Danielle Bradbery hadn't had much time yet to savor her recent win at "The Voice" yet she's already set to begin recording music for her first studio album on Monday, June 24. As part of her win from season four of the hit TV singing competition, she signs up with Big Machine Records, the same label where Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts belong, and there couldn't be a better match since the 16-year-old is also a country singer.
Bradbery sang Swift's "Mean" during the blind auditions round, getting mentors Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Usher to turn their red chairs, and eventually choosing to go with fellow country artist Shelton, who now has a mean streak going as the coach with the most wins. Team Blake has produced the show's champions on all seasons except for the first one, helping Cassadee Pope and Jermaine Paul to win the third and second season, respectively.
Shelton believes strongly in Bradbery, whom he thinks just might be "the most important artist to ever walk the 'Voice' stage." "We've seen some artists come and go who've had record deals before, who have done some things before. Danielle Bradbery may be the first person we've actually discovered here on this show," he said.
As Bradbery gets ready to head out to Nashville next week to meet with Big Machine Records staff and start working on her debut album, Shelton had apparently prepared her for it early on in the competition. "I wanted to make sure Nashville respected her as much as they could...I wanted them to know that she respects country music. That's why we kept throwing it back to artists from 10, 20 years ago," he said.