WelcomeDeidre Thornell’s first official EP, Destination Unknown, was released to iTunes on April 9, 2013, also featured on their front page under “new and noteworthy” section. The first song on the EP, “Looking For A Place To Shine”, has had such great audience and industry response that she is now releasing it as her first single. She's cute, she's cool, she's country. This singer/songwriter from Texas, barely 21 years old, with bountiful long red hair and a four octave range can certainly take command of any stage, and she has. Whether it’s a gut wrenching ballad that brings tears to the eyes and chills up the spine, or a high energy southern rock anthem complete with choreography, Deidre delivers this and more every time she takes the stage. She has performed on the Chevy Main Stage and the Bud Light Stage opening for such artists as Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott, and Gretchen Wilson. Through the years, she has sung the National Anthem at many venues, but singing it in front of 80,000 people for the 2011 Dallas Cowboys/San Diego Chargers game was an experience she will never forget. Rising to the next level, she entered the Texaco Country Showdown, a national contest, and was the Southeast Regional winner, and joined 4 other regional finalists in Nashville to share the stage with Jewel at the Ryman Auditorium. She is now headlining at various venues and festivals, and opens for national acts including Grammy winners, Diamond Rio.
She has also had the privilege to work with such talented writers and producers such as Ron Grimes (multi-platinum songwriter for LeAnn Rimes’ on her Sitting on Top of the World album) who co-wrote “Destination Unknown” with her in 2008; Scott Sean White (co-writer of Good For Nothing and Biggest Day); Jeff Jacobs (Foreigner and Billy Joel); Tim and Angela Lauer (co-writer of Looking For A Place To Shine), and Josh Goode (multi-Emmy award winning songwriter/producer).
You can contact Deidre for booking through her website www.deidrethornell.com where you will also find links to various media outlets for her music such as facebook, twitter, and reverbnation.
What Ron Grimes,multi-platinum songwriter,says this about Deidre....
"Deidre’s vocal tone, and range far surpasses her age of 18, being that of a much more seasoned performer. She is undeniably transparent in her integrity and generosity, both as an artist and a person; her strong determination and motivation will eventually reap the rewards she so justly deserves. She ceases to amaze me whether we are songwriting or recording."
"…unbelievable talent, so genuine, left us wanting more…"
-Rudy Fernandez (Station Manager- KEAN 105 Abilene)
"…amazing stage presence…great ballad voice…very versatile…"
-Kidd Kraddock (KISS FM 106.1-Dallas)
"…unbelievable voice…she’s great…tons of personality, tremendous range…"
-Becky Oliver (Fox 4–Dallas)