Donna has had strong support from European DJs since the release of her traditional country album Trouble at the Door on Atlantic Records in 1991 with several of her bluegrass albums charting in the Euro Americana chart over the past several years. As she has often said, "they never forget you once they like your music!"
Hard Cry Moon is her ninth album on the Hadley Music Group label. For this 4 time IBMA Songwriter of the Year nominee, it also marks a return to focusing on her own original material, having written or co-written all of the songs with the exception of the country classic "Whispering Pines", written by Howard Hausey and made famous by the late Johnny Horton. By the initital response from radio, it certainly appears that they are welcoming her return to her original material and it is no wonder as Ulisse has also become a songwriter showing up on many other artist's albums with recent cuts by The Larry Stephenson Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Del McCoury Band and Chris Jones & The Night Drivers.