DEVON O’DAY, BESTOWED HONOR OF THE JEANNIE SEELY STANDING OV Feb 18, 2020 11:13:39 GMT -6
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DEVON O’DAY, BESTOWED HONOR OF THE JEANNIE SEELY STANDING OVATION AWARD BY THE DONELSON-HERMITAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WOMEN IN BUSINESS
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Country music royalty and fifty-two year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely, presented broadcast professional Devon O’Day the Jeannie Seely Standing Ovation Award for her contributions to the entertainment industry by the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Women in Business at the second annual Influencing Women Awards Gala, PHANTOM.
The award was named after Jeannie Seely for her influence and significance in the entertainment industry and advocacy of other women in her field by mentoring and supporting them in their professional success. Seely generously shares her time, advocating for her community and various organizations.
“I’m so excited to see Devon receiving this honor. It has been my privilege to work with her, and more importantly, see the work she has done on behalf of others, including four legged friends,” exclaimed Jeannie Seely. “She is everything this award was designed to exemplify and continues to inspire the generation of females to this industry.”
“I’m moved beyond words to be recognized among this group of powerful women and completely blown away to be the second person to receive this award after the one for whom it is named. Jeannie is an icon, someone who has been so encouraging to me and someone who exudes class and integrity,” shares Devon O’Day. “To be honored with an award bearing HER name means more to me than you will ever know! God knew the timing of this award would be such a gift to my heart...and oh! I can tell you it IS!”
Devon O'Day is a career broadcaster with a resume' that includes her most recent position as radio host on Nashville Today at 650AM WSM and previously The House Foundation with Gerry House, Mix92.9 Nashville, and nationally syndicated shows like Country Hitmakers, The Saturday Night House Party, and America's #1s. Former Miss Louisiana National Teenager and pioneer of the plus-division of the Ford Modeling Agency in New York City, Devon O'Day is also the author of 4 books for Thomas Nelson/Zondervan and two for Abingdon Press among them My Southern Food and My Angels Wear Fur. She is also a staff writer for Guideposts’ All God’s Creatures Devotion division of books and magazines. Devon is also an accomplished author. O’Day has narrated over 50 audio books for major publishers all over the world, one of which is a NYT bestseller � Serial Killer’s Daughter (Jan 2019).
In addition to her accomplished career achievements, Devon has received or been nominated for many professional awards to include the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) - Radio Producer of the Year; The BMI - Million-Air Award - for a song that has received over 1 million radio spins; Inspirational Country Music Air Personality of the Year; BMI Award for The Big One - George Strait Diamond and Addy Awards for creating winning Ad Campaigns for Clients in both Louisiana and Tennessee. Most of Devon’s awards, however, have been for service or charity work - SAFPAW (The Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare); St. Jude - Top Fundraiser Award Nutrisystem - Top Ad Campaign as Endorser in the Country and Kentucky Musicians Hall of Fame - For her support of musicians through the years.
Devon is also mentor to individuals in the entertainment industry and encourages everyone to volunteer and get involved. “One of the most important areas that singers, songwriters, and artists often miss, is the service aspect of what they do,” O’Day said. “There are organizations that meet weekly, that need inspiration, motivation, and your music.” She doesn’t take this lightly. Devon mentors Girls Scouts and Music for Kids, a leader in women’s ministries, and a Sunday School teacher. She travels on mission trips to support orphanages and adoption.
The Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee held the second annual Influencing Women Awards Gala, PHANTOM, presented by Springer Mountain Farms on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. Sponsored by Ryman Hospitalities, Inc. and Pinnacle Financial Partners, the evening celebrated influential women and businesses in the community. Fifteen women and three businesses were nominated in six award categories. Additional honors went to Linda Ragsdale � Beyond The Glass Ceilingg Award, Kerra Bennett - Woman To Watch Award, L’Evate, A Leadership Community - Champion of Women Award, Mill Creek Mercantile - WOW Award, Nicole Vaughn � Hearrt of Donelson Award and Lucy Foutch � Lifetime Legacy Awaard.
Stay in touch with Devon O’Day on her website and all of her social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Stay in touch with Jeannie Seely on her podcast website and all of her social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Devon O’Day:
Devon O'Day is a career broadcaster with a resume' that includes her most recent position as radio host on Nashville Today at 650AM WSM and formerly The House Foundation with Gerry House, Mix92.9 Nashville, and nationally syndicated shows like Country Hitmakers, The Saturday Night House Party, and America's #1s. Former Miss Louisiana National Teenager and pioneer of the plus-division of the Ford Modeling Agency in New York City, Devon O'Day is also the author of 4 books for Thomas Nelson/Zondervan and two for Abingdon Press among them My Southern Food and My Angels Wear Fur. She is also a staff writer for Guideposts’ All God’s Creatures Devotion division of books and magazines. As a songwriter she has had songs recorded by Lee Ann Womack, Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Jr, Pam Tillis, Neal McCoy, Trace Adkins, and a #1 for George Strait called "The Big One", co-written with Gerry House. She is the narrator for over 70 audio books for Thomas Nelson and Harper Collins, and her voice has been heard on every major network for national clients like Hilton Hotels, KFC, and Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Devon has been the host of national radio specials for Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Bill Gaither, and hosted Tammy Wynette's biography on the Lifetime network. Her voice welcomes visitors at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, The Turtle Sanctuary’s Documentary in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and instructs people where to find the nearest Mr. Goodwrench when you call the help center nationwide. She speaks across the country for both corporate and church groups combining story-telling and humor for motivation and inspiration.
About Jeannie Seely:
Country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved chart topping songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter. Early in her career, Jeannie’s deeply moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul”� a title that�’s still used today. Jeannie’s biggest dream came true when she was inducted as a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, becoming the first Pennsylvania native to do so. Jeannie takes much pride in her involvement and support of musicians’ rights. In 2017, Jeannie celebrated her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. From her 1966 Top 10 Billboard album The Seely Style to her recent self–produced album Written In Song, consisting entirely of songs she’s written, Jeannie’s recordings have spanned six decades and provided enjoyment to country music fans all around the world. In his 2003 book “Finding Her Voice: 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 still holds true. Keep up with all things Jeannie Seely at www.jeannieseely.com.
About The Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Women In Business:
Recognizing that women command a dynamic place in today's workplace and community, the Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce formed Women in Business (WIB) in 2007 with a Mission Statement declaring: "Women in Business coming together in friendship to celebrate, connect, mentor and support each other." The Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce is the community resource connecting diverse people and businesses for the continued economic development and overall enhancement of the Donelson-Hermitage communities.