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 and UHD Networks, and the music video for the song Good As Gone was featured on the broadcast TV shows Extra and The Next GAC Star. She was named a Semi-Finalist in the Song of the Year Contest and has received Honorable Mentions from the Billboard World Song Contest, Great American Song Contest and West Coast Songwriters Contest. She has been included on compilation CDs including CMT's New Music Collection, GoGirls MusicFest, Songsalive!, Beautiful-Women on theMove, among others and named Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse. Debbie's cds: No Longer Broken, Good As Gone, Rustic Heart, and singles: Believe, Winter Wonderland, Hallelujah, It Wasn't His Child, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and Please Come Home For Christmas are available through many music outlets including iTunes, and right here at CDBaby! You can even call 1-800-Buy-My-CD and talk to a real person! For more visit Debbie's website at www.debbiehennessey.com
(No Longer Broken) "When an artist's voice can speak to you with it's tone, pitch and power - not just with the lyrics sung - you know you're in for something special. Souldful might only be a word, but it may just say it all when it comes to standout singer/songwriter Debbie Hennessey.
From its first song, No Longer Broken, is an album that effortlessly blends genres and connects the universal experiences of love lost (Every Song is You), found (No Longer Broken), damaged (Let Me Go) and … massaged with liquor (Whiskey Charm). Heartache aside, No Longer Broken is something to celebrate as a polished piece of work from an indie artist that deserves praise for being eclectic, yet electric for fans of all types of music. This album is a little bit country with a dash of rock ’n’ roll, a few bursts of pop and some rich rhythm and blues that collides with deep soul.
Hennessey’s voice is husky (in the best possible way) and offers hints of Stevie Nicks spun with the effervescence of a Faith Hill. On this, her third full-length album, Hennessey’s growth and range as an artist is evident, having co-written eight of the nine songs (six with her guitarist, Jeffrey Marshall), including the titular standout No Longer Broken. Hennessy is an accomplished indie act worth checking out; the production values and her voice – that voice! – will blow you away. It’s truly stellar from start to finish." - Mike Wood, The Pulse Magazine
(No Longer Broken) "Sometimes the boulevard of broken dreams is really a highway of smashed hearts.
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Debbie Hennessey been down that road. But No Longer Broken is in the past tense; she's looking in her rearview mirror, leaving the dashed hopes and bad shit behind. This is honest talk from a strong woman; however, the music is brimming with infectious pop/rock melodies even when the lyrics are tossing poison darts.
Hennessey epitomizes the rootsy side of Adult Album Alternative, essentially classic rock with a contemporary edge. While there are country flavors in the grooves, this is definitely a West Coast record, more Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne than Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. On Every Song is You, Hennessey's voice recalls the plaintive croon of Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac while producer Jeffery Marshall's riffs give the track a Wallflowers kick. The title cut offers a feeling of emotional uplift from all the heartache. "One touch from you/And I'm no longer broken," Hennessey sings, and killer slide guitar makes it all go down soulful and easy.
When Hennessey lets it rip, she doesn't hold back. "Liar, cheater," she rages on in You Can't Unpull a Trigger. The mean harmonica captures the anguish in her singing. On Let Me Go, Hennessey leaves her soul bare - and the listener breathless. Breaking up may be hard to do, but it's worth it if it inspires albums as excellent as this." - Stacey Zering, No Depression
(No Longer Broken) "A seasoned singer/songwriter, Hennessey imbues her craftily structured songs with a husky vocal resonance and some deluxe backup by deft players. Every Song Is You is our favorite, a tune whose theme is music’s power to evoke and to transport. Suffused with organ, backup singers and a neat, nimble guitar solo, this midtempo song is catchy and satisfying...Hennessey is an experienced hand who can certainly deliver a polished product." - Music Connection
(Good As Gone) "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
"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
“Good As Gone” is an appealing, uptempo country song, which provides a terrific showcase for Hennessey’s rich, distinctive vocals. Hennessey has a voice which sounds authentic and soulful…” – Singer Universe
“Debbie’s unique singer/songwriter artistry carries a comfortable strength in her solid vocal performance and interpretations… known for her solid stage performance, the tracks chosen on Rustic Heart are sure fire hits played live. Rustic Heart has several tracks written by other songwriters but Debbie's presence delivers each songs lyrics as a story all her own.” - Toni K, Songsalive!
“First cd (Rustic Heart) from a remarkably original artist… that inimitable flavor of country/rock/soul… of those visionaries who unanimously unite critical and broad audiences. The Album of the Month without hesitation.” - Le Cri du Coyote
Her unique voice adds a special soul to tunes that are good on their own merit, but Debbie's vocals are a breath of fresh air. It shows that Debbie puts her heart and soul into her craft. A truly solid effort from a wonderful performer”. - Rikk’s Revues
“Hennessey's excellent album, Rustic Heart, has more than a few nice things going for it. Among them: great material, a lovely voice and terrific production by Rye Randa. It's a true indie album, yet it sounds as well-crafted as most tracks you hear on the airwaves. As the title suggests, there is a bit of country in these eight songs of love and/or heartache.” - The G-Man, NoHoLA Magazine