NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 26, 2017) - The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously approved House Resolution 259 honoring Jeannie Seely on her 50th anniversary of becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest). Seely was joined by Rep. Kathy Rapp and Mike Turzai Speaker of the House Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
"Never have I been more proud of my heritage than I was today. It is my hope that I will always represent Pennsylvania in a manner that would make them proud of their native daughter, and I thank them for this distinguished honor." Seely said.
Born in Titusville, Crawford County, and raised on a farm outside Townville, Seely became the first Pennsylvania native to become an Opry member on Sept. 16, 1967, and also the first woman to regularly host Opry segments.
Seely recently released her new album WRITTEN IN SONG, which topped the list of CMT’s ‘New Albums in the New Year,’ The Boot’s ‘Most Anticipated Albums’ and continues to receive lovely reviews:
She is “Miss Country Soul,” a beloved member of the Grand Ole Opry, a country icon and a Pennsylvania hit-maker well before Taylor Swift was born… Seely’s latest album WRITTEN IN SONG features 14 updated timeless classics she has written and co-written.
-CMT.com, Lauren Tingle
Jeannie Seely proves that her songs and her voice are as great as they ever were on this fantastic new album.
-Roughstock, Matt Bjorke
The country music singer has written songs for numerous artists and it’s refreshing to hear her voice along with her very own take and production on these songs. These are, after all, her songs to sing and she certainly has the vocal prowess to do so!
-Backstage Axxess, Dee Haley
Jeannie Seely soars on her new album, Written in Song. "Miss Country Soul" is back stronger than ever. There is a variety on her latest musical effort. It garners an A rating.
-Digital Journal, Markos Papadatos
WRITTEN IN SONG Track Listing:
1. Sometimes I Do
2. He's All I Need
3. I'm Never Gonna See You
5. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is
6. You Don't Need Me
7. My Love For You
8. Leavin' And Sayin' Goodbye
9. The Pain Once You're Gone
10. He Always Got What He Wanted
11. Life Of A Rodeo Cowboy
12. Enough To Lie
13. Who Needs You
14. We're Still Hangin' In There Ain't We Jessi
ABOUT JEANNIE SEELY:
“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. For more information, visit jeannieseely.com.