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Jeannie Seely Recognized at Grand Ole Opry for Billboard Top TV Songs Chart Placement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 8, 2018) – 50 year Grand Ole Opry veteran Jeannie Seely
is a Grammy winner, country hitmaker and award-winning songwriter.
During her hosting segment on the Grand Ole Opry Friday night, she was
presented with an award recognizing her song “Anyone Who Knows What Love
Is (Will Understand)” for reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Top TV Songs Chart in January of this year.

Written in 1964 by Seely with Judith Arbuckle, Pat Sheeran and Randy
Newman and originally a pop and R&B hit for Irma Thomas, the song
has seen much renewed popularity. It has been used in several TV shows
including “Big Little Lies,” “Orphan Black,” “NFL GameDay Morning,”
“Here And Now” (on HBO),  and multiple episodes of “Black Mirror,” it
has been used in movie trailers for “Moonlight” and “Jurassic World:
Fallen Kingdom,” and it has been recorded by artists like Seal, Boyz II
Men, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Samantha Whates – and Jeannie Seely herself
(for her latest CD Written In Song).

“It is absolutely amazing to me the way this song just keeps showing up
in different genres and uses. One of the reasons, I believe, is the
haunting melody, and the other is the vulnerability of the lyrics,” said
Jeannie Seely. “Whatever the reason, I’m sure glad that it does, and
I’m very grateful to all who have recorded it.”

Jeannie Seely Tour Dates

May 11, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry

May 12, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry

May 18, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry

May 19, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry

June 5, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre

June 15, 2018 – Weatherford, Texas – Texas Opry

June 16, 2018 – Tyler, Texas – Liberty Hall Theater

July 7, 2018 – Waynesville, Ohio – Keepin’ It Country Farm

July 13, 2018 – Mt. Vernon, Kentucky – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

July 26, 2018 – Midland, Texas – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

July 28, 2018 – San Antonio, Texas – Majestic Theatre

Aug. 2, 2018 – Livingston, Montana – Music Ranch Montana

Aug. 25, 2018 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania – American Music Theater

Oct. 10, 2018 – Nashville, Tennessee – 2nd Annual Dottie West Birthday Jam

Oct. 17, 2018 – Branson, Missouri – Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater

Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, 2019 – Country Music Cruise

More Dates Announced Soon

About Jeannie Seely

Among many accolades including honors from Billboard, Cashbox and Record World, Grammy award winning entertainer 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 “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 is celebrating her 50th
anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry where she paved the way
for females in the music business by becoming the first female to
regularly host segments of the weekly Opry shows as well as being the
first to wear a mini-skirt onstage. Jeannie takes much pride in her
involvement and support of musicians’ rights. From her 1966 Top 10
Billboard album The Seely Style to her recent self-produced 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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