DeDe Wedekind- Texas Singer Songwriter
Voting Member of the Recording Academy – The GRAMMY’s
Best New Female Artist of the Year: 5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards
Adult Contemporary Album of the Year: Intl. Music & Entert. Assn. Awards 2016
Two Albums of the Year Awards in 2014: IMEA Awards Oct. 2014
Best Vocalist – Singer Universe 2014
Deborah “DeDe” Wedekind was awarded “2016 Best New Female Artist of the Year” at the Indie Music Channel Awards held at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. A diverse award-winning singer/songwriter from Texas, DeDe has accomplished a lot in a very short amount of time. Over the past 4 years of her just over 5.5 year career, DeDe’s been a repeat FINALIST in many International Songwriting Competitions including: the HMMA (Hollywood Music in Media Awards) -2 Finalist Awards, the International Songwriting Contest (2 Finalist wins), the USA Songwriting Contest, the UK Songwriting Contest (2 Finalist nods), the Dallas Songwriting Contest (2 Overall 2nd place Finishes in 2014), and Song of the Year.com’s 2015 Songwriting Contest.
DeDe recently released her 4th album, “Dream of You”, which won the 2016 IMEA Album of the Year! She also recently was a Featured Performer at the New Orleans House of Blues, as well invited to be a Spotlight Artist at 2 Venues at the 2016 South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, and the Light at the Lighthouse Festival in San Pedro California. DeDe & her awesome band perform for all kinds of events including corporate meetings, parties and weddings, in and around Texas, the US & abroad. To find out more about booking DeDe, to collaborate with DeDe, or to listen to or purchase her music, visit her website: DeDeWedekind.com and click on Contact.
DeDe won 2 ALBUMS of the YEAR (and one SONG of the YEAR), at the International Music & Entertainment Awards. The Adult Contemporary ALBUM of the YEAR went to her 2nd album, “Love & Fairy Tales”, and the IMEA Holiday ALBUM of the YEAR was “World of Christmas”, DeDe’s 3rd album, produced by Grammy-Winning Producer of the Year, Jeff Bova (Celine Dion-Falling Into You.
DeDe’s new hit single “America United”, written to help heal the divisions within the US, recently was named the Best Country Song/Recording from the Indie Music Channel in 2017. And in 2015, DeDe won another SONG of the YEAR at the IMEA AWARDS for her Hit A/C Single, “Stronger” from album #4, “Dream of You” (Feb 2016). DeDe was also honored to be named “Best Vocalist” by Singer Universe in 2014!
For “Dream of You”, which was recorded in Nashville, DeDe wrote or co-wrote all the songs, including one of her new original singles, “Love Lives On”. In September, DeDe recorded this song at Nashville’s famed 515 Studio, with Multi-Platinum mega-hit Songwriter & Producer, Andrew Fromm (songwriter for ‘NSync’s “Millenium” album, the Backstreet Boys, Marc Anthony & many others). Andrew not only helped arrange the piano part, but also played and recorded the song for DeDe’s acclaimed new album.
Writing American Music: Country, Americana, Rock, Blues, Jazz and Pop, DeDe’s known for uplifting melodies, clear stunning vocals, and her honest, inspiring lyrics.
A Nashville-generated nationwide TV and RADIO market performance and interview tour & promotional campaign started in Nov 2016 for 3 singles from “Dream of You”.