2021 Hollywood Music in Media "Best Holiday Song Nominee" - "Rockin' into Christmas featuring Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynrd and Santa Lives in You, produced by Nate Cornell and co-written with Donna DeSopo & Joel Christopher Payne.
2020 Oscar "recognized" Songwriter (listed among 75 songs up for oscar consideration) This is Your Day w/Lyman Ellerman & Bon Appetit w/Ross Orenstein
2019 Show Low Film Festival "Best Song" Award "She's on the Prowl" written with Lyman Ellerman
2013 Oscar Contending vocalist #17 on the Awards Circuit list against Adele's Skyfall
With over 125+ TV & Film placements, Donna’s music has been heard on Sony Pictures, Fox Sports, Rock Band video games, Showtime "The L Word", Access Hollywood, VH1's "House of Consignment", MTV, CMT's Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders "Making the Team", CMT Hot 20 Countdown ft. Keith Urban, Luke Combs and TVO's Green Heroes web series. Independent film "sync" placements include Multi-Award Winning films: Turnover the movie (Amazon Prime), Passage (Amazon Prime), Last Call at Murray's, and Halloween Party (w/over 30 sync placements, including Oscar contending song and Award Winning Soundtrack at Laughlin Film Festival).
Donna has performed at the world famous "Bluebird" and the "Troubadour" sharing the stage & studio with Chris Young, studio band members of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Dave Robbins (of Blackhawk), Toby Keith's Trailer Choir Band, The Henningen Family, Al Jarreau, Don Henley, Billy Idol, Martha Reeves and The Bangles.
Latest Release from Donna - Fallin' for You
It's a New Year and new songs are underway. Here's a recap of original music written but not released in 2021
“The Secret of Life is Enjoying the Passage of Time” - James Taylor