In her relatively short career as a blues singer, DieDra "The Blues Diva" received no less than 15 awards and nominations for her albums and performances. With the Ruff Pro Band she represented Alabama three times at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and made it to the finals twice.

The song "Hip Swinging Blues" went to no. 5 on the Roadhouse Blues Chart and topped all the Beach Music Charts in the United States. As if that wasn't enough, it inspired a national line dance that still shows up on YouTube these days with various line dancing groups from across the world shuffling and shimmying to the diva's groove.