Hometown: Scotts Hill, TN
Instruments: Electric guitar
Dream Duets: Elvis (if he was alive) ... John Cougar Mellencamp, Chris Knight, or Jonny Lang
Whitney Duncan grew up in the small town of Scotts Hill, Tennessee. Some say that explains the bluesy-rock edge heard in Whitney's country tunes. She attributes it to her longtime influences ranging from Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis to Tanya Tucker and Shania Twain. It was at a very young age that Whitney first started listening to Elvis and watching his videos. Not long after that, she knew without a doubt that all she ever wanted was to sing.
At age 14, Duncan traveled to Paris with a group of young singers to perform at Euro Disney and at the Notre Dame Cathedral. A year later, she started making trips into Nashville to pursue a career in country music. She added song writing to her long list of talents, learning from some of the most accomplished writers in town.
This past summer, Whitney opened up the CMA Music Festival with her rendition of the National Anthem. She followed up the next day with a slamming set of her original songs on the riverfront stages, where she caught the attention of the crowd with her song "Skinny Dipping." She was invited by the National Convention of State Legislators to open up their conference with the National Anthem later that summer.
FUN FACTS ON WHITNEY DUNCAN
What is your favorite show/movie/book?
Show: 24. Movie: The Godfather (all three). Book: The Bible
What's on your playlist?
John Mayer, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dwight Yoakam, Bob Seger, Randy Rogers Band, Van Morrison, John Cougar Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackon, Bonnie Raitt, Christian Kane, Tracy Chapman, Shania Twain, Don Williams.
The craziest or most daring thing I have ever done...
What are your turn ons and turn offs?
Turn offs: People who lie, arrogance, and messiness. Turn ons: Holding hands, muscles, tattoos, shopping, and people that are down to earth.
What are you afraid of?
What would your dream vacation be?
Completely secluded in a cabin in the woods next to a lake with warm water.
What is the best adjective used to describe you?
The last thing that made me laugh out loud was...
When I burped really loud on a date. I thought it was hilarious ... my date didn't :)
What's the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
Divinyls: "I Touch Myself"
What bad movie do you love most?
Elvis & Me