Cassadee Pope played in the New Faces Show as part of Country Radio Seminar Week in Nashville on Friday night. It wasn't so long ago that the season 3 winner of The Voice was watching from the audience and wishing she would one day be up on the stage.
"I was sitting next to Scott Borchetta and telling him I wanted to be up there someday." Pope recalls. "He turned to me and said 'Just wait. You'll be up there next year.' I kind of giggled and just figured that wouldn't be enough time to get out there and get everyone's support, but after a year of touring with Rascal Flatts, and visiting radio, it came true."
"It's an honor to know they voted for me, and want me to be there. So, I'm going to deliver the best I can," she added.
Cassadee Pope's first single Wasting All My Tears was a huge hit, and it helped her cross over to the Top 40 on the Hot 100 as well.
"There's no way I could have imagined all of this," she said. "I knew I was going to be releasing my single, but I had no idea the amount of attention it would get or that radio would be so supportive. A lot of that has to do with me getting out there, and visiting the stations on the road."
Pope knows that her relationship with the radio world is indeed a 2-way street.
"It's really important because country radio invests so much of their time. It's an emotional thing. It binds you together with people at radio. That's what I love so much about this format – the emotion. It's not a robotic process or procedure. You become attached to each other. In order to create that relationship, you have to go out there and meet everybody and prove to them that it's a team effort. It's not just them giving you a career. It goes both ways. It puts the emotion into the music, and that's a great thing."
Cassadee clearly had a blast during her time at the New Faces Show. Check out the Instagram photo she shared, captioned "Me & these silly men. Such great company at New Faces!"
Cassadee Pope's coach on The Voice, Blake Shelton, must be so incredibly proud of the success she has achieved. He knew she was talented and he nurtured that talent for all it was worth while coaching her during her time on the show. Her God-given talent, along with Shelton's help, has brought her to where she is now. And she's only started to make her climb to the top.
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