'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.