International singer, songwriter, and recording artist Thornetta Davis was awarded by the Detroit Blues Society “Living Lifetime Achievement Award” and awarded a star on the Canada South Blues Museum Walk of Fame. In 2015, Davis was crowned “Detroit's Queen of the Blues” in a ceremony by the Detroit Blues Society with proclamations from the City of Detroit, County of Wayne, and the State of Michigan. Davis has opened for Blues Legends such as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Etta James, KoKo Taylor, Johnny Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, and more. Davis is a seven-time Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards nominee including two 2022 BMA nominations for "Female Contemporary Blues Artist" and "Best instrumentalist Vocals." As a winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards, Davis received six DMAs in 2018 and eight in 2017 for her latest album Honest Woman including "Outstanding Record Producer," "Outstanding Blues Recording," "Outstanding Blues Vocalist," and "Outstanding Live Performance". As winner of the 2017 Blues Blast Magazine Music Awards for "Best Soul/Blues Album" Big City Rhythm, and Blues Magazine “Coolest Blues Song,” Davis has garnered international attention by winning first place in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition for "Best Blues Song" I Believe Everything is Gonna Be Alright and receiving the prestigious French La Academie du Jazz Award in 2018 for "Best Blues Album" for Honest Woman.
“The follow-up at the Garden Stage on Saturday blew the crowd away. In her first time performing at Monterey, Detroit’s Queen of the Blues, Thornetta Davis, sang with no-nonsense sass, fearless in her missives against lovers, as she preached the Blues.” - Down Beat Magazine 2018 Monterey Jazz Fest