Country singer/songwriter Whitney Doucet has over a decade of performing under her belt.
At the young age of 14, Whitney took the step out of her comfort zone of singing in her bedroom to perform “How Do I Live” by Leann Rimes at her High School talent show. The risk paid off and Whitney took home her first, but not last, 1st place prize. It was at that moment that Whitney knew where she belonged.
Whitney began commuting the long trips to Boston after school to pursue voice lessons. “I just wanted a voice like Martina McBride, and so I practiced for hours a day for years and years until my vocal range was where I wanted it- I was obsessed with hitting the notes just right, if I wasn’t placing the notes exactly like I heard it on the album, it wasn’t good enough for me.” says Whitney.
Whitney’s love for country music grew more and more with every album she heard. Faith Hill, Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, all help influence Whitney’s sound. “The stories, the vocals, the fiddles, guitars, it just sounds like heaven.”
Whitney went on to competing in many country music competitions such as NHCMA and NACMAI winning both national and regional titles as Female Vocalist of the Year and Female Entertainer of the Year in 2011, and 2012.
It wasn’t long until Whitney had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a Boston Red Sox games, Boston Bruins and multiple New England Patriots games. NASCAR brought along the largest crowd of over 100,000 people.
Whitney Doucet and Moonshine Band has had opportunities to open for country singer Trace Adkins. As well as perform side stage shows before Lee Bryce, and Charlie Daniels Band this summer.
Sharing the stage with Country Music Superstar Keith Urban was one of Whitney’s proudest moments in her music career. “Sometimes you feel like giving up, and sometimes you get a call that you’re going to be singing a duet with one of your favorite country artist of all time and you think, yeah, this is where I belong.”
Whitney has been a song writer since she was a little girl. She always wrote poetry and lyrics in notebooks as a child and continues to write today. Her most recent song "Long Road" is a song she wrote about her journey in the music business.
“I wrote this song in a letter to myself as a reflection on the past ten years of my life. Every mistake, failure, heartbreak, and loss strengthened, change and made me who I am today. It takes more than just hard work to find happiness in a life full of late nights, stages and performing in front of thousands of people. You need to believe in yourself, believe in your dream, and give love to it everyday. Although the road to success Is not always paved in gold, the time you spend doing what you love sure is. And that my friends is why I do what I do. You just gotta get up everyday, let your heart lead the way”