ALBANY — The sun shone brightly upon the Alive at Five stage as Albany presented Country Night on Thursday, July 15.
Headliner Cassadee Pope, who’s topped Billboard’s Country Album chart, was the first woman to win on “The Voice,” and toured the world as a rocker. She’s since ventured into various genres, been playful and sad, but always serious about the music. She just released her ninth album, “Thrive,” which blends pop-punk melodies with country storytelling.
Sydney Worthley opened with the first set. She broke out into the local music scene as a teenager performing on the Tulip Fest stage. Not striking out as a full-time musician, she’s recognized for both her performances and her songwriting ability. In 2022 following the release of her 2020 EP “Rose Colored Glasses”, she has two nominations at the Eddie’s Music Awards, a feature on NPR’s Heavy Rotation list, and a new project right around the corner.