A Spectacular Night of Music and Awards at this year’s 7th Annual Hollywood F.A.M.E Awards Presentations at the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, along with the Celebration of the 6th Annual Phoenix Music Awards

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Celebrities and Hollywood personalities attended, in what amounted to be the biggest event in the decades old history of the Los Angeles Music Awards (www.lamusicawards.net) and its sister productions the 7th Annual Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards and the 6th Annual Phoenix Music Awards, the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards event held on Thursday, November 14th at the historic Avalon Theater on Hollywood and Vine.

The evening was a spectacular and memorable experience, showcasing some of the best talent from around the world. With an attendance of close to 1,200 guests along with some big name celebrity recipients, the red carpet event was, once again a huge success.

Hosted by Robert Burton with Dustin Quick, the following artists walked away with this year’s prestigious award from the 23rd Annual LA Music Awards. Collecting The Mark P. Vigil Male Singer / Songwriter of the Year award was

Michael Hickam, Female Singer / Songwriter of the Year: Megan Tibbitts, Record of the Year: Lannie Flowers: ‘Circles’, Pop Album of the Year: Me & Mr. Cassidy ‘I Would Love You So’, Americana Album of the Year: Marirose ‘Under My Skin’, Rock Album of the Year: We The Ghost ‘Sinking Suspicion’, Instrumental Album of the Year: Giuseppina Torre, Solo Performer of the Year: BROBST, Female Pop Artist of the Year: Stephanie K, The Christopher P. Ellis Country Artist of the Year: Glitter Rose, Hot AC Artist of the Year: Michael Hickam, Instrumental Artist of the Year: Black Raven, Rock Artist of the Year: Lannie Flowers, Male Pop Artist of the Year: Dezmond Meeks, Jazz Artist of the Year: Billie Davies, Electronica Dance Artist of the Year: Lora McHugh, Urban Music Artist of the Year: Stevie Hawkins, Hip Hop Artist of the Year: Jonezen, Tribute Band of the Year: Petty Fever, Social Media Artist of the Year:

Lannie Flowers, Americana Blues & Roots Artist of the Year: Marirose, International Artist of the Year: Giuseppina Torre, Hard Rock Band of the Year: Alan Fox Band, Rock Single of the Year: Cheating Daylight ‘Road To Somewhere’, Country Single of the Year: Rylie Brown ‘Perfect 10’, Pop Single of the Year: Stephanie K ‘Twisted’, Hot AC Single of the Year: Tom Slack ‘Let It Be Me’, Electronica Dance Single of the Year Lora McHugh ‘Wolf In Sheepskin’, Female Vocalist of the Year: Roxie Bardo, Male Vocalist of the Year: Douglas Cameron, Guitarist of the Year of the Year: Donnie Pendleton, Musical Group of the Year: Bonedust.

Among the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards recipients this year were Director/Producer Cass Warner (‘The Brothers Warner’), actors Nathin Butler (‘General Hospital’) and Bill Blair (‘ARGO’), media sensation and actor Ron Jeremy Hyatt (‘Ronin’), actresses Leilani Sarelle (‘Basic Instinct’) and Meilani Paul (‘The Butterfly Effect’), Grammy nominated percussionist Victor Orlando (‘The Gap Band’), music industry executive Steve Resnik, legendary game show host and creator Wink Martindale (‘Tic-Tac-Dough’) and 3 time Los Angeles Music Award winner Lisa Panagos.

A special achievement award was presented to David Osborne, the Whitehouse pianist, to commemorate the sale of over 5 million albums sold.

During the evening guests were treated to live performances by David Osborne with Doug Cameron, Lannie Flowers, The Alan Fox Band, MK Ultra, Stevie Hawkins, Giuseppina Torre, Mahkenna and Calico The Band.

Executive Producer’s Al Bowman and Susanna Griffie gives Special Thanks to the event title sponsors: MCF Energy, Face of the USA, ShhhMedia, Aaron Avenue Records, CARVIN, Impact Promotions, Visionary Music, The Redbury, Spyder Pop Records, Soundcheck International, Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa, JDMRubbings.com and RainboRecords.com.

The 24th Annual LA Music Awards nominations are well underway

visit www.lamusicawards.net/nominees for further details

Liz Rodriguez at 310 435 3634 – Liz@EMRMedia.com

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Awards Producer Al Bowman Appears On 24k Music Network’s Welcome To The World


Al Bowman Went from Limo-Driver-To-The-Stars to annual Awards Show producer. He shares his story on Welcome To The World with David Longoria airing on The 24k Music Network this week.

Al Bowman leads an interesting life. He enjoyed a career as a limo driver in Hollywood, driving many of the world’s top stars to award shows and other events. After chauffeuring a veritable A list of celebrities around in his limo, he moved on to produce one of the most successful regional entertainment awards shows, The LA Music Awards. And he did this right in the heart of Hollywood, where the competition is fierce. But that doesn’t phase Bowman. He says he’s on a mission. “Bill Gazzarri asked me to carry on as the Godson of Rock and produce a show celebrating the artists and the music for the Hollywood rock scene” Bowman explains, adding “I knew when he passed it was time to create a continuation of his great legacy in Hollywood.”

For those not familiar with the characters in the vintage Hollywood rock scene to which Bowman refers, Bill Gazzarri was a well known club owner, with an iconic venue in the heart of the Sunset Strip that bore his name. For decades, and many would argue, spanning the glory years of Hollywood rock, Gazzarri’s was the ultimate Hollywood rock club. Such top international rock legends as The Doors, Van Halen, Warrant, Guns n Roses and many more got their early starts on that stage. Bill Gazzarri was known for his implementation of the “Hollywood pay to play” system. The premise was that if your band wanted a 45 minute set to perform on a famous rock star stage at the club, you’d have to buy a minimum of 50 or 100 tickets to guarantee the time slot. Bands were encouraged to re-sell the tickets to fans, girlfriends, family members etc., at whatever price they could get to fill the standing room only audience area. Up and coming bands tended to get good at street level promoting, flyer-ing, marketing and organizing fans in order to ensure their success in the club.

In his final years, Gazzarri purportedly asked Bowman to create and produce an awards show featuring the best of the Hollywood rock and music scene.

And Bowman took that directive seriously. He started on a journey that took him from driver to TV and Awards Show Producer for what has become arguably the top Los Angeles regional music awards show. The show has been a successful annual event for the past 21 years, growing each year in many ways. “Our production has become a masterpiece, “says Bowman, adding “the timings have become like clockwork, and we really care that we do it the best of all the shows out there.”

24k Music Network’s host of their popular interview show Welcome To The World, artist David Longoria invited Bowman to tell his story. “Al has so much information he’s accumulated over the years, we had a lot of fun talking about it on camera”, Longoria said, adding “He had so much to talk about we decided to invite him back to hear more about his vintage experiences in the glory days of the Hollywood rock scene, and his experiences with The Godfather Of Rock (Bill Gazzarri).” Longoria spoke highly of the show saying “The LA Music Awards show has built a solid reputation over the years so bands and artists from all over the world are excited to participate every year.”

The guests and special achievement recipients are outstanding in Entertainment, sports and politics. They have even featured an award for a recent past US president, as well as famous gold medal Olympian.