The Birth of PRIMADONNA ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
PrimaDonna Entertainment Corporation was created by Stan Silver as he and his wife Donna Fargo began their musical journey together. Stan taught Donna to play guitar and inspired her love songs. PrimaDonna Music Co, a division of the corporation, was born to publish those songs. With Stan’s production and management talents, he propelled Donna’s unique career to the ultimate. It is our goal to continue that legacy.
The Career of DONNA FARGO
With her first album, The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., which achieved platinum album status and earned her 3 Grammy nominations and a Grammy, Donna Fargo established herself as an award-winning singer, songwriter, and performer. With her second single release called “Funny Face,” Donna became the first woman in country music history to have back-to-back million-selling singles, both of which she wrote. Many hit singles and albums followed. Some of her credits include seven Academy of Country Music awards, five Billboard awards, fifteen Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) writing awards, four ASCAP awards, and two National Association of Recording Merchandisers awards for best-selling artist. She has also been honored by the Country Music Association, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Music Operators of America, and she was the first inductee into the North America Country Music Association’s International Hall of Fame. In addition to the Robert J. Burton Award that she won for “Most Performed Song of the Year,” her most coveted awards as a writer are her Million-Airs Awards, presented to writers of songs that achieve the blockbuster status of one million or more performances. Together, Donna as the writer and Stan as the publisher, have six Million-Airs Awards and thirty BMI Awards. Her performance on a show at Carnegie Hall interested the Osmond family enough to produce the syndicated television variety show, The Donna Fargo Show. In 2009, the state of North Carolina named a highway after her, and in 2010, she was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
Prior to achieving superstardom and becoming one of the most prolific songwriters in Nashville, Donna was a high school English teacher. It is her love of the English language and her desire to communicate sincere and honest emotions that compelled Donna to try her hand at writing something other than song lyrics and melodies. Donna’s books include Trust In Yourself, To The Love Of My Life, I Prayed For You Today, 10 Golden Rules For Living In This Crazy, Mixed-Up World, I Thanked God For You Today, My Prayer For You, My Prayer For You, My Friend, and now … Everything Is Possible With God.. Her writings also appear on Blue Mountain Arts greeting cards, calendars, and other gift items.