Indie Music Channel Awards Honors Stevie Hawkins With Four Blues Music Nominations

The music industry recognizes Stevie Hawkins once again with four Indie Music Channel Awards Blues music nominations for Best Song, Best Artist, Best Recording and Best Live Performance.
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LOS ANGELES - April 10, 2016 - PRLog -- The 5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards - Hollywood, has nominated renowned recording artist and producer, Stevie Hawkins, for four Blues awards in their 2106 annual red carpet event. The nominations are taken from three very successful Emphasis Records album releases by Hawkins, "What The Funk?", "Georgia Jam - Live", and "Emotional (with Wayne "Bar" Sauls)".

This is Hawkins second time being nominated by the Indie Music Channel Awards. In 2012, Hawkins received nominations for Best Male Blues Artist and Best Live Blues Performance, taking home the Blues artist accolade.

Hawkins categories of nomination are:

• Best Blues Song
- performance song title, "Talk To Me" (nomination shared with lyricist Charlotte Hannon)
• Best Blues Artist - performance song title, "Movin' Down The Road"
• Best Blues Recording - recording title, "Chillin"
• Best Live Blues Performance - performance song title, "Tribute To James Brown"

Speaking from his home in Atlanta, Georgia, a humble Hawkins conveyed, "I'm very honored and excited to be nominated in the 2016 Indie Music Channel awards. Four nominations in the blues category was most unexpected. The nominations are also a commendation to the many fabulous musicians and vocalists who have contributed their inborn talents and art to my music. Collectively, we're very appreciative and moved by the recognition and support of our peers, and touched that our creative expressions have received these great honors. Congratulations to all the nominees, and our sincere thanks and gratitude go out to Indie Music Channel founder Christopher Ewing, and the panel of judges for the nominations. Christopher focuses an enormous amount of time and positive energy into the career advancement of indie artists, and for that, we deeply appreciate him and his efforts."

For over four decades, Stevie Hawkins has been one of the pioneers and innovators of music and audio recording. When it comes to Blues music, Stevie Hawkins has learned from and performed with many masters of the genre. Beginning in his late teens, carrying forward into his life, Hawkins has seized the opportunity of touring and/or recording on drums for many Blues legends. Impressed by his drumming skills, technique, groove, back beat, and ability to listen on stage and off, among the stars who called upon Hawkins to provide the foundation for their rhythm section are, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Rufus Thomas, Johnny Winter, Wayne "Bear" Sauls, Gregg Allman, Heaven Davis, Sammy Blue - Crowned Prince of the Blues, Harvey Scales, Percy Sledge, and Willie Hill. Hawkins cites Albert King, John Lee Hooker and Rufus Thomas as being very influential mentors and teachers. Much of the way Stevie currently writes and performs stems from the valuable lessons he has learned from all of them.

Each year, hundreds of artists and guests from around the world attend the Indie Music Channel Awards. Nominees are selected by a panel of music, radio, film and televison industry professionals, based on the genres of their expertise. The Indie Music Channel was created by Emmy Award winning TV host, actor & model, Christopher Ewing, President/Founder of Indie Music Channel, President/Founder of Metro Media Group, Inc. and Host of "The Radio Cafe" radio show.

The 5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards Ceremony and red carpet event will be conducted Sunday April 24, 2016, at The Clive Davis Theatre inside the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California. Red Carpet arrivals begin at 6:00pm, and the Awards Presentations commence at 7:00pm. The show will feature live performances by top Indie Music Channel artists from around the world.

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For more information about Stevie Hawkins, please visit his website:

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