Season 3 Voice winner Cassadee Pope ain’t messing around! After announcing last week that she’ll spend the summer opening for labelmates Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry on the summer leg of the Changed tour, The Hollywood Reporter reports that CMT picked up 4 pilots for its upcoming season, including The Cassadee Pope Project, a “a docudrama following the aspiring country singer.”
CMT Executive VP of programming and development Jayson Dinsmore tells THR of the series, which is being developed internally by CMT:
“We think there’s something really valuable about a first-person account of the process of becoming a country star.
In an interview a few weeks ago with Pop Sugar, Cassadee previewed her album, which she says does the same thing she did during her winning run on The Voice which is taking “country songs and making them a little more pop/rock” and “contemporary.” Why do that in the country world? Because, according to Cassadee, songs that tell stories and make you feel something belong in country. Check out her comments here:
In the interview Cassadee confirms she has been writing with Liz Rose (best known for her collaborations with Taylor Swift, Nathan Chapman (the producer of Taylor’s first 3 albums and some of her current album), Busbee (a frequent Idol collaborator who has cowritten with/for Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Haley Reinhart, Lee DeWyze, Danny Gokey, Casey Abrams, and more), Hillary Lindsey (who has done a lot of writing for/with Carrie Underwood), Cary Barlowe (who cowrote Carrie’s “Do You Think About Me” with Hillary Lindsey and Shane Stevens), and JT Harding (who cowrote Kenny Chesney’s #1 hit “Somewhere With You” and Jake Owen’s #1 hit “Alone With You”).
As she points out, she had written with some of these songwriters before she appeared on The Voice. In fact, you can check out a Cassadee’s collaboration with Liz Rose and Emily Shackelton plus a Cassadee collab with busbee and JT Harding HERE.