Pope reigns on country chart
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
– Cassadee Pope will have the only country disc in the top 10 when the Billboard overall charts are released Thursday. That means she will also have the number one selling country album in the U.S.
The winner of third season of The Voice started in ninth with her first major-label album, "Frame by Frame," selling 43,000 units.
Miley Cyrus topped the charts with "Bangerz," which sold 270,000 units. The charts will be officially released on Thursday.
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Although Cassadee Pope's "Stage" album includes a few too many pop-country songs for comfort, it closes with a true winner. The ballad "I've Been Good," which turns a customary greeting response on its head, is a true show-stopper. She's been 'good,' yes; good at drinkin' whiskey and nearly everything except getting over a breakup. With its drinking song lyrical reference and sincere vocal sadness, Pope earns her wings as a fine country singer. ...
Cassadee Pope's new release is officially called "Summer EP." But upon a full listen, one wonders if the working title may have been "The Road More Often Traveled." To say that the third season "The Voice" winner played it safe is a bit of an understatement. She penned three of the songs, including the obvious title track and the more impactful, autobiographical "Alien." Elsewhere, the songs are about a summer fling, mean people and appreciating your loved ones. ...
Cassadee Pope gained a musical foothold thanks to winning "The Voice" in 2012 under the tutelage of Blake Shelton. What impact did TV have on the Florida native? One gets the sense that the songs (five written in part by Pope) were recorded with either the stage or radio in mind. There are a lot of big sounding songs here that would translate well to either stage or the airwaves.
The lead singer of pop rock band Hey Monday, Pope has a fine voice standing above the musical fray (and ...