What is Whitney Fenimore doing after ‘The Voice’?
The 29-year-old Tulsa-raised singer-songwriter continues to follow her alt-country dreams.
“‘The Voice’ opened a lot of doors. It was an incredible opportunity, but after it’s done, it’s done,” says Tulsa native Whitney Fenimore of her experience competing on Season 13 of the NBC TV show in fall 2017.
The 29-year-old singer-songwriter relocated to Phoenix to pursue an alt-country music career after her stints with “Team Adam (Levine)” and “Team Miley (Cyrus)” came to an end. In May, she released her EP, “Battle Within.” A string of summer dates opening for country artist Lori McKenna followed. These days, Fenimore is commuting to Los Angeles, assembling a team to help her reach the next level and showcasing her talents for audiences and the industry.
It’s a long way from the corner of south Tulsa where she was born and raised. “I was literally born in the CityPlex Towers at 81st and Lewis. It used to be a hospital,” Fenimore says. “I feel like my life was in that 3-mile radius. I went to Victory for junior high and high school, then I hopped across the street to Oral Roberts University, and then I left.”
Raised in a conservative Christian home, Fenimore’s faith still informs her life and her work, although her perspective has shifted. “I’m definitely more open-minded than how I was raised,” she says. “I’ve had so many friends that believe differently than I do that challenged my beliefs. They’re amazing, beautiful people. I think that has expanded the way I believe.”