With the release of Country newbie Cassadee Pope’s début effort ‘Frame By Frame‘, The Voice can now boast of a credible winner who has all the makings of a radio star! Remember season 1 and 2 winners Javier Colon and Jermaine Paul?
That’s right. Who?
Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope may just have unveiled one of my fave albums this year, and along with Kacey Musgrave’s ‘Same Trailer, Different Park‘ (incidentally, Country is slaying this year – no surprise there), ‘Frame By Frame‘ is an effort that should easily feature high on my year-end top 50.
Pope digs deep into her past, and comes out with a triumphant set of tracks that showcases both her stellar set of pipes, as well as her credible song-writing and story-telling abilities – check out ‘Wasting All These Tears‘, the half-a-million selling lead single that has peaked at # 7 on the Billboard Country Songs Chart.
But the album’s high point comes in the form of the superb and poignant track ‘11‘ – where Pope is at her vulnerable best as she recounts the story of her parent’s divorce.
Co-written by Pope along with Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), the song’s an exquisitely produced ballad (Dann Huff) – and the lyrics chronicle Pope’s messy and emotionally confusing years witnessing the divorce.
‘I was a little too young and a little too dumb to ever think the day would come
When dad would drive away and take his love with him
So I grew up fast in a whole new world
Waved goodbye to that little girl
I can see her now, innocent and seven
I wish I had never turned eleven’
Expect a few tears y’all.
A Grammy nomination at least? If not a handful of CMA’s or ACM’s?
‘Frame By Frame‘ has already debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, as well as #9 on the Billboard 200.
Check out the song ‘11‘ from Cassadee Pope’s début album ‘Frame By Frame‘ right here :