The "Voice" winner discusses her new album and why she is officially a country music artist.
On Tuesday (Oct. 8), Cassadee Pope is releasing her debut solo album, "Frame by Frame," after leaving her rock group Hey Monday behind and winning "The Voice" as a solo artist last year. "Frame by Frame" includes production from Dann Huff, Max Martin and Shellback, as well as searingly emotional country tunes like lead single "Wasting All These Tears."
During a recent stop up to Billboard's New York studio, Pope performed a pair of album cuts and discussed the reason that "Frame by Frame" veers away from the pop-rock stylings that marked her early musical career:
"I do consider myself a country artist," says Pope. "I decided after 'The Voice' ended that I was going to go that route, and you don't really half-ass it. You either do it, or you don't."
Following her win on "The Voice" in 2012, Pope has been on the road supporting Rascal Flatts and previewing her new solo material on the group's Live and Loud Tour. "Wasting All These Tears" has thus far peaked at No. 7 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Check out Pope's performance of her song "11" below, and watch the interview above to hear about how the musical account of her parents' divorce came together: