2012 Performer – 22nd Annual LA Music Awards
2012 Recipient – The Mark Vigil Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year – 22nd Annual LA Music Awards
2012 Recipient – Record of the Year – 22nd Annual LA Music Awards “What the Funk”
2013 Nominee -Urban Music Artist of the Year – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards
2013 Performer – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards
Stevie Hawkins Takes Urban Music Artist Award Plus Performs With Grammy Nominated – Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards Lifetime Achievement Percussionist Recipient Victor Orlando, And Legendary Music Producer Miles Grayson At 2013 Los Angeles Music Awards In Hollywood.
Stevie Hawkins is a multiple award-winning artist who has ascended through the ranks as an adept instrumentalist, 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 rothers”, “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, The Temptations, Chaka Khan 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.
• 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”
• 1981 East Tennessee Advertising Awards – “Most Outstanding Radio Commercial” Stevie wrote this commercial for a convenience food store chain, “Smoky Mountain Market”. The commercial ran from 1979 to 1989, and at the time was the longest singular aired commercial in East Tennessee history.
• 1979 Knoxville Entertainment Awards – “Rock Drummer of the Year”