SINGLE REVIEW: Donna Marie – ‘Won’t Forget This Night’ (feat. Thorne Hill)


Singer-songwriter Donna Marie gave UK country fans a special Valentine’s Day treat last week with the release of her brand new single ‘Won’t Forget This Night’, featuring reigning BCMA Entertainer Of The Year, Thorne Hill.

Donna has her own record label, Climbing Mountain Records, which she has released the new single through. With this new single, she displays her many musical talents, as she has taken on the responsibility of production and mixing all by herself, and the end product is an impressive, slick piece of work.

The incredible vocal delivery from Thorne Hill draws you in right from the first word, backed by an almost haunting piano and a subtle orchestral input. It’s the story of a couple passionately longing for each other’s presence for the rest of their lives following a magical love-at-first-sight meeting.

The way the song builds and explodes into the chorus with some lovely violins really brings out the goose bumps in an almost Disney-like fashion, whilst Donna and Thorne deliver the duet with such heart and emotion; it’s like they’ve lived every word. The subtle, delicate instrumentation truly allows their harmonies to shine; the phrase ‘less is more’ is certainly applicable here.

It’s wonderful to witness a collaboration between two of our home grown talents, something I’d love to see a lot more of! With ‘Won’t Forget This Night’, Donna and Thorne have delivered something very different to much of the UK’s country output; very intricately crafted and a real attention-grabber.

Donna-Marie is currently touring nationwide with ‘A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE’, playing nightly to thousands of country fans in prestigious venues such as the Manchester Opera House and The Philharmonic Halls, Liverpool.  She has a string of live dates planned for later in the year. For more information, visit:

Dan Wharton

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