RAW NEWS - The Voice Season 3 Winner Cassadee Pope
Updated: Thursday, October 17 2013, 02:19 PM CDT
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Blake Shelton knew Cassadee Pope was a star from the second he heard her audition on "The Voice". Now less than a year later, Cassadee is proving she fits right in here in Music City. "I feel like I am being embraced. That is all I can ask for" says Pope.
Several of the covers she did on the singing show went to number one on iTunes, which made her nervous when she released her first single "Wasting all these Tears". "If it doesn't go number one then people will be let down and it will mean people aren't into my music like they were the cover songs."
The fans liked what they heard. They have downloaded the song over 230 thousand times, sending it to that number one iTunes position. "I thought it was a great first impression because it's vocally challenging and it's also really emotionally deep song."
This is the first single on Cassadee's debut album "Frame By Frame", set to be released October 8th. "It tells a story. All these moments captured in time. You are flipping through the lyric sheets and it's an emotional roller coaster. It's not all about love, it's about life."
Since the fans got Cassadee where she is today, she wanted to keep them involved, so she let them choose the cover art for the album! The entire process has been a dream for the soon to be 24 year old singer from Florida. Especially singing on the Grand Ole Opry stage. "I grew up loving Patsy Cline. Knowing she stood on that circle was a big moment for me. It felt like all those legends were there. Like they were patting me on the back and encouraging me."
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