While it may have taken a while for Doolittle to sign her contract, she spent some of the past year flexing her philanthropic muscles.
Last summer, she teamed up with Malaria No More and traveled to Africa with First Lady Laura Bush to assist in the distribution of 500,000 bed nets in Lusaka, Zambia. She also performed a concert.
Then in November, Doolittle gave back to her alma mater by performing at the Belmont University's annual "Christmas at Belmont" concert.
Doolittle's debut is currently slated to be released this fall. Hi Fi Recording was founded in 1995 by music industry veteran John Hecker and was originally a joint venture with major labels Elektra, Arista and Virgin Records.