MP3 Jeannie Seely - Vintage Country
This classic collection of Vintage (defined as "old but treasured") songs by a Grammy-honored vocalist and longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry is certain to bring back wonderful memories for many....and provide much enjoyment for all!
12 MP3 Songs in this album (43:57) !
Related styles: Country: Traditional Country, Solo Female Artist
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In recording this CD, it wasn’t my intention to ‘cover’ any of these great performances by some of the most talented artists of our time, but rather to do these wonderful old songs in the way I hear and feel them….for me. It brings me such joy to hear them again, and to relive some wonderful memories of that special time in our lives we were all privileged to share….artists, friends and fans alike....called ‘youth’! I hope you will enjoy this “Vintage” collection and that it will bring back some old memories for you….as we make new ones together.
Speaking of memories, Billie Jo Spears and I shared many ‘memorable moments’ during our heyday, and we had such a good time reminiscing when we toured Ireland together recently…I haven’t stopped laughing or humming "Blanket On The Ground" since then…."Funny How Time Slips Away" came about after being asked to perform a tribute to Billy Walker on the Tuesday Night Opry following his fatal accident….and that song is for Bettie, Charlie Lilly and Danny Patton as well. I can never sing enough Willie Nelson songs….and I can still remember my mother singing and dancing to "Darktown Strutters’ Ball"…..hopefully I did a respectable female version of Jimmy "Dickens’ Another Bridge To Burn"….he was, is and will always be my hero. I am very proud to share the spotlight with Danny Davis and Tim Atwood on a couple duets, and I thank them for sharing their remarkable talents with me.
My appreciation goes to the incredibly creative musicians, with special thanks to Grammy nominee Dawn Sears….and once again, my most sincere thanks to Ron Harman who continues to keep me up and running…he seems to know how to do everything…and does it so well. It was only fitting that we record this Vintage collection at Hilltop Recording Studio with the Master John Nicholson at the helm…Hilltop is the oldest independent studio in Nashville whose doors have never been closed since opening in 1963….and whose phone number has never been changed…615-865-5272…I recommend it!
As I enter my sixth decade of recording with this project….I want to extend a huge Thanks to all of you who have been on my bandwagon for such a long time….as well as to those of you just joining us. I hope the ride’s not over…so Welcome Aboard…..and Hang On!!
About Jeannie Seely:
• Jeannie has been a member of the world famous Grand Ole Opry since September 16, 1967, and still performs on the weekly Opry shows; Jeannie remains the only Pennsylvania native to be invited to become an Opry member
• Jeannie became only the third female to receive a Grammy Award in country music (1966 Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female for the song “Don’t Touch Me”)
• Jeannie has scored No. 1 hit songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter; Jeannie’s recording of “Don’t Touch Me” is ranked at No. 97 in Country Music’s 500 Greatest Singles published by the Country Music Foundation Press
• Jeannie’s deeply moving vocals solidified her reputation as a country torch singer and earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul”, a title that is still used today
• Jeannie was named "Most Promising New Artist" by all the national trade publications including Billboard, Cashbox, and Record World
• For 13 consecutive years Jeannie placed records on the Billboard country singles chart
• Jeannie recorded over a dozen albums of her own, and her vocals can be heard on over 75 additional compilation albums and CDs, including Clinch Mountain Sweethearts, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Recorded Event of the Year”; Jeannie will be releasing a new CD in 2011
• An awarded songwriter, Jeannie’s songs have been recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame Members Faron Young, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Ernest Tubb, and Little Jimmy Dickens, as well as many other artists including Dottie West, Connie Smith, Irma Thomas, Norma Jean, Tex Williams, Lorrie Morgan, Jack Greene, and Doyle Lawson
• Jeannie appeared in Willie Nelson’s Honeysuckle Rose movie and sang on the platinum soundtrack album
• The star of major stage productions including Always...Patsy Cline, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Could It Be Love, Takin’ It Home, and Everybody Loves Opal, Jeannie continues to perform as an actress and appeared in the movie Changing Hearts
• Jeannie published her own successful book of witticisms titled Pieces Of A Puzzled Mind
• Widely recognized for changing the image of female country performers, Jeannie is credited for wearing the first mini-skirt on the Grand Ole Opry stage; she was also the first female to regularly host Opry segments, and she is the only female to regularly appear as a headlining artist on the annual Grand Ole Opry Cruise
• With Jack Greene, Jeannie formed one of the most successful duos and road shows in country music history; performing everywhere from New York’s Madison Square Garden to London’s Wembley Arena to her hometown area’s Cross Creek Resort, the duo received several Grammy nominations and were considered forerunners in opening doors and bringing country music to wider audiences around the world
• Jeannie served as a radio disc jockey on her own Armed Forces Network Show and traveled on military tours throughout Europe and Asia
• Jeannie has received numerous honors, awards and accolades throughout her long and successful career in country music