Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August 28: The Voice winner, Cassadee Pope of Hey Monday is 24-years-old today.

Cassadee Blake Pope began as a singer in the St. Ann School Jazz Band while in middle school in West Palm Beach. While in Wellington High School in Wellington, Florida, Pope co-founded the band Blake with Mike Gentile.

In 2008, she and Gentile along with Alex Lipshaw, Michael "Jersey" Moriarty, and Elliot James founded the pop punk band Hey Monday. Hey Monday released their first studio album, Hold on Tight, in October 2008. Pope wrote two songs and co-wrote the other nine songs.

She appeared in Fall Out Boy's video for "America's Suitehearts,” from their 2008 album Folie à Deux. She also provided guest vocals for The Cab's remix version of their song "Take My Hand" that appeared on Fall Out Boy's mixtape, Welcome to the New Administration, and appeared in the music video for it the following summer of 2009. 

Cassadee appeared as herself in the Degrassi: The Next Generation TV Movie, Degrassi Goes Hollywood, along with Pete Wentz.

Hey Monday's first EP Beneath It All was released in August 2010 and The Christmas EP on December 6, 2011. It was followed later that month by an announcement that Hey Monday had taken an indefinite hiatus with Pope going solo.

In early 2012, Cassadee embarked on her first solo acoustic tour. She released her debut self titled EP (self-labeled) on May 22, 2012, featuring four songs she wrote; "Original Love,” "Secondhand,” "I Guess We're Cool,” and "Told You So.”

She auditioned for season 3 of the popular singing competition, The Voice and had all four coaches offer her a place on their teams. She ultimately picked country singer Blake Shelton.

In the third live round, Pope performed "Over You,” co-written by mentor Shelton. The song reached number one on the iTunes chart, knocking PSY's "Gangnam Style" down to number two.

Cassadee was the only female contestant to advance to the Top 4 round where she performed "Stupid Boy" by country singer Keith Urban, which also reached number one on iTunes. She advanced to The Voice finals, winning the title on the live finale results day in December.

In January 2013, Pope signed with country music label Republic Nashville, an imprint of Big Machine Records. She has performed a number of new songs from her upcoming debut album, including its lead single and Pope's debut solo single "Wasting All These Tears,” which was released on May 31, 2013.
For more about Cassadee, visit her Website at-


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