Cassadee Blake Pope is an American singer and songwriter. Pope was the lead vocalist of the rock band Hey Monday (on hiatus as of December 2011), with whom she released one studio album and three EPs. While attending Wellington High School in Wellington, Florida, Pope formed the band Blake with good friend Mike Gentile. In January and February 2012, Pope embarked on her first solo acoustic tour across the east and west coasts. She released her debut self-titled EP (self-labeled) on May 22, 2012, containing four songs written by Pope.
In January 2013, Pope signed with country music label Republic Nashville; the lead single of her solo album, “Wasting All These Tears”, was released on May 31, 2013. It debuted at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It sold 125,000 copies in first week of release. The album, Frame by Frame, was released in October 2013. Pope spent most of 2014 touring with country artists Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley. She also was featured on the Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe album where she covered The Animal In Me.