Award-winning Singer-Songwriter Donna Hughes will celebrate two new albums, From the Heart and Fly, and the music video premiere for the song, “The Red Oak Tree” on August 23, 2014. This highly anticipated event will take place at the Sunset Theatre located at 234 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro, NC beginning at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 for Adults and free for children 10 & under.
Hughes certainly showcases her tremendous songwriting talents on both projects with an amazing 21 tracks (19 original songs plus 2 covers) on her Bluegrass album, From the Heart and 12 tracks (8 original songs plus 4 covers) on the piano album, Fly.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of getting some amazing musicians together to interpret brand new songs from my heart. I find there is no greater high than watching them assemble the notes together for the first time. I so admire and respect their patience with the long sessions. It's rather addictive, and as long as I am alive there is someone willing to listen, I'll continue to write more and seek the hands that bring the songs to life,” said Donna.
Musicians joining Donna on From the Heart include: Tim Stafford (Lead Guitar), Scott Vestal (Banjo), Rob Ickes (Dobro), Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle & Harmony Vocals), Cory Piatt (Mandolin), Zak McLamb (Bass), Lucas White (Rhythm Guitar), and special guest Andy Kearns as Auctioneer on her original song “Gone.” The album was mastered by Scott Vestal at Digital Underground Studios, Greenbrier, TN and Recorded at Hilltop Studios, Nashville, TN with Engineers Steve Chandler & John Nicholson. Tracks 3, 7 & 10 were recorded at Riverside Audio, Mount Gilead, NC with Engineer Greg Luck.
On Fly, musicians include: Donna Hughes (Lead Vocals & Piano), Jenee Fleenor (Violin & Harmony Vocals), John Catchings (Cello), Mark Fain (Bass Violin), Andy Kearns (Auctioneer on “Gone”), and Melody Williamson (Harmony Vocals on “All You Need Is A Dream”). The album was mastered by Scott Vestal at Digital Underground Studios, Greenbrier, TN and Recorded at Hilltop Studios, Nashville, TN with Engineers Steve Chandler and John Nicholson.
“The Red Oak Tree” song appears on both albums providing listeners with both an acoustic and a piano version of the haunting tune. The music video will premiere at the release party on August 23rd. The three day video shoot was filmed last month by Videographer, Anthony Ladd of Pikeville, TN. Over 100 of Donna’s friends and family appear in the video shot at the Asheboro City Cemetery. Other locations include the home of Chad & Barbara Hall (otherwise known as the "John Hughes” home), Loraye Hughes’ home (Donna’s mother), and the Denton Farm Park. More details on the video will be announced following the premiere.
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