Here’s your first listen to Season 4 The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery’s “The Heart Of Dixie.” The midtempo country/pop tune, written by Brett James (who produced the track), Caitlyn Smith, and Troy Verges tells the story of a woman who doesn’t know her strength until she finally leaves her absent drunk of a husband. For background on the songwriters plus video clips of Danielle in studio recording the song, check out this post.
“The Heart Of Dixie” was sent to country radio this afternoon, and will go for adds on country radio on 7/22. Prior to that, the song will go on sale next Tuesday, 7/16, and Danielle will debut it live on the Today show on 7/17.
Good song, sweet melody, good singer. This is the kind of country/pop that you would hear a lot from female acts in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the kind that has somewhat of a rootsy feel and doesn’t leave the country out of the equation. But was having a 16 year old whose only major weakness is an underdeveloped storytelling ability rush-record a song about an adult woman leaving behind an inadequate spouse really the right choice for her debut single?