Whitney Duncan goes digital
Monday, February 22, 2010
– Whitney Duncan will finally release her debut album, "Right Road Now," exclusively via www.whitneyduncan.com and iTunes on April 20 as a digital only release.
Duncan has been on the schedule for more than a year with a singles and an EP released, but she has never had a proper CD release. Mark Bright and John Shanks produced the CD.
Until Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. eastern, a poll will be posted on her site to give fans an opportunity to select one of three songs they feel should be featured on the new album.
In her late teens, Kenny Rogers asked Duncan to duet on My World Is Over, which she wrote. She also penned songs for LeAnn Rimes, Crystal Shawanda and Lee Ann Womack. Duncan co-wrote every single song on "Right Road Now."
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