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12th & Porter - Nashville, TN

12th & Porter - Nashville, TN



Deidre’s music is contemporary country that is highly influenced with a bluesy-pop/rock fusion. She has co-written five out of the six songs from her first Nashville-produced six song EP, ‘Dallas.’ She has the undeniable ability to connect with her audience, but her greatest strength is her belief in herself. It is that belief that exudes through, not only her writing, but her live performances.

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The Rustic - Dallas, TX

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Deidre Thornell

Although born and raised in Texas, she knew Nashville was the end goal, but it was the “how and when” that would soon be determined. She went on to college, but her heart was in writing and putting together her live shows, taking vocal cues from music’s biggest vocalists like Whitney Houston, Patsy Cline, Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert, and mastering performance skills through careful study of videos from Cher, Madonna, Shania Twain and Reba.  In 2013 as one of five National finalists in the Texaco Country Showdown, Deidre landed on the Ryman Auditorium stage.  Ultimately, Deidre made the move to Music City in the summer of 2015, immersing herself in the town’s talent pool and setting up co-writes. Deidre already knew Nashville producer, Jacob Rice, who has produced all of her new songs to date. Despite much talent-driven success, Deidre’s work ethic, fearlessness and belief in herself remain some of her most powerful attributes. 

“Miranda Lambert is the perfect example. She came in third in Nashville Star, moved home, got herself a game plan, got her business together and came back to Nashville to pitch her material – again, a vulnerable place to be. She has never been afraid to put herself out there, stay reinvent, stay fresh for her audience... In many respects, I’m much the same. I understand that success as a touring artist doesn’t happen overnight – This is why I work so hard at it every day. But I choose to believe it will happen.” 



Ghost Town a song with infectious melody and haunting lyrics paints a picture of a relationship that is over, but not yet, when you can't get someone out of your mind. You know it's ended, but the feelings are there. This lyric music video captures the essence of that. It was written by Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley and Shane McAnally and was first recorded and released by Jake Owen. Deidre Thornell released it on her latest EP Dallas (2017).

Break Up With Her was written by Deidre Thornell and Brian Desveaux. This song describes a relationship between two lovers, but is performed from the singer's perspective - a girl who is also in love with the same guy. The singer knows that the relationship, that the guy she is chasing after, is toxic for him and that he could do a lot better for himself. He is strongly advised to break up with his current lover, and to take on chance on a new love with her.




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