15 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Seventeen-year-old Danielle Bradbery makes the leap into Nashville’s big leagues with impressive confidence, inviting comparisons with the likes of Carrie Underwood and Sara Evans. The Texas-born singer benefits from strong material by such notable tunesmiths as Aimee Mayo, Dave Barnes, and Sarah Buxton, as well as from well-tailored production by Dan Huff and Brett James. The accent here is on young love and big dreams, with Bradbery taking on the roles of both teenaged romantic and wise older sister. A spirit of self-empowered optimism courses through “The Heart of Dixie,” “Daughter of a Workin’ Man,” and “My Day.” “Young in America” recalls the highway anthems of Jo Dee Messina, while the mixed emotions of “Wild Boy” strike a Taylor Swift–like note. Bradbery shows off her powerhouse pipes throughout, whether she’s backed by soaring strings (“I Will Never Forget You”) or folksy acoustic instrumentation (“Dance Hall”). (The album’s deluxe edition adds four impressive cover tunes, including a knockout version of Pam Tillis’ hit “Maybe It Was Memphis.”)

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Seventeen-year-old Danielle Bradbery makes the leap into Nashville’s big leagues with impressive confidence, inviting comparisons with the likes of Carrie Underwood and Sara Evans. The Texas-born singer benefits from strong material by such notable tunesmiths as Aimee Mayo, Dave Barnes, and Sarah Buxton, as well as from well-tailored production by Dan Huff and Brett James. The accent here is on young love and big dreams, with Bradbery taking on the roles of both teenaged romantic and wise older sister. A spirit of self-empowered optimism courses through “The Heart of Dixie,” “Daughter of a Workin’ Man,” and “My Day.” “Young in America” recalls the highway anthems of Jo Dee Messina, while the mixed emotions of “Wild Boy” strike a Taylor Swift–like note. Bradbery shows off her powerhouse pipes throughout, whether she’s backed by soaring strings (“I Will Never Forget You”) or folksy acoustic instrumentation (“Dance Hall”). (The album’s deluxe edition adds four impressive cover tunes, including a knockout version of Pam Tillis’ hit “Maybe It Was Memphis.”)

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.1K Ratings
2.1K Ratings
Clauton ,

CONGRATUALITONS!

you're an amazing artist! Loved the album!!!!!!!

Curmudgeon67 ,

Beautiful voice hidden by over-production

Danielle has a beautiful, voice that's expressive far beyond her years, but the Nashville hit machine didn't think that was enough. Overly complex arrangments, too much voice-doubling and unnecessary harmony parts turn a set of fine original tunes into undistinguished generic country pop. Listen to the simple arrangements on the 4 cover tunes in the deluxe edition to hear the real Danielle Bradbury shine through...now that's great singing that touches your heart.

AlanSalaz2 ,

Impressed

I am beyond impressed with the talent this girl has! Going far!

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