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I was COMPLETELY impressed by your singing ability and talent! I get these "feelings..." and you, darlin', are going somewhere!

- Blondie, 96.1 WHNN (Saginaw, MI) and online radio program, Johnny and Blondie Live

(January 27, 2016)

"You've got a good thing going!"

- Richard Young of the Grammy-winning group Kentucky Headhunters

(June 12, 2015)

"...a rising star with an immense amount of talent."

- Dick Wagner, legendary producer and music legend

(Nov. 18, 2011)

“Another great Michigan musician.”

- J.T. “the Brick"

Donald's single, "Destination Unknown," was featured on "FOX Sports Radio’s nationally-syndicated “JT the Brick Show,”

which is broadcast on over 250 radio stations, XM channel 169, the Armed Forces Radio Network and

(March 16, 2009)

“Very talented and gifted.”

- Deb Michaels (former co-host) B-Rock 103.3, the “Dennis and Deb Morning Show,” Alpena, Michigan (2004)

“You’ve got confidence and appeal… really had the ladies going.”

- Demas, 102.5 WIOG On-air Talent, Mid-Michigan Idol Judge

Saginaw, Michigan (2002)

“A superb talent… worthy of stardom."

- Wamphri Lust Music E-Zine

(October 2002)

2014 Review Music Awards

"Best New Artist" (w/ Less Than Ordinary)

"Best Male Rock Vocalist"

"Best Blues Instrumentalist"

"Best Music Website" (

"Best CD Release" (Destination Unknown: the Re-Release)

"Best Music Video" (Last Man Standing, from "REBORN")

"Best Blues Band" (w/ Less Than Ordinary)

"Best Rock Band" (w/ Less Than Ordinary)

"Best Alt. Band" (w/ Less Than Ordinary)

2013 Review Music Awards

"Best New Artist" (w/ Lemon Frog)

"Best Blues Songwriter"

"Best Male Blues Vocalist"

Misc. Awards

2020 World Songwriting Award "Best Traditional Country Song"

2020 Florida Country radio "Best New Male Artist"

2020 Great Lakes Bay Magazine "Greatest Singer"

2020 Great Lakes Bay Magazine "Greatest Band"

2019 Akademia Award "Best Country Song" (I Choose the Whiskey)

2016 Akademia Award "Best Country Song" (Last Man Standing)

2012 NEMMA's (2x)

2012 SEVOX RADIO "Song of the Year" (Used To)

2004 ONLINE INDIE "Pick Hit" (Senses)

Award Nominations

Donald has been nominated for over 100+ awards, from various entertainment organizations, charitable functions and "fan's choice" events, over the years, including:

Review Magazine Music Awards (Saginaw, MI)

Josie Music Awards (Nashville, TN)

Nashville Universe Awards (Nashville, TN)

Universal Music Awards (London, UK)

Northeast Michigan Music Awards (Oscoda, MI)

SEVOX Radio (Internet Radio)

Charting Singles

"Moving Mountains" - #1 WBCW Florida Country Radio, 2020

"I Choose the Whiskey" - #1 WBCW Florida Country Radio, 2017 // #19 The Iceman's New Artist Top 40, February 24, 2018

"Lies" - #1 WBCW Florida Country Radio, 2017

"Last Man Standing" - #65 Most Requested Song of 2016, Country Blast Radio

Notable Performances

  • July 28, 2017: Opened for country music icon, Joe Diffie, in Ishpeming, MI
  • July 30, 2016: Performed with Billboard-charting artists, David Shelby and Olivia Lane, at 94.5 Live event, in Standish, MI.
  • June 10, 2016: Performed with Chase Rice, Ryan Hurd and LANco at CMA Music Fest in Nashville, TN.
  • May 4, 2016: Shared the stage with 80's rock icon, Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), at Hamilton St. Pub in Saginaw, MI.
  • September 12, 2015: Performed on the main stage at Country Con, in Owensboro, KY (w/ Olivia Lane, Ruthie Collins & others).
  • July 11, 2015: Performed with Billboard-charting artist, David Shelby, in AuGres, MI.
  • May 15, 2014: Performed with Bruce LaFrance (bassist for Maverick Records / Billboard charting artists, Tantric) at Bay City, MI's Willew Lounge.
  • March 14, 2014: Opened for Average Joe's / Sony / Universal Entertainment act, REHAB (ft. Demun Jones), farewell tour, at the Machine Shop in Flint, MI.

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