My Story

CINDY/CIDNY BULLENS 
 
Cidny Bullens is a two-time Grammy nominee whose 40-year career in the music business began auspiciously- working with Elton John, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, and Pop producer/writer Bob Crewe. She also sang three lead vocals on the movie soundtrack of Grease. In 1978 she recorded her own critically acclaimed album Desire Wire, which earned her a Grammy nomination and catapulted Cindy into the international spotlight.
 
Cindy has had success in Nashville writing with some of Country’s hottest songwriters-including the 1994 Country hit Hammer and Nails written with and recorded by Radney Foster.
 
In March of 1996, Cindy lost her 11 year-old daughter Jessie to cancer. That tragedy inspired Cindy to write and record her widely acclaimed 1999 CD Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth, featuring appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Bryan Adams, Beth Neilson Chapman, Rodney Crowell, and a haunting duet with her elder daughter, Reid Crewe.
 
With that release, Cindy received worldwide attention from press, radio, and television, including NBC's Today Show, CBS This Morning, Conan O'Brien Late Night, The New York Times, People Magazine, Rolling Stone and many more. The CD also received the Best Rock Album award in 2000 by the AFIM Independent Music Association.
 
Cindy’s album Neverland (2001), features Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and John Hiatt. Her 2005 album, dream #29, includes the rollicking piano playing of pal Sir Elton John on the title track, a duet with Delbert McClinton, and a vocal appearance by Boston Red Sox great Tim Wakefield. Her 2010 CD, Howling Trains and Barking Dogs is a tribute to her Nashville co-writing days in the 1990's, compiling her best songs from that period.
 
In 2007, Cindy formed the upstart and uprising super-trio The Refugees (now Waldman, Bullens & Holland) with Wendy Waldman and Deborah Holland. Their first CD Unbound was released in 2009 and their second CD THREE in 2012. Waldman, Bullens & Holland will release a new album some time in 2018.
 
In 2011, Cindy became Cidny, making the difficult and daunting decision to transition from female to male. He stepped back from the public eye to go through the process until this year, re-emerging as Cidny Bullens.