The star-studded fourth annual Dottie West Birthday Bash presented by Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms has announced Americana Music Association Duo/Group of the Year award winner, The War And Treaty and Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member, Don Schlitz will join the stellar line-up at this year’s celebration, including previously announced event host and 55 yr member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely and honoree Charlie McCoy. Additional performers include Country Music Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee, Grand Ole Opry members Rhonda Vincent and Mandy Barnett. Also on the talented lineup are John Schneider, Heidi Newfield, Dallas Wayne, Tim Atwood, Kenna West, Tess Frizzell, Bobby Tomberlin and several surprise guests.
The highly anticipated annual event is slated for October 11 at 3rd & Lindsley 7:30 PM (Doors 6:00 PM) in Nashville. All funds raised at the event will benefit Music Health Alliance. Tickets for the annual event are available now for purchase by visiting the ticket link here.
In addition to celebrating Dottie’s 90th birthday and honoring her, the event also honors a musician or artist who (like her) has made an indelible impact on country music. This year the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry Member as well as an acclaimed Grammy-winning session musician, harmonica player, and multi-instrumentalist, Charlie McCoy will be honored.
Previous honorees were Musicians Hall of Fame and North Carolina Hall of Fame member Jimmy Capps (2017), Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Dottie West, Ricky Skaggs and Johnny Gimble (2018), and Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson (2019).
About Music Health Alliance: As advocates, Music Health Alliance fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. The eight-person team at Music Health Alliance remove obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Thanks to the direct efforts of Music Health Alliance, more than 9,700 members of the music community across 38 states and all genres of music have gained access to lifesaving heart, lung, kidney and liver transplants, medications to treat Parkinson’s, end-of-life care and many other crucial services. Since 2013, Music Health Alliance has saved over $40 Million dollars in healthcare costs including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for two or more years, or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life. Learn more at MusicHealthAlliance.com. The non-profit’s FREE services, advocacy, education and preventative care initiatives are provided thanks to generous individual and corporate donors. Donations can be made at musichealthalliance.com. Members of the music community can contact Music Health Alliance at 615-200-6896 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about their free services.
About Jeannie Seely:
Jeannie Seely’s deep, moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul,” a title that’s still used today. An esteemed singer, songwriter, producer, actress, author and on-air personality, Seely added another title, “Doctor,” to her resume when she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts from Lincoln Memorial University in 2019. The third female country artist to win a GRAMMY® is also among a select group of country artists who have scored No. 1 hits as a solo artist, duet partner and songwriter. On September 16, 1967, Seely fulfilled her lifelong dream of joining the Grand Ole Opry®, becoming the first Pennsylvania native to do so. 55 years later, Seely makes clear that it’s still a thrill and an honor each time she performs on the world-famous stage. From her 1966 Top 10 Billboard album, The Seely Style, which featured “Don’t Touch Me,” to her self-produced album, Written in Song, consisting entirely of songs she’s written and recorded for more than 10 Country Music Hall of Fame® members, Seely’s recordings have spanned seven decades. Seely first appeared on the Billboard charts in 1966, continued to score entries for 13 consecutive years on various Billboard charts, and as recently as 2022, has had a presence on the MusicRow charts. Seely also garnered a No. 1 on the Record World Country Singles chart in 1971 as well as a No. 1 on the Bluegrass Today chart in 2019. In his 2003 book, Finding Her Voice: The Saga of 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. With a strong social media following and over four million views on her YouTube channel, Seely continues to expand her international presence as music sales and messages from fans worldwide pour in. She appeared in Willie Nelson’s movie Honeysuckle Rose and sang on the film’s RIAA® platinum-certified soundtrack, and for the past four years, Seely has hosted her own show, Sundays with Seely on SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse. She also served as a disc jockey on her own Armed Forces Network Show, which launched after her tour abroad for the troops. Seely continues to receive letters of appreciation from American soldiers for her support. She is also a fierce advocate for musicians’ rights and takes much pride in her involvement and support for the cause. Nelson, along with Rhonda Vincent, Bill Anderson, Lorrie Morgan, Ray Stevens and many more of her friends, joined Seely for her current project on Curb Records, An American Classic, which has seen rave reviews and three radio releases. Most recently, Seely won the Song of the Year Award at the Arkansas Country Music Awards. Keep up with all things Jeannie Seely at www.jeannieseely.com.