One of the best promotional tools for new rising voices has been contests like american idol and The voice. Those who make it to the final stages have choices and chances that those who didn’t pass the auditions have. Colbie Caillat and other current stars have learned that being rejected by TV shows doesn’t mean it’s the end for them. Rejection just made them work harder to succeed!
The country career of Colbie Caillat
With the help of social media platform Myspace, Caillat rose to the top of unsigned country music singers and songwriters. Once discovered, Caillat signed with Universal Republic Records and released her very first album “Coco” in July 2007. Her path to fame was not easy as she encountered obstacles which led to rejections before his Myspace profile does not become popular.
Caillat was rejected not once, but twice!
After years of singing, guitar and piano lessons, Caillat decided to audition for american idol during the time it ran on FOX. According to Country Now, Caillat was missed during foreplay the first time she tried. However, that didn’t stop her from finding the courage to try again. This time, she walked in front of the judges and performed her own song “Bubbly.”
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the singer-songwriter recalled the experience: “I was shy. I was nervous. I didn’t look the greatest. I wasn’t ready for that yet. I was glad when I auditioned that they said no.
Despite the double rejection, Caillat continued to write and sing for her fans on social media until she was signed to her debut album. “Bubbly” was one of the first of his songs to appear on the album, although the american idol the judges had rejected it after singing it.
Caillat isn’t the only singer-songwriter to face signs of rejection from the big screen. Now, famous country music stars Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Colton Swon, Mickey Guyton, Kane Brown, Hillary Scott and Chris Lane have all been shunned from famous TV shows to seek their big breaks elsewhere.
‘Bubbly’ the award-winning rejected song
Caillat’s debut single “Bubbly” was written by Caillat and Jason Reeves and describes the feeling of loving someone so much that their mere presence produces a smile. Even though american idol rejected the song and the author, Country Music fans loved the catchy tune.
“Bubbly” is the only song of her writing career that managed to break into the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reach No. 1 internationally in Australia, Brazil and the Czech Republic. Europe also loved her song as it reached the top 10 charts in Belgium, Germany and Norway.
Country music star Caillat wins new awards
The Recording Academy GRAMMY Awards report that Caillat has been nominated for five GRAMMYs, of which she has won two. Caillat won both Album of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2010. Caillat continues to be popular with over six million albums sold and accolades like the 2016 BMI Pop Award winning song for “Try”.
Caillat will continue to write and sing, and we’re sure to see more awards in the future. As she said, “Songwriting is like therapy. It’s a connection you have with another person, and I’m not afraid of it at all for some reason.
As Caillat continues her journey in the country music industry, she’s sure to garner more accolades and awards, making her rejected departure a beacon of hope for anyone aspiring to follow in her footsteps.
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