Gretchen Wilson Tribute: Stacey Whitton Summers
Stacey is a singer/songwriter /actress that hails from Reno, NV (read more) and comes from a musical family of eight. She has been entertaining audiences since age seven. Her adolescence was filled with studies & performances of classical voice, theater, saxophone and flute. When entering her college years, she decided to pursue a singing and acting career.
After pursuing her Degree in Opera and Theater, she was cast in the role of “Shania Twain” for the Las Vegas based show, “Legends in Concert.” Since then she has used her talents in makeup /wig design, comedy and voice manipulation to recreate other icons for the stage and TV. During the last twelve years Stacey has been meticulously recreating icons in her show such as “Shania Twain,” “Marilyn Monroe,” “Martina McBride, “Madonna,” ”Gretchen Wilson,” and” Katy Perry” for well- known live shows such as ” Legends In Concert”, “Little Ladies with Big Voices”, “Showstoppers Live,” “Vegas Dolls.”
She has starred on TV shows such as ABC’s “The Next Best Thing, MTV’s “Taquita and Kaui,” E! Television’s “Country’s most Shocking” along with appearing as a featured artist on over 40 variety TV shows. She has shared the stage with original greats such as Dolly Parton and Dom Deluise. Stacey toured internationally and received media praise from Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Florida, Myrtle Beach, and Branson to the Bahamas, Singapore, Australia, Canada, and many parts of South and Central America.
She has spent the last few years in Las Vegas where Shania Twain herself paid a visit to the Vegas strip to see Stacey perform. She has enjoyed singing for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Birthday Bash and the National Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas; however, one of Stacey’s highest honors was to perform for the U.S. Troops at the U.S. Naval Base on the private island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.
Stacey is a seasoned professional in many genres of music and has released 4 of her own CDs. When she’s not on the stage performing as one of her many characters you’ll find her singing her own original music. Her most recent CD called “Good Thing Goin’ On” was co –written with Rock Legend, Delaney Bramlett. Costume design is another one of her creative passions which has led to her to create her own vintage style accessory line called “Whitton De Fleur.”