Donna Hughes
Trinity - North Carolina - United States

Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes has written over 500 songs during her impressive career. She has albums produced by Tony Rice  (Gaining Wisdom) and J.D. Crowe  (Hellos, Goodbyes & Butterflies) both on the Rounder Records label.  Her original songs have been recorded by numerous artists through the years including “My Poor Old Heart” was recorded by Alison Krauss & Union Station and performed during the CMA Awards Show in 2005.

Numerous other artists have recorded Donna’s original songs such as:  The Seldom Scene, (“Sad Old Train” from the album “Scenechronized”),  Kati Penn, (“Never Gonna Change” from the album “My Turn To Cry”), Nu Blu (“Nights” from their album “Nights”), Darren Beachley (“Scattered To The Wind” from his album “I Love You To The Moon & Back”), and The Snyder Family Band (“Little Bluebird” from their “Comin’ On Strong” album).

“Whatever moves me, moves me to write,” explains award-winning singer-songwriter  and multi-instrumentalist. For Hughes, songwriting is an all-consuming endeavor, encompassing all that goes on around her. “My songs are always about something I have seen, done, or felt – or something that I saw someone else do or go through. There is always truth to every song I write, even if it isn’t my truth.” 

In 2014, Donna embarked on her biggest endeavor yet by producing and releasing not one, but two new albums in 2014.  From the Heart is her bluegrass album and includes 19 original songs plus two cover songs.  The album includes the talents of Scott Vestal (Banjo), Tim Stafford (Lead Guitar), Rob Ickes (Reso Guitar), Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle), Cory Piatt (Fiddle), Zak McLamb (Bass) and Lucas White (Rhythm Guitar). 

The second album, Fly, has certainly delighted Donna’s fans that love her piano music, with 8 original tunes, plus 4 cover songs. Donna is joined by Jenee Fleenor (Violin), John Catchings (Cello) and Mark Fain (Bass Violin).


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Fly

Label: Running Dog Records

Genres: Bluegrass, Pop

Styles: Bluegrass, Pop

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 All You Need is a Dream Pop Pop
2 Dog on a 10 Foot Chain Bluegrass Bluegrass
3 Gone Bluegrass Bluegrass
4 The Red Oak Tree Bluegrass Bluegrass
5 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Pop Pop
6 I'll Fly Away Bluegrass Bluegrass
7 Dust in the Wind Pop Pop
8 Daffodils Bluegrass Bluegrass
9 Love Me Pop Pop
10 Waiting Bluegrass Bluegrass
11 Fools Rush in Pop Pop
12 Nothing Left to Say Bluegrass Bluegrass

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From the Heart

Label: Running Dog

Genres: Bluegrass

Styles: Bluegrass

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Hard Hearted Bluegrass Bluegrass
2 Lucky Bluegrass Bluegrass
3 There's No Place Like Home Bluegrass Bluegrass
4 I Love to Be with You Bluegrass Bluegrass
5 The Red Oak Tree Bluegrass Bluegrass
6 Walmart Checkout Line Bluegrass Bluegrass
7 I Wanna Grow Old with You Bluegrass Bluegrass
8 Easy to Love Bluegrass Bluegrass
9 Gone Bluegrass Bluegrass
10 Walk by Faith, Not by Sight Bluegrass Bluegrass
11 Daffodils Bluegrass Bluegrass
12 Facebook Bluegrass Bluegrass
13 Love Bluegrass Bluegrass
14 Dog on a 10 Foot Chain Bluegrass Bluegrass
15 In the Past Bluegrass Bluegrass
16 Make Me or Break Me Bluegrass Bluegrass
17 Where the Good Daddies Go Bluegrass Bluegrass
18 Nothing Left to Say Bluegrass Bluegrass
19 The Way I Am Bluegrass Bluegrass
20 Waiting Bluegrass Bluegrass
21 I'll Fly Away Bluegrass Bluegrass

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Gaining Wisdom

Label: Rounder

Genres: Folk, Bluegrass

Styles: Folk, Bluegrass

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 One More Time Folk Folk
2 What I'm Looking for Bluegrass Bluegrass
3 Father Time Bluegrass Bluegrass
4 Time After Time Folk Folk
5 Scattered to the Wind Bluegrass Bluegrass
6 Not Anymore Bluegrass Bluegrass
7 Sad Old Train Bluegrass Bluegrass
8 Find Me out on a Mountain Top Bluegrass Bluegrass
9 Bottom of a Glass Folk Folk
10 Letters Bluegrass Bluegrass
11 Too Many Bluegrass Bluegrass
12 Hold on Bluegrass Bluegrass
13 Where Are You Darlin'? Bluegrass Bluegrass
14 Talking to the Wind Bluegrass Bluegrass
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Album: Gaining Wisdom
Label: Rounder
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Posted By: Joe Ross
Jul 6, 2015