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Donna Ulisse Takes her Christmas Show to Multiple Venues

Donna UlisseThe IBMA Songwriter of the Year Donna Ulisse will be taking her Christmas show to several venues this Christmas season. Ulisse and her band The Poor Mountain Boys will perform all of her landmark Christmas CD All The Way To Bethlehem at venues in Virginia, Indiana, West Virginia and Nashville, TN. Ulisse had a hand in writing each song on the album and considers it the best songwriting she has ever done. It is a dramatic story told in song.

Donna Ulisse Named 2016 Songwriter of the Year

Donna UlisseDonna Ulisse left Raleigh last week named the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association's Songwriter of the Year. It is an award she had been nominated for the past four years in a row with 2016 making it her fifth nomination. Having never won, it caused her to often joke that she was the IBMA's Susan Lucci, in reference to Lucci going nineteen years before winning an Emmy for best Daytime Soap Actress. When former winner Becky Buller announced the award, she smiled at Ulisse's table and said, "You are no longer the Susan Lucci of this award."

Chevron Appalachia to Sponsor Donna Ulisse Workshop

Donna UlisseChevron Appalachia, LLC is sponsoring five time IBMA Songwriter of the Year nominee Donna Ulisse and her Songwriting Escape teaching team to teach a three hour workshop in Moundsville, West Virginia on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Grand Vue Park Event Center at 250 Trail Drive, Moundsville, WV. The focus of the workshop will be what Ulisse calls the "nuts and bolts of songwriting."

Donna Ulisse to Host Four Episodes of Bluegrass Ridge

Donna UlisseNashville, TN -- Bluegrass singer songwriter Donna Ulisse was recently in the studio hosting four episodes of the popular Heartland TV bluegrass video music show, Bluegrass Ridge. The show focuses on showing bluegrass videos but also includes artist interviews and some behind the scenes footage. In addition to hosting the four episodes as well as doing an interview for a fifth episode, Bluegrass Ridge is also adding four of Ulisse's music videos to their music video programming.

Rebekah Long is Here with “Here I Am”

Rebekah Long - Here I AmRebekah Long will be releasing her first project, Here I Am May 20th on LUK Records. Produced by singer, songwriter and producer, Donna Ulisse, the album contains 13 bluegrass tracks consisting of new material, some old classics done with a bluegrass twist. Long is joined by her producer, Donna Ulisse and her husband, Rick Stanley and many other award winning bluegrass artists.

Donna Ulisse sets Songwriting Escape 2016 Schedule

Songwriting EscapeFour time IBMA Songwriter of the Year nominee Donna Ulisse has set the initial 2016 schedule and locations for her Songwriting Escape instrument and songwriting workshops. She and her team will return to all three locations they taught in last year. The 2016 schedule is further down in this article.

Donna Ulisse is part of Country Music Hall of Fame's Bluegrass & Beyond

Donna UlisseThe Country Music Hall of Fame Museum will present a full day of bluegrass-inspired performances featuring top players on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Kenny and Amanda Smith, the well known husband and wife bluegrass duo with a contemporary take on song choice and arrangements will begin the day's music. Amanda is a winner of the IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award, and Kenny is a two-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year Award recipient.

Donna Ulisse Releases Official Video of Hard Cry Moon

Donna Ulisse - Hard Cry MoonDonna Ulisse has released a video of the title track of her latest album, Hard Cry Moon. The song was co-written with band member, husband and frequent co-writer, Rick Stanley and produced by guitarist Bryan Sutton. Videography was accomplished by Mark Mosrie. Hard Cry Moon is her ninth album on the Hadley Music Group label. For this 4 time IBMA Songwriter of the Year nominee, it also marks a return to focusing on her own original material, having written or co-written all of the songs with the exception of the country classic "Whispering Pines", written by Howard Hausey and made famous by the late Johnny Horton.

Donna Ulisse's "Hard Cry Moon" #1 on Roots Music Report

Donna Ulisse - Hard Cry MoonBluegrass singer-songwriter Donna Ulisse was elated to learn that her new album Hard Cry Moon, produced by guitarist Bryan Sutton, is #3 in the Euro Americana chart for the month of October and also took an impressive jump from #50 to #1 in two weeks in the Roots Music Report chart. The album was just released on September 25, 2015.

Donna Ulisse Releases 9th Album For Hadley Music Group

Donna Ulisse - Hard Cry Moon"Black train, black train... I ain't staying where I'm at," sings Donna Ulisse on the spirited opening track to Hard Cry Moon, her ninth album on the Hadley Music Group label. While the lyric addresses a woman's determination to move on from a failed relationship, Ulisse could be expressing her desire to follow her muse where it takes her. And this time around, it's back to (mostly) original material.

Donna Ulisse Offers Companion CD to her Songwriting Book

The Songwriter In Me Demo RecordingsRecord label and publisher Hadley Music Group has released a companion CD to the book The Songwriter in Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process written by singer songwriter Donna Ulisse. The CD is titled The Songwriter in Me: The Demo Recordings and includes all twenty-four songs that are featured in the book as lyrics.

Donna Ulisse Songwriting Book is Now an E-Book!

Donna UlisseThe Songwriter In Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process, written by singer songwriter and three time nominee for the International Bluegrass Music Association's Songwriter of The Year award, Donna Ulisse, is now available as an e-book. As more readers move to reading books on various electronic devices, Hadley Music Group wanted to ensure that Ulisse's book was available in a digital format. Readers can now find it in the Amazon Kindle store, Barnes and Noble Nook store and as an iBook in iTunes.

Donna Ulisse & Bryan Sutton Back in the Studio Again

Donna Ulisse and Bryan SuttonSinger songwriter Donna Ulisse and guitar virtuoso Bryan Sutton are preparing to team up for their second studio effort on the Hadley Music Group label. The album will be Ulisse's eighth release on the label.

Donna Ulisse to Launch Songwriting Escape Venture

Songwriting EscapeThree time IBMA Songwriter of the Year nominee, recording artist and author Donna Ulisse has decided to turn her passion into teaching and sharing what she does in the process of constructing a song, into a traveling workshop called Songwriting Escape. The three day workshops will be taught with a dynamic team she has already tested the waters with and they have developed a carefully thought out curriculum that will accomodate writers of all levels.

Donna Ulisse Releases "Showin' My Roots" Official Video

Donna UlisseDonna Ulisse has been very active recently with her new book, The Songwriter in Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process and her radio appearance with Katy Daley on WAMU Bluegrass Country early last month. Yesterday, Bluegrass singer songwriter Donna Ulisse released a video to the title track of her curent release, Showin' My Roots (see below). She co-wrote the song with her husband Rick Stanley, as a tribute to some of her musical heroes who influenced her own journey as a performer and songwriter.

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