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Debbie Hennessey was named AC40 Female Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly as well as charting a Top 20 Hit on NMW’s AC40 Charts. Her song Believe was used in an episode of The Moment, which aired on USA Network and the music video for the song Good As Gone was featured on the broadcast TV shows Extra and The Next GAC Star. She is a multiple ASCAPlus Award recipient, was included on compilation CDs including CMT's New Music Collection, GoGirls MusicFest, Songsalive!, Beautiful-Women on the Move and more. She was named Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse, has received Honorable Mentions from the Billboard World Song Contest, Great American Song Contest and West Coast Songwriters Contest. Debbie is a writer for Studio 51 Music, Pacifica Music and others providing original songs for their film and tv music libraries. She is a voting member of the NARAS/GRAMMYS and a writer/publisher member of ASCAP. Debbie's cds and singles are all available through many music outlets including iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, or by calling 1-800-BUY-MY-CD.
Click on the music page or the player at the top of every page to hear new music from Debbie including: Believe, Sugar and Rain, Fly Me Higher and more!
See the music video for the song Good As Gone, as featured on the tv shows Extra! and The Next GAC Star, here now! Click the play button!
"Hennessey's bold, husky delivery puts its imprint on her material, whose catchy hooks and spot-on arrangements show she knows her stuff and is surrounded by pro-calibre talent. Hennessey is a skilled artist whose polished work commands respect." - Music Connection
"What you get when you hear Debbie sing is a rich, vibrant tone that’s full of life. It’s husky but polished, and that’s a rare and distinctive sound. If you’re looking for twang and formulaic country songs, flip on CMT. If you’re seeking out something different, then open your ears up to the soulful voice of Debbie Hennessey." - Indie-Music
"Good As Gone is rock solid country-pop...undeniably hooky...(Hennessey's) collection of Nashville-ready tunes serves as a wake-up call to radio programmers everywhere. Somebody sign this girl!" - Buddy Hollywood
"Los Angeles-based country-rocker Debbie Hennessey can sing the shingles off a barn...her voice is magnificent..." - Michael Scott Cain, Rambles
"When a listener can not only hear the passion in a song, but actually feel it, then the musician’s job is done. Debbie Hennessey certainly does her job; she is a masterful musician and talent that everyone must experience.” - Robert Benson, Collecting Vinyl Records
A Few Career Highlights:
New Music Weekly Awards: Debbie was named AC40 Female Artist of the Year by radio and industry personnel. Other nominees for the award this same year included Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow and Ellen V. A huge honor for an indie artist!
New Music Weekly Top 20: Debbie charts a Top 20 hit on New Music Weekly's AC40 chart with the single Midnight To Cinderella from her debut cd Rustic Heart.
Debbie's song Believe appeared in an episode of the TV show The Moment with host Kurt Warner on USA Network, which aired in May 2013.
Studio 51 Music/Pacifica Music: Debbie signed a deal with music library Studio 51 to provide songs to Pacifica Music and other music production libraries for film and tv.
ASCAPLUS Award: Debbie has received 5 ASCAPlus Awards, for songwriting from the American Society of Composers and Publishers.
Good As Gone Music Video Featured on TV Show Extra! As part of the Star 98.7 FM/Ironworks Records contest Debbie's video for the song Good As Gone was featured on the TV show Extra. Debbie and the song were introduced by host Dana Devon and the video played as the show's credits rolled on the side. This was a great boost for an indie artist! Thank you Extra & Star 98.7 FM Los Angeles.
Good As Gone Music Video Featured on GAC: the Good As Gone video airs nationwide on GAC TV as part of the show The Next GAC Star.
Great American Song Contest: The song Dare Me, written by Debbie, Richard Wold, Stan Webb and Renee Carly, received an Honor Award in the 9th Annual Great American Song Contest.
Great American Song Contest: The song Love Might Change Your Mind, written by Debbie, Sunny Hilden and John DePatie, receives an Honor Award in the 8th Annual Great American Song Contest.
Billboard World Song Contest: Debbie along with co-writers Sunny Hilden and John DePatie, received a Billboard World Song Contest Honorable Mention for their song Love Might Change Your Mind.
West Coast Songwriters Contest: The song Sugar & Rain written by Debbie, Courtney Leigh Heins and Jeff Marshall received an Honarable Mention in the 2013 contest coming in in the Top 7 in the Country category.
Good As Gone Music Video! Debbie's music video for the song Good As Gone was Produced and Directed by Zach Jordan of Macatawa Pictures. Watch the video right here on Debbie's site and click the Photo Link for photos and notes on the filming. The song Good As Gone was written by Mark Luna and Richard Wold.
NARAS/Grammy: Debbie is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. The voting members of the NARAS choose the Grammy nominees and winners each year.
CMT 2005 New Music Collection: The song Midnight to Cinderella from Debbie’s debut cd Rustic Heart is included on Country Music Today (CMT) New Music Collection 2005. Other artists featured on this cd included: Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, Deana Carter, Billy Dean, and Shooter Jennings. Midnight to Cinderella was written by Paulette Miechle.
MS Music Fest & The Montel Williams MS Foundation: The song Love Might Change Your Mind from Debbie's Good As Gone cd was chosen to be included on the MS Music Fest 2006 Compilation CD to benefit MS charities. www.myspace.com/msmusicfest
GoGirls MusicFest 05: The song This Ain’t About You, is included on the GoGirls MusicFest 05 cd to benefit the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research. Debbie was also a featured performer at the GoGirls MusicFest 05 Los Angeles show. This Ain’t About You was written by Mark Luna.
Charity Events: Debbie supports many worthy charities and causes by playing shows and donating cds and merchandise. Debbie has been honored to play for The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Event for several summers in Santa Monica, CA; the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Cancer Research; the Hec C Aware/Hep C Coalition and others. She has donated cds and merchandise to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary auction; Levi Lindekugel/St. Jude Hospital Event; CAL/TEX retired Highway Patrol Officers of CA & TX auction and many more. For a more complete list of organizations that Debbie supports see the links page on her website.