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WELCOME TO DEBRAGUSSIN.COM!

Thanks for visiting my website!  I'm excited to share my songwriting journey with you.
There's a lot to check out, including some new songs, some new videos, some new photos,
and for your entertainment...some old photos!

This site will focus on my songwriting, but if you dig deep enough, you'll get a glimpse
of my career as a television producer.  
As you roam around, you can click on any purple word
for more info.  The site is updated frequently with new material, so be sure to check back often.

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LYRIC VIDEO: Soft Place To Fall

FEATURED SONGS

NEW INTERVIEW!

I was recently interviewed for VOYAGE LA MAGAZINE's series on 

LA's MOST INSPIRING STORIES!  Click on photo to read the article!

 

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WINNER!

                     2017 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS
                                               BEST LYRICS
 

GRAMMY VOTER!

I've just been named a GRAMMY VOTING MEMBER of the RECORDING ACADEMY!  

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TURMOIL: A NEW MUSICAL!

Somebody's World is about to stop turning!

STAY TUNED...

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NASHVILLE RADIO!

My song I'VE ALREADY WON, co-written w/ Stacy Hogan, has just debuted on

the legendary WSM RADIO!  Country-rocker MARK MACKAY performed

an acoustic version of the first tune off his new record TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS

on the show NASHVILLE TODAY!  Here's the first half of Mark's interview w/ Devon O'Day.

The song comes on at 4:30 in.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: BREAK ME OPEN!

THIS JUST IN!

Very honored to have three co-writes with Weezer's Brian Bell on
THE RELATIONSHIP band's new record, CLARA OBSCURA,
including the first single, BREAK ME OPEN
This awesome rock record is available now on iTunes and all streaming services.
CD's, vinyl, & cassettes available HERE!

BREAK ME OPEN just WON the HARD ROCK category of SONGDOOR INTERNATIONAL
So proud of this song, also co-written with Luther Russell. 


http://buzzbands.la/2017/02/08/stream-relationship-break-open/ 













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NEW CUT!

Excited to have written the first single off MARK MACKAY's new record,
"TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS"!  This rockin' country artist recorded a
smokin' version of my song, I'VE ALREADY WON, co-written with Stacy Hogan!  

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WINNER!

                        2016 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS
                                                   BEST LYRICIST

 
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AND THEY'RE OFF!

I'm so THRILLED to announce my song placement in a FEATURE FILM!
THIS IS OUR TIME, co-written with Dale Effren, will appear in A SUNDAY HORSE,
starring Nikki Reed, Linda Hamilton, William Shatner, & Ving Rhames.
The film just won BEST FEATURE at the EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL in NYC!
Theatrical release coming soon.  Here's the movie trailer!


(click on article pages to read)





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GOIN' FOR THE GOLD!

The SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON has named
"U SO MEAN NOTHING 2 ME" the GOLD AWARD WINNER for
Best R&B/Hip Hop/Urban Song in their 33nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest! 
Co-written with Ryan Martinez & Mike Westbrock. 








Last year, "IS THAT YOU?" was the GOLD AWARD WINNER for
Best Gospel/Inspirational/Christian Song!  Co-writer, Rik Howard, 
performed the song live at the Awards Gala in Washington, DC.

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THRILLA IN MANILA 2!

I'm thrilled to share the beautiful "SOMETIMES I DON'T MISS YOU,"
a song I co-wrote with singer/songwriter, Kyle Vincent. 
The first single from his latest album DETOUR was recently featured on a
morning TV show in Manila, Philippines!  Enjoy! 



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DVD RELEASE!

Two Primetime TV shows that my songs appeared in are out on DVD!  
The First Season of NBC's THE EVENT features I'VE ALREADY WON
(co-written with Stacy Hogan).  And the Final Season of the CW's 90210 
features OBEY THE DJ (co-written with Jonathan Bluth).
Available now at Amazon.com.  
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BEST LYRIC!

This just in from across the pond...!
"BEST ACTOR" has just been named the WINNER of the UK SONGWRITING CONTEST -
Lyrics Category
!  I'm very honored and humbled that my lyric rose to the top of 7,000
entries, and so grateful for the kindness and generosity that the British music
community has shown me over the years. Way to end the year on a high note! THANK U, UK!

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THRILLA IN MANILA!

**BREAKING NEWS**  
My song 
SOMETIMES I DON'T MISS YOU, co-written with singer/songwriter Kyle Vincent, 
is now receiving daily airplay in the
PHILIPPINES on FOUR big Metro Manila radio stations!
(serving a population of over 25 million people)  This FIRST SINGLE off of his new album
DETOUR, can be heard from anywhere in the world on these stations...

WISH FM 107.5 Live Stream:  http://www.wish1075.com
HOME 97.9 Live Stream:  http://streema.com/radios/play/12459
ENERGY FM 106.7 Live Stream: http://www.energyfm1067.com
STAR FM 102.7 Live Stream: http://www.surfmusic.de/rad.../102-7-star-fm-manila,14588.html

Here's a clip from the DEBUT AIRING on WISH-FM in Manila...


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IT'S OFFICIAL!

THIS IS OUR TIME, co-written with Dale Effren,
has been named the OFFICIAL THEME SONG of OTTAWA IDOL!
Two of my songs have been the Debut Singles of Idol winners.
So happy to have played a role in helping these up and coming
singers start their careers!

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MAJOR. LABEL. CUT!

  U SO MEAN NOTHING 2 ME has been recorded and released by WARNER MUSIC 
  artist INNOCENCE, for her new album THIS IS LOVE.  Executive Produced by
  European superstar Carlos Marin of IL DIVO, the song was written by Ryan Martinez,
  Stacy Hogan, Mike Westbrock, & Debra Gussin.  


  ORIGINAL DEMO | ALBUM COVER |
TITLES | CREDITS

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CHECK IT OUT!

  (click photo to read article)


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MORE GLOBAL WARMING!

IS THAT YOU? has just been awarded the SILVER MEDAL for BEST SONG
at the GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS!  I'm so grateful for the distinction given
to this song, and honored to receive this beautiful trophy!  Co-written with Rik Howard. 
THIS IS OUR TIME has also been awarded the SILVER MEDAL for BEST LYRICS!

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BOSTON STRONG!

  I'm very honored that I'VE ALREADY WON is featured on the new CD, BOSTON STRONG!
  For the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, this project will benefit
  One Fund Boston, which distributes to those affected by the tragedy.  The theme is
  about overcoming adversity, and embodying the spirit that inspires hope, resilience,
  and compassion.  Co-written with Stacy Hogan.

 
   BOSTON STRONG CD ARTIST INFO | FRONT COVER

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  TWO SONGS FEATURED ON "LIVING WITH A DREAM" CD
  I'VE ALREADY WON and THIS IS OUR TIME appear on a new inspirational CD,
  "Living With A Dream."  The CD accompanies the best-selling book, "Begin With Yes,"
  written by author, Paul Boynton.  Songs co-written with Stacy Hogan and Dale Effren.  
  And...my lyrics are featured on the inside cover of the CD package!


   LIVING WITH A DREAM | FRONT COVER | BACK COVER | INSIDE COVER
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OH, WHAT A NIGHT!

Had the pleasure of seeing the magnificent ERICH BERGEN at the Catalina Jazz Club
in Hollywood...and ended up in BROADWAY WORLD!  

A few years ago, this "Jersey Boy" performed the World Premiere of my song
THIS IS OUR TIME to a sold out crowd at Royce Hall.  Today, when he's not
starring in the CBS primetime drama "Madam Secretary," Erich is selling out
shows from coast to coast.
 

Pictured - American Idol's Michael Orland, multi-platinum lyricist Marty Panzer,
superstar Erich Bergen, Oscar, Grammy & Golden Globe-nominated songwriter
Allan Rich, and me!
   (click photo to enlarge)

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THIS JUST IN!

THIS IS OUR TIME, the DEBUT SINGLE by 2014 OTTAWA IDOL WINNER
Bernice Reyes, has just been released on CD Baby and iTunes!  
Canada's newly-crowned vocal powerhouse celebrated her big win by
performing the song live on the "Daytime Ottawa" TV show, as well as
headlining the Ottawa Idol Red Carpet Concert. Co-written with Dale Effren.  

Check out the NEW MUSIC VIDEO above!
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GREAT AMERICAN SONG!

The very first song contest I won was with the first song I wrote with composer
Don Grady (Robbie on "My Three Sons"). Now, the last song we wrote before
he passed away, has just WON the GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST!
"DON'T REACT" came in FIRST PLACE in the SPECIAL MUSIC category.
This was the most intricate lyric I've ever worked on! We had a ton of fun writing 
this song. I know he would be as thrilled as I am to receive this wonderful honor. 


"Lyrically dazzling and stylishly tuneful, "Don't React" impresses as a tour de force
of songwriting virtuosity.  GASC judges praised these songwriters for their inventive
story-telling, skillful lyrical imagery and smartly crafted melody.
Congratulations on this great song!"

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NEW RELEASE!

I'm thrilled to share this awesome project that I've been working on!  
I co-wrote five songs with singer/songwriter KYLE VINCENT for his brand new album.  
One of them - DETOUR - is the TITLE CUT!   

FORGET YOU GIRL was named the #1 POP/ROCK song of the year by the
DALLAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION, and received TOP HONORS at
INDIE INTERNATIONAL!  HAPPY ME made the AUSTRALIAN SONGWRITERS
ASSOCIATION's TOP TEN 
list of INTERNATIONAL songs.  Kyle also won
BEST MALE VOCALS for this song at the HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS. 

I could not be more proud of these award-winning songs.
You're gonna love this gorgeous collection!    


ORDER CD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD | REVIEWS | ARTICLERADIO SPOT

                                               
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AND THE WINNER IS! ...

                                                                                              DO U MISS THE HEAT? 
                                                  BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONG!
                                                             (Written by Debra Gussin & Stacy Hogan)


                                                                                
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FIRST PLACE!

Humbled and honored to be a WINNER of SONGDOOR INTERNATIONAL!
U SO MEAN NOTHING 2 ME
took FIRST PLACE in the POP category!
CONGRATS to my awesome co-writers Ryan Martinez, Stacy Hogan, & Mike Westbrock.








 
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BREAKING NEWS...FROM ENGLAND!

IS THAT YOU?, co-written with Rik Howard, was just announced as 
the WINNER of the UK SONGWRITING CONTEST! - Christian/Faith category.
Could there be a more appropriate present on Christmas Eve?  
What a wonderful gift this song continues to be.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS, everyone! 

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