26 year old 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 NECMA and NACMAI winning both national and regional titles as Female Vocalist of the Year and Female Entertainer of the Year.
It wasn’t long until Whitney had the opportunity to start singing 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.
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 says writing and recording songs is where she can speak her mind and create songs that relate to so many people.
“To me, writing songs that come from the heart is like wearing your heart on your sleeve. Sometimes I’m really feeling a line but then I think, do I really want people to know I’m feeling this way? Its all a part of the creative journey. Even though I’ve been at this for 13 years, I’m really just beginning.”