Donna wraps up a Session in Nashville

Donna spent a couple of days in Nashville recently at the Famous Hilltop Studios, and recorded 8 tracks which will be available in 2019. Special guest Jack Gorham, Songwriter & Piano extraordinaire joined her on a couple of tunes. Twin pianos sound pretty cool!...

Newtown releases “Naomi Wise,” written by Donna Hughes

Hear Naomi Wise: Arden, North Carolina (May 25, 2018) — Kentucky Bluegrass band NewTown is bringing new life to the “Old World” with their new single “Naomi Wise,” an old English murder ballad written in modern times. It tells the story...

Donna performed for Richard Childress

Donna has performed for Race Car Giant Richard Childress, for a number of private functions. Here are a couple of videos of Donna performing at Richard's home, with amazing musicians Zak McLamb on Bass, Jodi King on Banjo, Matt Hooper on Fiddle, Spencer Strickland on...

Lonesome Highway Song on new Wyatt Rice album

I'm so excited to have written the kick off track "Lonesome Highway" on the new Wyatt Rice project, vocals by Russell Moore & Dale Ann Bradley! Read more about it at Bluegrass Today! Save Save Save

Wyoming PBS

Donna Hughes  was live from the Dennison Lodge, on Wyoming Public Broadcasting.  View the show here:

Gospel Music Association DOVE AWARD Ballot

Donna Hughes has two original songs on the Gospel Music Association Dove Award's ballot in the following categories:Country Recorded Song of the Year - "All You Need Is A Dream" (from the album FLY) Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year - "All you Need Is A Dream"...

IBMA Award Ballot

The second ballot for the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards has been issued and Donna Hughes appears in the Female Vocalist of the Year and also her original song "Walk By Faith, Not By Sight" in the Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year categories. ...

Carolina Music Award Nomination

Congratulations to Donna Hughes.  She has been nominated for a Carolina Music Award - Country Female. To cast your vote for Donna, please visit

Finalist for Chris Austin Songwriting Contest hosted by MerleFest

Donna Hughes has been named a Finalist for the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, hosted by MerleFest 2015. She will perform her original song, "Blackbeard" on the Austin Stage in Alumni Hall at MerleFest on Friday, April 24.  Read the full announcement here.