Whitney Slone Acke, owner of Listen Locally LLC, is a Lexington singer-songwriter with a deep passion for fostering a musical songwriting community in her home state of Kentucky. She won the 2018 LEXI music award for “Songwriter of the Year” and shared wins of the LEXI 2018 and 2016 “Song of the Year” with fellow co-writers.
She’s currently co-hosting a Lexington Community Radio show called Overtones and has worked for Red Barn Radio. Whitney is a co- coordinator of the Lexington chapter of Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), a board member of Room 17 Productions, and the co-creator of the award-winning “Songwriters in the Round” at The Twisted Cork. She comes from a family of “mom and pop” business owners, giving her great insight into the inner workings of local business.
She believes local musicians should not only strive to make a living creating their art, but also give their talents back to their community via charity.