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Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Announces 2015 finalists

Chris AustinWilkesboro, NC -- Finalists have been selected for the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, hosted by MerleFest 2015. Now in its 23rd year, the contest is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring writers to have their original songs heard and judged by a panel of music industry professionals, under the direction of this year’s volunteer contest chairperson, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale. MerleFest 2015, presented by Window World, takes place from April 23-26 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C.

Donna Hughes Wins 2015 Canine Freedom Musician Award

Donna Hughes 2 CDsMulti-award winning Singer-Songwriter and Animal Rights Activist, Donna Hughes has won the 2015 Canine Freedom Award in the Musician category from Dogs Deserve Better - a nonprofit organization that has been freeing chained dogs since 2002. For a complete list of winners of the 2015 Canine Freedom Awards, please visit www.dogsdeservebetter.org.

Donna Hughes Tugs on the Heartstrings with “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain”

Donna Hughes 2 CDsNashville, TN -- During last year’s brutal winter months, North Carolina Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes penned the heart wrenching and powerful song, “Dog On A 10 Foot Chain” that has certainly tugged on the heartstrings. The song, and her YouTube video, have been featured and shared on numerous popular sites including www.Talking-Dogs.com, LoveMyDogBlog, and the wide-reaching Dogs Deserve Better Facebook page to name a few. Donna has also started a new Facebook community page facebook.com/DogsWithoutChains hoping to bring awareness to animal cruelty.

The John Boy & Billy Show to Feature Donna Hughes’ “Walmart Checkout Line” Today

Donna HughesNashville, TN -- Donna Hughes’ original song "Walmart Checkout Line” will be featured on the popular nationally syndicated morning radio program, The John Boy & Billy Big Show on Today, Tuesday, December 9, 2014. The hilarious song video, that has received over 63,000 YouTube views so far, will be featured as the “Video of the Day” on the show’s website. The John Boy & Billy Big Show airs mornings from 6-10 Eastern all across the country and is available via live stream. Listeners can view stations in their area here.

Donna Hughes Continues to Garner #1s from Two New Albums

Donna Hughes 2 CDsNashville, TN -- Since the recent release of her two new albums, Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes continues to garner #1s on a variety of radio charts'. She has also received significant media attention including gracing the cover of Americana Rhythm Music Magazine.

Donna Hughes Wins "Beyond the Song" AirPlay Direct Contest

Donna Hughes 2 CDsCongratulations to Donna Hughes, the winner of the “Beyond The Song” contest. Donna has won a consulting and advertising package with Beyond The Song and AirPlay Direct worth $2,250! The price includes a $750 10 hour Beyond the Song Consultation Package plus $1,500 AirPlay Direct "Marketing & Awareness" Campaign.

Donna Hughes Receives Key to the City at Release Event

Donna Hughes 2 CDsTrinity, NC -- Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes is proud to announce today's two new album releases, From the Heart and Fly, plus the music video for her song “Red Oak Tree.” During last Saturday's red carpet release event, Mayor Protem Jessie Hill of Trinity, NC (Donna’s hometown) presented her with the Key to the City and proclaimed August 23rd as Donna Hughes Day.

Donna Hughes Release Party for 2 New Albums, Video Premiere

Donna Hughes 2 CDsAward-winning Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes will celebrate two new albums, From the Heart and Fly, and the music video premiere for the song, “The Red Oak Tree” on August 23, 2014. This highly anticipated event will take place at the Sunset Theatre located at 234 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro, NC beginning at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 for Adults and free for children 10 & under.

Two Brand New CD's from Donna Hughes Coming

Donna HughesSinger-Songwriter Donna Hughes announced that she has recorded 29 brand new songs and now, she's looking for fants to help her bring not one but, two new CDs to the market. She has two new albums and two music videos releasing in 2014. From The Heart, a Bluegrass album, and a piano album, Fly.

The Lumineers on Cover of New Music Magazine ‘LargoUmbra’

Largo UmbraLargoUmbra, a website for a visual orchestration of sound and feeling mixed with the personalities of those who bring you some of the sweetest and most enjoyable sounds in music, is proud to announce the launch of their premiere online magazine. Grammy nominated artist, The Lumineers grace the cover of the debut issue that contains numerous feature articles including a preview of The 2013 Grammy Awards, a new album from the hit TV show Justified, and more. Some of the talented artists covered in the February issue include roots and bluegrass music artists: Jewel, Donna Hughes, Lonesome River Band, Alabama Shakes, Allen Levi, The Roys, Lisa Matassa, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Rodney Dillard, and more.

Wade in Bluegrass Music at Bluegrass by The River May 12th

2012 Bluegrass by The RiverKure Beach, NC -- Bluegrass is Back on Pleasure Island. The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce presents the 1st Annual Bluegrass By The River on May 12th at the Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area. After being away for a few years, the folks at the Chamber decided it was time to bring this Family-friendly event back to its home -- Pleasure Island.

How Publicists and Journalists Work Together for the Perfect Artist Interview

CMA Close Up/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- By Donna Hughes
One of the publicist's most important and daunting challenges is to ensure that their clients' interviews and media coverage are as positive as possible. Admittedly, this may put them at cross purposes with certain members of the media who may find it more enticing to spread dirt than sunshine. But more often than not, there are ways to ensure that both parties get what they want.

Winter Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert Series Announced

WoodSongs CoffeehouseDalton, GA -- The Woodsongs Coffeehouse Dalton Chapter announces the return of their annual winter concert series to benefit Providence Ministries. The regionally acclaimed concert series will feature emerging and established performers of Americana, Country, and Bluegrass music. The concerts will be held in the intimate and eclectic setting of the historic Dalton Freight Depot located at 305 S. Depot Street in downtown Dalton Georgia.

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