Although Season 4 winner of NBC’s The Voice, Danielle Bradbery, was successful following the show, she still needed to define herself. So that’s just what she did.
For four years, she focused on strengthening her writing skills, and she proved that on her return to The Voice for a live performance of her album cut, “Worth It,” in celebration of her BMLG Records sophomore album, I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, that NPR calls “a significant, and successful, reinvention captured in a taut 10 tracks.”
“I am so thankful to everyone at The Voice and to all the incredible fans that have supported me along the way,” Bradbery said. “They have stuck with me all this time and it’s incredible. I had some growing up to do since I won, so it was amazing to return where it all started for me, to show everyone how much I’ve grown and what I’ve been up to.”
A stark difference from the denim and country boots she wore on the show in 2013, Bradbery re-introduced herself last night singing the track that Rolling Stone calls “gutsy” and “self-assured.” A long way from the bubbly songs she recorded at age 17, “Worth It,” People says focuses with “emotion is the focal point,” and speaks to the confidence the singer found in the last four years. The tune, that shot to Top 5 on the iTunes Country Songs chart after The Voice performance, demonstrates the re-introductory nature of I Don’t Believe We’ve Met that led to the Washington Post to tout Bradbery’s “powerful ballads” in a profile.
“‘Worth It’ is such a perfect song to re-introduce myself to fans,” Bradbery continued. “I was so shy when I won this show. I needed this song to remind me to stand up for myself, and I hope it will help fans gain confidence as they conquer their dreams.”
For the first time co-writing seven out of 10 songs on the new album, NPR recognizes Bradbery has a “newfound diaristic punch.” Her hometown paper, the Houston Chronicle declared the album is “a rebirth, a portrait of personal and musical evolution,” that is “one of the year’s nicest surprises, a cohesive collection of musings on relationships with nary a wasted moment.”
If you missed it, you can find her performance on The Voice here.
For more information on Danielle Bradbery, visit daniellebradbery.com.