Born in the City of Detroit, the third of five children, Antonn Walker was raised in a household full of music. It is not so easy to find a musical personality in a home where everyone in the household is a musician. At the age of six, his parents learned that he not only played piano, but that he could also sing, create lyrics and compose songs which differentiated him from his siblings. Antonn works tirelessly every day to better his gift. It is his hope that one day he would be considered by his peers to be one of the world’s great song writers.
Antonn’s faith is also very important to him and his family and to this day he continues to sing, play piano and organ as well as direct the choir at his Church on the west side of Detroit. During his senior year at Mackenzie High School in Detroit, he started a group with four friends called the Men of Harmony which performed at the Fox Theater with Vickie Winans, won first place in the Eastern Michigan College Talent Show and performed at the grand opening of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
Shortly after graduating High School, he began writing love songs blending soul, jazz and pop with his gospel roots. At the age of 24, he moved from Detroit to Atlanta, GA to further develop his musical skills and relationships. In Atlanta, he performed on stage with many notable artists including E-40, Cash Money, Young Bloodz, Robert Curry, Adina Howard, Fat Joe, Purple Ribbon All-Stars, City (aka Cookie Man) and Skino Brown. After two years on the road, Antonn returned home to Detroit and wrote a song for Detroit City Councilman James Tate’s campaign which was very popular and effective.
In 2018, Antonn connected with producer Nic Cocco and assistant producers Jackie Ray Cosper and Suzi Marsh of CoccoMusic at 148 South Street Studio in Rochester, MI. Together, the team spent over 300 studio hours developing the unique approach to 10 classic Christmas songs, content, tracking, mixing and mastering for the release of Antonn’s first full-length album called A Soulful Christmas.