We had the opportunity to catch up with Whitney Duncan and discussed her newly released album ‘Right Road Now‘ as well as some other little tid-bits. We also included several questions from her fans. So check it out and get to know more about Whitney Duncan.
CMR: Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with us, we certainly appreciate it. We received an overwhelming response with questions from your fans so we will be sure to include some of those in our interview.
WD: Thank you! My fans are awesome!
CMR: You just recently released Right Road Now & I know we are enjoying the album and from the sounds of it, your fans are enjoying it too. What did you do to celebrate its release?
WD: I took myself shopping and bought new shoes on the day it was released! Ha! I plan on getting together with some of my co-writers, band members, & friends in the next couple of weeks to celebrate!
CMR: You did an amazing, selfless act and did a USO Tour in Iraq and Kuwait. What was that experience like for you and can you see yourself doing something like this again?
WD: I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life! It was nice to give back a little bit to the guys & girls that keep us safe over here. They are the selfless ones. They treated me & my band so amazing…and showed us the ropes a bit. I’ve realized if I wasn’t in the music business, I’d probably be a sniper. LOL
CMR: You looked stunning on the orange carpet at the ACM Awards a few weeks ago. What was your favorite part/experience while out in Vegas for the event?
WD: Thank you!!! The show was great, and walking the orange carpet was so fun. But my favorite part was after it was over & I got to take off my shoes (they were the most uncomfortable shoes EVER) I went to some of the parties & hung out with some great friends & new acquaintances. :)
CMR: You performed at the Grand Ole Opry late last year, what was that like for you?
WD: It was truly an honor! It’s always been a dream/goal of mine. When I stepped out on that stage, it was a pretty emotional experience. Plus, my whole family got to come watch, so that was nice!
CMR: Here is one of our favorite questions; if you could pick any artist to record a duet with, whom would you pick and why?
WD: Picking 1 is difficult!! Either John Cougar Mellencamp,
Bruce Springsteen, Jonny Lang, or Ray LaMontagne. I love all their voices.
CMR: Your talented not only as a singer but also as a writer and you co-wrote all the songs on your new album, was it difficult to pick what songs to put on this album?
WD: OH yeah! We had 2 extra songs, & to pick which 2 had to be left off was pretty impossible, which is why we gave the fans 3 options and had them pick their favorite. I would’ve gone round and round over which one to include, so they saved me the torture. :)
CMR: Do you have an absolute all time favorite song that you have written and why would you call it your favorite?
WD: I do, and it’s not on this album. But it will be on the next. It’s about where I’m from & just a really touching song. Don’t want to give away the title just yet;) lol
CMR: Melanie from Louisville wants to know what is your favorite TV Show & Favorite Movie?
WD: TV shows–Gossip Girls, Brothers & Sisters Movies–
The Godfather, Pride & Prejudice, Princess Bride, Seven, The Notebook, Sweet Home Alabama
CMR: John from Montana wants to know which type of guitar you prefer to play, acoustic or electric?
WD: ELECTRIC!!!! Hands down!!!
CMR: Katie from Baltimore wants to know, who is one of your musical inspirations?
WD: Elvis was the biggest! He’s the whole reason I started singing & performing.
CMR: Amy from Wisconsin wants to know what is the last album you bought?
WD: Mine, haha. Miranda Lambert-Revolution Gary Allan–Get off on the pain
CMR: Chris from San Diego wants to know if you ever tried surfing and did you like it? If not, would you ever give it a try?
WD: I have surfed…twice actually. Learned in Hawaii, & then also tried it again in Galveston, TX. I got up pretty fast, but it is hard! I’d try it again…i think i just need a better teacher than the one I had. ;)
CMR: Thank you so much for taking the time and talking with us. We wish you the best of luck and hope you enjoy the amazing year that is ahead of you.
WD: Thank you again! So far this year has been amazing! & it keeps getting better. :) Thanks to all the fans that sent the questions & bought “Right Road Now”. Love ya’ll!
If you don’t already have a copy of “Right Road Now” be sure to get yourself a copy from iTunes or directly from Whitney Duncan’s website: www.whitneyduncan.com
Photo Credit: Jeff Lipsky