[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]On her road to country music stardom, up-and-comer Cassadee Pope made a stop at Clarion University on Friday, March 28 as part of this year’s CampusFest lineup.
During the soldout show, Pope sang both of her singles, “Wasting All These Tears” and “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” as well as many other tracks from her new album whose subjects ranged from love to divorce to dealing with personal insecurities. She also added a Shania Twain cover, an artist who she has listed as an influence in the country music genre.
When it came to her Clarion performance, Pope said she was excited.
“I haven’t really played that many headliners since I went solo, so to be able to sell out a place like this and sing for people and hopefully have them sing the words back to me, that’s so rewarding. I poured my heart and soul into this album, and to think that people want to come and see those songs live fires me up.”
Pope is most well known for her recent time on NBC’s popular singing competition “The Voice.”
“It was a life-changing experience. It was something my career really needed. ‘The Voice’ came along and I was just grateful to have that experience. I learned a lot being on the show and learning from Blake [Shelton], and I expanded my fanbase which is what I really needed,” Pope said of her time on the show, of which she was the first female winner since the show began.
Following her win, Pope went back to the studio to record. “It felt like I had stepped into the studio for the first time, honestly. I was so excited – it felt like a rebirth. I went in, had a batch of songs that I really believed in, and seeing them come to life was like a dream.”
The album, “Frame by Frame,” was released Oct. 8 of last year and has since produced two popular singles, “Wasting All These Tears” and “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart.” “Tears” was recently certified platinum, a feat that hasn’t been done by a female country artist since Taylor Swift did it in 2007.
Pope expressed excitement to connect to fans through these songs, particularly due to their personal nature.
“I feel like more than ever the fans that have been with me for years are getting to know me now more than ever. I’ve always wanted to have relatable songs but I feel like now they’re connecting,” said Pope.
Pope will continue to perform, notably in the Sundown Heaven Town tour with Tim McGraw later this year. For now you can purchase her singles and the album “Frame by Frame” wherever music is sold.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]