Duncan, this year’s headlining act for the Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta, is slated to perform 9 p.m. tonight following Adam D. Tucker’s concert.
Jacob Hill, chairman of the Regatta Committee, acknowledged the popularity of last year’s headlining act, Chuck Wicks, who has gained fans around the country and recently appeared on ABC’s reality hit, “Dancing with the Stars,” but said the committee has found another superb act for this year’s event.
Hill said that he was excited to have Duncan as this year’s headlining act because she is on her way to gaining popularity in the country music industry. He also encouraged others to come to the riverfront park for a night of free entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere.
“It will be a good show,” Hill said.
According to a news release, Duncan signed with Warner Brothers Records in 2007 and has a new single and album being released this year.
Her debut album, Right Road Now, introduces Duncan as a new voice in contemporary country music, a woman who matches her vocal prowess with songwriting of real depth and breadth. She wrote every song on the CD, in conjunction with her co-writers and some established Nashville tunesmiths. It celebrates love, both new, in “Kinda Crazy,” and well established, in “Fireflies;” chronicles love’s failure in the self-assured “When I Said I Would” and the moody “Burn it Down;” and does justice to pure sass in “The Bed That You Made” and to the raw pathos of “God Close Your Eyes.” With the title song, Duncan and her co-writers perfectly encapsulate the roses-from-thorns dynamic that infuses the relationship in the song and the musical rebirth Duncan has experienced.
For more information on Duncan, visit www.whitneyduncan.com.