Danielle Bradbery Covers Iconic Carrie Underwood Song — Seven Years After Performing It On ‘The Voice’

One of Danielle Bradbery’s biggest musical influences is Carrie Underwood and she recently revisited one of Underwood’s iconic hits for…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 15, 2020


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One of Danielle Bradbery’s biggest musical influences is Carrie Underwood and she recently revisited one of Underwood’s iconic hits for her Stairwell Sessions series.

Earlier this week, the Texas native shared an a cappella rendition of “Jesus Take the Wheel” that was recorded in a stairwell of the Grand Ole Opry.

“Carrie has always been an inspiration!! I got to do this stairwell in such a magical place,” Bradbery wrote alongside the black and white video clip.

Launched earlier this year, the Stairwell Sessions features Bradbery performing her songs as well as covers in various stairwells, allowing her powerhouse vocals to shine.

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Bradbery’s new “Jesus Take the Wheel” cover comes a little over seven years after she first performed the song during her run on NBC’s The Voice in 2013. Bradbery covered the chart-topping hit during the Knockout Rounds and went on to become the winner of The Voice’s fourth season.

Bradbery has never been shy about her appreciation of Underwood and the impact she’s had on her artistry.

“I always say this, but it’s so true. I lived with every Carrie Underwood album you could think of,” Bradbery told her record label in 2018. “Even younger, I sang and could tell you every single song that she’s probably sang. I remember owning a DVD that went with one of her albums. It was like the recording process of her singing some of the songs in the studio, and I’d watch that and see her perform these songs in the studio that I didn’t even know about at the time. And seeing her I was like, okay, yeah, I want to be her and I want to sing like her.”

Bradbery also performed Underwood’s song “Wasted” during her time on The Voice. Click below to watch her 2013 performance of “Jesus Take the Wheel.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.