Debbie Cunningham is a christian recording artist, author, speaker & podcast host

As an artist , she is known as a powerful, engaging entertainer with a musical styling of jazz that is soulful yet elegant and sophisticated.  

She earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Temple University. Upon graduation, Debbie married her high school sweetheart and moved to Nashville, TN where she continued to pursue her career as a vocalist. 

In 2005, she furthered her studies in Jazz at the Nashville Jazz workshop for 2 years. Since then she has spent almost two decades in the music business as a songwriter and entertainer. Through the years she recorded two albums; the first, a Jazz standards album entitled-The Rest of Your Life. 

Cunningham has won over countless jazz fans in and around her adopted hometown of Nashville and beyond with the passionate live performances she plays with her quartet. Over the years she has entertained audiences at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, LP Field, Williamson County Performing Arts Center, regional hotspots, small local theaters, wine festivals, corporate/ private and charity events across Middle, TN and beyond.  

As an Author, After more than a decade in the music business, she published her first book, Dancing in The Kitchen: Hope and Help for Staying in Love. 

" While singing about love & romance for years I noticed that so many couples, even christian couples, were getting divorced.  That's why I wrote all the songs on my second album, A Million Kisses, about the journey of committed love. The ups, downs and celebration of it all. My fans resonated with the lyrics so much that they reached out to me to write a book on the subject. 

So I began interviewing couples about what worked to get them through the hard seasons of marriage and keep going. Dancing in the Kitchen is a combination of stories behind the songs on my album which includes my 36 year marriage experience and the stories of other couples with strategies to build love that lasts even when life is challenging."

AS a Podcast Host- The Next Chapter

Now at 58, Debbie began to notice that midlife women all around her seemed to feel lost and disconnected in this next phase of life. Especially those that were single, divorced or widowed. She felt God prompting her to encourage them on line by launching a podcast specifically for midlife women. 

Midlife Crescendo Podcast seeks to encourage women to find new passion and purpose in this second phase of life. 

“Let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1b

The Rest of her life…

She enjoys spending time with her husband of 36 years, her 2 children and 2 grandsons. She loves the ritual of afternoon tea and regularly pauses to view God’s artistry via the sunset.

She and Derek are enjoying their empty nest, still dancing in their kitchen and starting to cross off their bucket list. They reside in Franklin, Tennessee.


The industry buzz …. 

Debbie’s New album- A Million Kisses- 

"What a pleasure to hear Debbie Cunningham!  We've known for a long time she's a talent with a remarkable gift for singing.   The ten original songs on her latest CD "A Million Kisses" also display a writer of smart, swinging, mature compositions on the subject of love.  An artist has emerged here!"     Greg Lee, WMOT Radio, Jazz Director 

-Critic Mut Asheru from Unsigned: The Magazine wrote: “What a glorious sound Debbie makes. What I love is her vocal fearlessness."

-Debbie Alan, original co-host of Nashville’s Talk of the Town says “Debbie has a voice like velvet” 

- Bob Collins from WRHU Jazz Radio NY calls Cunningham’s debut CD “A gem!”

Debbie Cunningham Headshot

Performing with her jazz quartet

Midlife Crescendo Podcast - Finding new passion & purpose in the second half of life!

“Marriage is a bit like dancing. It's supposed to be fun but it's harder than it looks. But what of I told you it CAN get better?”

— -Debbie Cunningham

Dancing in the Kitchen Endorsements....

“ Delightful and Insightful.”  

-Allison Allen, Author, speaker & co-host of Back Porch Theology Podcast

"Debbie’s book provides encouragement  to keep hearing the music that made us fall in love, even if circumstances change.  I recommend you review Debbie’s “Practices for Staying in Love” to keep from stepping on your partner’s toes."

-Dan Miller, New York Times bestselling author, 48 Days to the Work You Love

  “Staying in love through the challenges that life brings to every relationship does not come naturally. Dancing in the Kitchen is a book you can’t afford to miss.” 

  -Ken Davis, Best Selling Author and Inspirational/Motivational Speaker

It is obvious that marriage is under attack and even many good ones are in troubled waters. Dancing in the Kitchen will inspire you to rehearse the steps and keep dancing in the arms of your love.”

— -Eliie Lofaro, Author/ International Speaker