The charismatic and extremely talented Singer-Songwriter, and Animal Rights Activist/Speaker DONNA HUGHES is celebrating the success of TWO albums released on August 26, 2014. She certainly showcases her tremendous songwriting talents on both projects with 19 original songs plus 2 cover songs on FROM THE HEART with 8 originals plus 4 covers on FLY.
Joining her in the studio and appearing on the Bluegrass/Americana/Folk album entitled, FROM THE HEART, are: Tim Stafford (Lead Guitar), Scott Vestal (Banjo), Rob Ickes (Dobro), Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle), Cory Piatt (Mandolin), Zak McLamb (Bass), Lucas White (Rhythm Guitar), and special guest Andy Kearns as Auctioneer on her original song “Gone.”
In 2001, Donna released her first album entitled SOMEWHERE IN TIME, where she wrote 9 of the 15 songs. In 2003, she released SAME OLD ME, where she contributed all 21 songs, which opened many doors. Her next two albums were released on Rounder Records. GAINING WISDOM, produced by Tony Rice, was released in 2007 where she wrote 12 of the 14 songs. Her 2010 HELLOS, GOODBYES, AND BUTTERFLIES album was produced by J.D. Crowe and included 15 original songs. Donna has 133 original songs for sale on iTunes.
Donna has received impressive radio success throughout the years. She previously reached #1 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums with HELLOS, GOODBYES, AND BUTTERFLIES along with many other bluegrass singles charting in various genres of music. She has written many noteworthy songs for many other artists as well, such as: “Sad Old Train” by the Seldom Scene; “My Poor Old Heart” by Alison Krauss & Union Station – who also performed the song at the 2005 CMA Awards; “Never Gonna Change” by Kati Penn; “Scattered to the Wind” by Darren Beachley; “Little Bluebird” by The Snyder Family, and many more.