The powers that be at American Idol often tout their ability to launch winners' careers while The Voice has yet to churn out any real stars, but recent winner Danielle Bradbery could be poised to change that — beginning with a cameo on the eighth episode of Hart of Dixie on November 25.
The 17-year-old singer will perform her debut single — aptly titled “The Heart Of Dixie." The official synopsis for this episode on the CW is as follows:
“When Zoe (Rachel Bilson) finds herself treating her uncle, she takes a chance and invites him to the Hanukkah celebration that she is hosting. However, this lands her in trouble once again with Vivian Wilkes (guest star Lauren Bittner).”
The song is youthful and sweet and takes a look at Bradbery and her friends in the past and the future. It’s a coming-of-age tune about snapping up a chance at freedom and reaping the rewards for taking that leap.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the track peaked at No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 16 on the Billboard U.S. Country Songs chart — not a bad first effort for the former member of Team Blake. The video, which was released on September 23, has already had 876,000 hits on YouTube. We’re gathering that’s a very promising sign for her ability to draw more fans to the already-popular CW show.
Bradbery’s album may have already dropped by the time the Hart of Dixie episode airs, as Taste of Country reports that the singer is targeting a November release date.
The Voice winner follows in the footsteps of American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and country trio Gloriana, all of whom have had cameos on the show.
Will you tune in to catch Bradbery’s performance on Hart of Dixie? Sound off in the comments!