Hart of Dixie CW

The CW has never been shy about its love for music, especially the tunes of the current musical sensations. Whether they’re Top 40 hits or indie artists just getting their start, the CW is willing to sneak them into its many dramas. It’s been a successful little trick that’s helped get the names of several up-and-comers out­– One Tree Hill in particular is guilty of playing music by relatively unknown artists – and Hart of Dixie has proved game to play along. We’ve seen The Head and the Heart on the show, as well as American Idol alum Scotty McCreery and country trio Gloriana. Now Hart of Dixie is giving the spotlight to The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery.

According to THR, Bradery will have a cameo in Season 3, wherein she will be performing her debut single, the magnificently titled “The Heart of Dixie.” Makes you wonder how she got the job, yeah? The single peaked at No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 16 on the Billboard U.S. Country Songs chart. The 17-year-old will appear in Episode 8 to wow us with her vocal abilities. The song had a music video that was released Sept. 23 and has since reached 876,000 views on YouTube.I assume she’ll be playing herself. It would be kind of silly for her to play a character when she’s essentially only in the show to play her song. And I hope she sings live.

Bradbery became known during Season 4 on NBC’s The Voice, where she performed on Blake Shelton’s team before getting the big win. The very next day following her victory, Bradbery signed with Big Machine records. Her debut album drops this November. If you’re a country fan, you have no reason not to pick up the album. And I don’t mean pirate it! Support young musicians even if it’s just buying their album on iTunes.