IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday!(Updates The Voice and X-Factor) Spotlight On Artist Mary Fletcher

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! I hope all is well in your corner of the world. Today is Monday and that means Christmas Eve AND Music Monday! So today I will give the last Voice spotlight of Season Three and showcase another awesome music artist!

Sit back and enjoy:)

200px-The-voice-official-logoWell guys I am very much behind in what is probably already known to everyone else, the winner of NBC’s The Voice season #3. If you might not have been aware, Jamie B Musings and myself had what we  called the Virtual Voice event. Where the object was for both of us to pick a team, then update our readers about the outcome and such. Now I will admit, that in November, I fell behind in my duties of reporting which Jamie did keep the updates going, which just shows how awesome she is, I was not as adept and handling NaNoWriMo and well…anythingelse:O) So Jamie thanks…

But I had updated the last few shows, reporting the final happenings of the season. This is not to say that I will not check in on The Voice this upcoming season and/or X-Factor and report, but I will not make it a permanent fetaure…

So, now I wanted to make sure in closing the Virtual Voice that I eat my humble pie and announce that Team Jamie B Musings is the winner! Her memember Cassadee Pope was name the Voice, being the youngest and first female to hold the title thus far…So congrats Cassadee AND Team Jamie!

You Both Rock!

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Cassadee is starting out fresh as a solo artist after touring with her pop/rock band, Hey Monday. She plays guitar as well as some bass, drums and violin and prides herself on knowing a “surprising amount of ’80s rock music.” In her spare time, Cassadee enjoys her hobbies of cooking, hiking and writing. Follow Cassadee on Twitter @CassadeePope.

Taken From Wikipedia…

Future Plans:

Pope is currently signed to Universal Music Group and will reportedly release her upcoming album in the first quarter of 2013. When asked what direction she’d like to take her debut solo album in, Pope responded:

“If you were to take Taylor Swift, make it edgier with a just a little hint of country and make the lyrics a little more mature, that would be the direction I’d like to take.”

Her debut release after her win is her remake of Faith Hill country hit “Cry“.

Hey Monday discography

2008 Hold On Tight Columbia/Decaydance
2010 Beneath It All Columbia/Decaydance
2011 Candles – EP Columbia/Decaydance
The Christmas EP Self-Released

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Tate Stephens names the winner of Season Two’s X-Factor!

Check out some of the behind the scenes events of the last X-Factor! Everything from a little Mario dance…to One Direction! Pop Watch by Emily Rome

tate-stevensTaken From Buddy TV:


Tate Stevens’ first performance in front of a crowd was on stage with his dad at the young age of 4. He grew up performing in talent shows, church and school choirs and even joined a band in high school, the Dixie Cadillacs.
Place of Birth
Belton, MO

Birth Name

Stephen Eatinger



Fun Facts

Tate Stevens joined The X Factor season 2 where he sang “Anything Goes” by Randy Houser duringhis audition. The crowd, especially the judges, loved his country voice and not surprisingly, he made it to boot camp and eventually to the live shows. He’s part of team L.A. Reid.
In the first live show Tate Stevens sang “I Thought I was Tough” by Craig Morgan.
Tate proved himself a “true cowboy” performing with the Top 13, “Wanted Dead or Alive.” He was also announced as America’s number 1 as The X Factor introduced the voter rankings.
During Diva week Tate Stevens sang “From this Moment” by Shania Twain
In a week to be thankful, Tate gave thanks to his dad andperformed Lonestar’s “I’m Already There.” This was the first week the singer slipped from number 1 to number 2 in the  voter rankings.
Simon Cowell gave Tate advice during the Top 8 not to dance after performing “Somebody Like You” by Keith Urban.
Tate Stevens performed twice during the Top 6. He sang “If Tomorrow Never Comes” by Garth Brooks and “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi which did not impress the judges.
In the Semifinals the country singer performed twice again. This time singing “Baby Fall” and “Bonfire.




“I am a true country artist. I do a little bit of everything in the country genre. I always throw in a little bit of my traditional country roots along with a country and rock edge to it.”
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Mary Fletcher

Mary Fletcher is a singer-songwriter in Nashville. A Monterey High School graduate from Lubbock, Texas, Mary grew up on the Cactus Theater stage. She has delighted audiences all over the nation with her rich voice. Her fans often call her the next Karen Carpenter. She studied commercial music at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville before taking time off to work on her music full time with her producer, Gary Morris. Mary plays guitar and piano. She is currently working on an album which will be released in the spring of 2013. The songs on the album were all written or co-written by Mary. Mary’s heart and soul is her music. You can find her music at


Mary Fletcher Website

Check out Mary Fletcher’s Music

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Check out Mary Fletcher’s Baby Its Cold Outside off her EP Christmas Is Here!
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