Danielle Bradbery’s Latest Single, ‘A Special Place’ Is The Start Of Something Big

Bradbery’s next musical era begins with “A Special Place.”


Madeleine O’Connell

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September 6, 2022


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Danielle Bradbery; Photo by CeCe Dawson

After weeks of teasing her new song, Danielle Bradbery began the “next era” of her career with the release of “A Special Place” and the corresponding lyric video.

“I’m always so pumped to share what I’ve been working on. Like I said before, I’m just so ready for y’all to hear this era of music so let it begin,” she wrote on Instagram along with a clip of her new lyric video. 

“There’s a special place in hell / a zero-star hotel / don’t worry ‘bout your stay / ‘cause I’ve already paid / there’s a special place in hell for you,” she sings in the hard-hitting chorus.

Co-writers Maren Morris, Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins and Sasha Sloan establish an understanding with the revengeful lyrics while producers Nathan Chapman and Derek Wells conjured up a buoyant track. In the final product, Bradbery’s poised vocals are perfectly paired with a spiteful underlay beginning with the opening guitar lick. She highlights the rightful storyline of the narrator booking her ex into a “zero-star hotel” as a punishment for “all the heat” she endured in their relationship.  

The lyric video that arrived with the single demonstrates that she means business. While pointing out the grim details of the hotel like the empty minibar and thin walls, Bradbery struts around in a black ensemble paired with sheer black tights, smokey eye makeup, and black heels.

“You know the type of song that ignites something in you when it comes on?,” Bradbery asks before revealing details of her new song in a recent press release. “‘A Special Place’ is that one for me. It has the strong-willed attitude I’ve been looking for and makes you want to sing at the top of your lungs. We’ve all felt like ‘I don’t hate you, but I sure don’t wish you well’ about that certain someone… So channel your inner fire and let it out with me!”

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For months, the singer has been dropping alluring hints with behind-the-scenes clips of the new single, making it a highly-anticipated release. This follows her full-length project titled, In Between: The Collection, which features her airy ballad, “Break My Heart Again” and her current fan-favorite, “Stop Draggin’ Your Boots.”

Compared to these tracks, “A Special Place” gives the young singer a new image filled with confidence and a mix of some sultry mystery. The bottom line with this new single is not to cross or test Bradbery because in the end, she will be victorious.  

The excitement doesn’t stop there because she also hinted that she will be sharing even more from this project captured by multi-disciplinary creator, Cece Dawson.

Danielle Bradbery’s next performance will take place Sept. 17 in Oak Grove, KY before she returns to the Grand Ole Opry in October. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.