Meet Whitney Wolanin, the newest recording superstar!
Many teenagers can only dream of becoming recording artists, but for Florida native Whitney Wolanin, that is exactly what she is doing. At the age of thirteen, Whitney made her debut in Nashville, where her renditions of classics stunned some of the industries top musicians. Now at the age of fifteen, some of those prevailing tracks appear on her debut CD, Funkology XIII . With a great voice and a personality to match, I talk with Whitney and her Dad on her budding career, her passion for basketball, and much more!
Families Online Magazine (FOM): When did you know you wanted to be a singer?
FOM: Your dad has a musical background- do you think it influenced you in anyway?
FOM: On your CD, along with original songs, you sing some classic covers - was that your decision? What artists do you admire most?
FOM: You have said that you love all types of music; do you seen yourself going into other kinds of performing such as acting or Broadway?
FOM: When you performed at a girl's basketball game in Texas, you were so popular that an article was featured the magazine Women Basketball. I know you are a basketball player and fan, so how did you feel about that?
FOM: During your national campaign in which you toured around the country in support of ill children, and each child received a copy of your CD. What was that like for you?
FOM: On your Christmas Album, Christmasology, you add some upbeat vibes to classic holiday songs, which is very unusual. In what stores will people be able to buy the CD? How do you think it will feel to hear your songs being played in stores?
Vincent Wolanin(Whitney's Dad):It will be sold online in 200 different outlets like itunes. They will also sold in boxes of handcrafted Belgian chocolates. Actually, Whitney wrote the story on the back of the boxes. You can find the chocolates at high-end retail stores around the country and online at music.com.
FOM: Each Christmas, your family puts on a concert benefiting children's hospitals, cancer research and scholarships for needy kids where you sing with a band compiled of members from famous rock groups such as ACDC and Survivor. Can you tell me a little about that?
FOM: You are currently working on your second CD that is slated for a 2007 release, and you are writing your own tracks with some co writing of your sister, Victoria, who is a piano player. Where do you draw inspiration for your lyrics? Does Victoria have the same music tastes as you?
FOM: Aside from singing and performing, what are some of your favorite hobbies?
FOM: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
FOM: Vincent, what is your role in Whitney's career?