“The Voice” Winner Danielle Bradbery to Perform at Championship Game of 2014 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Monday March 3, 2014
Championship to be played in primetime on ESPN.
GREENSBORO, NC – The championship game of the 2014 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday, March 9 will feature a halftime concert by national recording artist and winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” Danielle Bradbery.
“This year’s ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be a historic one as we feature all 15 teams, including our newest conference members in Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “We look forward to the event culminating on Sunday with two teams competing for the ACC Title and a performance by a young star that has already made a splash with her musical talents.”
Bradbery won season four of “The Voice” in 2013, becoming the youngest contestant to come in first place. Her debut studio album, Danielle Bradbery, was released on November 25, featuring Top 20 country music hit "The Heart of Dixie".
The now 17-year-old Bradbery charmed her way into the national spotlight with a mix of country hits during Season 4 of the hit NBC show “The Voice” and her coach, Blake Shelton, called her, "the most important artist to ever walk across The Voice stage.”
In addition to the special halftime concert, Bradbery will also perform the National Anthem prior to the game.
The championship game will be broadcast on ESPN, with a 7 p.m. tip-off.
“The 7 o’clock tip time presents an exciting opportunity for ACC fans both in Greensboro and throughout the nation,” said ACC Senior Associate Commissioner Nora Lynn Finch. “Being on ESPN, straight of SportsCenter, we have the chance to show what could be the largest ever television audience for an ACC Women’s Championship Game why this is the best women’s basketball tournament in America. Fans in arena will get to experience not only outstanding basketball, but also enjoy a concert from a top performer.”