What a week for 'The Voice' season three winner Cassadee Pope. In addition to releasing the video for her new single, 'Wasting All These Tears,' the 23-year-old singer made her debut on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday (July 16).

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Though she spent some time fronting a pop-rock band, Pope says that country is her true calling. “People don’t realize that country music is my background and that’s what I sang as a kid,” she tells Nashville's Tennessean newspaper. “I went through my rock phase, but now I’m back in a place where I feel the roots coming back from country music. I’m just infusing all of them into one. The Opry has always been something I wanted to do and as a kid I covered all the artists that sang on the Opry stage.”

'Wasting All These Tears' is the first single from an album Pope is slated to release in the fall.