Donnie was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and came from a very religious family (both of his parents were ministers). Singing for a choir at an early age, Donnie soon expanded his musical horizons, as he became influenced equally by such gospel artists as Walter Hawkins and Mahalia Jackson, plus soul and R&B masters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Aretha Franklin. By the early 21st century, Donnie was signed to the Giant Step label, and issued such singles and EPs as “Holiday,” “Masterplan,” “Do You Know?” “Excerpts from the Colored Section,” and “Our New National Anthem.” The singer’s full-length debut, The Colored Section, was released in November 2002 and eventually picked up for release by Motown. The Daily News, an even more ambitious album, followed for Soul Thought in 2007. His new single,” America (Do You Wanna Go Higher?) is from his up and coming album,”The American Mythology: The Musical” coming August 2020
Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
What genre would you consider your music to be?
It’s American music,it expresses the different genres
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
I’ve have always love music. It’s just a part of me
What are your biggest musical influences?
The Clark Sisters,Commissioned,The Winans ,Broadway musicals,Michael Jackson
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I’m an independent artist
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Overcoming self sabotage,being afraid of my greatness
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
The American Mythology is a musical.It has a narration interwoven thought out a suite of songs
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
This project is the first episode of a series.Upcoming releases will be the following episodes