Debbie Zavitson is a veteran in the music industry. With the experience she brings from performing with her own band internationally, to an executive in A&R at Sony and Giant Records.. She has now created her own publishing and management company DEBBIE Z ENTERTAINMENT. As of 2017, in addition to her songwriters, Debbie is representing Curb Publishing, Doug Johnson (Three Wooden Crosses, Love Like Crazy) , Canadian artists Tara ShannonandHayleyMcLean(Texada).She’salsomanagingnewupandcomingbandSteel Union. Featuring Josh Matheny (popular dobro session player, writer at Curb Publishing, and former member of KingBilly. Donny Fallgatter (previously with KingBilly), and Rachel Potter. An award winning Broadway star from musicals like Wicked, The Adams Family and Evita opposite Ricky M artin and finalist in the X Factor.
Debbie has always been one to strive for excellence in the pursuit of talent, and was integral in signing multi-platinum recording artist Blake Shelton to Giant Records, as well as managing the first critical years of his career. She also discovered record breaking duo The Kinleys, who had the highest charting debut single by a duo or group in R&R history with their song “Please”. When she was made VP of A&R at Giant Records, her first signing was from Canada. The multi award winning trio The Wilkinsons.
In the publishing realm, Debbie has worked with an array of hit songwriters, and has securedsong placements on major recording artists such as Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, Brooks & Dunn, to name a few.
She also acts as the Vice President of Publishing in the Nashville Division of Canadian music company Willow Sound Records, where she connects Canadian songwriters with the Nashville music community.
In Debbie’s own words, “Songwriters are the lifeblood of the music industry. They’re precious in a world that needs so much love and connection right now. A song is one of the ONLY things that can connect people from all walks of life. We need to take care of our songwriters. In a world of sharing music, and having to fight to be paid a fair price for their work, they could become a dying breed.” That’s what Debbie tries to do every day, take special care of, and encourage songwriters.