The Recording Industry Association Of America has issued a Platinum certification to Cassadee Pope's breakthrough hit "Wasting All These Tears" for sales surpassing one million downloads. This makes Pope the first solo female Country artist to achieve a Platinum-certified debut single since Taylor Swift did so in 2006 with "Tim McGraw."
Cassadee first gained fame in the Country Music industry thanks to her winning Season 3 of NBC's The Voice, often dominating the iTunes charts prior to her victory on the show. Pope returned to The Voice last summer to perform her hit song, which served as the lead single to her Republic Nashville debut Frame By Frame, which topped the Billboard Country Albums chart and reached the Top 10 on the all-genre Top Albums Chart. This made Cassadee Pope only one of two solo women in the past five years to top the Country chart with a debut album release.
Cassadee Pope is currently riding Country airwaves with her follow-up single "I Wish I Could Break Your Heart." The accompanying video has already amassed over 640,000 views.
In addition to her burgeoning Country Music career, Pope has also worked as an ambassador for the Outnumber Hunger initiative with Big Machine Label Group, General Mills, and Feeding America. On April 4, Pope will join her labelmates at "Outnumber Hunger Live!" during the ACM Party For A Cause Festival, after which Pope will head to Nashville for a performance at the 2014 NCAA Woman's Final Four on April 8.
You can catch Cassadee Pope live on the road this summer with Tim McGraw's Sundown Heaven 2014 Tour. Pope has previously toured with Rascal Flatts and Dean Brody. For tour dates and more, visit www.cassadeepope.com.
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