result
Blind Audition "Mean" Taylor Swift March 25, 2013 1.5 Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Usher turned
Joined Team Blake
Battle Rounds "Put Your Records On" (vs. Caroline Glaser) Corinne Bailey Rae April 16, 2013 8.6 Saved by Coach
Knockout Rounds "Jesus Take The Wheel" (vs. Taylor Beckham) Carrie Underwood April 30, 2013 12.5 Saved by Coach
Live Playoffs "Maybe It Was Memphis" Pam Tillis May 7, 2013 15.7 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 12 "Wasted" Carrie Underwood May 13, 2013 17.8 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 10 "Heads Carolina, Tails California" Jo Dee Messina May 20, 2013 20.7 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 8 "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)" The Judds May 27, 2013 22.7 Saved by Public Vote
Live Top 6 "Shake the Sugar Tree" Pam Tillis June 3, 2013 25.5 Saved by Public Vote
"A Little Bit Stronger" Sara Evans 25.11
Live Top 5 (Semifinals) "Please Remember Me" Rodney Crowell June 10, 2013 27.4 Saved by Public Vote
"Who I Am" Jessica Andrews 27.8
Live Finale "Timber, I'm Falling In Love" (with Blake Shelton) Patty Loveless June 17, 2013 29.3 Winner
"Maybe It Was Memphis" Pam Tillis 29.7
"Born to Fly" Sara Evans 29.9

2013–14: Danielle Bradbery

On June 19, 2013, the day after Bradbery won The Voice, she was signed to a record deal with Big Machine Records.[8] Her debut single, "The Heart of Dixie," was released on July 16, 2013.[9] Bradbery's first studio album, self-titled Danielle Bradbery, was released November 25, 2013.[10][11][12] On September 14, 2013, Bradbery performed on the WGTY Great Country Radio stage at the York Fair and sang four songs from her upcoming album, which were “Young in America”, “Dance Hall”, “Never Like This” and “Daughter of a Working Man”.[13] Bradbery made her Grand Ole Opry debut on the historic stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on November 12.[14] Along with her Opry debut, Bradbery will embark on Brad Paisley‘s Beat This Summer Tour.[14] On November 17, 2013 Bradbery sang the national anthem at the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.[15] Her song "My Day" was featured in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics as she was chosen to be "the voice" of the Games' promotional campaign that partners NBC Olympics with The Voice.[16]

Bradbery joined Hunter Hayes as a special guest on his We're Not Invisible Tour starting March 20, 2014.[17]

2015–present: upcoming second studio album

In a recent interview with Naked Mag, Bradbery confirmed she is writing songs for her second album and hopes to release it sometime in 2015.[18] She took it to her Twitter account on August 23, 2015 that she will be releasing the first single from her second studio album "Friend Zone" on the August 28, 2015.

Artistry

Bradbery cites Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride as her musical influences.[19][20] Besides country music, she listens to hip-hop, R&B, pop, and latin music.

Philanthropy

On October 12, 2013, Bradbery performed "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Eighth Annual Tradition of Hope Gala to support MDA's Augie's Quest which has the sole purpose of finding a cure for ALS.[21] She also performed at the Girls & Guitars charity concert to benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.[22] Bradbery and many other country stars signed a Honey Nut Cheerios box to be auctioned off for charity Outnumber Hunger. The charity's purpose is stop hunger in the U.S.[23]

Concert tours

Supporting

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
[26]
US
[27]
Danielle Bradbery 5 19

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Sales Album
US Country
[29]
US Country Airplay
[30]
US
[31]
CAN Country
[32]
CAN
[33]
2013 "The Heart of Dixie" 16 12 58 46 60 Danielle Bradbery
2014 "Young in America" 49
2015 "Friend Zone" 41 TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Title Director Ref.
2013 "The Heart of Dixie" Shane Drake [36]
2014 "Young in America" [37]
2015 "Friend Zone" Roger Pistole [38]

Releases from The Voice

Albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country US CAN
The Complete Season 4 Collection 6 19 30 23,480[39]

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Sales
US Country US CAN
2013 "Maybe It Was Memphis" 25 92 90 US: 136,000[40]
"Wasted" 35 US: 30,000[41]
"Heads Carolina, Tails California" 23 91 98 US: 57,000[41]
"Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)" 24 89 73 US: 63,000[42]
"A Little Bit Stronger" 31 108 US: 36,000[43]
"Shake the Sugar Tree" 38 US: 25,000[43]
"Who I Am" 22 78 66 US: 60,000[44]
"Please Remember Me" 30 91 86 US: 47,000[44]
"Born to Fly" 20 75 79 US: 68,000[40]
"Timber, I'm Falling in Love" (with Blake Shelton) 30 101 71 US: 44,000[40]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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External links

  • Official website
  • Danielle Bradbery's channel on YouTube
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Cassadee Pope
The Voice (U.S.)
Winner

2013 (Spring)
Succeeded by
Tessanne Chin
Preceded by
"Cry"
The Voice (U.S.)
Winner's song
"Born to Fly"

2013 (Spring)
Succeeded by
"Tumbling Down"