LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ Stealth Mode Entertainment) - In a surprise move at the Hollywood Music
in Media Awards, musical artist Don Preach came onto stage for a live performance during the viewing of his award winning My Studio Music
Video 'Hero'. On Thursday, November 19th, in front of some of Hollywood's most famous Music Industry
professionals, Don Preach, along with back up singers, came out to drive his emotional song home and closed his performance to a standing ovation.
'This song was dedicated to the great men and women who have sacrificed to protect us.' says Preach. 'But a true Hero can be anyone. It's all about bringing out a much needed awareness and I just want to thank everyone for believing in me and helping me to share my message at the HMMA's.'
Born in New Jersey, the son and grand-son of a preacher, Don Preach was instilled with the belief that positive thought and action can shape the world around you, though not a belief easily learned. His much anticipated CD, 'My American Dream' , which will include the award winning song Hero, is the symbol of this movement, and one that recognizes the good deeds and character of everyday people.
Honing his talent for the past 10 years as an artist and producer, Preach started STEALTH MODE ENTERTAINMENT, and has collaborated with national and local artists and producers, including Grammy Award winning SHANNON SANDERS (credits include India Arie), GHOST KASEN (production credits include JA RULE, ASHANTI, IRV GOTTI, JENNIFER LOPEZ, MARIAH CAREY, MARY J. BLIGE, and JANET JACKSON.
Other Category winners for the evening were as follows:
OUTSTANDING CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD-John Debney
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - FILM-Clinton Shorter - "District 9" (Tristar Pictures)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - TV-Nathan Barr - "True Blood" (HBO)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - VIDEO GAME-Jesper Kyd - "Assassins Creed 2" (Ubisoft)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - FILM-"When You Find Me" (Adam)-Written by Kevin Griffin and Joshua Radin / performed by Joshua Radin
BEST ORIGINAL SONG TV-"Lie to Me" (Lie to Me)-Written by Stacy Wilde & David Bellochio / Performed by Stacy Wilde
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - VIDEO GAME-"I Am the One" (Dragon Age: Origins)
Written by Inon Zur and Aubrey Ashburn / Performed by Aubrey Ashburn
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT-"2 Scoops" (Canada Credit) Written by Peter Holmes / Performed by Michelle Harding
BEST MUSIC VIDEO-Steve Rushton - "Ready to Rock"
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION - FILM-Alex Patsavas - "Twilight"
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION - TV-PJ Bloom - "Glee" / "Nip/Tuck" / "United States of Tara" / "CSI Miami" / "Lincoln Heights"
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION - VIDEO GAME-Simon Pressey - Dragon Age: Origins (BioWare EA)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION - MOVIE TRAILER-Heather Kreamer / Mocean - "Zombieland"
SPECIAL RECOGNITION - VANGARD AWARD-Immediate Music
Best Adult Contemporary/AAA-Greg London
Best Americana/Roots-Steve Cooke
Best New Composer-Zain Effendi
Best Blues-Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band
Best Classical/Orchestral-Volodja Balzalorsky
Best Contemporary Christian-Janyse
Best Country-Chaffee Kid
Best Dance-Pepper MaShay
Best Female Vocal-Hilary Weaver
Best Folk/Acoustic-Brandon Schott
Best Instrumental-Del Castillo
Best Jazz-Crane & Fabian Project
Best New Age/Ambient-Catya MarÈ
Best Pop-Jonathan Posey
Best Production/Producer-Ronny Morris
Best R&B/Soul-Bobby Tinsley
Best Rap/Hip-Hop-No Clue
Best Reggae-International Farmers
Best Rock-Avery Watts
Best Techno/Electronica-Sean Ray
Best World-Paul Myer Hopkins