Deb started taking piano lessons at an early age. When she was 14, she began playing organ in her Fayetteville, NC hometown church for the congregation and guest singers. She took a break from lessons when she left for North Carolina State University, where she received her BA degree in Business.
After marrying and having two children, she resumed her music by volunteering at First Baptist Church in Garner, NC for various children’s choirs, adult musicals, and praise bands. One of her most cherished memories of those years is managing the Middle School praise band, which included Scotty McCreery before his American Idol days.
Deb was then recruited by a local Raleigh, NC guitarist to play keyboard and sing lead vocals with him at numerous Residential, Assisted Living, and Nursing homes. Their personal arrangements of the old “standards” hit songs became quite popular in the Raleigh/Durham area. Also during that time, she began leading worship for the Women’s Ministry program at Hope Community Church in Cary, NC. This was perhaps Deb’s favorite time in her musical journey.
Unfortunately, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, Deb’s music was “put on hold.” She underwent numerous surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. Today she is thankful to God for healing and the fact that she is now able to resume her music.
Deb released her first original song, “Dancin’” in May, 2019. It was #1 on several Beach Music charts and was voted #2 song of 2020 on John Hook’s Beach Music Top 40 Chart. Her remake of “You’re No Good,” a collaboration with Gary Lowder of The Smokin’ Hot Band, was the #6 song for 2020. Her original song, “In My Dreams” was also #1 on several charts and came in at #44 for 2020 on The Beach Music Top 40.
In December, 2020, Deb released her Christmas Parody, “Here Comes Amazon,” which received both national and international radio exposure.
Deb’s latest original song, “Stop Messin’ With My Man” was released February 28th, 2021. It is already climbing the charts and the song’s Music Video had 464,000 views as of March 22nd.
Deb would like to thank you for visiting her website and hopes you will join her soon for one of her live performances. Click on “Events” to view Deb’s upcoming schedule.