"You Better Run!"

Donnie Bowling is a prolific indie rock/folk rock songwriter from the hills of Eastern Kentucky. Donnie writes about the things he feels are most important to express and share with others, therefore his lyrics usually have a stark honesty to them.

Donnie found his love for music at a very young age and was that guy.... That guy you remember who would carry around a tape player in the cafeteria and beg people to listen to his new bands "HIT" song.  Not much has changed, if he takes his phone out around you.......RUN!  But in all seriousness, his passion for music is strong and his work ethic reflects this.

Donnie works predominantly with Producer/Engineer J. Tom Hnatow (Horse Feathers, These United States, Whippoorwill) and Mixes with Duane Lundy (Justin Wells, Jim James, Ringo Starr, Vandaveer) at Lexington Recording Company . Lexington, Ky


Releases to Date 

2018 - Western (The Reset) Finding Ways to Get By

2019 - About Time 

2021- The Beauty Witin Sessions (Sneak Attack Recording Studio - Jason Groves)

2021 Collab Singles -   "There Is (You)"  With Brett Higgins

2021 - Collab Singles - "Take it Back" With Home Grown Head

2022- Single - Dead End Lines - Live at FatCaves

2022 - EP - Shine Through - BRETT AND DONNIE DUO

2023 - Work Yourself Out (Full Length Record) 


Nominations : 

   2021 - Appalachian Music Awards - "Best Pop"

   2022- Appalachian Music Awards - "Best Pop"

   2022 - Lexington Music Awards - "Best Folk/Americana"

2023 - Appalachian Music Awards - "Best Folk/Indie Folk"  WINNER

2024 - Appalachian Music Awards - "Best EP" - Brett and Donnie - Shine Through

2024 - Appalachian Music Awards - "Best Album" - Work Yourself Out

2024 - Appalachian Music Awards - "Singer-Songwriter" - Donnie Bowling  WINNER

2024- Appalachian Music Awards - "Male Vocalist" - Donnie Bowling   



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