Nashville Recording Artist & Grand Ole Opry Performer, DeAnna Dawn Denning, has been performing since the age of eight. In her twenty-plus years as an industry professional, she has graced stages worldwide as well as prestigious venues such as the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry. DeAnna started in her home state of Pennsylvania playing local country music venues with her band, November Dawn. By the age of fourteen, she was performing nearly two hundred shows per year and was hired as a guest vocalist in many local bands. Throughout the years, shes performed every genre from Rock to Gospel to Jazz both as a lead and supporting vocalist.

In January of 2008, DeAnna relocated to Nashville where she signed on as the front-woman for the Nashville-based Euro Pop-Rock band, Difference United. The band toured China during the month of August playing thirteen shows in four cities during the Olympics. Their Xi-An concert was broadcast live on television for millions of viewers on CCTV. Difference United returned to Xi-An in December of 2010 for a small series of shows put on by the city's Cultural Trust.

From 2014-2016, DeAnna has served as the band leader and lead vocalist of the award-winning Downtown Band, as well as performing at private events throughout the Southeast with Gary Jenkins & the Thundering Hearts, Nationwide Coverage, Galaxy Red, Skyline Drive and The Soul Searchers.  She currently teaches independent Commercial Voice, Songwriting, Performance, and Rhythm Guitar lessons and serves as a Vocal Director/Alto for several Nashville and International acts.  

Her debut EP, "DECADE"  was released in April of 2016. "DECADE" sold almost 500 copies just days after hitting the shelves, and received rave reviews from fans of all ages. Negotiations for a regional tour to support the album are currently under way with a primary focus on Denning's home turf as well as the South-easten USA. Denning's side endeavor, "For a Good Time, Call...," is slated to become Nashville's VIP Event and Party Band. A mash-up of every genre aimed to please party-goers, visitors touring Nashville's legendary venues, and folks looking for a professional band for their private events. Information on 4AGTC can be found here.

DeAnna has had the honor of performing with the following:

  • Kevin Sharp
  • Mark Nessler
  • Shania Twain
  • Shane Minor
  • David Allen Coe
  • Lila McCann
  • Lorrie Morgan
  • John Michael Montgomery
  • Sawyer Brown
  • John Berry
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Dwight Yokum
  • Deana Carter
  • Eric Heatherly
  • Anita Cochran
  • Brad Paisley
  • Randy Travis
  • Tracy Byrd
  • Don Williams
  • Confederate Railroad
  • Collin Raye
  • Ty Herndon
  • Mark Chesnutt
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Ralna English
  • Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
  • Ronnie Milsap
  • ZZ Top
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Ted Nugent
  • Calvin Nowell
  • B. Reith
  • Ami Rushes
  • Danny Chambers
  • Fiona Culley 
  • Emmylou Harris

Tours

  • 1999-2007
    Featured vocalist for Latshaw Productions – USA
  • 2000-2003
    Corporate tours for Bayer Animal Health, VetSmart and BiLo Foods – USA
  • 2005
    Supporting act and background vocalist for comedian, Charlie Prose – East Coast, Canada & Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2008 Olympic Games & December of 2010
    Beijing, Kunming, Nanning and Xi-An, China
    Frontwoman for Euro-Pop Rock group, Difference United

Theater/Acting

  • 1995
    Belinda Cratchit – “A Christmas Carol”
  • 1996
    Overture Soprano, Angel and Dancer – “Jesus Christ Superstar”
  • 1997
    Gracie Shinn – “The Music Man”
  • 2002
    Extra – “The Mothman Prophecies”
  • 2010
    Extra – Honeysuckle Hill Farm Commercial
  • 2010
    Soprano – Music Video for Ami Rushes’ “There’s a Lifting of the Hands”
  • 2011
    Customer #1 – HBO's “Temporary” Pilot

Recording and Production Credits

 

  • Marquee Mayfield - "Breakdown

          Vocal Arranger, BGV & Assistant Mix Engineer on Never Enough, Breakdown,& X Factor.

 

  • Judah & the Lion – “First Fruits” EP

         Production Assistant, Assistant Mix Engineer, Vocal Coach, BGV’s and Percussion.

Sound Stage – Nashville, TN

 

  • Fiona Culley – “Daddy Lessons" Cover Video 

         Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Robert "Dewey" Boyd Jr.                              

         BGV'S and percussion                                                                                      

         Forty-One Fifteen Studio – Nashville, TN                                            

 

  • Ethos Church - EP

         Production Assistant, Assistant Mix Engineer, BGV’s and Percussion

         Sweetbriar Studio – Nashville, TN

 

  • Difference United – “Dream Again”

         Raindrops – In the Silence – Dream Again – Be the One – More Than Ever
         Lead Vocals and BGV’s
        The Sonic Cellar – Nashville, TN & The Flood Zone – Nashville, TN

 

  • DeAnna Dawn Denning - “Dream Big” Single

         Kitty Wells’ Studio – Nashville, TN

 

  • DeAnna Dawn Denning - “Christmas on 9th”

         Knabb’s Attic Studio – Leechburg, PA

 

  • Pre-Production with Luke Wooten

         Station West – Nashville, TN

 

  • Superstar Jones – “Retronome”

         Lead Vocal and BGV’s on “All I Want”

         Mr. Small’s Funhouse – Millvale, PA

 

  • Rocket Me Nowhere – “Some People Call Me Crazy” Single

         BGV’s
 

  • DeAnna Dawn Denning

        “Good Girls” – “Jump Start My Heart” – “Wonderful Christmas” – “Little Lone Star” – “Somewhere In Love

        Dave Hanner Studio – Pittsburgh, PA

 

  • Voice Actor for Sedecky Puppets

         Pittsburgh, PA

 

  • Franklin – “This Life” EP
    BGV’s, Strings, and Percussion
    Ronnie’s Place at Black River Entertainment – Nashville, TN

 

  • “While the Gettin’s Good” – Demo
    Lead Vocal and BGV’s
    Buck on the Run Music – Bellevue, TN

 

  • “Meg and Mog” by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowsky
    Voice Actor, Lead Vocals and BGV’s
    The Coalmine – Franklin, TN

 

  • David DeMarco – “One More Surrender”
    Alto and Soprano BGV’s
    Craig Carter Studio – Nashville, TN

 

  • Duncan James – EP
    Lead Vocals and BGV’s
    County Fair Studio – LaVerge, TN

 

  • C.T. Blackmoore – EP
    BGV’s
    Sweetbriar Studios – Nashville, TN

 

  • “Victory is at Hand”
    Soprano BGV
    Velvet Cinema/ Michael Whittaker – Franklin, TN

 

  • Seth Costner – “From the Ashes”
    Gang Vocal on “Everyone Lies”
    Crystal City – Nashville, TN

 

  • Demo Vocal
    “Look What You Did to Me” & “Letting You Go”
    Mason Embry Productions – Franklin, TN
    (Letting you go was recently cut by The Enderlin Chicks – Universal Records)

 

  • RyLee Madison – “Where Does the Time Go”
    “Be Yourself” Single
    Alto and Soprano BGV’s
    Steve Fox Studio - Nashville, TN

 

  • Stereophonic – “Live from the French Quarter Café”
    Vocal Director, Lead Vocal on “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and Alto BGV’s

 

  • Latshaw Productions – “Big Band Christmas Spectacular”
    Lead Vocal on “Oh Holy Night” – “New Year’s Eve” & “Gospel Medley”
    Jeree Records – New Brighton, PA

 

  • Mobile Music Academy Jingle
    Lead Vocal
    Mason Embry Productions – Franklin, TN

 

  • Teachers’ Federal Credit Union Jingle
    Lead Vocal and BGV’s
    Jingle House - Greensburg, PA

DeAnna has modeled for the followinG:

  • Kangol
  • Baby Phat
  • Talbots
  • New York, New York Boutique
  • Tonya Elizabeth Photography
  • Christos van Nathan
  • Josh D’Aubin Photography and Design
  • Archie Carpenter
  • Life Event Imaging
  • JLo
  • Little Luna Vintage
  • Rodney Mitchell Salon and Style Bar

Vocal Director and Coaching Credits

  • Oasis Church – Worship Director - Murfreesboro Campus
  • VLADA
  • Aaron Cox
  • Dr. Mark Williams
  • Stereophonic
  • Judah & the Lion
  • Franklin
  • Commercial Voice, Songwriting, Stage and Rhythm Guitar Instructor for Nashville’s Mobile Music Academy - 6 years

Stats

  • Age – 32
  • Experience – 20 + years
  • Weight – 112
  • Height – 5’2”
  • Eye Color – Hazel
  • Hair Color – Blonde Ombre (for today, at least)

Additional Skills:

  • Rhythm Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Choreography
  • Emcee
  • Radio Personality
  • Artist Styling
  • Booking and Management Services
  • Merchandise Design
  • Session Coaching

 

  • DeAnna was frequently hired to sing both our National Anthem and O Canada for the Pittsburgh Penguins as well as performing for home games of the Philadelphia 76'ers, and Pittsburgh Steelers.