Trinity, North Carolina native Donna Hughes will perform this week during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. Her performance takes place during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, October 4 at 3:00 pm on the Martin Street Stage. The event is free to the public.
Donna will perform songs from her new Bluegrass album FROM THE HEART. The award-winning Songwriter wrote an amazing 19 of the 21 tracks that appear on this exciting new album. Radio has certainly welcomed her music once again as it was #1 on AirPlayDirect’s Global Indicator Top 50 Album Chart across all genres of music. The album currently appears on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart along with two songs, “The Way I Am” and “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain” appearing on the publication’s Top 50 Bluegrass Songs Chart. “The Way I Am” is currently on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20 Song Chart and the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Singles Chart as well.
During her recent red carpet Album Release event, Mayor Protem Jessie Hill of Trinity presented Donna with the Key to the City and proclaimed August 23 as Donna Hughes Day. Donna not only celebrated the release of FROM THE HEART that evening, but she also released a piano album, FLY, on the same day. That album includes 8 of original tunes on the 12 track project. Both albums are available in physical format at CD Baby, DonnaHughes.com and for available for digital purchase on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and many more online outlets.
The busy songstress has also released several music videos that can be viewed on YouTube including the official video for “The Red Oak Tree” that was filmed on location in Asheboro, NC. Donna put together three other must-watch videos including the hilarious “Walmart Checkout Line” (over 40,000+ plus YouTube views) and “Facebook.” She takes a serious turn with the heart-wrenching “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain” that certainly helps bring attention to the serious issue of pet abuse.