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):
Getting work with Nathan Chapman AND Dan Huff on my record feels like a dream. Such awesome and talented guys. I’m lucky!
Recording vox with the badass Nathan Chapman. instagr.am/p/VxKj6mBwq3/
— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) February 15, 2013
— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) March 23, 2013
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:
@josh314theremix fall :)
— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) April 16, 2013
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?