Donna Hughes is set to release “Naomi Wise,” an Original Song & Music Video this Summer.
Naomi Wise was a young girl who lived and died a tragic death at the turn of the 19th Century in Randolph County, NC.
The story of her life and death have intrigued & enchanted generations of souls, and has been written about by countless people of all walks of life.
Braxton Craven, the second President of Duke University, wrote a captivating story about her life that was published in 1851.
19th Century Grist Mills, Modern Streets, Bridges & Rivers have been named after her.
Songs have been written about her by the likes of Bob Dylan, Doc Watson, and many others over the span of 2 centuries.
One of the latest versions of Naomi Wise in song, was written by Singer-Songwriter & lifelong Native of Randolph County, NC, Donna Hughes.
Her song recently commemorated the Highway Marker dedicated to Naomi Wise that now stands near the site of her violent death.
The World will continue to be impacted by Naomi’s Death, with Donna’s version of Naomi Wise.
Donna’s version was recorded in Nashville, at the Legendary Hilltop Studios, with Engineer Steve Chandler, who has recorded everyone from Dolly Parton to Merle Haggard, and features Donna on Piano & Vocals. Also featured is guest Jenee Fleenor, who takes the song to another level as she dazzles the listener with some Heavenly Violin & Viola.
Jenee is the reigning CMA Musician of the Year, for the 2nd year in a row, and is the 1st Female to ever win this honor. She also won the 2020 ACM Musician of the Year, and plays with Blake Shelton full time, on The Voice, has appeared with Blake on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, and countless other Hit TV Shows.
In tandem with this elegantly and beautifully crafted song a featured music video was directed, written, and produced by two-time Emmy winner and North Carolina native Dean Jones of Atlantic & Pacific Studios. The Video features actors John Boyd West, Gina Ferraro, a local musician, Chris Poole, of The Flint Hill Band & many other talented Actors!
With a library of over 500 songs, Donna’s tunes have been recorded by Artists around the World. She has recorded seven albums, two of which were recorded for Rounder Records & produced by the Late Tony Rice, and another by JD Crowe. One of her most popular original songs was recorded by Alison Krauss & Union Station on a Grammy Winning Album, and later performed at the nationally acclaimed CMA awards.
The Music Video “Naomi Wise: will soon be transformed into a feature film by Atlantic and Pacific Pictures and Global Genesis Group due to be released in 2022.