Miss “Country Soul” Jeannie Seely to be Honored with Star on Music City Walk of Fame

Nashville, Tennessee (June 25, 2018) – Country music royalty and a fifty-year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely, will be honored with a star on Music City Walk of Fame during an induction ceremony on August 21, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in Music City Walk of Fame Park. Jeannie’s vivacious stage presence and sultry-voiced combined with her deeply moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul”, a title that’s still used today. Inductees are recognized for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration. In addition to Ms. Seely, Brenda Lee, Ray Stevens and Ben Folds will also be inducted into the Walk of Fame.

I’m so thrilled, honored and blessed”, states Jeannie Seely! “To be recognized for your contribution to the Country Music industry with your own star on the Walk of Fame Park is more than I could ever have dreamed”.

Jeannie Seely’s recordings have spanned six decades and she continues to entertain at full speed today. Seely is a host on SiriusXMWillie’s Roadhouse”, where she shares personal memories and fun stories about the songs she spins. Jeannie was recognized for ranking #2 in Billboard‘s Top TV Songs Chart in January 2018 for her composition, “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)“, written in 1964 and recorded by Irma Thomas. The familiar song has been featured consistently in numerous episodes of the Netflix science fiction anthology series, “Black Mirror“.  Acclaimed music artists Seal and Boyz II Men recorded their own versions in 2017, and the song is the trailer theme for the new “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom“.

She is a prolific songwriter who recently released “Written In Song”, a CD project with 14 tracks all co-written or self-penned by Seely. Many of the songs were recorded by Hall of Fame members. Jeannie earned a Grammy for her recording of “Don’t Touch Me” in 1967. A country music legend and trailblazer, Seely became the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry shows and is credited for being the first to wear a mini-skirt on the Opry stage. She hosted a show on the Armed Forces Network, wrote a book and starred in several major stage productions.

Jeannie Seely Tour Dates
July 24, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
July 26, 2018 – Midland, Texas – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
August 2, 2018 – Livingston, Montana – Music Ranch Montana
August 10, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
August 11, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
August 17, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
August 18, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
August 25, 2018 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania – American Music Theater
October 10, 2018 – Nashville, Tennessee – 2nd Annual Dottie West Birthday Jam
October 17, 2018 – Branson, Missouri – Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater
January 27 to February 3, 2019 – Country Music Cruise
More Dates Announced Soon

About Jeannie Seely
Country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved chart-topping songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter. Early in her career, Jeannie’s deeply moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul”– a title that’s still used today. Jeannie’s biggest dream came true when she was inducted as a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, becoming the first Pennsylvania native to do so. Jeannie also became the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry shows. Jeannie takes much pride in her involvement and support of musicians’ rights. In 2017, Jeannie celebrated her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.  From her 1966 Top 10 Billboard album The Seely Style to her recent self–produced album Written In Song, consisting entirely of songs she’s written, Jeannie’s recordings have spanned six decades and provided enjoyment to country music fans all around the world. In his 2003 book “Finding Her Voice: Women In Country Music,” music critic Robert K. Oermann wrote, “With her chin-out, tough/tender, heart-of-gold manner, Jeannie Seely remains one of country’s most completely modern female personalities.” And that still holds true today.  Keep up with all things Jeannie Seely at www.jeannieseely.com.

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Author: Splice Magazine

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