Grammy winning artist and Grand Ole Opry member, Jeannie Seely, celebrated her 80th birthday along with the release of her highly acclaimed new album, ‘An American Classic,’ recently released on Curb Records. The Willie’s Roadhouse on-air personality was joined by fellow SiriusXM broadcaster Dallas Wayne, who hosted a virtual Town Hall and some very special guests including Bill Anderson, Rhonda Vincent, Steve Wariner, Willie Nelson, and SiriusXM subscribers. Tune in to the event’s broadcast schedule below. Deeplink to the special: http://siriusxm.us/JeannieSeelyTownHall
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Jeannie Seely – “An American Classic” Virtual Town Hall & Album Release Special Broadcast Schedule:
Friday 9/4 6 pm ET (Premiere)
Saturday 9/5 11 am ET & 7 pm ET
Sunday 9/6 3 pm & 8 pm ET
Monday 9/7 12 pm & 11 pm ET
View clips from the online recording session on YouTube links below:
Rhonda Vincent Reflects on Joining the Grand Ole Opry – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ewlprGpnnA
Jeannie Seely & Steve Wariner Talk About Dottie West – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q30MGreUas
Jeannie Seely Recalls When She First Met Willie Nelson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THdAcBnUZzA
Jeannie Seely Thanks Willie Nelson For His Gratitude – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETYFTQFelHA
Willie Nelson Tells a Hank Cochran Story – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWzf9eaWmco
“This was the next best thing to being together in person,” exclaimed Jeanny Seely! “I appreciate these wonderful folks contributing their talents to my album and appreciate even more taking time out of their schedules to celebrate with me! Thank you SiriusXM, Willie’s Roadhouse and all of our fans for joining us!!
”I love you Jeannie and I will always be there for you, you know that,” shared Willie Nelson. “You are doing such a fantastic job on Willie’s Roadhouse and I just want to congratulate you. I’m glad you are there representing us and everybody in Country music, because you are really doing a great job.”
Jeannie Seely – An American Classic Track List:
1. “So Far, So Good” – Songwriters Penn Pennington & Mitch Ballard – Recorded with The Whites (Sharon and Cheryl).
2. “If You Could Call It That” – Songwriters Dottie West, Steve Wariner and Bobby Tomberlin – Recorded with Steve Wariner. Dottie West left a notebook of song ideas and Steve Wariner and Bobby Tomberlin finished the song. Dottie and Jeannie were close friends.
3. “To Make a Dream Come True” – Songwriter C.W. “Buddy” Kalb Jr. – Buddy Kalb wrote “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” for Ray Stevens, and “Frog Kissing” for Chet Atkins.
4. “Teach Me Tonight” – Songwriters Sammy Cahn and Gene De Paul – This was originally a hit for Jo Stafford in 1954; it has also been recorded by Janet Brace, Dinah Washington, Helen Graco, the De Castro Sisters and the McGuire Sisters.
5. “Can I Sleep in Your Arms” – Songwriter Hank Cochran – This was a top ten hit for Jeannie in 1974. Original was produced by legendary producer Walter Haynes. Released in July 1973 under MCA Records, the song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart, becoming Seely’s first top ten solo hit since 1968, and first major hit on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada, reaching #4. The song, written by Seely’s one-time husband Hank Cochran, was also recorded by Willie Nelson for his classic album, Red Headed Stranger.
6. “All Through Crying Over You’” – Songwriter Jeannie Seely – Recorded with Rhonda Vincent. This song is a country “shuffle” that features Rhonda Vincent, reigning queen of Bluegrass music, whose recent #1 hit, “Like I Could,” was written by Jeannie Seely.
7. “When Two Worlds Collide” – Songwriters Roger Miller and Bill Anderson – Recorded with Bill Anderson. Roger Miller and Bill Anderson are both in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Was originally a hit for Roger Miller in 1961; later was a chart single for Jim Reeves and Jerry Lee Lewis.
8. “Not a Dry Eye in the House” – Songwriter Dallas Wayne – Recorded with Willie Nelson who sings and plays his famous guitar, “Trigger,” on this song.
9. “Peaceful Waters”- Songwriter Don Cusic – Celtic-flavored song with bagpipes; harkens back to the British Isles roots of country music.
10. “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You)” – Songwriters Pebe Sebert and Hugh Moffatt – Recorded with Waylon Payne. Was originally a hit for Joe Sun in 1978; was a number one single for Dolly Parton in 1980. Jeannie Seely recorded this song with Jody Payne, Willie Nelson’s longtime guitar player. Waylon is the son of the late country star, Sammi Smith, and Jody Payne.
11. “That’s How I Roll” – Songwriters Tim Atwood & Brent Ronen – Recorded with Lorrie Morgan on vocals, and Vince Gill on guitar, this is a rockabilly rockin’ song with super-slick piano.
12. “Don’t Touch Me” – Songwriter Hank Cochran – Jeannie’s first hit in 1967; she won the Best Female Country Vocal Performance accolade at the GRAMMY® Awards.
13. “Dance Tonight” – Songwriter Paul McCartney – Recorded with Ray Stevens, who sings a duet with Jeannie on this song. Written by former Beatle, Paul McCartney.
Stay in touch with Jeannie Seely on her website and all of her social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Digital downloads, streaming and physical copies of An American Classic are available at https://JeannieSeely.lnk.to/AnAmericanClassic.
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 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 statement still holds true. Keep up with all things Jeannie Seely at www.jeannieseely.com.
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