Ulisse Joins Mountain Home Music Company and
Windsor Forest Publishing
Album to be Produced by Doyle Lawson
Nashville, TENN --- She's one of the
most highly regarded songwriters in bluegrass. She has been
nominated for the prestigious International Bluegrass Music
Association (IBMA) Songwriter of the Year award every year since
its inception, and won that top honor in 2016. Her distinctive
voice is at once strong and dynamic, and the next minute soft and
angelic, lending the perfect emotion to every song in her
impressive library of recorded projects, each a blend of
traditional and contemporary bluegrass, gospel and country flavors.
It's the inimitable Donna
Ulisse. The reigning IBMA Songwriter of the
Year now joins forces with the equally formidable Mountain
Home Music Company. Having signed with the label as a
recording artist, Donna concurrently brings her prolific
songwriting to the relationship through a deal with Windsor Forest
Publishing. Both Mountain Home and Windsor Forest are part of the
Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing company.
"I've been so blessed with a consistent and multi-faceted
career, and a small, but mighty team to keep all of the balls in
the air," Ulisse says. "Still, I just felt the time had
come to dig deeper and reach farther, so I called on a trusted
source for advice."
That counsel came from Bluegrass Hall of Famer, Doyle Lawson,
who listened to Donna's broadening career plans, and ultimately
made the introduction to Mountain Home, the label that Doyle has
called home since 2003. Lawson will produce Donna's first album on
her new label.
"I could not be more excited," Ulisse says.
"Everyone at Mountain Home has been so welcoming, and they
provide the expertise and the resources to give me the reach I'm
hoping for. This new relationship really frees me to focus on
the core of my passion as an artist: songwriting, recording and
performing. And of course, working with one of my own
musical heroes, Doyle Lawson, is a dream come true."
Throughout the various phases of her career, Donna Ulisse has
remained true to who she is, and that musical integrity comes
across in every note she sings and every lyric she writes. Born
into a musical family in Hampton, Virginia, she grew up surrounded
by traditional sounds, and from an early age was drawn to
performing. She later married Rick Stanley, a cousin of
bluegrass legends Ralph and Carter Stanley, and was further
influenced by his family's Clinch Mountain roots.
Donna's varied career has seen her succeed as a highly in-demand
demo singer and background vocalist, working with legends such as
Jerry Reed. A production deal with Dale Morris, manager of the
super-group Alabama, led to her well-received traditional country
At The Door, and two Billboard-charting singles. As a
songwriter, she has amassed a brilliant catalog of songs that have
been recorded by the Del McCoury Band, Claire Lynch and many
others. She has an impressive catalog of her own recordings as
With her band, The Poor Mountain Boys, Ulisse looks forward to
hitting the road with both fan favorites and new music to share.
With a powerful new team on her side, Donna is ready for the next
facet of her already shining career as a recording artist,
songwriter and performer.
MOUNTAIN HOME MUSIC COMPANY
A premiere Bluegrass label
with global distribution, Mountain Home Music Company represents
elite and award-winning artists including Doyle Lawson &
Quicksilver, The Boxcars, Lonesome River Band, Balsam Range, The
Grascals, The Snyder Family Band, Darin & Brooke Aldridge,
Danny Roberts, Crowe Lawson Williams, Newtown and Flatt Lonesome.
Mountain Home is a division of Crossroads Entertainment &
Marketing, Inc., a company with decades of music marketing,
licensing, distribution and promotional experience, bringing
artists to the world marketplace. With an award-winning,
state-of-the-art recording studio, Crossroads has been in operation
since 1993 and provides artists with a world-class recording
experience. Their marketing division has promoted award-winning and
Grammy®-nominated albums, and the radio promotion department has
achieved multiple #1 singles. Dedicated to the sustainable career
of artists, the Crossroads team is dedicated to cooperative efforts
with artists, fans, the media, and the industry at large.
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