Remember When Danielle Bradbery Won ‘The Voice’? [Watch]
On June 18, 2013, Danielle Bradbery was crowned winner of The Voice. The then-16-year-old triumphed over Michelle Chamuel and the Swon Brothers to become the Season 4 champion.
At the time, she was the youngest person to ever win a reality TV singing competition. It was also her coach Blake Shelton's birthday.
Bradbery won over three of the four coaches with her audition, with Shelton and Usher spinning their chairs around as she belted Taylor Swift's "Mean." Moments later, Maroon 5's Adam Levine also decided to vie for the young singer's attention and was met with a disgruntled Shelton who asked him: "What are you doing? Turn back around!"
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Ultimately, Bradbery picked Team Blake, and it was a good choice for the future country star. Her vocals progressed during her time on the show — she covered songs by Carrie Underwood ("Jesus Take the Wheel," "Wasted"), Jo Dee Messina "(Heads Carolina, Tails California") and the Judds ("Grandpa (Tell Me ('Bout the Good Ol' Days)") in Season 4. Other highlights included renditions of Pam Tillis' "Maybe It Was Memphis", Sara Evans' "Born to Fly" and "A Little Bit Stronger" and Patty Loveless' "Timber, I'm Falling In Love" and "Shake the Sugar Tree".
Following her big win, Bradbery signed a record deal with Big Machine Label Group. She has since released two albums, including her self-titled 2013 project and 2017's I Don't Believe We've Met. She tells Taste of Country that her latest album is a reflection of her growth as both an artist and a person since the release of her debut album and her time on the reality singing competition.
"I kind of had to tell myself, 'Okay, if you want to be this honest and real, you can't be afraid of doing it, you have to be confident about it.' It's been nerve-wracking, it's been every emotion, but it's been really cool to see the transition and know that this is what the second album is supposed to be and the reintroduction of myself," she says.
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