On Saturday, Sept. 16, Jeannie Seely will celebrate 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
She becomes only the sixth woman in country music history to be an Opry member for five decades, joining Minnie Pearl, Jean Shepard, Wilma Lee Cooper, Loretta Lynn and Connie Smith with that distinction. Seely was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on Sept. 16, 1967, exactly 50 years ago this Saturday, and is known for songs including her Grammy-winning single “Don’t Touch Me.”
The distinctive-voiced lady referred to as “Miss Country Soul” became the first – and to date, the only – Pennsylvania native to become an Opry member.
Jeannie Seely is among a select group of country artists who have scored No. 1 hits as a solo artist, as a duet partner and as a songwriter.
Her songs have been recorded by country legends Merle Haggard, Dottie West, Ernest Tubb, and Ray Price, among others. Seely’s most recent album, Written In Song, released in January.
On Sept. 16, Seely will perform on the Grand Ole Opry, and then host Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree.
Tickets can be purchased here.
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