Miss 'Country Soul' Jeannie Seely to be honoured with star on Music City Walk of Fame

Jeannie Seely

Country music royalty and a fifty year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely, will be honoured with a star on Music City Walk of Fame during an induction ceremony on Aug. 21, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in Music City Walk of Fame Park.
Jeannie’s vivacious stage presence and sultry voiced combined with her deeply moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul,” a title that’s still used today.
Inductees are recognized for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration.
In addition to Ms. Seely, Brenda Lee, Ray Stevens and Ben Folds will also be inducted into the Walk of Fame.
“I’m so thrilled, honored and blessed,” states Jeannie Seely! “ To be recognized for your contribution to the Country Music industry with your own star on the Walk of Fame Park is more than I could ever have dreamed”
Jeannie Seely’s recordings have spanned six decades and she continues to entertain at full speed today. Seely is a host on SiriusXM “Willie’s Roadhouse,” where she shares personal memories and fun stories about the songs she spins.
Jeannie was recognised for ranking #2 in Billboard’s Top TV Songs Chart in January 2018 for her composition, “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand),” written in 1964 and recorded by Irma Thomas.
The familiar song has been featured consistently in numerous episodes of the Netflix science fiction anthology series, “Black Mirror.”  Acclaimed music artists Seal and Boyz II Men recorded their own versions in 2017, and the song is the trailer theme for the new “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
She is a prolific songwriter who recently released “Written In Song,” a CD project with 14 tracks all co-written or self-penned by Seely. 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. A country music legend and trailblazer, Seely became the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry shows and is credited for being the first to wear a mini-skirt on the Opry stage.
She hosted a show on the Armed Forces Network, wrote a book and starred in several major stage productions.

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