2018 ARTIST of the YEAR-IMEA
2018 Global Music Contest Song of the Year-Silver Medal
2017 Song of the Year-Hollywood Music Media Awards "Plans I Have for You"
2016 BEST NEW ARTIST-Indie Music Channel LA
2016 ALBUM of YEAR Dream of You-IMEA Awards Nashville
2016 Americana Song of Year-IMC DREAM OF YOU
2016 Love Lives On w Andrew Fromm-N'Sync Platinum Writer
2015 IMEA Song of Year-Stronger
2014 IMEA AC ALBUM & HOLIDAY Album of YEAR
2014 Dallas Songwriting Award: Two 2nd place wins
2013 & 2014 UK Songwriting FINALS
2014 ISC FINALS-Fairy Tale Song
2014 BEST VOCALIST-SingerUniverse
Timothy Yap-Breathecast.com: "DeDe brings something fresh to the most intricate pieces from the American Songbook, her song interpretation is without peer."
Grammy producer Jeff Bova says "World of Christmas will not only touch your heart but also your soul". CelebrityCafe gives WoC "5 Stars-I loved it!" Phoenix from LA Music Examiner:"World of Christmas will turn your Silent Night into a Joyful Christmas"
Sounds Like: Carrie Underwood, Adele
'Jolly Old St. Nick' featured in HOT CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS Lifetime Channel-Dec 2020
2017 Winner: Hollywood Music in Media Song of the Year: "Plans I Have forYou"
TV Appearances: Featured Artist on: Nashville NBC Today, Good Morning Arkansas-KATV ABC-America United 10/18/16, Memphis LIVE @ 9 CBS TV, Cornerstone TV LIVE in PA, Atlanta TV, & Tri-State Christian TCT TV!
DeDe's August 2013 News!
Thank you for being my fan/for listening to my music. Supporting great causes is really important to me, so when you purchase my music on ReverbNation, half goes to World Vision, a great charity that feeds hungry children & families worldwide. I hope as the holidays & Christmas Season approaches, that you find the true meaning of Christmas by giving to a special charity (or several). Here a few good ones we have worked with in Houston: Covenant House, Star of Hope, Family Time, Angel Tree, Society of St. Stephen, & Kairos Prison Ministry.
NEW Upcoming Events: I am privileged to be able to sing weekly at the beautiful Hotel Granduca in Uptown Park near the Galleria. If you have not visited this Hotel, it's probably the classiest Boutique Hotel in Houston, very luxurious, very upscale, small, intimate, with extremely good service. I will be posting my shows here, Facebook, & my website, but for next week they are:
Thursday Sept. 5 from 6-9 pm Happy Hour in the Lounge DeDe & Leah
Friday Sept. 6 from 6-9pm DeDe, Larry & Marshall
Saturday Sept. 7 from 6-9pm DeDe, Larry & Marshall
Please join me for drinks, appetizers, or dinner as we play all your favorite light rock & soft pop/jazz standard hits! www.granducahotel.com
My Christmas CD, probably being called "A World of Christmas: One Child", will be ready in mid Sept. and releasing in Oct. or November, just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas listening & giving. This is by far the finest project I have worked on so far, and I'm sure you will love the mix of familiar & new songs that are being produced by Grammy Winner Jeff Bova (Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, etc.). I can't wait for you to hear it!
"The Fairy Tale Song" Video is ready now, and it's so cute! I think you will enjoy seeing what Jessie Davey (lead guitarist with the Hoax), did with a simple green screen shoot. "One Child" is also ready to go...release info. TBA!
I hope everyone is doing great and that everyone got back to school okay? Drop me a line to let me know how things are going, or drop by one of my shows, I'd love to hear from/see you! DeDe :)
News DeDe Sept/Oct. 2012!
About DeDe (aka Deborah Wedekind): DeDe writes REAL MUSIC for REAL ADULTS!
-DeDe's music is primarily Adult Contemporary. Her original Psalm on Danny Boy charted at #11 in July on pop radio stations across the US. It also won a Top 5 Vocalist Award from Singer Universe in Jan. 2012, (I Dreamed a Dream also won in Feb. 2012), and Honorable Mention for Song of the Year.
-She just wrote and released America United for the American People for the Election of 2012; to make people think about our country, our roots, our freedoms, and remind them to get out & vote.
-Clear Skies Ahead was Deborah's First CD, released in Nov. 2011. Songs: #1 on internet radio is Stormy Weather/Can't Help Lovin medley, #2 place is tied: Psalm and I Dreamed a Dream, #3 is When I Fall in Love. Her songs play 1000's of times a week on internet and traditional radio.
-DeDe, a singer/songwriter/arranger, has more than10 new songs now. Larry Wedekind, sings with her on The Prayer. In Jan 2013, she'll be working with well-known Nashville Producer & multi-time Dove Award winner, Don Koch to record her new EP with 7 songs: C to Shining C, for a March 2013 release.
-She's written 3 great new Christmas songs, and will have a big Christmas SHOW in Houston Dec. 21 & 22 that she wrote and will star in with Larry & Kristen Hertzenberg, (who just ended a 6 year run as Christine in Phantom in Vegas). The show will be called Christmas With The 2 Divas & The Lone Tenor. It will be at the Nathaniel Performing Center in Kingwood, which is in North Houston.
-Sister actress Missi Pyle, has been in numerous movies including 2012 Oscar-winning, The Artist, as well as Charlie & the Chocolate Factory with Johnny Depp. DeDe & Missi will appear as guests on the TV Talk Show, BEING FRANK with Frank D'Angelo, in Toronto in October.
-DeDe's music is a mix of pop, Americana, and jazz, with some Gospel thrown in. She's also arranges music. She arranged all the songs on her first CD. She's been compared to everyone from Michael Buble to Adele, and from Linda Rondstadt to Emmylou Harris. Her next songs will have an edgier Indie Americana Pop feel, as well as the great soaring ballads she's known for, with a little jazz sprinkled in.
-Her music has been and remains on several WORLD TOP 10 CHARTS on Broadjam.com including Female Vocal Production, Blues, World Music, Jazz, Latin, Latin Jazz, Southeast US, Texas, and Mid-Tempo Ballad Top 10 Charts.
-DeDe's tagline is: Real Music for Real Adults. Although DeDe writes mainly pop, she's also a Crossover Gospel artist. Recognizing that a lot of the current popular music out there is focused on young teens, and also may have depressing, violent, or negative messages, she decided to "fill the gap", and write positive music that would appeal to adults, and anyone who appreciates real good music. She writes beautiful melodies, powerful and inspiring lyrics, and good clean music full of hope. Her music is like chicken soup for the soul: it fills a void for this type of inspirational music for adults or anyone who's looking for a more melodious and God-inspired adult contemporary pop alternative to the same old, same old (often teen-only focused music) on the radio. Her music isn't Christian per se, but it contains lyrics and melodies that are inspired by God. DeDe is a Christian, but is not called to be a Christian Artist, but to write music that "plants the seed", and to remind people all over the world why we were all put here on earth by God in the first place.
-She performs all over the Houston and Texas for now, but she's looking for an agent and manager, to tour and grow her audience nationwide & worldwide.
She has a great band who's leader performed in Vegas for major acts for 25 years. DeDe and her band are able to travel all over the US for shows & bookings.
-Thank you for listening to and supporting positive new Indie artists like DeDe!
Deborah "DeDe" Wedekind
Hi, I'm a singer/songwriter from Texas! My name is Deborah, but I go by DeDe.
Recently, I wrote a hit song called Psalm on Danny Boy, and have several new hits in the making!
Check me out here: www.DeborahWedekind.com