Donna Ulisse

Singer, Songwriter, Bluegrass Poet

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

Donna nominated for IBMA Songwriter of the Year for the 5th year in a row!

The International Bluegrass Music Association recently made their announcement of the nominees for Songwriter of the Year and Donna's name was on the list for the fifth year in a row!


Updated on: Monday, August 29th, 2016

#1 Two months in a row!

Donna's song "It Could Have Been The Mandolin" stayed in the #1 spot in Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine in July, giving it a two month run at #1! Donna co-wrote the song with long time friend and co-writer Jerry Salley.


Updated on: Thursday, July 28th, 2016