Danielle Bradbery (album)

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Danielle Bradbery
Danielle Bradbery Album.jpg
Studio album by Danielle Bradbery
Released November 25, 2013 (2013-11-25)
Recorded June - September 2013
Genre Country
Length 40:02
Label Big Machine
Danielle Bradbery chronology
The Complete Season 4 Collection
Danielle Bradbery
Singles from Danielle Bradbery
  1. "The Heart of Dixie"
    Released: July 16, 2013
  2. "Young in America"
    Released: April 21, 2014

Danielle Bradbery is the eponymous debut studio album of country singer and The Voice season 4-winner Danielle Bradbery, released on November 25, 2013.[1]

Background and recording[edit]

In March 2013, 16-year-old Danielle Bradbery auditioned for season four of the American singing competition The Voice, performing Taylor Swift's "Mean". Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Usher all turned around, and Bradbery opted to join 'Team Blake'.[2] Throughout the competition, Bradbery was the first to send a single to the top 10 on iTunes, had the most singles (five) reach that peak, and had the most iTunes downloads of any contestant in the history of the competition. On June 18, 2013, Bradbery was crowned the winner of The Voice, and the next day signed to Big Machine Records.[3]


On September 14, 2013, Bradbery performed on the WGTY Great Country Radio stage at the York Fair, where she sang her first single "The Heart of Dixie" as well as four other new songs from the album.[4]

The first single from the album, "The Heart of Dixie", was sent to country radio on July 8, 2013 and was released to digital retailers (via Universal Republic Nashville) July 16, 2013.[5] It was officially solicited to radio on July 22.[6] So far, the song has peaked within the top 20 on the Hot Country chart and the top 30[7] on the Country Airplay chart. "I Will Never Forget You" was also released as a digital download prior to the album's release. It has charted at number 49 on the Country Digital Songs chart.[8]

The second official single released to radio is "Young in America". Bradbery announced this through her Facebook page on March 28, 2014.

Bradbery revealed details about her upcoming album on October 1 through a live Facebook chat, including the album's title, cover image, and release date.[1] On October 22, Bradbery released the official track list hour by hour via Twitter.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Roughstock 4/5 stars[9]

Track listings[edit]

All tracks produced by Dann Huff except "The Heart of Dixie", produced by Brett James.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Young in America"   3:43
2. "Wild Boy"   3:41
3. "The Heart of Dixie"  
Smith, Brett James, Verges
4. "I Will Never Forget You"   3:46
5. "Endless Summer"   3:27
6. "Talk About Love"  
Brent Anderson, Jeremy Johnson
7. "Never Like This"   3:29
8. "Daughter of a Workin' Man"  
Dave Barnes, Nicolle Galyon, Clint Lagerberg
9. "Dance Hall"  
April Cushman, Galyon, Molly Reed
10. "Yellin' From the Rooftop"  
Buxton, busbee
11. "My Day"   4:01
Total length: 40:02

Chart performance[edit]

Danielle Bradbery's self-titled debut album debuted at No. 5 on the US top country albums chart with first week sales of 41,000 copies. As of June 2014 the album has sold 139,000 copies in the U.S.[11]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
US Billboard 200[12] 19
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[13] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Billboard 200[14] 185
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[15] 33


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
US Country Airplay
CAN Country
2013 "The Heart of Dixie" 16 12 58 46 60
2014 "Young in America" 49
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


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  2. ^ Ford, Rebecca (June 20, 2013). "'The Voice' Winner Danielle Bradbery Signs with Big Machine Records". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (July 5, 2013). "Danielle Bradbery Reveals Title, Cover Art + Release Date for Debut Single". The Boot. Townsquare Media. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Franklin, Mark (Sep 15, 2013). "Danielle Bradbery sings new music to adoring crowd at the York Fair". The York Dispatch. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Heart of Dixie - Single". iTunes. Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
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  11. ^ Lyndsey Parker (June 19, 2014). "Adam Levine Admits 'The Voice' Has 'Problems'". Yahoo!. 
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  20. ^ "Danielle Bradbery - Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 7 October 2013.