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Ah Spring, March Madness & DeDe's Other News

Hi Friends & Fans! Wow's Spring's really sprung here in Houston and the weather's finally sunny, warm & beautiful! How are things in your little corner of the world? Been thinking about and writing lots of ideas & songs lately. My album's releasing fall 2015, and I'm leaning towards calling it "Leaning on Heaven", (get it?:)! Been working on some new thought-provoking lyrics and cool new melodies... and a very exciting new writing collab with friend & producer, Kevin deClue. Kevin's written with Jewel & Hillary Duff among many others, and I love his work! And speaking of music and lyrics, I think that this production will include some of my best, most original work so far. Here's a small sample from one of my upcoming songs about the stages of life we go thru and looking back as well as forward...Prime of Life, (copyright 2014 by DeDe :) Might have took some time To get me to this place, When I look in the mirror These changes I see, So hard to embrace. Yesterday was spring Came so easily, Now summer’s just a memory... In the prime of life Once again the seasons start to change.... Anyways, I hope you'll enjoy hearing the final version as much as I did writing it...We got the vocals tracked in LA a few weeks ago and things are sounding good so far; and the great Joey Vallone's on guitar. Below are some upcoming area events and news: Alive in the Park Events: Inspiring & fun! Great speakers & music in the Park-Free Family Event! 4-5:30pm One Sunday a month in Kingwood Town Center Park, Kingwood TX Spring Dates: April 26 & May 17 Bring your friends, lawn chairs, & your family & Prepare to be inspired! April 2, 6:30-8:30pm DeDe and Upscale Rhythms Band perform Live @ New Building Open House near Ella and 610. Please reply to this email if you want more info or would like to attend-this is an invite only, over age 21 event. I'll be releasing my first single from my new album in early summer and my radio promo and concerts will be kicking off soon! So please stay tuned! God Bless! DeDe For interviews, press kits or booking information, please contact: Wilene Dunn @ 713-598-4914, www.wcdenterprises.com, email: wilene@wcdenterprises.com DeDe's Official Website: www.DeDe-Music.com DeDe's Facebook Fan Page: www.Facebook.com/DeDeWe

Music Farmer Music Review: DeDe's Fairy Tale Song!

Find a new music crop review harvested right here: http://dede-music.com/blog DeDe:) the Music Farmer DeDe, "The Fairy Tale Song" See full review Here Feb 14, 2015 DeDe's a contemporary pop artist with a knack for inspiration. Her music is both upbeat and fun, and seems to be a good fit with other artists like Sara Bareilles and Avril Lavigne. DeDe released a music video for her tune, "The Fairy Tale Song." The video is both whimsical and quirky, incorporating her live action self into an animated world. The video is extremely fun, and the song is a perfect fit for easily listening & mainstream pop radio. Check out DeDe's video below, and check out her stuff on iTunes, Facebook, & more! DeDe's Official Site: http:www.dede-music.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DeDeWedekind iTunes: https://www.itunes.com/1DWedekind Twitter: @DeDeWMusic

And The Results Are In...Jan. Contest Wins!

...OR: How a few Songwriting Awards Take the "Bite" out of Winter for DeDe :) Winter's definitely here, and I've been hearing about how cold it's been all around the US from my friends, fans & family. Fortunately, we got a bit of a break this week and it's been sunny and MUCH warmer in the Houston area:) I appreciate each and every one of my fans, and I really appreciate you signing up on my Sign Up page for my monthly fan news, and spreading the word about my music! And I love hearing from my fans, so please check out my About page, and feel free to contact me! www.DeDe-Music.com/About It's been a busy couple of months, and I wanted to share some good news I got this week. I was named a FINALIST in the UK Songwriting Competition for the 2nd year in a row with my song, Blame It On the Summertime. Last year, my finalist song was The Plans I Have for You. I also was grateful to receive some CASH for winning 2nd place in 2 Categories of the 2014 Dallas Songwriting Contest, for The Plans I Have for You, and also for my instrumental version of One Child, which I call, Change the World. These Dallas folks are pretty cool, and tons of songwriters from all over the world enter their annual contest, so it's pretty cool to also get a few nifty certificates from them too. I really appreciate you Liking me on Facebook, sharing my posts, listening to and purchasing my music. This helps support Indie Artists like me, and gives us encouragement to keep on writing music and performing. I also appreciate you guys in the Houston area who've attended some of my shows and performances. You can see all my upcoming shows here: www.DeDe-Music.com/Shows Plans for 2015: I've been writing with my label management (Kevin @ Dominion Entertainment), in LA. They've worked with Jewel, Hillary Duff and Pink, among others, and we've got great synergy as a songwriting team. I think you'll hear more depth and thought provoking lyrics and some cool new directions in my songs, which are slated to be released sometime around summer 2015. Best blessings to you and yours in 2015, and all the best music! DeDe :) LIKE DeDe on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DeDeWedekind Subscribe to DeDe on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/Dede

My November News!

What are YOU thankful for? Here are some of the things I'm grateful for: 1. our VETERANS and current Military folks who keep America free! 2. my family & friends (and fans!) 3. My new record label Dominion Entertainment 4. the gift of music 5. my husband, Larry 6. my adorable doggies Cookie & Sugar 7. holidays & time off to gather with those we love 8. God and the USA 9. receiving Holiday ALBUM of the YEAR & Adult Contemporary ALBUM of the YEAR at the 2014 IMEA Awards Enjoy your fall as we head into winter & please feel free to email me back and let me know what's going on in your world, okay? And by all means I'd love to catch up and see you at one of my public shows: FRIDAY after Thanksgiving Nov. 28th, 6:30-9:30pm Holiday dinner and show @Amedeos Humble/Kingwood. Featuring hits from the 60's -2000's along with some country, pop, jazz, & holiday music. Why cook? Enjoy a great dinner and music with friends & family. Reservations highly recommended: www.amedeos.net, 281-359-4451. SATURDAY Dec. 20th, Two Shows: 2pm & 7pm. @World-Renowned Liberty Opry, Liberty Texas. DeDe (and Larry) will perform holiday classics & originals. Tickets: only $15 Great food for between or before/after shows. Individuals/Groups: (please purchase tickets in advance, shows sell out): www.libertyopry.com, Nina: 936-336-5830 All the BEST to you and yours, DeDe :) www.DeDe-Music.com My Gift for FANS: FREE US Shipping! for as many hardcopies of my CD's as you want-make great gifts! World of Christmas- 2014 Album of the Year: $12.99 ea, Clear Skies Ahead $12.99 ea, Love & Fairy Tales $9.99 ea. Send email to: divaprince@centurylink.net Please READ & FOLLOW my Music BLOG here: http://dedewedekind.blogspot.com/

Please VOTE for me, DeDe at the IMEA #Music AWARDS!

Hi, I'm nominated in 9 CATEGORIES, please VOTE here: http://www.imeaawards.com/vote/ Click on MUISC, vote & scroll to end & click Submit. Thanks so much! DeDe W. :)

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Click to listen: https://soundcloud.com/mulberrylane/dede-wedekind-the-mulberry-1 This is DeDe's favorite radio interview of all time! These girls from Omaha are the super talented Mulberry Lane Sisters who sing, compose, play instruments, and perform their own music, and write & produce their own great radio show weekly! Listen in for DeDe's short, fun, and behind the scenes glimpse of her latest album, World of Christmas produced by Grammy Winner, Jeff Bova.

NEW Press Release: DeDe

Hi, here's a link to my all new Digital (EPK) Press Release: https://presskit.to/dede Jeremy over at JTV did this for me, and I really appreciate him getting my bio & my music samples, pics, vids, etc. all in one place. Hear some award-winning songs from Love & Fairy Tales and watch my two newest videos: 'The Fairy Tale Song' from Love & Fairy Tales and 'One Child' from World of Christmas! Blessings and Peace in 2014! DeDe :) http://www.DeDe-Music.com http://www.Facebook.com/DeDeWedekind