The Louisville, Ky native was lifted to stardom as a contestant on American Idol Season 8. Deanna made it all the way to the Hollywood round and received great reviews from all four judges. After the show’s end, Deanna signed her first record deal with Ocean Records. Her debut album, “Traveler” was released in 2009.
Her album is a culmination of her musical journey, which has taken her from her Kentucky roots to Los Angeles to the U.S. Virgin Islands. She has teamed up with producer Padraic Coursey, of Aqua Sounds Studio, and Grammy Award-nominated engineer Marc DeSisto (Melissa Ethridge, Sheryl Crow, Michelle Branch).
The following year Ocean Records released “Live at Aqua Sounds.” Deanna dropped her sophomore studio album (The Plunge) in the fall of 2011 after completing a 16-state U.S. summer tour.
Fans alike have found a connection to her soulful lyrics and melodies. Her unique sound is part Adele meets Miranda Lambert. [+]