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Stevie Hawkins is a multiple award-winning artist who has ascended through the ranks as an adept drummer, vocalist, entertainer, songwriter, film composer, teacher, 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 realms and cross-genres for international and national recording artists, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Percy Sledge, Bertie Higgins, Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley), Stanley Jordan, The Ink Spots, Rufus Thomas, 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 others. Stevie earned a platinum record for involvement in the multi-platinum album by Heart, "Dreamboat Annie".

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.

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 Smith.

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 Boatwright.

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; Moon Taxi, Hydra, Eric Quincy Tate, Wayne "Bear" Sauls, John Breen, Stevie Hawkins and Justin Hawkins. Stevie's recent music placements from the publishing catalog are a television drama series "The Book of Nimrod", and 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 the 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 (Johnny Taylor-ZZ Hill), and many others.

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.

Awards:
• 2016 Indie Music Channel Awards - “Best Live Blues Performance"
• 2016 Indie Music Channel Awards - “Best Live R&B Performance"
• 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 Artist”
• 1982 Knoxville Entertainment Awards - “Pop Vocalist of the Year”
• 1982 Knoxville Entertainment Awards - “Pop Drummer of the Year”
• 1982 Knoxville Entertainment Awards - “Country Drummer of the Year”
• 1982 East Tennessee Advertising Awards - “Most Outstanding Radio Commercial”
• 1979 Knoxville Entertainment Awards - “Rock Drummer of the Year”




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