Ortheia Barnes wins 3 Detroit Music Awards

fullsizerender_6Ortheia Barnes won  3 2016 Detroit Music Awards including Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album. Her Music is Now Available for Digital Download on CD Baby.

I’m the co-producer / songwriter/ arranger for music/vocals / musician and did backup vocals on “Heaven Bound.” Ortheia Barnes died on May 15, 2015 after we worked on this project for 3 years.  One of the photos shows her going to St Thomas her final resting place.  She did get to hear the final mastered tracks… RIP

Detroit Music Awards 2016 wins awarded April 29, 2016.  Details can be found on their website.  www.detroitmusicawards.net

  1. Outstanding Gospel/Christian recording: “I was the One.”
  2. Outstanding Gospel/Christian Vocalist and Outstanding/Gospel Christian Co-Songwriter.
  3. One of the songs from the album, “I was the One” – Heaven Bound can be heard here. ( http://youtu.be/ziJEaeTx_Cg ).

The CD can be downloaded at CD Baby (http://cdbaby.com/cd/ortheiabarnes). For hard copies of the CD at http://www.alleyrecords.com.  Ask for Steve Somers.

Thanks for the support. She would have been happy with the Awards!!


I was also awarded Outstanding Gospel/Christian Co-Songwriter 2016 at the Detroit Music Awards.