After teasing new songs in her interview with the York Dispatch, Season 4 Voice winner Danielle Bradbery debuted 3 additional new songs slated for her debut album live this weekend at the York Fair.
“Dance Hall” or “Dancehall” (depends on whether you believe publishing databases or a songwriter’s site) is cowritten by April Geesbreght Cushman, Season 2 Voice alum Nicolle Galyon, and Molly Reed. It’s a catchy, melodic and romantic country/pop midtempo with vivid rural lyrics, and suits Danielle to a T. Check out Nicolle Galyon’s demo here.
“Daughter Of A Working Man” is cowritten by Dave Barnes (Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You”), Nicolle Galyon, and Clint Lagerberg (Rascal Flatts’s “Here Comes Goodbye,” several Blake Shelton album tracks). It’s a pretty country ballad from the point of view of a young girl affirming her roots as she dreams about venturing out beyond her rural upbringing. Not super-original, but there are some well-written lyrics. Check out Nicolle Galyon’s version of the song here.
In this video, Danielle confirms her debut album will be out in early November. She had previously teased a November 10th date to the York Dispatch but since that’s a Sunday, either November 5th or November 12th would qualify.
“Young In America” is cowritten by country singer/Nashville Star/Survivor: South Pacific alum Whitney Duncan, Jaren Johnston (Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly,” Jake Owen’s “Days Of Gold,” and more), and Kylie Sackley (cuts by Alan Jackson, Lee Brice, and Thompson Square). Duncan released the song as the title track of an EP in early 2011. The song is an upbeat and carefree country/pop (or country/rock, depending on the production) about wanting to road-trip across America with the one she loves. Again, not super-original but infectious anyway. You can check out Whitney Duncan’s live performance of the song here.
BONUS: Danielle also covered her idol Carrie Underwood’s “See You Again.” Her earlier Instavid of her cover earned her a compliment and a Twitter follow from Carrie!
All video via Dana Roser