In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, I thought we’d throwback to Cassadee Pope’s teenage years and find out what she was listening to back in the early 2000s. That was before she fronted her pop-punk band Hey Monday and way before she won the third season of The Voice.
Pope and I were chatting about her new CMT docu-series Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame that premieres Friday (Oct. 4) at 10 p.m. ET/PT and how her style of country music was influenced by all kinds of sounds from her earliest high school years and beyond. Sometimes she was listening to the ladies of country music who’d had their heyday when Pope was just a little girl. Other times, she would be moshing at live shows in Florida.
“I got really into hard rock bands in West Palm Beach,” she said. “Like the screamo stuff [hardcore emo punk] that I can’t even listen to now. We’d go to shows every weekend. And we knew there was a protocol. We knew there’d be hand clapping. We knew there’d be moshing.”
This is the kind of eclectic playlist that made Pope the country singer she is today:
1. Yellowcard, “Only One”
2. Shania Twain, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”
3. Shania Twain, “Come On Over” 4. Backstreet Boys, “I Want It That Way”
5. Blink-182, “Give Me One Good Reason”
6. Blink-182, “All the Small Things”
7. Blink-182, “Dammit (Growing Up)”
8. Upper Class Trash ,”Under the Whether”
9. Anything from Faith Hill 10. Anything from Martina McBride
Pope’s country debut album Frame by Frame is due out on Tuesday (Oct. 8). And if you can’t wait until Friday to see the TV premiere of Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame, you can catch a sneak peek of the first episode now on CMT.com .