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Behind the Music

LaDonna, it’s a name known in Nashville by many for her music, all kinds of music. She has been singing in front of people since she was 3 yrs. old. Being the daughter of a pastor of a church, that’s where it all began for her. Her mother, father, and sisters were huge supporters and influences from the beginning. She later learned to play piano and helped her father with weddings and funerals all over south Tn.

At the age of 14, LaDonna was asked to be a regular artist at the famous Natural Bridge shows in Waynesboro, Tn.  She opened shows for George Jones, Bill Monroe, and Jimmy Martin. Waynesboro was the area where the family had moved to pastor a church. Hearing she had a voice and stage presence, people encouraged her to record an album. The Opry staff band was her first recording band, and as they say, the rest is history.

Since that time LaDonna moved to Nashville and has been known in all the music circles for her musical ability. She was honored to be placed on the “Farago’s” list of most recorded background vocalists in Nashville. Her vocals can be heard on recordings by Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Daryl Singletary, Lorrie Morgan, Tanya Tucker, The Bama Band, The Jones Boys, Crystal Gayle, Pam Tillis, Steve Wariner, Charlie Louvin, Leona, and Ron Williams, Jeannie Seely, Kree Harrison, Laney Hicks, and Jimmy Capps, who was LaDonna’s first producer.

She is an accomplished songwriter and has had songs recorded by Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, The Statler Brothers, Joe Nichols, Jeannie C Riley, Leona Williams, and Ron Williams. Many of her songs have been recorded by hundreds of independent artists as well.

LaDonna is also known as a dynamic lead vocalist who knows how to deliver a song and front shows of all kinds. She has recorded a great Country and Gospel project that netted a chart-topping song with “Jesus Loves Me”.

She is now involved with her own promotion company, producing records, doing shows, and helping her husband in ministry. La Donna wants to help the less fortunate and downtrodden find their way through song and testimony. She knows Jesus really does Love Me and I want to share him with everybody.

La Donna’s latest albums are Jesus Loves Me and Mama’s Going Back to Cool. In July 2022 she released her new single All I Can Do, which she co-wrote with Shara Johnson Zimmerman.  It is being released through her record label, Open Highway Records.

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