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Bradbery, The Voice winner, signs deal

Thursday, June 20, 2013 – Danielle Bradbery, the Texas teen who became the season 4 winner of The Voice Tuesday night, signed with Big Machine Records, it was announced Thursday.

Reports said she would start recording next week. Bradbery, the season's youngest contestant, attended high school in Cypress, Texas, before impressing The Voice's coaches with her perfect pitch and vocal maturity as she tackled songs by veteran singers.

Bradbery is from Cypress, Texas and the first country artist to win the show, which includes Blake Shelton as a coach. She also is the youngest winner.

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