Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Songwriter Session: Jeannie Seely
“Miss Country Soul,” as Jeannie Seely is sometimes known, wrote the R&B classic “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand),” a hit for Irma Thomas in 1964. A prolific songwriter, Seely released an album of original compositions in 2017, Written in Song, that includes her renditions of “Enough to Lie,” recorded originally by Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Price; “My Love for You,” originally recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard and “Senses,” originally recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame member Willie Nelson. Seely scored a crossover hit herself with her Grammy-winning performance of Country Music Hall of Fame member Hank Cochran's song “Don’t Touch Me.” She has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry cast since 1967, and she is an on-air personality for SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse channel. Seely will be accompanied by award-winning pianist Tim Atwood and bass player Danny Davis.