Danielle Bradbery is an incredibly talented artist that has accomplished more at 22, than most artists twice her age. Danielle burst onto the music scene by winning season 4 of NBC’s, The Voice and released the hit “The Heart of Dixie” shortly after her win. Since that time Danielle has been extremely busy writing music, touring, and performing at festivals across the country.
Danielle Bradbery has always been a positive influence to millions of young fans and she continues to encourage & motivate her audience with inspirational lyrics, like those found in “Worth It”. During this year’s Stagecoach Festival, we had the opportunity to sit down with Danielle before her incredible performance and she shared some encouraging words for our readers and up and coming artists.
Here’s our interview:
Coachella Valley Country: Danielle, you’ve had an extremely busy 2019, with writing, collaborations and touring. Tell us about your amazing year.
Danielle Bradbery: It has been unreal! The opportunities that I have been blessed with from the ACM nomination (New Female Artist of the Year) to performing at all of these festivals (Stagecoach, CMA Fest, Watershed, CMC Rocks). It’s great when you have your mind set on a goal and you see yourself moving in the right direction. I’m having a lot of fun and there’s a lot of great things to look forward to.
CVC: You are a very talented artist and you have recently released “Yours Truly” where you cover songs from artists like Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves. What was the inspiration for that album?
DB: Who you listen to and who inspires you, has a lot to do with what you put out. I grew up listening to a variety of music. My dad was heavily into country music and my mom loves to dance, so she listened to Country, R&B and Latin music and that’s what influenced me growing up. They allowed me to listen to all types of music. So now, I feel I can listen to all types of music and I can put my own little touch to these songs.
CVC: And you sound amazing doing it. Anyone that has listened to this album would agree.
DB: Thank you, I appreciate that.
CVC: Although you’re only 22, you have a wealth of knowledge because of all that you’ve seen and experienced. What words of wisdom/encouragement do you have for anyone that is looking to go into the music industry/business?
DB: Most people will tell you to go and have fun, don’t be afraid, but it’s so much easier said than done. I would tell people to figure out who you are as a person and be true to yourself. Don’t let anyone tell you who you’re not. I was on tv and in music, at an early age, and I had to figure out who I was and I’m still trying to figure out who I am. But if you’re true to yourself, you’ll present yourself with more confidence and your music and writing will reflect that.
Although her final response was intended for those readers pursuing a career in music, it still applies to everyone, in every aspect of our lives. This phenomenal 22 year old is wise beyond her years and we look forward to album number three!