On Saturday, September 17th, the Ohio Valley Opry will be celebrating their 16th anniversary with two great shows featuring Grand Ole Opry Star, Jeannie Seely. The show is held at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville.
Along with many accolades including awards from Billboard, Cashbox and Record World, country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved No. 1 songs as a solo artist, duet partner and songwriter. Early in her career, Jeannie’s deeply moving vocals aptly earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul”.
Jeannie’s recording of “Don’t Touch Me” not only topped the country music charts, but also earned her a Grammy Award for the “Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female”. It is ranked at No. 97 in the book Country Music’s 500 Greatest Singles published by the Country Music Foundation, and it’s also included in The Stories Behind Country Music’s All-Time Greatest 100 Songs.
When she moved to Nashville upon the encouragement of friend Dottie West, Jeannie only had $50 and a Ford Falcon to her name, but within a month Porter Wagoner hired her as the female singer for his road and television series. On September 16, 1967, Jeannie’s biggest dream came true when she became the first Pennsylvania native to become a member of the world famous Grand Ole Opry.
A BMI-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 by many other artists including Norma Jean, Doyle Lawson, Lorrie Morgan, Connie Smith, Irma Thomas, Dottie West and Tex Williams. With Opry member Jack Greene, Jeannie recorded the hit “Wish I Didn’t Have To Miss You” which began a series of successful duet recordings – and launched one of the most popular road shows in country music history. For over a decade, Jack and Jeannie toured and performed together at venues that included New York’s Madison Square Garden and London’s Wembley Arena.
Also appearing on the shows will be Randy Billiel from Lexington, Virginia, The Clarks, The Siglers, Matt Coleman, Mike Morrison, and country comic Uncle Doofus.
Tickets are $25, $20, and $15 and can be purchased by calling 740/525/9218.
Show times are 4pm and 8pm. Please log onto www.OhioValleyOpry.com for more information.