Danielle Bradbery’s stunning cover of “Shallow” made yet another splash as the music video premiered live on Viacom’s Times Square billboard yesterday, May 15, as well as across a variety of CMT and MTV platforms. Her take on the song made famous by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper features fellow-Texan Parker McCollum. Watch the sultry video HERE.
“When I heard ‘Shallow’ from A Star Is Born for the first time, I was blown away. The lyrics, arrangement, Gaga’s voice and the emotion… I was just speechless,” shared Bradbery. “Yet as a singer, I couldn’t wait to find a partner to record this song with.”
The fresh take on the popular song is praised by Billboard as a “memorable cover [that] highlights Bradbery’s powerful vocals alongside McCollum’s spot-on harmonies.” Sounds Like Nashville agrees, noting that it “drips with emotion and feels perfectly suited for a country approach… Bradbery’s voice swells and rolls over the deeply romantic lyrics, while McCollum’s contribution feels both strong and tender at the same time.”
Bradbery also recently performed the song live at Stagecoach, offering a praise-worthy performance on the Mane Stage despite triple-digit temperatures. “A lot of people covered ‘Shallow,’” noted the Desert Sun, “and if it was a contest, the best version came from Danielle Bradbery.” The Coachella Valley Independent also praised her “star turn” as “one of the weekend’s highlights.”
Bradbery will continue touring fairs and festivals throughout the summer before starring on the CMA Introducing Nashville European tour this October as she writes new music for her next album. “Shallow” follows “Yours Truly: 2018,” a reflective year-end project which featured her similarly-popular takes on Ariana Grande’s “God Is a Woman,” Post Malone’s “Psycho” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Slow Burn.”
About Danielle Bradbery
Twenty-two-year-old, multi-faceted artist Danielle Bradbery stepped into her own lane with sophomore album I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, released in December 2017 on BMLG Records. As the title suggests, Bradbery re-introduced herself after taking time since her debut LP to focus on the writing process and, for the first time, infusing her own story into her songs – penning seven of the album’s 10 tracks. Lead single “Sway” perfectly blended her R&B, soul and country influences, while empowering follow-up anthem “Worth It” led to national TV performances of the emotional tune on NBC’s TODAY and The Voice. Bradbery returned to radio airwaves with “Goodbye Summer,” a fresh take on album cut “Hello Summer” with Thomas Rhett adding a male perspective to the seasonal story of love and heartbreak. The Texas native has worked on fine-tuning her unique sound since getting her start winning Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice and has since garnered multiple ACM and CMT nominations. Bradbery recently shared her cover of A Star Is Born hit “Shallow” featuring Parker McCollum, after releasing the critically-acclaimed “Yours Truly: 2018” series featuring her take on Ariana Grande’s “God is a Woman,” Post Malone’s “Psycho” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Slow Burn.” She is currently touring fairs and festivals across the country and will join the CMA Introducing Nashville European tour this October, after kicking off the year on Kane Brown’s Live Forever Tourand making her Australian debut at the CMC Rocks music festival.
About Parker McCollum
A singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and dedicated road warrior, Parker McCollum began building a following in his native Texas with 2015’s The Limestone Kid. The album track “Meet You in The Middle” became a hit on Texas’ regional radio chart — no small feat for an independent, 22 year-old musician — but it was the album’s widely-acclaimed follow-up, Probably Wrong, that helped Parker find national success. Compared to John Mayer and Jason Isbell by Rolling Stone, Parker supported the album with a string of sold-out shows, bringing record-breaking crowds to venues like San Angelo’s RiverStage along the way. By the time Probably Wrong celebrated its one-year anniversary, he had already increased his advance-ticket sales by 50%.
Born in Conroe, TX, and currently based in Austin, the 26 year-old entrepreneurially-spirited artist bridges the gap between Texas’ homegrown music scene and Nashville’s country-industry headquarters. His songwriting, which has been hailed by The Austin Chronicle for “carrying on the traditions of Texas music without pretension or referring to pickup trucks,” earned him a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville in May 2018.