Yesterday, Cassadee performed at Country Thunder USA which was in Florence, Arizona. HQ pictures have been added to the gallery and can be viewed below.
Thanks to the amazing Mouza, we have added 24 additional HQ pictures of Cassadee from the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards. Check them out below!
Cassadee had the privilege of performing the national anthem at the NCAA Women’s Final Four where Notre Dame vs. Connecticut. 2 pictures have been added to the gallery and hopefully someone will post a video of her performing soon!
Pictures of Cassadee performing with Brian Kelley & Tyler Hubbard Florida Georgia Line at the ACM Fan Jam After Party have been added to the gallery. Check them out below!
Cassadee has arrived at the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards which is today April 6th. HQ and MQ pictures of Cassadee have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
Cassadee attended a few events over the weekend including the Outnumber Hunger OH Live! Concert, the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Artist Appreciation Lounge, and the Cumulus/Westwood One Radio Remotes. You can see all of the photos in the gallery below!
The winner of season three of The Voice, Cassadee Pope has quickly made a name for herself in the country music industry, as marked by her platinum-selling success in “Wasting All These Tears.” Now, she’s continuing to ride wave that brought her to success as she gears up to take part in her first-ever Country Thunder music festival from April 10-13 in Florence.
The Explorer caught up with her by phone to see how she’s feeling about it.
Explorer: “You’re attending Country Thunder for the first time. Are you excited?”
Cassadee: “Of course I’m excited. I heard about it a while ago, and I’m a fan of everyone else that plays there. I’ve heard it’s hot there, but I’m a Florida girl, so I can handle it. Most of all, I heard the crowd is insane, which is the best part when you’re gonna play a show.”
E: “What should fans expect to see from you on stage?”
C: “The thing I like about playing live is having people get to know me a little better, so they’ll definitely see more of my personality come out. On The Voice, you know, I sang a song a week, and that’s how people voted for me – they heard me sing. It wasn’t really about a personal thing, and I hope people get to see my live show and leave there knowing me better.”
E: “Have you found that people are beginning to know all the words to your songs and sing along?”
C: “I have, and that’s really exciting. I’ve started playing more shows this year where I’m headlining, and it’s really fun to see people singing along and connecting with the music.”
E: “How did it feel to have “Wasting All These Tears” go platinum?”
C: “It feels crazy that so many people connected. I have so many stories from the fans about how this song has helped them through a breakup, or to get over somebody, and that’s what it’s all about. It’s about the lyrics. It’s about the emotion behind the lyrics, and I’m just really happy that the song helps people out the way it has.”
E: “When you heard your music on the radio the first time, what was your reaction?”
C: “I was actually in Arizona. I was in Phoenix, and it was an experience I’ll never forget. I was actually able to capture it while on the CMT Docu-Series, and that showed the moment I heard the song play on the radio for the first time. It’s one of those things you can’t explain. You’re just overwhelmed with emotions. You’re excited, you’re nervous, and more than anything, you’re just taken back and it’s almost like a dream coming true. It doesn’t feel real. It was a big, big moment for me.”
I’ve also added a few pictures of Cassadee performing as well as meeting some of the kids. Enjoy!
Although she’s still a relative newcomer to the country music world, Cassadee Pope‘s been around the music industry as a whole long enough to have built up a passionate fan base.
From her time as frontwoman of pop/rock band Hey Monday to the moment she was crowned ‘The Voice‘ Season 3 winner, Pope’s “Cassettes” have seen her through a lot.
“I’ve been through so many different phases, not even musically, but just in general as far as the ups and downs of success,” Pope tells The Boot. “They’ve seen me with the band, and they’ve seen me go solo with no label or management and have me kind of bomb it, and then they saw me on ‘The Voice’, and they rallied for me.”
That rallying included a cool digital camaraderie, as Pope’s fans cheered her on from all over the globe.
“They came together, and they would have ‘Voice’ parties, and they would get on Skype and keep in touch with people In different time zones and keep them engaged and let them know what was going on,” says Pope. “So they’re like an army.”
So, who came up with the name “Cassettes”?
“They came up with it actually,” Pope says. “They all got together and started tweeting me saying, ‘You need a name for your fan base, and we want ‘Cassettes,’ and I was like, ‘Well, I’m naming you, so if you want that, great.’ It’s cute, I’ve gotten, like, little necklaces and bracelets with a little cassette tape on it.”
Even before her fan base had a name and Pope had a platinum single in ‘Wasting All These Tears,’ she’s been receiving trinkets from fans — including something really extravagant. On Hey Monday’s first tour — “We didn’t have any music out. It was a fan who saw some live videos of us,” Pope says — a fan brought her a Tiffany’s bracelet.
“I tried not to take it, but he looked so upset that I wasn’t going to take it that I couldn’t do that to him, so I took it, and I still have it,” she says. “He has stuck with me through it all. He’s still a fan.”
And for those who have been around that long, Pope says she does what she can to take care of them with tickets and meet and greet passes.
“They grew up with me, so I feel pretty close to them,” she says. “I’ve been a fan of a lot of people, and I don’t think I’ve gone to the extents that some of these fans go to … but all I know is, they’re giving me a job … It’s pretty cool.”
I’ve added 60+ HQ & MQ pictures of Cassadee at the CRS 2014. You can view them in the gallery below. Enjoy!