"Yours" given Honorable Mention Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

"Yours" receives an Honorable Mention in the 2014 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition!

posted by Debbie L. Rice on 01/22/2015

"Yours" awarded Semi-Finalist! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Debbie L. Rice the Semi-Finalist placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Semi-Finalist placement in the songwriting competition.

posted by Songoftheyear.com on 12/10/2014

"Seeker" awarded songwriting honor! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Oct. 3rd, 2014

The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Debbie L. Rice the Suggested Artist placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Suggested Artist placement in the songwriting competition.


posted by Songoftheyear.com on 10/04/2014

ISSA Awards! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Debbie L. Rice of Faith:REFINED has been selected as a nominee for the 2009 ISSA (Independent Singer/Songwriter Association) Christian Songwriting Awards! Please take a moment to vote for her song, "Alleluia". This is a international competition, and every vote counts! Click this link to be taken to the nominee page, then click the "Fan Vote" link on the right.


Thank you so much!!

posted by Debbie L. Rice (Faith:REFINED) on 11/18/2009

"Alleluia" by Faith:REFINED wins Award! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

The latest single by Faith:REFINED, "Alleluia", has been named an Honor Award winner in the 10th Annual Great American Song Contest. Over 1500 songwriters from forty countries around the world entered the 2008 event. In addition to top winners in each category, the judges selected approximately 100 Finalists. The link to this section is near the end of Winners section here: http://www.greatamericansong.com/winners.html

"Alleluia" can be found on Faith:REFINED's sophmore CD of the same name.

posted by Debbie L. Rice on 03/16/2009

Faith:REFINED welcomes a new member! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

We are pleased to announce the addition of our newest member, Jason Elkins. Jason plays bass, and is also our new lead vocalist. Jason is a US Marine, and has served in Iraq. While in Iraq, he became the music minister for the chaplain of his unit, playing with his band, the Euphrates River Revival.

We are blessed to have him in Faith:REFINED!

posted by Debbie L. Rice on 02/28/2009

Faith:REFINED Nominated for KCCM Award Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Debbie L. Rice & Faith:REFINED are proud to announce that they have been nominated for Contemporary Artist of the Year at the annual KCCM King Cat Music Awards to be held April 26th, in Kansas City. The KCCM Awards serves to recognize King Cat Music artists in a variety of award categories including Best Group, Best Songwriter, Best in Pop and other music genres. This event is opened to the public. Musicians and fans are encouraged to attend. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at www.KCCMAwards.com. More information about the KCCM Awards is available from Connie Whitlock at 816-540-4197 (info@kingcatmusic.com.com)

posted by Debbie L. Rice on 04/18/2008

"Alleluia" now added to the Fan Faves Chart! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

We are pleased to release our 1st Praise & Worship song, Alleluia, to the Praise & Worship Fan Faves chart. For the past year I have been just waiting for God to give me a Praise & Worship song. It finally dawned on me (duh!) that I need to write this one myself. Waiting for God to give me a song about praising Him was like asking someone to sing themselves "Happy Birthday"! So here is my heart, and the reason I sing.

posted by Debbie L. Rice on 02/12/2008

Faith:REFINED Nominated for Momentum Awards! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Faith:REFINED Nominated "Contemporary Artist of the Year"
IndieHeaven's Momentum Awards

Lake Jackson, TX, January 3rd, 2007 IndieHeaven.com, the leading organization supporting Independent artists in Christian music, is pleased to announce that Faith:REFINED has been nominated "Contemporary Artist of the Year" in the 3rd annual "Momentum Awards". This prestigious award will be handed out at the upcoming IndieHeaven CIA Summit2008 conference March 29, 2008.
IndieHeaven founder and CIA Summit director Keith Mohr states, "It's important to recognize and applaud the efforts made in recent years by artists who are independent. By providing them the recognition they have earned, we hope to increase their platform and awareness. There are many independent artists who are doing an incredible job with their music and most importantly their mission. We look forward to the awards being a part of our annual artist's conference." Visit www.ciasummit.com for more information about the Christian Independent Alliance Summit.

Faith:REFINED was founded in 2005 by keyboardist/songwriter Debbie L. Rice. Now made up of an eclectic mixture of vocalists, songwriters and musicians, this Contemporary Christian band continues to surprise with their mixture of Pop, Rock, Country & Children's songs, all blended together with their message of Faith.

Located on the shores of the Texas Gulf Coast in Lake Jackson, Faith:REFINED is made up of vocalists Pamela Bieri, guitarist Ray Miller, bass player Nick Benavidez, and keyboardist Debbie L. Rice. Faith:REFINED's mission is to bring God's message of Faith to believers and non-believers alike. Main songwriter Debbie L. Rice shows through her music the wonderful things God has done in her life, and the growth she has experienced by placing her trust and faith in Him during times of difficulty. Having faced cancer, bankruptcy, foreclosure, divorce, loss of her house to a tropical storm, the death of her father, repossession, and being forced to move herself and her infant son 4 times in 5 years, you would think her music would be full of anger, grief and sorrow. Instead, she tells of the love, provision and blessing God gives to you when you put Him first in your life and put your life in His hands.
To register your vote for Faith:REFINED as the "Contemporary Artist of the Year" in this year's Momentum awards, please visit http://www.indieheaven.com/momentum_awards.php. You can also register your vote for their hit single, "They Chose Me" in the Song of the Year category by typing it in as "They Chose Me" by Faith:REFINED.

posted by Debbie L. Rice on 01/03/2008

Fan Faves Chart! Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Our single, "They Chose Me" has recently been added to the Fan Faves chart! Please take a moment to click on the tab at the top of the page: FAN FAVES and vote for Faith:REFINED.
Also, the video for this song has been added to the IH video page! Simply click on the HOME tab above and scroll down to the middle of the page where the video's are. (It says "It's like MTV...). Ours is the 3rd video!

posted by Debbie L. Rice on 11/16/2007

Our Newest Member Subscribe To My News (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

We'd like to announce the addition of our newest member, Ray Miller! Ray is a fantastic acoustic & lead guitarist and we are so blessed to have him join our group. Ray can be heard on our latest single, "Walk On", to be released next week.....stay tuned!!

posted by Debbie L. Rice on 10/21/2007

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We have just been notified that our song, "They Chose Me" is currently NUMBER ONE on the American Idol Underground Charts!! (American Idol for Songwriters)! Praise God! Please help keep us on the charts by voting here:



posted by Faith:REFINED on 10/09/2007

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"In Your Silence" has been added to the Fan Faves chart! We'd appreciate your vote!

posted by Faith:REFINED on 10/07/2007

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July 9th, 2007
Praise God! We just received the following news:

Congratulations, you have been selected to receive an Honorable Mention in the 11th Annual "Unisong" International Song contest.

This year featured the highest overall quality of songs, lyrics, and writers ever submitted by far, with the most diverse and varied entries from a multitude of countries representing every continent on Earth except Antarctica (and songwriting penguins out there).

The judging therefore was extremely competitive and to be singled out anywhere in the top 15% of all songs submitted was no easy feat.

Your song, "They Chose Me" received an Honorable Mention in the L.U.N.C. H. category, (www.lunchensemble.com) where all net proceeds will go to benefit social programs they sponsor in the areas of hunger, homelessness, substance abuse, & domestic abuse. All songs entered in this special category had to address any of these four main themes or similar variations.

Results are posted on our website at: http://www.unisong.com.

Thank you Lord!

June/July 2007 "They Chose Me" reaches the NUMBER ONE SPOT on the Fan Faves Chart!!

After 30 days, this song was taken off the chart (as they all are at 30 days), but we re-submitted it, and it's almost at Number 1 again! Praise God!
Also, this song was inspired by a radio interview with Mark Schultz where he described his "Bike Across America" tour in support of adoption. Our dream has been to get this song into Mark's hands. Well, just yesterday, the CD was placed directly in his hands! Pray for Mark to hear this song, and want to 'adopt' it as his own. God is Good!!

05/07/07 Our latest single, "They Chose Me" has been added to the Fan Faves chart! Please click the Fan Faves tab at the top of this page, find our song and vote for it by clicking on the stars to the right of the song. 5 stars means you really like it! You can hear the song by clicking on the song title. Thanks for your support!

04/15/07 Hey everyone! Check out the awesome new pictures we posted from our latest event, the United In Him Festival in Lake Jackson, TX!! This was an Indieheaven.com event, with 4 major IH bands, area youth bands, speakers, and a couple of other groups that I haven't yet managed to sign up to Indieheaven (just wait!). We had a great time with Tawana, Jason Schaarschmidt, and Mark Mireles from Indieheaven. Thank you so much for joining us, you are all such a blessing!!

4/01/07 Our song, "They Chose Me", was awarded "Honorable Mention" at the International Songwriter Awards (We Are Listening)!! We just say "Thank You Lord Jesus" for giving us this song and trusting us with it. We promise to have it posted soon!

03/08/07 Announcing 3 amazing new members to our group! Please help us in welcoming Melinda Bedrich (vocals), Nick Benavidez (bass), and Randal Cade (drums). They are all awesome, and I can't wait for you to hear them play! We have a new single coming out soon, called "They Chose Me". It's a tear-jerker, so get your hanky's ready. More soon!!

01/17/07 Happy New Year Everyone!! Thanks so much for your awesome support during the nominations for the Momentum awards...you are such a blessing to us! We did not make the final 5, but there are some wonderfully talented artists who DID make it to the finals who need your vote! Please take a moment to stop by the voting page and support them.

We now have a new single on the Indieheaven Radio Chart! "I Want to Know You Lord", performed by Pamela Bieri, is inching it's way up day by day. Please click on the radio tower on the IH home page and support us with your vote!

A special shout-out to Donna Crim from Lake Jackson, TX for being the first to answer the 'Holiday traditions' question in our last newsletter. Donna's response was "My favorite tradition is reading the Christmas Story before we open gifts on Christmas day." Thanks Donna!!

12/06/03 We are excited to announce that we have been nominated for 4 Momentum awards!! "Song of the Year" (In Your Silence), "Contemporary Artist of the Year", "Worship Artist of the Year", and "Female Vocalist of the Year". Thank you so much for your nominations!! Please take a moment to visit the voting page (you can find the link on the IH home page) and cast your vote for us in these catagories. Voting ends December 31st. God Bless You!

We would also like to announce the addition of Pete & Kim Rieche to our band! Kim is a wonderful vocalist, and Pete is an awesome bass player. Read more about them in our updated bio, and check out thier pictures in our 'Artist pic' section. Leave us a comment welcoming them to the IH family!

Unfortunately, we also had to say 'Good Bye' to our fantastic vocalist, Jennifer Barber. Jennifer needed to concentrate on her family and church obligations, and we wish her much success and love in her endeavors. We will miss her! You can still hear Jennifer in several of our songs, including "In Your Silence", "Free", and our current chart climber "Secret Sin". We love you Jennifer!

11/16/06 You can now purchase our music on i-tunes! Just go to itunes.com, select "itunes store" from the menu at top, and type in Debbie L. Rice in the search field on the left. You'll find us!

10/17/06 Just a quick 'shout out' to Josh from Dortmund, Germany! He responded to our newsletter question about the weather....unfortunately he was having a "dreary October day". We hope your day brightens up soon Josh, and Thank You for responding! (Send us in your weather reports and locations, and you just might see YOUR name here, too!)


We have a great new song added to the IH Radio Chart, "Secret Sin". Please visit the chart and give us your vote!


The UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING CONTEST has chosen our song, "Building Idols in a Fallen World", for their 2005 Gospel/Christian category HONORABLE MENTION award!!


Our song, "In Your Silence" has been added to the Indieheaven Radio Charts!! This is a fantastic opportunity for us because CRW (Christian Radio & Retail Weekly) is now publishing the Indieheaven Radio Chart. CRW Magazine goes out to most radio stations and Christian Bookstore/Musicstores and is the source for chart activity. (Update: Praise God, we made it all the way up to number #25 before our 90 days were up! Thanks to everyone for all your support!. Watch for a new song from us to make the chart soon...)


Debbie L. Rice currently has the #1 songs on the Alternative Rock, Rock, and Country Music charts on Bluebeamradio.com!! Please visit and keep us at #1 on all three charts!! www.bluebeamradio.com

This has been a busy week for Debbie L. Rice and band. We have been added to the bluebeamradio.com charts, with a strong showing right off the bat. We also signed up with Numberonemusic.com and are climbing the charts there. Lighthouse emusic has offered us a distribution deal, and Ed's Mixed Bag Country Podcast at Live365 will be featuring our song, "Building Idols in a Fallen World", in their Memorial Day broadcast. In addition, On Time Christian Radio, Abundant Life Radio, Son Rise Radio, Someone Cares Radio and Hope Online Radio have all accepted our CD for airplay. We have also had a site set up for us at CountryMusicPlanet.com. Please feel free to visit us at these sites and vote for our music. But always come back here, because Indieheaven is our home and this is where you hear breaking news FIRST!! God is so Good!!

Debbie's Latest Release, "In Your Silence" has been nominated for 'Best of Songu' for 2005 at the Songu.com website!

posted by Faith:REFINED on 08/07/2007