Donna Ulisse

Singer, Songwriter, Bluegrass Poet

Donna plays NSAI's Tin Pan South Festival!

The Nashville Songwriter's Association International featured four of the IBMA Songwriters of the Year in their 2017 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Fittingly, the songwriter round was at the world famous bluegrass venue, The Station Inn where the writers performed to an attentive and enthusiastic audience.


Updated on: Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Donna takes Christmas show to multiple venues this year!

The IBMA Songwriter of the Year Donna Ulisse will be taking her Christmas show to several venues this Christmas season. Ulisse and her band The Poor Mountain Boys will perform all of her landmark Christmas CD All The Way To Bethlehem at venues in Virginia, Indiana, West Virginia and Nashville, TN. Ulisse had a hand in writing each song on the album and considers it the best songwriting she has ever done. It is a dramatic story told in song.


Updated on: Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Donna wins IBMA Songwriter of the Year!

Donna Ulisse left Raleigh last week named the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association's Songwriter of the Year. It is an award she had been nominated for the past four years in a row with 2016 making it her fifth nomination. Having never won it caused her to often joke that she was the IBMA's Susan Lucci in reference to Lucci going nineteen years before winning an Emmy for best Daytime Soap Actress. When former winner Becky Buller announced the award, she smiled at Ulisse's table and said, "You are no longer the Susan Lucci of this award."


Updated on: Thursday, October 6th, 2016