Folk, Country, Pop, Southern Rock, Blues, Inspirational Jazz & American Roots Music: Singer-Songwriter
DeDe was named the 2016 BEST NEW FEMALE ARTIST by the Indie Music Channel on April 24, 2016 in Los Angeles! She also was honored with Best Americana: Song, Recording and Best Americana Artist- 2016! DeDe's new album Dream of You won 2016 ALBUM of the YEAR at the 4th Annual IMEA AWARDS in Oct. 2016!, It was also NOMINATED for 13 AWARDS at the 2016 IMC AWARDS, including 2016 ALBUM of the YEAR!
DeDe: Adult Contemporary, Folk, Pop, Country-Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Standards, Rock, Blues, American Roots Music, Oldies, Jazz, World/neo Classical & Inspirational.
Sounds like: Adele, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Ray, Karen Carpenter, Eva Cassidy, Colbie Caillat, Jewel, Idina Menzel, Natalie Grant, Shania Twain
Twitter & iTunes: “’World of Christmas” from DeDe Wedekind, is ranked in the Top 40, 2013 New Christmas Album Releases on @iTunes.com!” -Dec. 2013
DeDe works with Grammy Winning Producers & Songwriters who’ve worked with Pink, Jewel & Hillary Duff, N'Sync, etc. Including Jeff Bova & Andrew Fromm!
Dream of You: due Feb 2016 Written/Produced by D. Wedekind & K. DeClue
World Of Christmas: November 2013 by Grammy-Winning Producer of the Year-Jeff Bova (Celine 1996). All songs written & arranged by DeDe
Love & Fairy Tales: July 2013 Produced by Grammy-Nominee & HIT Nashville Songwriter, D. Koch. All songs co-written by DeDe
America United-Single: Sept 2012 written by DeDe produced by G Earl
Clear Skies Ahead: November 2011, with 14 original arrangements of familiar Jazzy-POP Broadway Standards, all written/arranged by DeDe
"DeDe's versatility as a vocalist and songwriter shines brightly on "World of Christmas". She brings her beautiful lyrical sensibility combined with her fun, playful side to create a holiday album that not only touches your heart, but your soul." –Jeff Bova, Grammy-Winning Producer of the Year, Producer: World of Christmas
"[DeDe] is an absolutely superb vocalist....she's a talent to be watched!" -Jason Miles, Grammy Winner (2001), Broadjam.com, Pro Music Reviewer
"Crossover Crooner is On Her Way to the TOP" -Ann Fisher, Houston Chronicle
DeDe in the News:
DeDe Wedekind is an award-winning singer & songwriter from Texas. She just won the IMEA 2015 Song of the Year Award for her new song, “Stronger” from her upcoming album, Dream of You. DeDe also was nominated for Song of the Year for another new song, “Prime of Life”, which she performed at the IMEA Awards in October 2015 as a Featured Performer.
DeDe had 9 NOMINATIONS in 8 Categories at the 2014 IMEA AWARDS (the most of any IMEA Artist). DeDe won three 2014 IMEA Awards: TWO Awards for ALBUM of the YEAR: Love & Fairy Tales & World of Christmas, & SONG of the YEAR for “Canon on the Lord’s Prayer”. "The Fairy Tale Song" (from Love & Fairy Tales), was a Finalist in the International Songwriting Contest in March 2014. "The Plans I Have for You", from the same album, was a FINALIST in the UK Songwriting Competition in Aug. 2013. DeDe was named BEST VOCALIST in March 2014, by Singer Universe.com for "Blame It On the Summertime", also from Love & Fairy Tales. She was 1ST RUNNER-Up BEST SONG on Songwriter Universe.com, also in March 2014, for the same song. DeDe just won two categories of the 2014 Dallas Songwriting Contest, and was a Finalist in the Dec. 2014 UK Songwriting Contest for “Blame It On The Summertime”.
DeDe, (AKA Deborah Wedekind), has 4 albums including her latest: Dream of You (Feb. 2016), which is Nominated for BEST ALBUM by the 2016 IMC AWARDS to be held in LA on April 24, 2016! Album #3, World of Christmas (Nov. 2013), features her original songs, as well as new arrangements of familiar Christmas classics, all by DeDe. This award-winning album was produced by GRAMMY-WINNING Producer of the Year, Jeff Bova (Celine Dion, Falling Into You, ‘96). This 10-song CD, has been called by Bova: “An album that will not only touch your heart...but also your soul".
Grammy- Winner Jason Miles says: "(DeDe) is...a superb vocalist, and a talent to be watched". Phoenix, (Music Reviewer for the LA Examiner), says, "World of Christmas will turn your 'Silent Night', into a 'Joyful Christmas'!"
About DeDe’s 1st album Clear Skies Ahead (11/2011) Breathecast.com’s Timothy Yap says:
"Wedekind has a way of bringing out something fresh out of each of these covers...some of the most intricate pieces from the American Songbook. When it comes to song interpretation, Wedekind is without peer." -Timothy Yap, Breathcast.com Music Reviewer
SONG of the YEAR WINNER: STRONGER AC Song of the YEAR 2015 IMEA & IMEA Folk Finalist: Prime of Life
Nominated for 9 Awards in 8 Categories 2014 IMEA AWARDS:August '14
Winner:Two IMEA ALBUMS of the YEAR-Love & Fairy Tales & World of Christmas Oct 2014
Reverbnation Featured Artist: Dec. 2013 & April 2014
The Fairy Tale Song & Blame It on the Summertime:
FINALIST- International Songwriting Contest March 2014
FINALIST- UK Songwriting Contest Dec. 2014
BEST VOCALIST winner SingerUniverse.com March 2014
Semi-Finalist Song of the Year.com Aug 2013
Broadjam Song of the Month: Aug. 2013
The Plans I Have for You & Change the World: 2nd Place overall WINNER Dallas Songwriting Contest Dec. 2014 & FINALIST 2013 UK Songwriting Contest
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