Melinda Doolittle and her trio will take the stage at the Chastain Theatre at The Prizery on Sunday, September 27th at 2:30pm.
She was told as a child that she was tone deaf, but her love of music and her grit and determination would not let Melinda Doolittle give up on her dream of being a singer. After lots of work, she entered and won a singing competition as a teen, and she never looked back. Doolittle received a degree in music from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she honed her musical skills and developed a love of singing back-up. Singing back-up comes naturally to Doolittle, and she has done it with some of the best, including Aretha Franklin, BeBe and CeCe Winans and Aaron Neville.
But, what really set Doolittle on the road to a successful singing career was her appearance on American Idol in 2007 where she came in third place in the voting. One of her best memories of that experience was Simon Cowell who called her his “personal favorite.” Simon did not understand why the voting public did not name her the winner, because she was the winner in his eyes.
Since then, Melinda has played the White House, Carnegie Hall and appeared with the Air Force Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra for their most recent 4th of July Celebration. Doolittle is currently touring throughout the country and will make a stop at The Prizery on Sunday at 2:30. She will be joined by her trio, piano, bass and drums.
Melinda Doolittle is sponsored in part by H and M Logging, Inc. Additional support for The Prizery’s 10th Anniversary Season comes from Comfort Systems USA, Fairfield Inns and Suites by Marriott, the Town of South Boston, the Town of Halifax, the County of Halifax, Ryan and Jill Garrett, Ann Chesley Edmunds, Thomas and Jayne Elliott, Paul and Debbie Edmunds, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and The Chastain Home Foundation.