Bradbery at the 25th National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C., May 2014
|Danielle Simone Bradbery|
July 23, 1996 |
Houston, Texas, United States
|Labels||Big Machine, BMLG, Republic Records|
Danielle Simone Bradbery (born July 23, 1996) is an American country singer from Cypress, Texas. She won season four of NBC's The Voice in 2013, becoming the youngest artist to win until Sawyer Fredericks of season eight. Her debut studio album, Danielle Bradbery, was released on November 25, 2013, featuring the single "The Heart of Dixie". On June 2, 2017, Bradbery released her new single "Sway", which is the lead single off her second album, I Don't Believe We've Met, which was released on December 1, 2017.
At the blind auditions on March 25, 2013, Bradbery performed Taylor Swift's "Mean", prompting Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Usher to turn their chairs. Bradbery then chose Shelton and remained on his team. At the Battle rounds, Bradbery faced Caroline Glaser where they sang the song "Put Your Records On", Bradbery was chosen over Glaser, in the process advanced to the Knockout rounds. During the Knockouts, Bradbery sang "Jesus Take The Wheel" against Taylor Beckham in which Blake selected her to remain in the competition, sending home Beckham. During the Top 16 show, she sang "Maybe It Was Memphis" and was voted through by America into the next week. The following week, the country singer sang a rendition of Carrie Underwood's song "Wasted." During the Top 10 playoffs, Bradbery sang a rendition of "Heads Carolina, Tails California", which became the first song of the season, and only song of that round, to reach the iTunes top 10 charts.
During the Top 8, Bradbery sang a rendition of "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)." In the Top 6, she sang Pam Tillis' "Shake the Sugar Tree" chosen by coach Blake Shelton. That week, she also sang a powerhouse rendition of Sara Evans' "A Little Bit Stronger," ending the song with a high note through the final "stronger" and "yeah" run. During the Top 5, Bradbery sang "Please Remember Me" and "Who I Am" which reached 6 and 4 spots respectively on the iTunes top 10 charts. During "Who I Am," she walked out through the audience to sing beside her proud mom, dad, and stepmom. At the finals, Bradbery sang the song "Timber, I'm Falling In Love" along with her coach Blake Shelton, she also re-sang the song "Maybe It Was Memphis" which would this time reach the iTunes top 10 charts and sang the song "Born to Fly" then she was announced as the winner of season four of The Voice. She had the most peak positions and most singles to reach the top 10 on iTunes during the season. Overall, she had more iTunes downloads than any other contestant in the show's history. At age 16, Bradbery was the youngest winner of The Voice.
|Blind Audition||"Mean"||Taylor Swift||March 25, 2013||1.5||Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Usher turned
Joined Team Blake
|Battles (Top 48)||"Put Your Records On" (vs. Caroline Glaser)||Corinne Bailey Rae||April 16, 2013||8.6||Saved by Coach|
|Knockouts (Top 32)||"Jesus Take The Wheel" (vs. Taylor Beckham)||Carrie Underwood||April 30, 2013||12.5||Saved by Coach|
|Live Playoffs||"Maybe It Was Memphis"||Pam Tillis||May 7, 2013||15.7||Saved by Public Vote|
|Live Top 12||"Wasted"||Carrie Underwood||May 13, 2013||17.8||Saved by Public Vote|
|Live Top 10||"Heads Carolina, Tails California"||Jo Dee Messina||May 20, 2013||20.7||Saved by Public Vote|
|Live Top 8||"Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)"||The Judds||May 27, 2013||22.7||Saved by Public Vote|
|Live Top 6||"Shake the Sugar Tree"||Pam Tillis||June 3, 2013||25.5||Saved by Public Vote|
|"A Little Bit Stronger"||Sara Evans||25.11|
|Live Top 5 (Semifinals)||"Please Remember Me"||Rodney Crowell||June 10, 2013||27.4||Saved by Public Vote|
|"Who I Am"||Jessica Andrews||27.8|
|Live Finale (Final 3)||"Timber, I'm Falling In Love" (with Blake Shelton)||Patty Loveless||June 17, 2013||29.3||Winner|
|"Maybe It Was Memphis"||Pam Tillis||29.7|
|"Born to Fly"||Sara Evans||29.9|
On June 19, 2013, the day after Bradbery won The Voice, she was signed to a record deal with Big Machine Records. Her debut single, "The Heart of Dixie," was released on July 16, 2013. Bradbery's first studio album, self-titled Danielle Bradbery, was released November 25, 2013. On September 14, 2013, Bradbery performed on the WGTY Great Country Radio stage at the York Fair and sang four songs from her upcoming album, which were "Young in America", "Dance Hall", "Never Like This" and "Daughter of a Working Man". Bradbery made her Grand Ole Opry debut on the historic stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on November 12. Along with her Opry debut, Bradbery will embark on Brad Paisley's Beat This Summer Tour. On November 17, 2013 Bradbery sang the national anthem at the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. Her song "My Day" was featured in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics as she was chosen to be "the voice" of the Games' promotional campaign that partners NBC Olympics with The Voice.
In a recent interview with Naked Mag, Bradbery confirmed she is writing songs for her second album and was hoping to release it sometime in 2015. She took it to her Twitter account on August 23, 2015 that she would be releasing the first single from her second studio album "Friend Zone" on August 28, 2015. The song never had an official terrestrial radio release and was a "buzz" single.
In 2017, Bradbery finally released a song called "Sway" as a single. It debuted at #46 on the Billboard country chart the week on June 14 and it officially impacted country radio on August 28, 2017. She also shifted to Big Machines BMLG imprint to accompany the release. On August 4, 2017, Bradbery announced that "Sway" would be the lead single off her upcoming sophomore album, I Don't Believe We've Met, which released on December 1, 2017.
On October 12, 2013, Bradbery performed "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Eighth Annual Tradition of Hope Gala to support MDA's Augie's Quest which has the sole purpose of finding a cure for ALS. She also performed at the Girls & Guitars charity concert to benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Bradbery and many other country stars signed a Honey Nut Cheerios box to be auctioned off for charity Outnumber Hunger. The charity's purpose is stop hunger in the U.S.
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
|US Country Airplay
|2013||"The Heart of Dixie"||16||12||58||46||60||
|2014||"Young in America"||--||49||--||--||--|
||I Don't Believe We've Met|
|"--" denotes releases that did not chart|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|2013||"Maybe It Was Memphis"||25||92||90||
|"Heads Carolina, Tails California"||23||91||98||
|"Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)"||24||89||73||
|"A Little Bit Stronger"||31||108||--||
|"Shake the Sugar Tree"||38||--||--||
|"Who I Am"||22||78||66||
|"Please Remember Me"||30||91||86||
|"Born to Fly"||20||75||79||
|"Timber, I'm Falling in Love" (with Blake Shelton)||30||101||71||
|"--" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2014||American Country Countdown Awards||Female Vocalist of the Year||Herself||Nominated|
|2017||CMT Music Awards||Performance of the Year||Close (with Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett)||Nominated|
|2018||ACM Awards||New Female Vocalist of the Year||Herself||Nominated|
|CMT Music Awards||Breakthrough Video of the Year||Sway||Nominated|
|Performance of the Year||Stand Up for Something (with Andra Day, Common, Little Big Town, and Lee Ann Womack)||Nominated|