‘Voice’ Winner Cassadee Pope Signs With Republic Nashville, Talks Country Music & Taylor Swift (Bonus AUDIO of Original Music)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    I don’t like this honestly. Much like Taylor Swift, she’ll be able to release whatever music she likes (pop-rock) and it’ll be labeled as Country just b/c she’s on a Country label. Dumb.

    Regardless, she’s super talented and I wish her the best. You’re right, Windmills, she has a tough road ahead to breakthrough.

  • fantoo1

    Wow, a sell-out. She doesn’t have a country bone in her body, so hopefully she doesn’t have success in the country world-she seems like a nice person, but I feel like the authenticity of country music has been going down the drain. George Strait and Alan Jackson is what country should be about, not Cassadee or Taylor Swift.

  • irockhard

    Um now this is a disaster waiting to happen!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Country music? Really?

    Is she sells it means that music industry nowadays is a big f… joke?

    ETA: yeah, I know, it it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I think if they put her to do gangsta rap and tell her she will be successfull in this genre she’ll do it with a big smile in her pretty face.

  • waynestrong

    “told you so” sounds nice

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    I’m guessing Cassadee will sing exactly as she has been and the songs will be “countrified” in post-production.

  • ptebwwong

    Not surprised. Her post-win interviews seemed like she was thinking of going into the country genre.

    I agree with windmills right now that Cassadee is basically at the bottom right now of new female country artists. I don’t think she’s getting a lot of buzz in the country world so she needs to put out great singles & a album.

    Female artists in the country genre have a really hard time right now. Basically, you need to have it all to succeed right now (songs, looks, management, etc.). IMO I think the next big female star is looking to be Jana Kramer. She had a huge hit already. Her current single looks to be steadily increasing. She’s dating a country singer (Brantley Gilbert) w/a big fanbase & he has a few big hits, too. Also, she was an actress (One Tree Hill) so she has a good look & like the big country superstars (Carrie, Taylor) she can start doing acting to gain more fans & become a bigger artist & celebrity.

  • girlygirltoo

    Lollllll, so much for her not going country. I’m sure it will be country-pop, but still…

  • justmefornow

    I think this girl’s “heart” is where she thinks she can make the most money. It’s pretty obvious. Didn’t she dump her own band to try to become more rich and famous?
    I think that says it all.

  • http://twitter.com/andrejkur andre j kur

    two top 10 hits on Billboard’s Country Songs chart, with “Over You” (No. 3) and “Stupid Boy” (No. 4). She’s charted four songs on the Billboard Hot 100: “Over You” (No. 25), “Are You Happy Now?” (No. 95), “Stupid Boy” (No. 40) and “Cry” (No. 60).

  • irockhard

    In a few months Cassadee will become an example of why it’s not a good idea to sell out if you’re not sure your new target audience will embrace you.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t think that Cassadee has anything to “sell out”. Everything that I’ve seen about her tells me that she’s willing to be any kind of singer as long as it has the best chance of her reaching her goal, which is a high-level commercially successful career. With a goal like that, it appears that she really doesn’t have any musical “principles” or identity to sell out.

    ETA: girlygirltoo wrote:

    “Really not a surprise because she has said that she wants to be famous and sell boatloads of music. So I guess she’ll do whatever she has to in order to try and become a huge star. Maybe it will work out for her in the end, but IMO she comes off as being more interested in making money than actually being an artist.”

    Exactly.

  • SaSa8

    I’m glad I am not the only here who thinks this is a bit ridiculous.  I do not believe she is country at all.  I feel like Blake really pushed her in this direction.  I am a country music fan but I much prefer what I would call “authentic” country singers who love that type of music and grew up on it and you can really tell this is the genre of music where they want to be.  According to the above she wants to be “an edgier Taylor Swift — not as country, with more mature lyrics and more challenging vocals and melodies”.  How can she be less country than Taylor and still be in country music????

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