Cassadee Pope chose a very unlikely but perfect event to debut her latest release to country radio, the new single “I Am Invincible”. She choose the Special Olympics, which had over seventy thousand people in attendance and the song’s message of empowerment was not lost on the emotional crowd.
Pope knew when she heard the song that she wanted it to be included on her new album.
“The song right away just hit me in the chest, and when a song does that you really can’t ignore it,” she explains to Taste of Country.
“I felt very empowered. I felt very inspired to not let the odds defeat me. I just also felt like it was one of those songs that I could really do so much with. I could really align myself with charities and really help the fans get through whatever they’re going through. I could use the song to become closer to the causes that are really close to my heart.”
“I wanted my next entryway … back into country music to be a big one and I think this song does that.”
“The timing was impeccable,” Pope says of The Special Olympics.
“My manager and I really took the reins on it, she’s just incredible. She closed the deal and everything. We just felt like if we want what’s best of the song, we’ll premiere it in a place that makes the most sense … It’s something I really wanted to do just in general because it’s such an inspiring thing, it’s such an inspiring event.”
“I was honored to meet some of the athletes and to be able to stand on that stage and tell them basically, ‘You can do anything you set your mind to.’ They also kind of put life in perspective for me, because they’re the epitome of defying the odds. It was something I wanted to do regardless, but the song really helped elevate the experience.”
“There was one specific story that was really inspiring to me, because it was about a girl who was in an abusive relationship and she decided to just leave. She was brave enough to realize that she can have a better life without this person. She said the song helped her, which I thought was just the craziest story. The power of music is not more real than that. So I was very, very touched.”
Pope’s new album is planned to drop in 2016.
“I have a ton of songs that I have to sift through and pick from. I have enough songs for three albums I think,” Pope says with a laugh.
“It’s just about which songs tell my story the best. I just really want people to see how much I’ve grown over the past two years. Hopefully they don’t have to wait longer than that, but you never know.”