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.
Credits and Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 53; August 1957; American Folk
Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT