It was four years ago when Danielle Bradbery caught the attention of the famous coaches sitting in the recognizable, spinning red chairs on the set of NBC‘s The Voice. The teenage Texan stood center stage, opened her mouth, and never looked back.
Bradbery’s life changed forever on March 25, 2013.
Performing Taylor Swift‘s ode to her bullies, “Mean,” Bradbery got three of four chairs to turn around — Adam Levine, Usher, and her eventual coach, Blake Shelton. Immediately, Bradbery won the hearts of America and, week after week, remained safe as she performed songs by some of country music’s most acclaimed artists.
Not only did Bradbery hit it big on the television screen; her success carried over to the iTunes charts, where she scored five Top Ten tunes: “Heads Carolina, Tails California” (Jo Dee Messina); “Please Remember Me” (Rodney Crowell); “Who I Am” (Jessica Andrews); “Maybe It Was Memphis” (Pam Tillis); and “Born to Fly” (Sara Evans). It was a finale trifecta of Patty Loveless, Tillis, and Evans covers that secured Bradbery as a name that would forever live in The Voice books as the season 4 winner.
Since exiting The Voice, Bradbery signed to Big Machine Label Group, released her debut self-titled album (which included several of her covers from the competition show), and took her talents on the road, performing along side artists such as Shelton, Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, and Brett Eldredge. Bradbery has been working on new music for quite some time, taking part in writing sessions and testing her new tracks out in front of live audiences, promising fans that big things are on the horizon.
Watch the video below to relive the moment Danielle Bradbery became a household name — four years ago today!