Pope frames her debut
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
– Cassadee Pope's debut - "Frame By Frame" - will be out Oct. 8 on Republic Nashville, she announced today.
The vocalist, who won The Voice in December, disclosed the list of songs for her October 8 album on Republic Nashville. Dann Huff produced the 11-song album with Nathan Chapman, Max Martin and Shellback contributing to select tracks. The lead single, Wasting All These Tears, is available on iTunes and has sold more than 230,000 downloads.
Pope, who helped write four of the songs, let fans choose her album cover via an online vote. She will offer an advance preview of new tracks, beginning today with You Hear A Song. Through her Instagram, Pope will share with fans directly which song they'll get a taste of next on iTunes.
"I'm so grateful to the fans and country radio for the amazing reaction to Wasting All These Tears," she said. "So, to countdown the release of my new album, I want to give my fans another exclusive track to check out called You Hear A Song. I can't wait to hear their thoughts."
Songs on the CD are:
1."Good Times" Nathan Chapman, Sarah Buxton, Blair Daly*
2. "Champagne" Hilary Lindsey, James Slater, Ben Wes
3. "Wasting All These Tears" Caitlyn Smith, Rollie Gaalswyk*
4. "I Wish I Could Break Your Heart" Gordie Sampson, Ashley Monroe, Jon Green
5."Everybody Sings" Blair Daly, Troy Verges, Cassadee Pope
6. "You Hear A Song" Cassadee Pope, Nathan Chapman*
7. "This Car" Cassadee Pope, David Hodges, Gordie Sampson
8. "One Song Away" Hilary Lindsey, Troy Verges, Aaron Pearce, Mike Green
8. "Easier To Lie" Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha**
10. Cassadee Pope, Nathan Chapman
11 "Proved You Wrong" Cassadee Pope, Emily Shackelton, Phil Barton
*Produced by Dann Huff & Nathan Chapman
**Produced by Dann Huff, Max Martin & Shellback
Pope, the lead singer for the now on hiatus Hey Monday, is currently opening for Rascal Flatts' Live & Loud Tour.
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