Video continues to emerge from Cassadee Pope’s new music rollout at ACM events a little over a week ago, and now we’ve got a demo and some songwriting credits to associate with her new music!

It turns out that in addition to cowriting songs for her debut, Cassadee will be including outside cuts on her album. For example, check out the demo of “Wasting All These Tears,” cowritten by rising country singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith (who has landed cuts with Jason Aldean and Rascal Flatts and her husband, pop singer/songwriter Rollie Gaalswyk.

This video shows clips of Cassadee singing “Good Times,” “Easier To Lie,” “Wasting All These Tears,” and a previously unheard tune called “(I Wish I Could) Break Your Heart” (which starts at around the 2 minute mark):

We can reveal that “Good Times” is cowritten by Sarah Buxton (who cowrote Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy,” which Cassadee covered while on The Voice), Nathan Chapman (best known as the guy who produces Taylor Swift’s albums), and Blair Daly (who cowrote Lauren Alaina’s “Georgia Peaches” and Kelly Clarkson’s new pop single “People Like Us”).

Cassadee had previously confirmed that she was working with Nathan Chapman and Dann Huff (who has produced albums by Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts as well as the pop half of Carrie Underwood’s debut album Some Hearts, Kelly Clarkson’s solo singles to country radio (“Don’t Rush” and the “country” version of “Mr. Know It All”), and The Band Perry’s new album Pioneer):

From the rumor mill, we’re also hearing Cassadee has cut a track cowritten by up & coming pop songwriting duo Ryan Ogren and Nick Bailey, who have landed songs with Austin Mahone and XFactor US’s Emblem 3. She also recently tweeted about recording with Max Martin? Cassadee had confirmed that collaboration (which also involves Dann Huff) in this ACM red carpet interview, where she also confirmed her return to The Voice on 6/4:

Cassadee is starting to visit country radio stations that she hopes will spin her single. Today, Hank FM in Indianapolis tweeted to thank her for her visit. She told Billboard’s Chuck Dauphin that she expects to start her radio tour in May:

In a twitter party yesterday, Cassadee told a fan that she expects to release her new album this fall:

Cassadee has also signed on for a CMT docudrama about her attempt to make it as a country singer.

What do you think of the new song, and are you hearing any viable country radio singles out of the batch of live videos?

 
  • http://twitter.com/50watts Ronald Watts

    Well I’ll be the first…GREAT NEWS CASSADEE…can’t wait

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Wow, they are waiting until the fall!!! When is her single coming out then? Hopefully it’s soon.

  • blackberryharvest

    That seems like a long time to wait. It will be almost a year since her win by then, and another season will have passed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    One thing I can say about this girl — she knows how to promote herself and keep her name out there. Her voice is OK. Sounds a bit like Carly Rae Jensen. Nothing special.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    One thing I can say about this girl — she knows how to promote herself and keep her name out there. Her voice is OK. Sounds a bit like Carly Rae Jensen. Nothing special.

  • julesb2183

    So, there will be two seasons of the voice before Cassadee gets to release any music? Yeah, I don’t think she’ll do well cause they waited too long.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Yeah, “fall” for the album surprised me. If the radio tour for the single is starting in May, presumably it ought to be coming out around then…

    So either her label expects slow movement on the country chart (reasonable for a new female artist), or they’re building in time for a second single… or both.

    Either way, it sounds like her label has grasped that a Voice winner isn’t going to post significant sales without a radio hit, so maybe since it’s already mid-April I should stop being surprised.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Yeah, “fall” for the album surprised me. If the radio tour for the single is starting in May, presumably it ought to be coming out around then…

    So either her label expects slow movement on the country chart (reasonable for a new female artist), or they’re building in time for a second single… or both.

    Either way, it sounds like her label has grasped that a Voice winner isn’t going to post significant sales without a radio hit, so maybe since it’s already mid-April I should stop being surprised.

  • windmills

    Cassadee’s twitter bio says her single will come out in the next few weeks. I don’t know how long it’s said that though. They’re definitely starting to ramp things up. With her confirmed Voice performance 6/4 that’s probably around when the single will hit Itunes and it’ll probably be released to radio by then.

    She has to do at least somewhat of a radio tour if she’s going to have a chance at overcoming her major authenticity issues in the genre. And, the album release date could have as much to do with when her CMT show is going to happen as the fact that if she’s going to have a successful radio single, they need to give it time to get up the charts.

  • vdawg

    I’m not feeling Cassadee as a country singer so I’ll pass.

  • julesb2183

    after 5 months, she should at least have some sort of date instead of a vague “fall” date set.

  • Jordana33

    Isn’t that sort of equivalent to Idol’s timeline? AI starts in January and usually the winner releases an album in December or January of next year. Cassadee’s season on the Voice started last Fall, so this Fall seems just about right. It just seems longer because the Voice has 2 seasons per year.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Why? Labels are legendarily vague about release dates until much closer to the date, and it’s not at all uncommon for labels to move a date a few weeks in either direction on very short notice.

    If the label’s being smart, it’ll wait and see how the single’s doing before firming up a release date. Pope’s team will also want to arrange the timing of promo, and it’s too early to have some of that definite for fall.

    Having a definite release day six months ahead would make me wonder why the label wasn’t bothering to wait for the kind of information that labels ordinarily use to firm up release dates.

  • blackberryharvest
  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Yeah, I’ve been wondering how this country thing was going to play out for her. It just doesn’t ring true. Those need to be some hellafied songs.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    That makes a lot of sense Eilonwy, thanks.

  • windmills

    Eilonwy: Yeah, “fall” for the album surprised me. If the radio tour for the single is starting in May, presumably it ought to be coming out around then…

    So either her label expects slow movement on the country chart (reasonable for a new female artist), or they’re building in time for a second single… or both.

    The country charts are typically sloooooow for people who aren’t established. Even Scotty, who is actually country and has a couple t20 hits and a platinum album under his belt, has released a single going for adds the 1st week of May with an anticipated album release in September or the fall. Cassadee is female, even newer, and has authenticity issues so it’s only reasonable to expect her to have a tougher time at radio.

    I don’t know how much her label will bank on country radio but that’s mostly because I don’t feel like her chances are that great (nor should they be). But, they are at least trying by introducing Cassadee to country radio and she’ll have media opportunities because of her CMT show and the tour with Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry.

  • perfectstorm

    The winner of AI is crowned in May and usually releases their CD in Nov – 6 mos after the win. They also headline the summer tour during that period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004875903894 Katie Smith

    Is she even a Christian? It seems to me country singers are usually religious.

  • Bob

    NBC running out a new season every few months after one season is over doesn’t do the winners any favors.

  • Jordana33

    And Cassadee was crowned winner in December, so if she releases her album in the Fall, that’s still not a huge time difference (6 months vs 9 months?) and it would be just in time to perform her song on the Fall season of the Voice. Personally, I think that 6 months is not enough time to write and produce a agood album; it would explain why I generally don’t like the hastily-produced Idol winner debut albums (Cook and Kris Allen exlcuded) and why I tend to prefer the later-released runner-up albums (e.g. Hayley) Plus, I’d much prefer that the Voice producers figure out their own way to promote their artists, rather than just following what Idol does.

  • Jordana33

    Same here. I’m glad the Voice is finally starting to do a better job of promoting their winner this season, but I just wish it was happening for a different contestant.

  • windmills

    I don’t think the promotion has much to do with The Voice tbh. I think it’s mostly because Cassadee’s management and her label.

  • girlygirl

    What is the name of her single, again?

    Waiting to hear if this album will sound country at all. From the vids that were posted on here of her singing new stuff live, I doubt it.

  • WestiesRule

    Not feeling the country thing. Not everyone is meant to be a cross over artist. I like when it just happens. I have a hard time listening to country. I always have. It’s my problem. I love Carrie U but haven’t bought one record because I don’t like country. The same would happen here.

  • MrTemecula

    Wasting All These Tears is really good song. Lyrically, it’s country, but sonically, it sounds like Katy Perry/Rihanna, current day, electro. The chorus is a bit mushy and could be cleaned up, but the melody is strong and memorable. I like it a lot on first listen.

    Cass got some serious people backing her. If anybody on the Voice is going to make it big, it’s going to be Cassadee.

  • blackberryharvest

    Katy Perry/Rihanna sound in country? No thanks.

  • MrTemecula

    Song is about drinking or drinking your life away, but it doesn’t sound like country at all with the blips.

  • overcastmilk

    Let’s be real, she wasn’t even a great pop-punk artist. At least, she wasn’t when I saw her open for All Time Low.

  • calliebeckett

    Me too…I instantly liked the song on my first listen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=754136041 Jason Gorny

    I think she will have a decent career. I can see her album performing modestly if promoted right.

  • julesb2183

    I disagree. It’s that it’s been 5 months after she won, with nothing more than a vague “Fall sometime.” If they said “October” of something, that would be better, especially since there is no news of a single.

  • julesb2183

    To be honest, modestly would be a miracle, knowing how The Voice contestants historically do.