Jeannie Seely Also to Appear on “The Joey Canyon Show” August 26
GRAMMY® award-winning and country music legend Jeannie Seely appears in the most recent edition of “The Test Drive.” During the episode, Seely talks about her early inspirations in the music industry, winning a GRAMMY® and celebrating 50 since debuting on the Grand Ole Opry. Click here to watch “The Test Drive.”
“When you win the respect and approval of your peers, then you really know you’ve done something special,” Seely said about winning a GRAMMY.
Seely also remembers a time when women were not allowed to host a portion of the Grand Ole Opry. “I’m very proud to say I was the first female artist to host consistently and the one who really pried the doors open.”
Seely will also appear on “The Joey Canyon Show” August 26 (click here for local listings). Hosted by Denver’s own Joey Canyon, the show aims to entertain fans in a location ‘where the music meets the mountains.’ “The Joey Canyon Show” airs in more than 65 million homes nationwide on RFD-TV. The program is carried by Comcast, DirecTV and Dish.
June 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of Seely’s first guest performance on the Grand Ole Opry. At that time her first hit, “Don’t Touch Me” (recorded on March 12, 1966), was climbing the country music charts. On September 16, 1967, Seely became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Along with dozens of accolades, including awards from Billboard, Cashbox and Record World, Seely has achieved No. 1 songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner and as a songwriter.
JEANNIE SEELY LIVE:
Aug. 28 – Truman Lake Opry – Clinton, Mo.
Sept. 09 – Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
Sept. 17 – Ohio Valley Opry – McConnelsville, Ohio
Sept.. 22 – Country’s Family Reunion Road Show – Bremen, Ga.
Sept.. 24 – Country’s Family Reunion Road Show – Franklin, N.C.
Oct. 02 – The Palace Theatre – Crossville, Tenn.
Oct. 19 – Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater – Branson, Mo.
Dec. 03 – TPC Conference and Convention Center – York, Pa.
Dec. 10 – Midnite Jamboree – Nashville, Tenn.
Dec. 16 – North Star Mohican Casino – Bowler, Wis.
Jan. 29 – Feb. 04 – Country Family Reunion Cruise
ABOUT JEANNIE SEELY: “Miss Country Soul” Jeannie Seely is a GRAMMY® award-winning artist whose been recording and performing for more than six decades. A Pennsylvania native, Seely moved to Nashville upon the encouragement of friend Dottie West. Within a month, Porter Wagoner hired her as the female singer for his road and television series. On September 16, 1967, Seely’s biggest dream came true when she became the first Pennsylvania native to become a member of the world famous Grand Ole Opry. Seely subsequently became the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry shows. She’s also credited for wearing the first mini-skirt on the Opry stage, as well as for changing the image of female country performers. On March 2, 1967, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences honored Jeannie with the 1966 GRAMMY® Award for the “Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female.” With a successful breakthrough hit, Seely found herself traveling from coast to coast for concert appearances. The new demands forced her to leave Porter Wagoner’s show – and today Seely jokes that she was replaced by Dolly Parton because Dolly’s ‘hits’ were bigger. A BMI-awarded songwriter, Seely’s songs have been recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame members Faron Young, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Ernest Tubb and Little Jimmy Dickens, as well as by many other artists including Doyle Lawson, Lorrie Morgan, Connie Smith and Irma Thomas. Along with placing records on the Billboard country singles chart for 13 consecutive years, Seely also served as a radio disc jockey on her own Armed Forces Network Show. Despite personal and career setbacks that range from a 1977 near-fatal auto accident to a devastating flood in 2010 in which she lost her home, car and personal belongings, Seely has remained a survivor with her sense of humor intact. For more information, visit jeannieseely.com.
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