Donna and The Poor Mountain Boys arrived in Raleigh, North Carolina for the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual World of Bluegrass conference and hit the ground running with one of their busiest weeks ever. Donna was selected as an official showcase act playing three shows in the Bluegrass Ramble in addition to she and the band teaching a two hour master class at a local middle school, playing three late night showcases at the Marriott and then playing a show at the Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest for hundreds of bluegrass fans. On Saturday, Donna also was part of a songwriting workshop with several other well known bluegrass songwriters.
Wednesday, August 13, the International Bluegrass Music Association held its annual press conference to announce the final nominees for the IBMA Awards held in early October. For the third year in a row, Donna was nominated as the IBMA Songwriter of the Year and she was also in the final five nominees for Gospel Recorded Performance for her recording of Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus!
Donna and the Poor Mountain Boys will making a stop on Friday morning, August 8, 2014 at the WAMU studios in Washington, D.C. to do an hour long guest appearance on the Katy Daley Show. Listeners can listen online or on the radio in the D.C. area.