Grand Ole Opry Member, Jeannie Seely Enlightens Guests During Songwriter Session at The Country Music Hall of Fame(R) and Museum

Grand Ole Opry Member, Jeannie Seely Enlightens Guests During Songwriter Session at The Country Music Hall of Fame(R) and Museum

Grand Ole Opry Member, Jeannie Seely and special guest Tim Atwood brought the attendees at the weekly Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Songwriter Sessions to their feet during the event on Saturday Feb. 23. Watch the live-stream video here.

The museum's Songwriter Sessions are held every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the intimate atmosphere of its Ford Theater. During the program, the featured songwriter shares special stories about the compositions they have written through a mix of songs, stories and questions from the audience, followed by a meet and greet. Previous Songwriter Sessions can be viewed here.

"I was apprehensive about doing the songwriter showcase at the Hall of Fame. It is after all, very hallowed ground! But as I sang the songs I had written that were recorded by so many of the artists who are now honored in the Hall, I felt so at ease and truly felt their presence with me," said Jeannie Seely. "Thank you to all who made this happen, and to all of the wonderful fans and visitors to our city for coming in to share the time with me."

"For years I performed with Jeannie Seely on the most venerable stage in country music--the Grand Ole Opry; however, to perform alongside Jeannie at the Country Music Hall of Fame was an honor like no other. To think that ten Country Music Hall of Fame members have recorded her songs is mind boggling," said Tim Atwood. "Jeannie is one of the best entertainers in our business, but Jeannie is also one of the best wordsmiths I've ever known. This lady can do it all, and I'm just proud to call her my friend."

Keep current with Jeannie Seely on her website and stay in touch with her on all of her social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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. From her 1966 Top 10 Billboard album The Seely Style to her current self-produced album, "Written In Song," a CD project with 14 tracks all co-written or self-penned by Seely. Jeannie's recordings have spanned six decades and provided enjoyment to country music fans all around the world. 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. Seely is a weekly on-air host on SiriusXM "Willie's Roadhouse," where she shares personal memories and fun stories about the songs she spins. 2018 Seely was honored to receive recognition and a star on the famed Music City Walk of Fame and recognized for ranking #2 in Billboard's Top TV Songs Chart for January 2018 for her song "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)," written in 1964 and recorded by Irma Thomas. The song is the trailer theme song for new "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," many acclaimed music artists recorded their own versions, including Seal and Boyz II Men and it has been featured in numerous episodes of the science fiction anthology Netflix television series "Black Mirror."

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. A country music legend and trailblazer, her perseverance over many years earned Seely the honor of being the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry and is credited for changing the image of Opry by being the first to wear a mini-skirt on the Opry stage. Jeannie works tirelessly behind the scenes in the music industry on behalf of fellow artists and musicians. Known for her quick wit and humor, she documented some of her "sayings" in her book, Pieces Of A Puzzled Mind, which is a unique collection of witticisms. Jeannie Seely has also starred in several major stage productions. 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 atwww.jeannieseely.com.

About the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and welcomes over one million patrons each year, placing it among the most visited museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio B®, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported in part by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Arts Commission More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.



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