CLEMENT RAILROAD HOTEL MUSEUM CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY TO H Oct 5, 2020 9:35:15 GMT -6
Post by Scully on Oct 5, 2020 9:35:15 GMT -6
CLEMENT RAILROAD HOTEL MUSEUM CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY TO HONOR LIFE AND LEGACY OF FORMER GOVERNOR FRANK G. CLEMENT
Legacy Awards To Be Presented to Jeannie Seely, Craig Morgan and Senator Lemar Alexander
Legacy Awards To Be Presented to Jeannie Seely, Craig Morgan and Senator Lemar Alexander
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The Clement Railroad Hotel Museum, a noted Tennesssee State Historical Site, is celebrating the 100th Birthday Celebration of former Governor Frank G. Clement with a virtual fundraiser during the Fourth Annual Legacy event. The 2020 honorees include Grand Ole Opry members, Jeannie Seely and Craig Morgan along with U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, who will each be honored with Legacy Awards in recognition of their contributions to the State of Tennessee and worldwide. The October 25 celebration will begin at 2 pm CDT on the museum Facebook page www.facebook.com/crhmdickson.
Donations to the museum up to $25,000 will be matched by a challenge gift to double the tax exempt investment used to continue the historic and educational programming and endowment at the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum. Checks can be made payable to The Clement Railroad Museum and mailed to 100 Frank Clement Place, Dickson, TN 37055. New this year is the implementation of donations via the Venmo App @clement-Museum as well as PayPal or Credit Card from the museum website.
“We are elated to celebrate my father, Governor Frank G. Clement’s, 100th birthday and as a special part of the celebration the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum we are honored to present Jeannie Seely, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Craig Morgan with Legacy Awards for their various contributions over the years,” exclaimed Bob Clement.
“It was a pleasure for me to speak at this event last year and to congratulate Ray Stevens and Ralph Emery as they received this Legacy Award. I was made aware even more of the legacy left by Governor Frank Clement and his many contributions to our country,” shared Jeannie Seely. “This museum is an amazing treasure for the community to preserve his history. I am truly honored to receive this award and I appreciate the opportunity to share in this worthwhile project.”
“Dickson County is home to me and I’m honored to celebrate the legacy of Governor Clement and proud to accept the Legacy Award in representing my home state,” said Craig Morgan.
"I am grateful to have the opportunity to join in the celebration of Governor Clement's 100th birthday and to accept the Clement Hotel Museum Legacy award. Frank Clement was a fine governor,” shared Senator Lamar Alexander. “One reason I admired him was because he demonstrated exceptional courage in 1956 when he sent the Tennessee National Guard to enforce the law and help Clinton High School become the first public high school in the South to be desegregated."
Special appearances during the virtual celebration will be made by Governor Bill Lee, Congressman Jim Cooper, Representative Michael Curcio, Dr. Joe Johnson, former President of the University of Tennessee, Dr. Roy Nicks, Commissioner and Bobby Cain (first African American student integrated in the South a Clinton High School in Tennessee in 1956) along with other special guests.
Stay current with happenings at the Clement Railroad Museum and Hotel on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. More information is available on the website at clementrailroadmuseum.org/
About Jeannie Seely:
Jeannie Seely celebrated 53 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Sept 16, 2020. Her current album, An American Classic, was released by Curb Records and produced by Don Cusic. The album includes collaborations with Bill Anderson, Rhonda Vincent, Steve Wariner, Lorrie Morgan, The Whites, Vince Gill and more. The project includes her duet with Willie Nelson, “Not A Dry Eye In The House,” which was released as a single on her 80th birthday, July 6, 2020. She was honored by Lincoln Memorial University during its Fall Commencement exercises on December 14, 2019 in Tex Turner Arena where she received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. June 21, 2019 Ms. Jeannie Seely, was honored and recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry by the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Women in Business. Announced by country music icon and friend, Willie Nelson, The Standing Ovation Award was presented to Ms. Seely at the inaugural Influencing Women Awards Gala.
Country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved chart topping songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter. From her 1966 Top 10 Billboard album “The Seely Style” to her most recent self�produced album, “Written In Song,” a CD prroject with 14 tracks all co-written or self-penned by Seely and recorded by Country Music Hall of Famers and Country music legends; Ernest Tubb, Dottie West, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Faron Young, Jack Greene, Little Jimmy Dickens, Chris LeDoux, Ray Price and more. Jeannie’s recordings have spanned six decades and provided enjoyment to country music fans all around the world. Many of the songs were recorded by Hall of Fame members. Jeannie earned a Grammy for her recording of “Don’t Touch Me” in 1967. Seely is a weekly on-air host on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, where she shares personal memories and fun stories about the songs she spins. 2018 Seely was honored to receive recognition and a star on the famed Music City Walk of Fame and recognized for ranking #2 in Billboard’s Top TV Songs Chart for January 2018 for her song “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand),” written in 1964 and recorded by Irma Thomas. The song is the trailer theme song for new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, many acclaimed music artists recorded their own versions, including Seal and Boyz II Men and it has been featured in numerous episodes of the science fiction anthology Netflix television series Black Mirror.
Early in her career, Jeannie’s deeply moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul”� a title thatt’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. A country music legend and trailblazer, her perseverance over many years earned Seely the honor of being the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry and is credited for changing the image of Opry by being the first to wear a mini-skirt on the Opry stage. Jeannie works tirelessly behind the scenes in the music industry on behalf of fellow artists and musicians. Known for her quick wit and humor, she documented some of her “sayings” in her book, Pieces Of A Puzzled Mind, which is a unique collection of witticisms. Jeannie Seely has also starred in several major stage productions. 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.
About Craig Morgan:
A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music's best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” “Wake Up Loving You,” and the four week No. 1, “That's What I Love About Sunday.” Most recently, Morgan released his first new music in over three years, the faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry � “The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost.” TThe song hit No. 1 on iTunes All Genres Top Songs chart as Blake Shelton led a viral campaign that gained support from the entertainment community. He’s reunited with BBR Music Group’s flagship label Broken Bow Records, his record label home from 2002 to 2008, for his first album release in four years, God, Family, Country.
Craig received one of country music's highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves. Morgan remains an avid supporter of America's military personnel and has made 16 overseas trips to perform for our troops. He is a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award and in 2018 was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, in recognition of his significant dedication to our military men and women around the world.
In 2017 Craig debuted The Gallery at Morgan Farms, a family-owned and operated farm-to-home business in his hometown of Dickson, TN. The store features a variety of artisan items handmade by Craig and his family.
2020 brought Craig’s ninth studio album � God, Family,, Country � released on Broken Bow Records on May 22th as well as tthe premiere of Craig’s World on Circle Network. The series, airing every Thursday at 8pm/7pm central, follows Craig at home and on the road as he and his tight-knit family navigate triumphs and challenges while developing businesses, writing hit songs and balancing a country music career.
About Sen. Lamar Alexander:
In 2016, the nation’s governors created the James Madison Award to recognize members of Congress who support federalism and the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing states’ rights. The governors named Sen. Lamar Alexander as the first-ever recipient of the award for his work to fix No Child Left Behind. The new education law Alexander worked to pass was signed by the president in December 2015. The Wall Street Journal called it “the largest devolution of federal power to the states in a quarter century.” In 2013, the National Conference of State Legislatures gave Sen. Alexander and three other senators its “Restoring the Balance” Award for protecting states’ rights, the first time in 10 years the organization gave this award to U.S. senators. Alexander, a seventh-generation Tennessean born and raised in Maryville, was twice elected governor of Tennessee. He has always believed that in most cases the best decisions are made by those closest to the people. Today, Alexander chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. In 2016, Alexander worked to pass the 21st Century Cures Act, which will help drive advances in biomedical research and bring those innovations to doctors’ offices and patients’ medicine cabinets. Alexander is also chairman of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, where he works to boost funding for basic energy research and invest in our inland waterways and harbors. Alexander was first elected to the Senate in 2002 and has been re-elected twice. His Republican colleagues elected him three times to be chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. He has previously served as president of the University of Tennessee and as U.S. Secretary of Education under George H.W. Bush.He is a classical and country pianist and the author of seven books. Lamar Alexander and his wife Honey have four children and eight grandchildren and a dog named Rufus.
About The Clement Railroad Hotel Museum:
The mission of the Museum is to explore and celebrate the innovative leadership and values that have shaped the community and provide educational and social opportunities that connect the past to the present and enhance the quality of life. The Clement Railroad Hotel Museum aims to explore and celebrate the innovative leadership and values that have shaped the community and to provide educational opportunities which connect the past to the present and enhance the quality of life. The Hotel Halbrook, home of the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum, was constructed in 1913 and is one of the few remaining examples of a railroad hotel in a small Tennessee town. It functioned as a working man's hotel until 1954. On June 9, 2009, it opened to the public once again and became officially known as the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum, the Tennessee Historical Commission's second most visited historic site. The Museum explores the history and heritage of Dickson County, the Western Highland Rim, and the State of Tennessee through exhibits and collections relating to the railroad, iron ore industry, commerce, the Civil War, settlement, and the accomplishments of Tennessee Governor Frank G. Clement. The Museum is fortunate to have many artifacts and items that once belonged to Governor Clement and his family. Museum visitors can see the rooms where the Clements lived while managing the Hotel Halbrook and view exhibits featuring Governor Clement's early years, campaigns, and accomplishments. The museum offers education and events for the community, tours of the museum, membership opportunities and a visitor center in the heart of Dickson.