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DREAM of YOU- DeDe's New Album Press Release!

DeDe Wedekind, or just “DeDe” as she goes by for music, is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Houston, Texas. DeDe won Song of the Year at the 2015 IMEA AWARDS in Atlanta this past October for her new single “Stronger” from her upcoming album, Dream of You. Dream of You is DeDe’s highly anticipated 4th album, which will be released on Feb 12, 2016.

For her new album, which has been almost 2 years in the making, DeDe’s been songwriting with Los Angeles-based Multi-Platinum Producer & Songwriter, Kevin DeClue (Hillary Duff, Charlie Midnight & Rihanna). DeDe wrote or co-wrote all the songs on Dream of You. This album and the new hit single: “Love Lives On”, were recorded at Nashville’s famed 515 Studio with Multi-Platinum mega-hit Songwriter & Producer, Andrew Fromm. Andrew is the songwriter for the ‘NSync “Millenium” album, the Backstreet Boys, Marc Anthony & many others, and he not only helped DeDe arrange the piano part for Love Lives On, but also is featured playing this song on DeDe’s new album.

DeDe’s currently a Featured New Artist with a 10-page! Spotlight on her music and her upcoming album in the February 2016 Indie Music Magazine (IMC Magazine pages 30-39), and you can find the article: DeDe: An Artist In Her Prime & Ahead of Her Time, here: http://www.theimcmag.com/. She’s also the Women of Substance Radio’s Featured Artist for February: http://www.wosradio.com. On Feb. 15th, DeDe’s featured as a New Artist in the March edition of the Lov3rs #Artists United Magazine, with a review of her new song, Prime of Life: http://www.magcloud.com/WEBVIEWER/1035477.

DeDe won 2 Albums of the Year (and one Song of the Year), from the International Music & Entertainment Awards in 2014 for Album #2: Love & Fairy Tales, and album #3: World of Christmas! Over the past 3 years of her 4-year career, DeDe’s been a repeat FINALIST in the following International Songwriting Contests: the International Songwriting Contest, The USA Songwriting Contest, the UK Songwriting Contest, the 2014 Annual Dallas Songwriting Contest, and Song of the Year.com’s 2015 Songwriting Contest in July 2015.

With over 110K fans worldwide, DeDe’s music’s recognized for: fusing genres, uplifting melodies, stunning vocals, and her honest, inspiring lyrics. An Air9 US, Canadian and European major market radio campaign starts in February for three singles from Dream of You: “Prime of Life”, “Dream of You” and “Love Lives On”. To listen to and purchase DeDe’s music, or to contact her management, please visit: http://www.DeDe-Music.com.

I'm a USA Songwriting Competition Finalist, Jan 2016!

Hi there, I just found out that my song, The Plans I Have for You won Top 10 FiNALIST in the Gospel/Inspirational Category of the USA Songwriting Contest for 2015! You can see a list of all the winners here: http://www.songwriting.net/winners

As always, thanks for listening to, purchasing my music, attending my shows, and signing up to Become my fan & get my monthly News here: http://www.Reverbnation.com/DeborahWedekind

I really appreciate your support very, very much!

-DeDe Wedekind http://www.DeDe-Music.com

DeDe's Christmastime News 2015!

Hi there,

A very merry and joyous Christmastime & a Happy New Year in 2016 to you! Thanks for being my fan, and for purchasing, sharing & listening to my music, and for all your support in 2015! Many exciting things are happening, but above all I wanted to wish you all a truly memorable & blessed Christmas! Just a few updates:

My New Album "Dream of You" As many of you know, my album is scheduled to be out very soon. We had a setback because I was ill for over a month, and couldn't sing! But it's back on track and we're almost finished mixing in Nashville, and on to mastering, and then the album will be out-hopefully in time for Christmas! If you want to reserve your signed copy, please feel free to email me or respond to this email with your address and the number you want. I'll hold one (or more) for my email family for just $10 plus $2 shipping each in the Continental US (shipping is for up to 4)!! This is a great deal because it will cost over $15 ea. to get one hardcopy if you order it after release...The songs are beautiful and a little different than my "usual". They're very honest & personal, with a bit of a folk, country-pop edge. I call it Amerifolk Pop-Country. There's also a little Latin jazz and even some rock-n-roll!

I think you'll enjoy the songs, and really relate to the lyrics. BTW- One original Single, "Stronger", already won Song of the Year at the 2015 IMEA Awards in Atanta on Oct. 24th, 2015, & Prime of Life was awarded Top 5 Finalist on Song of the Year.com, and nominated for Song of the Year at the 2015 IMEA awards! This album is actually based on the story of my life. A story all of us can relate to: the dreams of youth, falling in love, aspirations, challenges & regrets, moving on, dealing with changes, and finally: love & acceptance. I sing about romance, the real meaning of love, the importance of family bonds, disappointments & heartbreak, finally growing up! and being happy and content right where you are now.

Please listen to some of the new songs attached & here: www.Reverbnation.com/Deborahwedekind & please let me know what you think of my demos of "Stronger", "Prime of Life", "Recipe of Love" & "Dream of You" ok?

Upcoming Shows Since we've been working so hard on this album, we only have a handful of shows coming up, but I still wanted you to know about them...Most are private company Christmas parties, but I have a few shows coming soon:

New Years Show...in Boquete, Panama! Stay tuned, I'm sending info to my Latin American/Panamanian friends soon! This show will be much different than my Christmas show at the Rock- more Jazzy and more dance music!

Feb 13, 2016, 7-9pm Valentine's Show at the Bender Performing Arts Center, Humble. Featuring jazzy-pop standards by classical Soprano Megan Stapleton, & Mezzo Soprano DeDe Wedekind :) More show information TBA!

Have a wonderful Christmas and God bless you & your families!

DeDe & Larry (Cookie & Sugar too!) Wedekind :)

DeDe's Official Website: www.DeDe-Music.com Hear samples of DeDe's music and get albums! Facebook Fan Sites: www.Facebook.com/DeDeWedekind & www.Facebook.com/DeDe YouTube: www.YouTube.com/1DWedekind Twitter: @DeDeWMusic All Songs on Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/Deborahwedekind & www.reverbnation.com/DeDeandtheDaydreams

Interview Lounge & Unclaimed Bands Radio Show: DeDe's New Album "Dream of You"

Please click on these links to hear DeDe's latest interviews: Interview Lounge http://myplaytag.com/dede/ Unclaimed Bands Interview: http://unclaimedbands.podomatic.com/entry/2015-08-19T13_14_41-07_00

New Orleans House of Blues Here We Come!

Hi Friends & Fans, Just wanted to update you on some great news-I just found out that I'm the SHOWCASE Performer at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Thurs. August 27 from 7:00-8:30pm! Register for or find out more about the 10th Annual Cutting Edge Conference by clicking the below link if you're a musician, music lover, an entertainment attorney, or if you work in the entertainment industry: http://www.cuttingedgenola.com. This is a great honor for me since this is also the 10th Anniversary of this Cutting Edge Music Conference, and I'm invited to be a featured artist on the same night that they're giving away the Lifetime Achievement Award which will be presented later on the same stage. I hope you can join me, but if not, I'll get plenty of pics and have some great new music for you...

And speaking of new music, my upcoming album, "Dream of You" is in the works now and over the next few weeks, and my producer Joey Leone & label manager, Kevin DeClue are very excited to be releasing this right before the New Orleans Conference. I think you'll really like the new direction of this album, with more of a folksy, bluesy and a bit of pop rock & country Americana sound...more to come soon!

If you're in the HOUSTON area, I'm performing at Raffas Waterfront Restaurant in King's Harbor in Kingwood Wed. June 24th from 6-9pm. Come for a great dinner & drinks right on the water in this romantic setting. I'll be performing a few of my new songs too...

Finally, I've been asked to be a Featured Performer near Long Beach, California at the 11th Annual Light in the Lighthouse Music Festival on Sat. Sept. 5th at 3pm. If you're in the LA area, please come to this inspirational festival featuring some of the best Christian & Insprirational artists in the world!

Blessings & Peace, DeDe :) DeDe's Official Website: www.DeDe-Music.com DeDe's on YouTube: Youtube.com/1DWedekind DeDe on Twitter: twitter.com/DeDeWMusic DeDe on Facebook facebook.com/DeDeWedekind DeDe on Reverbnation (Hear all DeDe's Music & Signup for News!)

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. :)