After launching her singing career as the winner of The Voice's fourth season in 2013, Danielle Bradbery became a Top 40 country star with singles like "The Heart of Dixie" and "Goodbye Summer." She was born on July 23, 1996, in Houston, Texas, and grew up in the nearby town of Cypress. Still a teenager when she auditioned for The Voice with a version of Taylor Swift's "Mean," she soon became the youngest winner in the show's history, emerging in June 2013 as The Voice's 16 year-old champion. She signed with Big Machine Records one day after her Voice victory and released her self-titled debut album, Danielle Bradbery, that November. The album peaked at Number 19 on the Billboard 200 and Number 5 on the Top Country Albums chart, led by the gold-selling Top 20 single "The Heart of Dixie." When a non-album single called "Friend Zone" failed to maintain her momentum in the mainstream, she began revising her music to include electronics, soulful influences, and a newfound emphasis on Bradbery's own songwriting. This new sound was unveiled on her second album, I Don't Believe We've Met, which debuted at Number 6 on the Billboard Country charts in 2017. "Sway" and "Goodbye Summer" both peaked at Number 39 on the Hot Country Songs chart, with the latter single featuring an appearance from fellow country star Thomas Rhett. Continuing to release standalone material, Bradbery returned with 2020's "Never Have I Ever," 2020's "Girls in My Hometown," and 2021's "Stop Draggin' Your Boots."