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Donna Darlene
Born:  November 29, 1938
WWVA Original Jamboree
WKBI St. Mary's, PA
WPXY Punxsutawney, PA

Donna Darlene Donna Darlene first comes onto the country music scene in Wheeling, West Virginia where she was a part of the Dusty Owens and his Rodeo Boys show. She did a duet with Dusty on his legendary "Once More" song that he wrote.

Cowboy Songs magazine mentions her and Dusty in an article about the 30th anniversary of the WWVA Jamboree in 1957.

Not much else was written about Donna in the publications we have in our possession. But we do know that she was first married to Doug Kershaw. They had two sons, Doug Kershaw, Jr. and Victor Kershaw.

She later married the legendary steel guitar / dobro player, Shot Jackson. They had a daughter, named Shotsie Jackson.

Our roaming around the internet finds that Colonel Buster Doss signed Donna to Stardust Records in 1979.

Donna Darlene

Donna Darlene

Credits and Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 53; August 1957; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

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Rec. No. Side Song Title
  1003 A You're Not Doing Me Right
  1003 B I'll Hate Myself Forever
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  647 A Best Years Of My Life
  647 B Girl With No Future
  718 A Gonna Be More Lovin'
  718 B I Don't Know You From Adam

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