Posted: May 4, 2012
Composer Mark Barnes, who wrote the music for Port St. Lucie’s popular 50th anniversary docudrama movie, "City of Dreams," was awarded Best Easy Listening Male Artist at the 1st Annual Indie Music Channel Awards in Hollywood on Sunday, April 29.
Barnes won the award for writing the movie’s theme song, “A City Within a Dream,” and for “Gabby’s Song,” a tribute to Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who has been recovering from a gunshot wound since January 2011.
The awards ceremony honored outstanding artists of the Indie Music Channel, which features independent singers and bands from around the world. Industry leaders from music, film and television attended the event, held in the Foundation Room at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip.
"City of Dreams" was a joint production of the Port St. Lucie Historical Society and the City of Port St. Lucie for the city’s 50th anniversary celebrations. "A City Within a Dream" also won the 2011 Treasure Coast International Film Festival Award for Best Theme Song.
Barnes’ music has been featured in numerous films, magazines, websites, compilation CDs, and local and national FM radio and on-line stations. He is the recipient of three Los Angeles Music Awards; the Hollywood F.A.M.E Award; the 2008 Independent National Artist of the Year from the Phoenix Music Awards; the 2010 Genre Award in Music at the Pride in the Arts Music Awards; the 2011 OutMusic Award for Outstanding Musician.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communications
City of Port St. Lucie