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LISTEN: Donna Ulisse, “Gray Rock, Red Clay Land”

Mar 4, 2022

LISTEN: Donna Ulisse,

Artist: Donna Ulisse
Hometown: Hampton, Virginia
Song: “Gray Rock, Red Clay Land” (written by Donna Ulisse and Becky Buller)
Album: Livin’ Large
Release Date: February 25, 2022
Label: Billy Blue Records

In Their Words: “My husband Rick Stanley found our eight acres of paradise on a website one evening and talked me into going over for a gander. We had lived in Nashville proper for 31 years and the thought of leaving was bittersweet but when we saw this place in Lebanon, Tennessee, it was love at first sight. There are random, large slabs of limestone running through the fields where the most interesting purple and yellow flowers bloom. We had to dig some of them up to get it looking like we dreamed, which gave me the first line of the song. My daddy and brother were also here to help us when we first moved and I don’t think I can ever look at the sweeping pasture without seeing my daddy bent over working on the land. And YES, there is red clay to shovel through to plant a garden…so the hook fell out as natural as the flowers that grow here.” — Donna Ulisse


Photo Credit: Kim Lancaster

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LISTEN: Donna Ulisse,
LISTEN: Donna Ulisse,