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Whitney Duncan
Birth name Whitney Duncan
Born August 3, 1984 (1984-08-03) (age 25)
Origin Scotts Hill, Tennessee, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004 — present
Labels Warner Bros. Nashville
Associated acts Kenny Rogers
Website Official Website

Whitney Duncan (born August 3, 1984 in Scotts Hill, Tennessee) is an American country music artist. She was a finalist in 2007 on the USA Network television show Nashville Star. She has released one studio album and has charted on the U.S. country singles charts with "When I Said I Would" and "Skinny Dippin'," as well as a Christmas single and guest appearance on a Kenny Rogers single which was released before her Nashville Star appearance.

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Early life

Whitney Duncan was born on August 3, 1984 in Scotts Hill, Tennessee, a town consisting of only 900 people. Her father is a state environmentalist and her mother is a schoolteacher. Her grandfather introduced her to music. [1] Duncan began singing at her church, later performing in local talent shows, fairs, and festivals. She would also travel to the neighboring states of Kentucky and Missouri to perform at events. In her early teens, she began to travel to Nashville, Tennessee [2] to perform at local clubs, including Tootsie's Lounge.[1]

In her senior year of high school, Duncan signed a recording contract with a label, cutting a few sides she had written. One of these sides was "My World Is Over", which became a duet with Kenny Rogers, and appeared on his 42 Ultimate Hits album in 2004. [2] A single was made of their duet, and charted for one week on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in July 2004. Afterwards Duncan parted ways with the label. [3] In 2006, she opened for the CMA Music festival, performing the National Anthem and singing the next day as well. [4]

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2007-present

In 2007, Duncan participated on the USA network show Nashville Star and self-released her debut album. After placing on Nashville Star, she signed to Warner Bros. Records Nashville. Her first solo single, "When I Said I Would" was released from the label in August 2008,[2] peaking at #48 on the U.S. country charts. The second single, The Bed You Made, followed in December 2008 and failed to chart. The third single, Skinny Dippin was released in July 2009, and debuted at #60 and reached #48 as well as the first single.

A Christmas digital single, a cover version of the Mariah Carey hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You", was issued in November 2008. A digital EP titled Selections From Right Road Now was released in December 2008.

Duncan's debut album, Right Road Now, was originally slated for a May 2009 release, but was pushed back due to the lackluster success of the singles.

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak positions
US Country
2007 Whitney Duncan
2010 Right Road Now
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

EPs

Year Album details Peak positions
US Country
2008 Selections from Right Road Now
  • Release date: December 23, 2008
  • Label: Warner Bros. Nashville
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2008 "When I Said I Would" 48 Right Road Now
2009 "The Bed You Made"
"Skinny Dippin'" 48
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
2004 "My World Is Over" Kenny Rogers 60 42 Ultimate Hits

Other charted songs

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2009 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" 60 Gift Wrapped: 20 Songs That Keep on Giving!

Music videos

Year Video Director
2004 "My World Is Over" (with Kenny Rogers) Shaun Silva
2008 "When I Said I Would" The Erwin Bros.
2009 "Skinny Dippin'" Roman White

Singles written by Duncan

Year Title Artist Album
2004 "My World Is Over" Kenny Rogers 42 Ultimate Hits
2006 "I Found It In You" Ashley Gearing Maybe It's Time
2008 "My Roots Are Showing" Crystal Shawanda Dawn of a New Day

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