Cassadee Pope found widespread success within country music after winning 'The Voice.' But has she always been this polished, confident and collected? During an interview with Taste of Country Nights, the songstress looks back on her younger self and dishes on what she was like in high school.

"I was a lot of different things in high school," Pope admits, laughing. "I came from a private school, and public high school was the first time I ever went to a public school."

She continues, "So I went into it very preppy; I was wearing a lot of Abercrombie and Hollister. Then my sophomore year, I started listening to rock bands. I had a boyfriend that took me to my first rock show and I was just addicted to that."

"I was into the music thing, I was in chorus, I cheered, so I was ... in all these different groups of people and I didn't really have a strict identity; I was just all over the place," Pope spills. "I still didn't really figure myself out until I was about 20 years old."

Now 24, the rising star's identity is very much wrapped up in being an extremely talented country singer -- and that's a pretty good identity to have. This summer, Pope will embark on Tim McGraw's 2014 Sundown to Heaven Tour, hitting over 30 cities nationwide.

Sam Alex is the host of Taste of Country Nights radio, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 50 Townsquare Media Group stations nationwide.