Danielle Bradbery: CMT Next Women of Country Live Exclusive

Acoustic Performance of "Potential" Tells a Hard Truth About Love

Danielle Bradbery is all grown up and sharing familiar growing pains in her new music.

Like this song “Potential.” Whew, you’re gonna want to take a seat to listen to this one.

In a special acoustic performance for CMT Next Women of Country Live, Bradbery gets brutally honest about loving someone for the person they could be, not the person they are in reality, and the importance knowing the difference between the two.

We all known loving someone’s “potential” is very different from loving the real person and can sometimes carry big consequences for the heart. Bradbery belts out the tune with such believability and relatibility. It’s a lesson learned and a good lesson for all of us that may be headed down the wrong road in romance.

Accompanied by only a keyboard, Bradbery’s voice cuts the silence like glass and rings out to the rafters. It’s blossomed in the most beautiful way as she’s evolved her sound and style into the artist she is today.

She’s come a long way from the Texas girl who won The Voice back in 2013. Now she’s a woman and she has her own story to tell. And it’s one you’re going to want to give your undivided attention.

Stay tuned for more exclusive CMT Next Women of Country Live performances from Jana Kramer, Maggie Rose, Clare Dunn, Kelleigh Bannen, Carly Pearce, Brandy Clark, Ruthie Collins, Lindsay Ell, Courtney Cole, Cassadee Pope and Tara Thompson.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.