Jeannie Seely to release new album WRITTEN IN SONG January 13
GRAMMY® award-winning country music legend Jeannie Seely, who is known for her vivacious stage presence and sultry voice, will release her first album since 2011’s VINTAGE COUNTRY. WRITTEN IN SONG, which includes 14 tracks all co-written or self-penned by Seely, hits retailers January 13.
WRITTEN IN SONG, distributed by Smith Music Group, includes 14 songs recorded by country legends like Merle Haggard (Life of a Rodeo Cowboy), Dottie West (He’s All I Need), Ernest Tubb (Sometimes I Do), Ray Price (Enough to Lie) and more.
Seely brings back the traditional country sound that fans have been longing for. Standout tracks include Leavin’ & Sayin’ Goodbye featuring special guests Kenny and Tess Sears, Senses with guest Connie Smith and Marty Stuart and We’re Still Hangin’ In There Ain’t We Jessi with Jan Howard and Jessi Colter.
“WRITTEN IN SONG is such an exciting project for me for many reasons,” states Seely. “It consists of 14 songs that I have written over the years, most of them recorded by my peers and my heroes. It’s also very rewarding to know that these songs have stood the test of time and are just as viable today. I am extremely grateful to the musicians and singers who made them sound brand new.”
Along with dozens of accolades, including awards from Billboard, Cashbox and Record World, Seely has achieved No. 1 songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner and as a songwriter.
Miss Country Soul Jeannie Seely is a GRAMMY® award-winning artist who has been recording and performing for more than six decades. A Pennsylvania native, Seely moved to LA where she met many songwriters including Dottie West who ultimately encouraged her to move to Nashville. Within a month, Porter Wagoner hired her as the female singer for his road and television series. On September 16, 1967, Seely’s biggest dream came true when she became the first Pennsylvania native to become a member of the world famous Grand Ole Opry. Seely subsequently became the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry shows. She’s also credited for changing the image of female country performers by being the first to wear a mini-skirt on the Opry stage. On March 2, 1967, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences honored Jeannie with the 1966 GRAMMY® Award for the ‘Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female.’
A BMI-awarded songwriter, Seely’s songs have been recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame members Faron Young, Merle Haggard, Connie Smith, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Ernest Tubb and Little Jimmy Dickens, as well as by many other artists including Doyle Lawson, Lorrie Morgan and Irma Thomas. Along with placing records on the Billboard country singles chart for 13 consecutive years, Seely also served as a radio disc jockey on her own Armed Forces Network Show.