Two New Albums by Donna Hughes

Two new albums and two music videos releasing in 2014. FROM THE HEART (Bluegrass album) and a piano album, FLY. View Tracks and Lyrics at www.donnahughes.com
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Donna Hughes
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Trinity, North Carolina
United States
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I'm so excited!

Hi, I am Donna Hughes - A singer-songwriter from Trinity, North Carolina. I just finished recording two new albums at Hilltop Studios in Nashville with the extraordinarily talented Engineer, Steve Chandler along with some of the most talented musicians I've ever heard including Tim Stafford, Scott Vestal, Rob Ickes, Jenee Fleenor, Cory Piatt, Lucas White, Zak McLamb, John Catchings and Mark Fain.

In 2001, I self-released my first album entitled "Somewhere in Time," where I wrote 9 of the 15 songs.  In 2003,  I released "Same Old Me" and wrote all 21 songs. My next two albums were released on Rounder Records:  "Gaining Wisdom" was released in 2007 and I wrote 12 of the 14 songs and it was produced by Tony Rice. My 2010 album, "Hellos, Goodbyes, and Butterflies," was produced by J.D. Crowe and I wrote all 15 tracks.

I can't believe I'm taking on two new album releases simultaneously, but since my last album release, I've go so many new songs I want to share with you. One album is a bluegrass album, and the other is an album full of piano and strings.  I am really excited to be working on these two new fabulous projects!  That is why my funding is a little high because we completed 29 songs for these two album releases. Most artists record between 6-12 songs.

High Cost of Recording

Here's where the money goes..........

  • Studio,  Engineering, Mixing & Mastering for 29 songs = $8,000.00
  • Musicians on 29 songs = $8,000.00
  • Harmony Vocalists for 29 songs = $1,000.00+
  • Video - 2 new music videos = $6,000.00
  • Album Artwork, Photography, Graphic Design = $3,000.00
  • Indiegogo Fees = 10%
  • Radio Promotions = $3,000.00
  • Marketing = $2,000.00
  • Mechanical Licensing = tbd
  • That all totals up to be well over $20k!
  • (not to mention other expenses, for manufacturing discs, etc.)
Not only can you get an advanced copy of the first single release before the album is released, but I'm offering many other perks that I hope you might be interested in!

I Can't Do It Without You

In the past, record labels offered recording budgets that covered all of these expenses, but the world has changed.  With the creation of sites such as Indiegogo, now the artist can release records in a more timely manner, with more participation from fans like you, with total creative freedom! 

In the past, with the assistance of a record label, it took an average of three years to release a new album.  This time, I am recording this music on my very own label, "Running Dog Records," founded in 2001, and I hope to put a new record out every other year from now on!  I have stacks of songs that have never been heard!  I just need your help getting them out there!  

Other Ways You Can Help

I totally understand if you can't contribute at this time, but you can still help by spreading the word by using the Indiegogo share tools!  


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This campaign ended on June 27, 2014
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  • $1USD
    Digital Single

    Digital Download of the first single release before the album release date, plus a shout out on my Facebook Band Page.

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  • $15USD
    Digital Bluegrass Album

    Digital download of the Bluegrass album, an advanced digital download of the first single release, plus a shout out on my Facebook Band Page.

    3 claimed
  • $15USD
    Digital Piano Album

    Digital download of the Piano album, an advanced digital download of the first single release, plus a shout out on my Facebook Band Page.

    0 claimed
  • $20USD
    BOTH Albums

    Digital Download of both the Bluegrass and the Piano Album on release day, an advanced digital download of the first single release, plus a shout out on my Facebook Band Page.

    14 claimed
  • $20USD
    Physical CD Bluegrass Album

    Physical and Digital copies of the Bluegrass album, an advanced digital download of the first single release, plus a shout out on my Facebook Band Page.

    3 claimed
  • $20USD
    Physical CD Piano Album

    Physical and Digital copies of the Piano album, an advanced digital download of the first single release, plus a shout out on my Facebook Band Page.

    0 claimed
  • $20USD
    Phone Call & More

    Let's chat by phone! I will call you and then send you digital copies of BOTH the Piano and Bluegrass albums, an advanced digital download of the first single release, plus a shout out on my Facebook Band Page.

    1 claimed
  • $40USD
    Physical Copies of BOTH

    Physical and Digital copies of BOTH the Piano and Bluegrass albums, an advanced digital download of the first single release, plus a shout out on my Facebook Band Page.

    16 claimed
  • $50USD
    Skype Concert

    Invite your friends and family to your own house and I will perform a Skype concert! $100 for each hour.

    0 claimed
  • $75USD
    Albums & Music Video

    Physical and Digital copies of BOTH the Piano and Bluegrass albums; a Special Thanks with your name on a Music Video; an advanced digital download of the first single release, plus a shout out on my Facebook Band Page.

    4 claimed
  • $125USD
    Original Artwork

    An original hand painted canvas artwork by Donna Hughes; Physical and Digital copies of BOTH the Piano and Bluegrass albums; an advanced digital download of the first single release, plus a shout out on my Facebook Band Page.

    0 claimed
  • $150USD
    Hike with Donna

    Day of hiking and lunch with Donna on her farm. Autographed photo and physical copies of both albums

    1 claimed
  • $150USD
    Write a Song with Me

    Ever dream of writing a song? Let's do a two hour writing session at my farm in Trinity, NC! Plus autographed copies of both albums.

    0 claimed
  • $450USD
    House Concert

    If you live in a 200 mile radius of Trinity, North Carolina, I will come to your house and perform for you and your family and friends!

    0 claimed
  • $500USD
    Stay w/Donna & House Concert

    $650 per person (limit 2 per room) - Concert at Donna's place in North Carolina that also includes her cooking dinner and breakfast for you! An autographed photo and both albums. Discounts on original canvas artwork.

    0 claimed
  • $800USD
    Stay + Hike with Donna

    $800 per person (limit 2 per room) - Concert at Donna's place in North Carolina that also includes dinner and breakfast cooked by Donna. Autographed photo and copies of both albums. Discounts on original canvas artwork.

    0 claimed
  • $2,500USD
    House Concert

    I will come to your house and perform a solo concert for you and your family and friends anywhere in the continental U.S.

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