Danielle Bradbery has come a long way since kickstarting her career at just 16-years-old. Spending the past decade growing into her artistry, the Texas native has honed her skills and defined her sound while pouring her heart into lyric – earning award nominations, touring across the globe and collaborating with some of the biggest names in music including Diplo, Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett, Nick Jonas and more. Facing the challenges brought on by the pandemic head on, Bradbery spent time creating music she loves, infusing her own heartfelt and personal stories into songs like “Never Have I Ever” and “Break My Heart Again” while also bringing the sass on “Stop Draggin’ Your Boots,” which has amassed over 61 million streams to date. Having always been a young woman who’s long on spunk and short on wasting time, Bradbery employs her smoky, power vocals and definitive sparkle on her new release “A Special Place” (Big Machine Records). It’s the sort of post-classic country that can paint a picture, pierce a moment and deliver the kind of come-uppance that would make Loretta Lynn proud. Leave it to songwriters Maren Morris, Sasha Sloan, Shane Mcanally and Jimmy Robbins to throw down with a gusto rarely seen – and producers Nathan Chapman and Derek Wells to capture that unrepentant joy with an equally robust track. With “A Special Place,” Bradbery created a song for the clear-eyed young woman who knows when to gate-check a not-good-enough former flame in a way that absolutely suits the person in question.