NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY® award winner and country music legend Jeannie Seely is the special guest star on this week's episode of Apple Country Music's Rhinestone Radio with Sam Stephens. Click HERE to tune in to the episode, which will be available to stream beginning Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT.
On her new Apple Music Country show Rhinestone Radio, Stephens—a singer-songwriter, journalist, host, and teacher, to name just a few of her talents—traces contemporary country back to its glory days, when the Nashville sound ruled the charts and flashy, rhinestone-studded countrypolitan was just beginning to take off.
Most recently, Seely won Song of the Year at the Arkansas Country Music Awards as the songwriterfor "Yours" recorded by duo Joe and Diane (Joe Wade Smith and Diane Berry). During the ceremony, the nearly 55-year Grand Ole Opry® member also performed “The End Of The World” with Joe and Diane in honor of Lifetime Achievement recipient Floyd Cramer who played on the Skeeter Davis hit.
ABOUT JEANNIE SEELY:
Jeannie Seely's deep, moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul,” a title that’s still used today. An esteemed singer, songwriter, producer, actress, author and on-air personality, Seely added another title, “Doctor,” to her resume when she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts from Lincoln Memorial University in 2019. The third female country artist to win a GRAMMY® is also among a select group of country artists who have scored No. 1 hits as a solo artist, duet partner and songwriter. On September 16, 1967, Seely fulfilled her lifelong dream of joining the Grand Ole Opry®, becoming the first Pennsylvania native to do so. Nearly 55 years later, Seely makes clear that it's still a thrill and an honor each time she performs on the world-famous stage. From her 1966 Top 10 Billboard album, The Seely Style, which featured “Don’t Touch Me,” to her self-produced album, Written in Song, consisting entirely of songs she’s written and recorded for more than 10 Country Music Hall of Fame® members, Seely's recordings have spanned seven decades and provided enjoyment to music fans all around the world. Seely is a fierce advocate for musicians' rights and takes much pride in her involvement and support for the cause. In his 2003 book, Finding Her Voice: The Saga of Women in Country Music, music critic Robert K. Oermann wrote, “With her chin-out, tough/tender, heart-of-gold manner, Jeannie Seely remains one of Country’s most completely modern female personalities,” and that statement continues to hold true. Seely appeared in Willie Nelson's movie Honeysuckle Rose and sang on the film’s RIAA® platinum-certified soundtrack, and for the past four years, Seely has hosted her own show, "Sundays with Seely," on SiriusXM's Willie's Roadhouse. Nelson, along with Rhonda Vincent, Bill Anderson, Lorrie Morgan, Ray Stevens and many more of her friends, joined Seely for her current project on Curb Records, An American Classic, which has seen rave reviews and three radio releases.