Janell Wheeler hails from Apopka, a small town outside of Orlando, Florida. She has been singing since she could talk. Janell studied musical theatre at the University of Florida, but her real love was the singer/songwriter open mics and performing in country bars and competitions. Shortly after graduating Janell made her way to Tampa, Florida and one lucky break lead her to an American Idol audition. She was a finalist in the singing competition which lead to the big move to Nashville. Janell is now writing and singing in Music City and loving it!