Stevie Hawkins is a multiple award-winning artist who has
ascended through the ranks as an adept drummer,
vocalist, entertainer, songwriter, film music composer, teacher,
audio engineer and producer. His ever-present influence inspires musicians
and cult fans globally.
As a live performer, he electrifies
his audience and immediately establishes a relationship
with them during his shows. As a sideman and session
drummer, he is known for his chameleon-like adaptability to
envision and perform avant-garde conceptions across
multiple genres of music. That is supported by playing
drums in specialty music realms and cross-genres for
international and national recording artists. Among those artists are: Chuck Berry,
John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Percy Sledge, Rufus Thomas, Sammy Blue "The Crowned Prince of the Blues", Heaven Davis, Bertie Higgins,
Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley), Stanley
Jordan, The Ink Spots, Johnny Rodriguez,
Daryle Singletary, Webb Pierce, Charlie Rich, Brook Benton,
Jeff Carson, Ace Cannon "The Godfather of Sax",
Al Dotson Jazz Orchestra, Ringling Brothers Circus,
comedians Jackie Mason and Roger & Roger, and many
Stevie has performed countless shows at many
historic venues including, Whisky A Go-Go, Avalon Theater
Hollywood, The Orpheum Theater, Capitol Theater, Strand
Theater, and Renfro Valley. Stevie continues his life-long
pursuit of musical and artistic excellence, demonstrating a
tireless commitment to his craft.
Spawned by the influence of being a session drummer and vocalist throughout 1973 at England Sound Studios in Knoxville, Tennesse, Stevie began to write and record original music in 1974 on a Teac 3340 reel to reel. In 1976, he landed his first publishing deal from Miles Grayson, owner of Respect Music, BMI in Los Angeles, with a song entitled "Love Attack", for the iconic vocalist, Tom Jones. Stevie continues his personal and music business relationship with Mr. Grayson to this day. There really isn't much musical and studio ground that Stevie hasn't traversed since he began penning songs, producing and engineering. His passion and love of music creatively carries forward.
In 1977, Stevie earned a platinum record for promotional involvement in the multi-platinum album by Heart, "Dreamboat Annie".
From 1979 to date, Stevie produces, engineers, writes
ad copy and lyrics, composes music, performs as a vocalist,
instrumentalist and voice-over talent for Advertising Agencies,
Radio/TV and Multi-Media commercial ad clients. Agency and
Media clients have included; Jim Early "Early & Associates"
Knoxville, TN, Dick Broadcasting, WIVK-FM, WOKI-FM, WNOX-AM,
WROL-AM, WBIR-TV, WATE-TV, WKLS-FM 96 Rock Atlanta, GA,
Davis-Newman Payne Agency. Local, regional and national jingles
Stevie has produced, written and/or composed include; Campbell's Soup,
Nike, Arby's, Old Navy, Expedia, Zatarain's, CBS News, Macy's, Snapper
Mowers, Fi-Shock Bug Killers, The Real Yellow Pages, Muscular Dystrophy
Association, Country artist Daryle Singletary and comedian Larry The Cable
Guy tour promotions, Smoky Mountain Market, Clayton Homes, Clayton Motors,
Dean Stallings Ford (Featuring country artist Con Hunley),
Rodgers Cadillac, Add Rite, Ringling Brothers Circus, Liberty Trouser Co.,
Hermann Survivor Shoes, Harb's Carpet, Rice Oldsmobile, Ace Auto Rental,
Big Red Boat and many others. Stevie is very adept at creating and adapting
to different voice characters.
In 1994, Stevie entered the realm of creating music for film. He single-handedly created orchestration, wrote individual songs, engineered, produced and performed all instrumentation for a feature film, "Dream Stalker". The film was released by Picture One, Atlanta, GA, directed by Mark Morton, produced by Chris Mills. Stevie also created the FX tracks and Sound Design for the feature.
As a music industry professional, he has in-depth knowledge
in music publishing, A&R, record label operations and
recording. From 1996 to 2000, Stevie served in the
capacities of publishing catalog manager/administrator,
royalty collections, and song plugger for Atlanta, Georgia
based Ginn Music Group and its music publishing companies,
Jalew Music-BMI, Act One Music-BMI, Moonsong Music-BMI and
Grapevine Music-ASCAP. The catalogs include hit songwriters
Sam Dees, Sammy Johns, Jimmy Lewis, Dorothy Norwood, Norman
Blake, Bill Brandon, Frederick Knight, Loletta Holloway.
Stevie was instrumental in securing artist cuts for Jalew,
Act One, Moonsong and Grapevine to include; Ray Charles,
Mary J. Blige, Sammy Kershaw, Will Smith, Oak Ridge Boys,
Jermaine Dupri, Lil Romeo, Big Daddy Kane, Sean "Diddy"
Combs, Lil Kim, Wyclef Jean, X-Clan, Special Ed, Shaquille
O'Neal, John Michael Montgomery, and motion picture song
placements in the movies "Larger Than Life" starring Bill
Murray - Matthew McConaughey - Jerry Adler, and "Made In
America" starring Whoopie Goldberg - Ted Danson - Will
From 2000 to 2003, Stevie held the position of Vice
President of A&R - Chief Audio Engineer and Staff Producer
for Ginn Music Group's record companies; GRC Records,
HotLanta Records and Aware Records. He worked closely with
GRC label clients (Universal/MCA, Warner Brothers,
Atlantic, EMI, BMG, Sony, Ace/Kent-UK) among others. As a
highlight while at GRC, Stevie re-mixed and mastered tracks
for the GRC re-issue of the legendary bluegrass band, Red
White & Bluegrass (Ginger Boatwright, Grant Boatwright,
Dave Sebolt, Norman Blake, Vassar Clements, Byron Berline)
and their historic album "Jammer's Journal," originally
released in 1974. The album also included previously
unreleased tracks by RW&B and solo tracks by Ginger
In 2003, Stevie formed and currently owns, two independent
record labels; Alternative/Urban Records and Emphasis
Records, as well as two music publishing companies; Hannon
Hawkins Music-BMI and Uncle Slim Music-ASCAP. The four
companies fall under the umbrella of Atlanta Music Group.
Artist releases include; Hydra, Eric Quincy
Tate, Wayne "Bear" Sauls, John Breen, Stevie Hawkins and
Justin Hawkins. Stevie's recent music placements from his
publishing catalog are a television drama series "The Book
of Nimrod", and a song from his "What The Funk" entitled "Bam", with Atom Factory music supervisor Paul
Stewart (Academy Award-winning "Hustle and Flow" Oscar for
Best Original Song, "Men of Honor", "Four Brothers", "2 Fast
2 Furious"). Previous artist cuts from his music publishing
catalogs include; Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Fleetwood Mac, Heart,
Roger Daltrey, Judy Collins, Peter Cetera, Selena, and Keith Sweat. Catalog placements
in cable networks and television shows include; Felicity,
Dawson’s Creek, Sex In The City, MTV, VH1, HBO, All My
Children soap, among others. Through Hannon Hawkins Music Publishing, Stevie has worked directly with hit songwriters and artists, Andrew Gold (Thank You For Being A Friend, Lonely Boy), Paul Gurvitz (Graeme Edge Band, Baker Gurvitz Army w/Ginger Baker), Kit Hain (The
Temptations, Chaka Khan), Miles Grayson (The Rolling Stones, Johnny Taylor, ZZ Hill), and many others.
Now in 2017, Stevie is writing new music for an exciting album project, as well as music for inclusion in Film and network Televison. One could say the music explores Indie Rock, Cinematic Rock, Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Funk Rock, Classical and Americana/Blues.
• 2016 Indie Music Channel Awards - “Best Live Blues Performance"
• 2016 Indie Music Channel Awards - “Best Live R&B Performance", along with Miles Grayson and Grammy nominated percussionist, Victor Orlando.
• 2015 Akademia Music Awards - “Best Blues / R&B Song” for the title Talk To Me
• 2013 LA Music Awards - “Urban Artist”
• 2012 LA Music Awards - “Record of the Year” for producer
& engineer of the album “What The Funk?”
• 2012 LA Music Awards - “Mark Vigil Male Singer/Songwriter
of the Year”
• 2012 Artists In Music Awards - “Best Jazz Artist”.
Nominated for “Best Blues Artist”
• 2012 Indie Music Channel Awards - “Best Male Blues
• 1982 Knoxville Entertainment Awards - “Pop Vocalist of
• 1982 Knoxville Entertainment Awards - “Pop Drummer of the
• 1982 Knoxville Entertainment Awards - “Country Drummer of
• 1982 East Tennessee Advertising Awards - “Most
Outstanding Radio Commercial”
• 1979 Knoxville Entertainment Awards - “Rock Drummer of