Performer; Songwriter; Vocalist
Blues; Country; Rock
Apr 25, 2017
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 songs and music videos have aired on USA and UHD Networks, and TV shows Extra, The Next GAC Star, and The Moment. She has been named a multiple Finalist in the Great American Song Contest and multi-Semi-Finalist in the Song of the Year Contest, International Songwriting Competition, and Music City SongStar Contest, as well as multiple Honorable Mentions from the Billboard World Song Contest and West Coast Songwriters Contest.
Her songs have been included on compilation CDs including CMT's New Music Collection, GoGirls MusicFest, Songsalive!, Beautiful-Women on the Move, among others and named Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse. Debbie also provides music for film/TV music libraries. She is a voting member of the NARAS (The GRAMMYS®), a writer/publisher member of ASCAP, a member of AIMP, NARIP, and on the steering committee of SONA. Debbie's three full-length CDs and seven singles are all available through multiple music outlets including iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon, or by calling 1-800-BUY-MY-CD.
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. The song was written by Paulette Miechle.
International Songwriting Competition: The song Ugly Sweater Christmas written by Robin Sandoval-March and Debbie Hennessey, and sung by Juliet Lyons was a Semi-Finalist in the 2021 contest.
Music City SongStar Contest: The song Bounce written by Debbie Hennessey, Robin Sandoval-March, and Charlie Gathe, and sung by Sarah Russo was a Semi-Finalist in the 2019 contest.
West Coast Songwriters Contest: The song Bounce written by Debbie Hennessey, Robin Sandoval-March, and Charlie Gathe, and sung by Sarah Russo received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 contest, one of only three songs in the Pop category to do so.
Rock n' Roll Camp For Girls Los Angeles: Debbie's song Believe was one of only three songs chosen by the girls to create a music video in the 2018 session. In one week the girls, ages approx 12/13 yrs, were required to choose a song, create a concept, do pre-production, filming, and editing, the video premiered at the camp showcase held at the world-famous Troubadour. Debbie spent the filming day with the girls and was in the video with them. "This was one of the best days I have ever had as a musician," Hennessey said.
West Coast Songwriters Contest: The song Whiskey Charm written by Debbie Hennessey and Jeffery Marshall received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 contest, one of only two songs in the Country category to do so.
Great American Song Contest: The song Right For Right Now was a Top Finalist in the 2017 Great American Song Contest. Right For Right Now was written by Debbie Hennessey and Jeffery Marshall and has also received a great deal of airplay on internet radio.
Song of the Year Contest: The song Whiskey Charm written by Debbie Hennessey and Jeffery Marshall named a Semi-Finalist in the 2016 contest.
Song of the Year Contest: The song Every Song Is You, written by Debbie Hennessey, Jeffery Marshall, and Courtney Leigh Heins, was named Semi-Finalist in the 2015 Song of the Year Contest. The Semi-Finalist placement is the highest placement next only to the one winner and four finalists.
West Coast Songwriters Contest: The song Sugar & Rain written by Debbie Hennessey, Courtney Leigh Heins, and Jeffery Marshall received an Honorable Mention in the 2013 contest coming in in the Top 7 in the Country category.
Billboard World Song Contest: The song Love Might Change Your Mind, written by Debbie Hennessey, Sunny Hilden and John DePatie, received a Billboard World Song Contest Honorable Mention for their song Love Might Change Your Mind.
Great American Song Contest: The song Dare Me, written by Debbie Hennessey, 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 Hennessey, Sunny Hilden, and John DePatie, receives an Honor Award in the 8th Annual Great American Song Contest.
Debbie's song Believe appeared in an episode of the TV show The Moment with host Kurt Warner on USA Network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASCAPLUS Award: Debbie has received multiple ASCAPlus Awards, for songwriting from the American Society of Composers and Publishers.
NARAS: Debbie is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
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 and Redondo, CA; the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Cancer Research; the Hep 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. If you would like Debbie to perform at an event or donate some cds use the "contact form" to send your request.
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