Award winning indie artist Debbie Hennessey has released her first holiday recording, a classic pop version of Winter Wonderland, full of lush strings and happy jingle bells. "I believe that we are strongly influenced by the style of songs we grew up with as well as the songs themselves. I think this is especially true when it comes to holiday songs. For me, it was Christmas songs by singers like Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Elvis, The Carpenters, Burl Ives, etc. I wanted to honor that time with my version of this holiday song," says Hennessey.
Felix Bernard and Dick Smith originally wrote Winter Wonderland in 1934, and although it never mentions Christmas, the song evokes such strong images of winter and joy that it has become one of the most recorded holiday songs of all time. This version of the song was produced and arranged by Dan Marfisi of Jones House Music and mastered by multi-Grammy Award Winner Gavin Lurssen of Lurssen Mastering, with artwork and design by Orlando Rios.
Debbie Hennessey is an award winning independent artist with a distinctive voice that is both powerful and soulful. Her music is a crossover blend of country, rock and soul and has been played on Country and AC radio stations around the world. Debbie was named AC40 Female Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly, is a 3-time ASCAPlus Award recipient, was included on compilation CDs including the CMT New Music Collection, GoGirls MusicFest and several other charity compilations, named Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse, received Honorable Mentions in both the Billboard World Song Contest and Great American Song Contest, and was named Artist of the Month by Songsalive! The music video for the song Good As Gone was recently featured on the broadcast TV shows Extra and The Next GAC Star. Debbie's new cd, Good As Gone and debut cd Rustic Heart, were both produced by Rye Randa and are available through many music outlets including iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, or by calling 1-800-BUY-MY-CD.