‘The Voice’ Winner Cassadee Pope Inks Record Deal with Republic Nashville

SLN Staff Writer • January 17, 2013 - 11:33 am

“Team Blake” contestant and winner of “The Voice” season 3 Cassadee Pope is going Country!

The 23-year-old Florida native signed a recording contract with Republic Nashville. The label, which is an imprint of the Big Machine Label Group, is also home to artists such as Martina McBride, The Band Perry and the Eli Young Band.

“I am so excited to be joining the very talented Republic Nashville family. I am so passionate about my music and I couldn’t be more excited to have this amazing team to back me as I embark on this next chapter in my career,” said Pope.

“Cassadee was a standout from day one and once she delivered her incredible version of Miranda Lambert’s “Over You,” I started working over my NY label partner Monte Lipman (CEO of Republic Records) to try to convince him that Cassadee belonged in Nashville,” said Big Machine Label Group President Scott Borchetta. “Each week Cassadee continued to knock down big Country songs by Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Faith Hill, and after she won we were THRILLED to find out that Cassadee was on the same page with us and wanted to come to Nashville. The BMLG Team is over the top excited about Cassadee Pope!”

Republic Nashville President/BMLG EVP Jimmy Harnen added, “Cassadee simply has it all! Phenomenal singer, incredible stage presence, an endearing and charming personality…she’s a star! Everyone at Republic Nashville and the Big Machine Label Group is simply over the top about welcoming her to the family!”

A spokesperson tells The Associated Press that Pope is currently writing songs for her upcoming album and meeting with producers in Music City.

We’re sure Blake Shelton is proud!