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Danielle Bradbery: Taylor Swift assures her 'it's gonna get more and more fun'

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Danielle Bradbery: Taylor Swift assures her 'it's gonna get more and more fun'

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Mar 4, 2014

Danielle Bradbery looks to three particular country artists whose advice has been helpful in her burgeoning career since becoming the season four winner of "The Voice." They include "Voice" coach Blake Shelton, his wife, Miranda Lambert and Danielle's Big Machine labelmate Taylor Swift (pictured above (center) with Danielle (right) and fellow artist RaeLynn (left)).

"I got to be face to face with Taylor," Danielle recalls (quotes via Great American Country). "She knew I was on a radio tour at the time, and still am, but she goes, 'I knew how that was and I started young like you, and the more it goes on, the more you're gonna see you're gonna have so much fun with everything.' She was just [saying] 'Don’t give up, it's gonna get more and more fun.' It was really awesome getting to hear that from her."

Having spent a lot of time during her days on "The Voice" with both Blake and Miranda -- and keeping in touch with them still -- Danielle has received what might be considered practical advice (or a warning) from the couple. "Miranda and Blake are always [saying], 'If you ever need anything, just let us know,'" she explains. "They’re part of why I'm staying grounded. And they're like, 'Girl you better not go on the wrong path', and I'm like, 'OK.'"

Looks like Danielle is on the right path so far. Her debut single, "The Heart of Dixie," is a Top 15 hit. This week she's on a tour of schools across the nation promoting music education, and this month she'll be on the road with Hunter Hayes on the We're Not Invisible tour.

Stephen L. Betts

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Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.