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Whitney McClain is destined for greatness…not stardom, because that is fleeting,
but greatness because that defines one’s legacy. She’s now taking her destiny in her
own hands with the help of some very special people in her life with the release of
her first single, “Bombs Away.”
Born and raised in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon, she grew up in a family that
loved and appreciated music. Her uncle, Marlon McClain, is the former leader and
guitarist for the funk/rock/R&B/jazz band Pleasure. Whitney credits him with
inspiring, encouraging and guiding her to take this giant leap and releasing her first
single at the tender age of 21.
“I have such fond memories of singing and putting on little shows for my family
when I was a kid,” states Whitney. “Even during some very difficult times, it was
music that soothed my soul and helped me to heal.”
The difficult times Whitney is referring to are two brain surgeries that she had in
both the 5th and 7th grades. Both surgeries were delicate and with the love and
support of her family and her faith in God, she not only recovered, she thrived.
After graduating from South Salem High School she headed to the University of
Texas in Austin, a city known for its music. “I was drawn to the city of Austin with
all of the music being played on every corner and I loved those southern manners,”she chuckles.
“Bombs Away” was written and produced by Mauli B “So many of
my friends are falling in love, falling out of love and trying to figure out how to pick
the right guy,” comments Whitney. “When I heard this song it sounded like some of
the late night talks I have with my girlfriends and I knew it was for me.”
“I know that being an artist requires a lot of hard work, time and patience,” she
adds, “but I am ready.” I am blessed to have people like Mauli B. share their
talents on this project. It was his encouragement along with his vocal team
including Cotile Bonnerone that heard my voice and encouraged me to step out and
go for it.”
“I want to share my story and and my music in the hope that it will reach out and
touch people and inspire them to overcome the hard times that can come up in life.”
“I am proof that dreams do come true and I know that I will continue to grow as a
person and an artist as I take this first musical step.”
One only has to hear Whitney sing, see the glow in her eyes and feel the power of
her spirit to know that she is on her way…..to greatness.
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