Donna Ulisse

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Donna Ulisse
Origin Hampton, Virginia
Genres Country, bluegrass
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Years active 1991-present
Labels Atlantic
Hadley Music Group

'Donna Ulisse'(born in Hampton, Virginia) is an American country music and bluegrass singer-songwriter. Signed to Atlantic Records in 1991, she released her debut album, Trouble at the Door, that year and two singles which charted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. She appeared on national TV shows Hee Haw, Nashville Now. Crook & Chase, and NBC's Hot Country Nights. In 2007, Ulisse returned to recording, and released her ninth bluegrass album in September of 2015 on the independent label Hadley Music Group. Her bluegrass albums have all charted impressively in the Folk DJ charts, Bluegrass Unlimited Charts, Bluegrass Today chart and Euro Americana chart.

Ulisse's songwriting has earned her 4 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Songwriter Of The Year nominations and in 2014 she published her first book titled "The Songwriter in Me: Snapshots of My Creative Process". As a songwriter, she has had songs recorded by Claire Lynch, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Larry Stephenson Band, Nu-Blu, Louise Mosrie, Natasha Borzilova, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, The Bankesters, The Larry Stephenson Band, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers to name a few . She also co-wrote the song "Butler Brothers" which was on the 2014 Grammy winning bluegrass album by Del McCoury Band. She is the owner of Songwriting Escape, a touring songwriting workshop that chooses different inspiring locations around the country to teach songwriting.

Ulisse tours with her band The Poor Mountain Boys performing at festivals and concert venues.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Trouble At The Door
When I Look Back
  • Release date: July 27, 2007
  • Label: Hadley Music Group
  • Formats: CD
Walk This Mountain Down
  • Release date: January 20, 2009
  • Label: Hadley Music Group
  • Formats: CD
Holy Waters
  • Release date: April 20, 2010
  • Label: Hadley Music Group
  • Formats: CD
An Easy Climb
  • Release date: June 14, 2011
  • Label: Hadley Music Group
  • Formats: CD
All The Way To Bethlehem
  • Release date: October 23, 2012
  • Label: Hadley Music Group
  • Formats: CD
I Am A Child Of God: A Gospel Collection
  • Release date: July 25, 2013
  • Label: Hadley Music Group
  • Formats: CD
Showin' My Roots
  • Release date: October 15, 2013
  • Label: Hadley Music Group
  • Formats: CD
The Songwriter In Me: The Demo Recordings
  • Release date: 2015
  • Label: Hadley Music Group
  • Formats: CD
Hard Cry Moon
  • Release date: September 25, 2015
  • Label: Hadley Music Group
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
1991 "Things Are Mostly Fine" 75 Trouble at the Door
"When Was the Last Time" 66
1992 "Trouble at the Door"
2009 "The Trouble with You" Walk This Mountain Down
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1991 "Things Are Mostly Fine Richard Jernigan
1992 "Trouble At The Door" Thom Oliphant

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