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Thursday, November 3, 2016

November News!!

Hi there Friends and Fans!

Well another winter is upon us, and there is so much to be THANKFUL FOR!!! So here's my list of things I'm indeed thankful for (in no particular order)...

First of all, Larry and I just wrapped up a wonderfully fun & absolutely amazing Tour to Europe that included many fantastic stops in 6 countries!! and some Cruising, some performances, a lot of food, new friends, and some much needed R & R, combined with a bit of an Album Promo Tour. And, I also just found out the great news today that all of this hard work and PR is paying off: I'm now #7 on the Euro Indie Music Chart for my single "Dream of You"!!
                            -It takes just 2 seconds to please VOTE for me HERE ok?
I'm also in the TOP 200 of one of the Major Radio & Billboard reporting Charts, the US Digital Radio Tracking Chart! Yes, right behind Garth Brooks, which isn't too shabby-since I've always loved Garth and admire his music so much!!!
DeDe & Larry in Cabo de la Roca West Portugal
Secondly, I'm so thankful that I got to spend some quality time with a lot of my family I haven't seen for awhile, for Thanksgiving!  This includes my sister, Actress Missi Pyle from Los Angeles (and her 14 month old Adorable baby Zooey!), my Pianista & Musician extraordinaire sister from North Carolina- Julie, my little brother (and also Amazing Piano Maestro!) Gordon- from Austin, my Extraordinary brother Sam and his family, and my step kids David & Devon, and their Beautiful 6-week old baby, Mary Jane!  Also an update on my Daddy Frank: he now has advanced Altzheimers, but we were very blessed to spend Thanksgiving and yesterday with him and stepmom Lynn almost the whole afternoon, and he seemed happy, healthy, "with it" and seemed to know us! :)
DeDe & Niece Zooey
Thirdly, I'm incredibly thankful for my amazing husband Larry, who has been my rock, my inspiration, and my major supporter of me and my music "ministry" for 5+ years now! I'm so thankful for all of the blessings Larry has given me as I've pursued what I believe to be a God-given calling to write timeless, memorable and positive music. I write music for folks who may need to hear a word of encouragement, truth, love and hope, and may need to know that someone out there relates to how they're feeling and what they're going through- yes, me--and God that is!

I'm also extremely grateful to God my Heavenly Father, and Lord Jesus Christ for giving me this awesome (and yes I'll admit, sometimes scary!) gift and responsibility, for it isn't me who is the "author" of these songs.  I firmly believe they are sent to me from Heaven, and that I was called to share these songs with others to make LIFE BETTER for those who may need to hear them here on earth!

I'm also so happy to announce that I'm either a Semi-FINALIST, a FINALIST or WINNER for the following: 2016 UK Songwriting Contest, 2016 Dallas Songwriters Contest, The International Songwriting Contest, Music IN Radio Contest (and too many others to mention!) at this time, all by the Grace of God!

Lastly, I'm very thankful to YOU my Friends, Supporters, Stations playing my music, & MY Amazing FANS! For without you and your love, encouragement, purchases, kindness, comments, music plays, friendship, LIKES, FOLLOWS, SHARES and support, I would not be able to continue to write and produce music. You see this is a very hard business to be a positive light in a dark world right now. So I really appreciate your continued prayers, support and all you do to lift my days!

Upcoming EVENTS/Shows: NOW all are on my Website Reverbnation.com/DeDeWedekind, but a few highlights are:
1. Filming a Holiday Special in Atlanta on WATC-TV, Christian TV, on Tues. Nov. 29th, show times TBA!
2. Dallas Songwriters Contest 2016 Finalists Show! Dec. 13, 2016 Times and location in Dallas TBA!
3. Holiday Show at the Rock Boquete, Panama Dec. 7th, 6-9pm, and other location/dates TBA!
3. ABC-TV Indiana on Dec. 14th!

Have a wonderful and blessed Holy-day season as we remember that Jesus Christ came into our world as a tiny baby to save us all, have a relationship with all of us His Children, and to give us light and eternal life, so grab this amazing gift if you haven't already!

My gift to you & your family: Get your Exclusive FREE MP3 Download-ONLY for MY FANS!  FREE! One Child by DeDe
Download World of Christmas on iTunes or Reverbnation.com Today! Also: CD's available, email me for best pricing!
Please feel free to drop me a line and let me know how you are and what your holiday plans are, etc, ok? I love all my fans, and try to personally answer all my emails, so please do say hello from time to time, ok?  For example, my friend Alan W. from California shared with me his yummy Turkey and beautiful family/friends pics of Thanksgiving,....and THAT's what this is all about!

Hugs, Blessings, & Merry Christmas with Love,
DeDe (& Larry!) Wedekind :)

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2016 Best New Artist of the Year DeDe Wedekind! Sings new Dream of You! LIVE on Channel 3 @CBS WREG TV Memphis!



OK so...Definitely a little too much reverb, but this song, "Dream of You", won 2016 Song of the Year and Album of the Year!

You can order my Christmas Album of the Year, World of Christmas here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/world-of-christmas/id730964387?ign-mpt=uo%3D4.

Please listen to my music here:  http://www.reverbnation.com/DeDeWedekind and get links to download MP3's & Order CD's of all my songs/albums here: http://www.dedewedekind.com.

Please let me know what you think of this song, ok?

Thanks,
DeDe :)
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Best New Artist of the Year #DeDe Wedekind to Appear LIVE on 2 Nationally Rated #Radio & #TV Shows Today!

Monday Oct. 31, Memphis TN & Nashville TN:
LIVE TV & RADIO TOUR for DeDe Wedekind!
Singer-Songwriter DeDe Wedekind to appear LIVE on 2 Nationally Syndicated & Highly Rated Radio & TV Shows Today 10/31- Halloween!
Show #1:  Memphis LIVE TV: 9am Central- DeDe LIVE on WREG TV Memphis' LIVE @ 9 Morning Show! Watch LIVE here: http://wreg.com/category/on-air/live-at-9/  More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/328346954195912/ 
Show #2: National LIVE Radio: 4:30pm Central- DeDe LIVE on WSM Radio AM 650's "NASHVILLE TODAY" Show- The #1 Country #Music Show in the US! Listen Live: http://wsmonline.com/shows/nashvilletoday/  More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1753765664888483/
DeDe's latest hit single, "America United" has been making a big splash all over the US during this pivotal Election Season!  Check out DeDe's all new WEBSITE and #America United LYRIC VIDEO here:  www.DeDeWedekind.com
Says DeDe, "Thanks so much for your support of me and my music, I love and appreciate all my fans & friends and am overwhelmed at your support, kindness, purchases, and encouragement. God Bless America, & God bless you and your families all over the world!"
America United Lyrics:

"Unite us, don't divide us, because united we all stand,
We're different, but all the same, in this great blessed land...
Unite us, don't divide us, give us thankful hearts again,
And bring us all together now, and choose to take a stand!
America, America, United we all stand,
Let's make America great again,
Together hand in hand,
America, America, United safe and strong,
Give us peace and prosperity,
Let freedom be our song."
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FEATURED SHOW:
DeDe on WSM Radio #Nashville-LIVE! Nashville, TN: LIVE! Monday, October 31 @4:30pmGet Show Details
SHOWS:
-Memphis TN: LIVE! Monday, October 31 @ 9:00am DeDe Live at 9 on CBS WREG TV Memphis Morning Show!  Memphis, TN Get Show Details
-Houston, TX DeDe LIVE on Larry Stephenson Radio Show "The Bearded Black Cowboy" Conservative Talk Radio Show: Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/larrystevensonshow
-Panama: -Thursday, December 7 @ 6:00pm Holiday Show@ The Rock Restaurant, Boquete, CHIRI, PA Get the Details
-Thursday, December 29 @ 6:00pm DeDe & Larrys Holiday Show @ The ROCK Restaurant!  Boquete, CHIRI, PA Get the Details

MORE SHOWS...
PRESS:
"Just like an adept sculptor...bring(s) new friends out of a mass of stone, Wedekind can cause new and amicable characters to emerge out of well-worn songs we take for granted. When it comes to song interpretation, Wedekind is without peer. A song when placed in her care...can bloom with a new life of its own." — Timothy Yap, Breathecast.com, Dec 7, 2013

Sunday, October 9, 2016

OCTOBER NEWS: DeDe Wins at the IMEA's & Is Scheduled on Good Morning Arkansas for Her Latest Song, America United



 DeDe Wedekind wins Album of the Year of the Year for her 4th album, "Dream of You" (Feb 2016)

DeDe Wedekind was a winner again for the 3rd year in a row, at the 4th annual International Music & Education Association Awards (IMEA AWARDS), which were held Sat. Oct. 8, 2016 just outside of Nashville, TN.
DeDe & Country Artist Karianne Jean both won 2016 awards.
 DeDe won Best Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for her 4th album, "Dream of You" (Feb 2016).  This is a selfie of DeDe and Karianne Jean who won Best Female Country Artist of the Year! The awards ceremony was held at the Tucker Theater at the Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, just outside of Nashville on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. The ceremony was hosted by IMEA President and Founder, Colt Chambers, who resides in Georgia.  Over 300 artists and their families, fans and their bands, musicians, actors, directors, producers, writers, and music & theater industry professionals from around the world were in attendance, and over 60 Awards were awarded in over 60 Categories.

DeDe Wins Album of the Year!   
DeDe is also scheduled to perform 3 songs LIVE on Good Morning Arkansas on KATV ABC Affiliate TV, Tuesday, Oct. 18th between 9 & 10am, broadcast LIVE from Little Rock, Arkansas! 

Website: http://katv.com/community/good-morning-arkansas (fans can watch live online) ...



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Some of this year's IMEA Awards winners after the ceremony!
Watch, LIKE & Subscribe to DeDe's new America United VIDEOClick Here 
"Thanks to my great fans, for all your continued help, encouragement & support so that I can continue to make positive & impactful music!"
-DeDe:)
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

How Would YOU Like to Help Unite Americans Again? Read on for how, & DeDe's September News!

DeDe WeDeKindFeatured Album
Dear Fans,
Around this time, every year I ask myself, where'd the summer go? Although it's still hot in Houston, out here in LA, it's getting to be fall all the way! Having fun out here working on some media, videos, radio, and social media updates with some folks and friends, & visiting friends and family. Lots of cool fall stuff going on...Can't wait to see this little cutie soon, my LA niece, Zooey Rose, is 1 year old next week:
         
Been working with a Nashville Publicity firm to get my updated "America United" New 2016 version- out there to as many stations, news media outlets, shows and folks in the US as possible. The story behind this song is that now more than ever, we all need to be united again in the US, and "work together hand in hand" to continue to "make America safe and strong" and "make America Great"! You can read all about it *(and share!) this exciting & informative Critical Blast article HERE (with LISTEN link)!  It wasn't written for a specific party or platform, but really just to help us stop infighting, bickering, and finger- pointing and work hard together to become a better, stronger and greater nation once again! 
The International Music and Entertainment Assn. Awards is coming up October 8, in Nashville. Of course you are all invited to attend! Click for info and to please VOTE for me for categories: #1 Artist of the Year, & #2 Album of the Year. Feel free to vote for all my friends too: Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising, Barren Runes, Tamika Dunning, Matthew H, Nate Currin, Shantal O, and the list goes on and on...Voting goes until Sept. 20th & one email required per vote!  Sharing with friends & family is much appreciated, and thanks so much!

Upcoming Shows:  House of Blue Los Angeles Oct. 14, 2016! Time TBA
The Rock Restaurant Boquete, PA:  Sept. 80's Show!  Time and Date TBA
Posting all my shows & songs here: http://www.Reverbnation.com/DeDe

All the BEST MUSIC to you and God Bless America!
DeDe WeDeKind


FEATURED ALBUM
  1. TRACKS
  1. NEW! Dream of You by DeDe
  2. Sell Me Out
  3. Stronger
  4. My Unsung Hero

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Play SongNEW! Dream of You by DeDe
Play SongNEW! America United 2016
Play SongDeDe's Dream of You NEW Artist Spotlight!-from Indie Music Channel

Upcoming Shows
Sunday, September 11
SOLANO STREET STROLL FESTIVAL!  •  Berkeley, CA  •  10:00am
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Thursday, September 22
DEDE LIVE @ THE ROCK  •  Boquete, CHIRI, PA  •  6:00pm
Get the Details

Press
"Just like an adept sculptor...bring(s) new friends out of a mass of stone, Wedekind can cause new and amicable characters to emerge out of well-worn songs we take for granted. When it comes to song interpretation, Wedekind is without peer. A song when placed in her care...can bloom with a new life of its own."
— Timothy Yap, Breathecast.com, Dec 7, 2013

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

NEW! "Today, I'll Marry My Friend" Video & other ROMANTIC SONGS & Videos!

Engaged? Getting #Married, or know someone who is?  Also perfect for Anniversaries!  Watch, Subscribe & Share....

Just posted some #Romantic NEW #Videos on my #YouTube: YouTube.com/1DWedekind

Today I'll Marry My Friend (above) & Dream of You  (IMC Song of the Year-2016)

A BIG thanks to my friend Conny Gehring, who recorded these and posted them!!!

For more info about DeDe and hear & Download all her music:  Reverberation.com/DeDeWedekind

Please message DeDe if you want to use these new, original & award-winning songs for your upcoming wedding or anniversary!

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

On the Radio July 4th! DeDe's on Award-Winning Women of Substance PATRIOTIC Podcast #1 Rated on itunes!

Thrilled to find out that I'm going to be on the Women of Substance Award-Winning #Radio Show's #PATRIOTIC #Podcast on July 4th @ 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 5pm West Coast!  
Visit: http://www.wospodcast.com/ to tune in and/or sign up for your FREE iTunes download!  

Thanks for LIKING & SHARING my music!  -DeDe:)
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Monday, June 20, 2016

You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up! The Never Ending Wedding...& DeDe's June News!


DeDe Wins Best New Artist of the Year from the Indie Music Channel.com in Los Angeles on April 24, 2016 


The Wedding: A Crazy yet TRUE Story!

So...yesterday afternoon, my Band and I were booked to play at this wedding that was way out in the country pretty far north of Houston. There was like a 95% chance of rain and it was really really hot. We left a little late, and so we took this back road that we found out later was sort of "closed". We were in our Hummer with all the band equipment, gear and stuff, with our drummer following behind us in his SUV. So on this "closed" country road we came to a bridge that was "missing some of the road" that led up to and away from the actual bridge. The 3 of us got out and walked around to check it all out, and then proceeded to "build" a new road to this bridge using some old washed out concrete that we found on the side of the road from the last flood in Houston that had likely washed out the bridge. We eventually made it across this new bridge "road" and then FINALLY got to the country wedding in backwoods,Texas about 30 mins before we were supposed to start-around 5:30pm.

As soon as we arrived, we found out that all the power to the building and the entire property had been out since 1pm. Keep in mind that we were already extremely hot from "building our new bridge". So then we had to setup all our equipment in the dark. It was like 100% humidity and 95 degrees and we were all dressed up in our boots and show duds. And it was SO Very HOT! I felt really bad for the bride and groom, but they were amazing and so nice, very calm, cool and collected (well maybe NOT that cool!) We ended up doing an "acoustic show" outside with our only acoustic guitar, a bongo drum, and tambourine for the guests, with everyone singing along. It ended up pretty fun after all, but it was still like 90 degrees out. They went and got a small generator for us around 7:30, and then the power did eventually come back on around 8pm, but by that time, a lot of the guests had already left due to the heat and humidity.

After all that, we still ended up playing a 3.5 hour show to the remaining wedding party and guests who had "gritted it out"! And unbelievably, the show was amazing. And the bride and groom were amazing. And... MY BAND was absolutely amazing too! There are several morals I'm taking away from this story. The first one is: when one road "closes" another always opens! Another is, you NEVER know what you're going to have to face in life, so sometimes you may have to: 1. build a few bridges; 2. work hard and have a little patience; 3. trust that things will eventually work out; and 4. don't "sweat" the small stuff!  


DeDe and the DayDreams Band :)


Please come to our Late, Late Show @ Bierraporetti's on Louisiana in Downtown Houston: DeDe, Jerry, Alan & Larry THIS Friday June 17th from 9:15-Midnight. We'll be so glad to see you there! Come for the great Italian food & drinks- stay for the fun & the LIVE music! -DeDe :)

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How I Got My Start in Music by DeDe - From #Nashville's CityIICity "Music In The Spotlight"



Please Watch, Like and Share this short #video about DeDe Wedekind and how I got started in Music!
Thanks to Scott Brigger and OAG Management for a great time and a cool video!
DeDe :)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

DeDe Wedekind Wins Best New Female Artist of the Year @ the 5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards!

DeDe Wins 4 Awards including Best New Female Artist of the Year! 
May 1, 2016

Houston-based singer/songwriter, DeDe Wedekind, with over 110,000 fans worldwide, was just named the 2016 Best New Female ARTIST of the YEAR, at the 5th Annual Indie Music Channel (IMC) Awards, held at the Clive Davis Theater at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in April.  The Indie Music Channel was founded by Emmy-winning actor, writer, musician & producer, Christopher Ewing, as a one-of-a-kind platform to help talented Independent Artists get much needed recognition, while playing their music on the IMC’s internationally acclaimed internet radio stations & website.  Artists also receive unique worldwide exposure via The Indie Music Channel’s Website, FM & Internet Syndicated Radio Shows, the Indie CAFÉ TV Show, LIVE TV Show, & other IMC Shows & Tours.

At the IMC Awards, DeDe was also honored with Best Americana Song, Best Americana Artist & Best Americana Recording for her original, “Dream of You”!  These awards were based on the release of DeDe’s much-anticipated 4th album, Dream of You, in Feb. 2016.  Also from this album, new Single “Stronger” already garnered Best Adult Contemporary Song of the Year-2015, at the 3rd Annual International Music and Entertainment (IMEA) Awards in Atlanta.  In 2014, DeDe also won TWO separate IMEA ALBUM of the YEAR Awards, for Album #2: Love & Fairy Tales, and for Album #3: World of Christmas!
 
DeDe’s new album features her original single: “Love Lives On”, recorded with Multi-Platinum mega hit Songwriter and Producer, Andrew Fromm. Andrew Fromm’s the songwriter for ‘NSync’sMillenium” album, the Backstreet Boys, Marc Anthony & many others. Andrew is featured playing the piano on this inspiring single from DeDe’s New album.

DeDe’s been a repeat FINALIST in many global songwriting competitions: International Songwriting Contest, USA Songwriting Contest, Broadjam, UK Songwriting Contest, the 2014 Annual Dallas Songwriting Contest, and Song of the Year.com’s 2015 Songwriting Contest.   DeDe’s music is: Country-Pop Americana, Inspiring Adult Contemporary, and Folk-Rock: Southern AMERICAN ROOTS Music.


Recently, Nashville’s Air9 started a Country, Americana, AC & Christian Radio campaign for 4 Singles from Dream of You: “My Unsung Hero”, “Prime of Life”, “Dream of You” & the inspirational “Love Lives On”.  For all DeDe’s music visit: www.DeDe-Music.comTo contact DeDe’s management for radio play or Album Reviews, DeDe & the DayDream Band Press Kits, band or solo Bookings, Speaking or Concert engagements, or for Radio or TV interviews, please contact Devon Hitteman at: DeDeWMusic@gmail.com.