JEANNIE SEELY AND JOHN BERRY SING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT 36TH Nov 10, 2020 10:37:29 GMT -6
Post by Scully on Nov 10, 2020 10:37:29 GMT -6
JEANNIE SEELY AND JOHN BERRY SING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT 36TH ALL AMERICAN 400 RACE FINALE WEEKEND
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Grammy winning artist’s Jeannie Seely and John Berry, accompanied by Robin Berry opened the final ceremony on Sunday November 1 with the National Anthem concluding the 36th All American 400 Race Weekend at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The weekend featured a mix of local classes and traveling series, bringing in top notch drivers from all across the country. Sunday’s running of the All American 400 brought together four top tier Super Late Model Series in addition to the JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour for the Pro Late Model portion of the event with over 30 drivers competing for starting spots in each race.
“It is always a privilege and a joy to sing our National Anthem, and to share that with John and Robin Berry was absolutely a thrill as I have never had the opportunity to blend voices with them before,” shared Jeannie Seely. “We especially appreciate Hale Motorsports inviting us to be a part of this prestigious race, and a part of William Hale’s team!!”
“It was an honor today for my wife Robin and I to get to sing our National Anthem at the 36th All American 400 Race at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway with the amazing Jeannie Seely, not to mention just how much fun we all had,” exclaimed John Berry. “It was exciting to see the car she sponsors taking the track as we stood on the stage together. Jeannie Seely, thank you for inviting us to sing with you. It was awesome to hear your voice right next to me.”
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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”, 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 music’s most completely modern female personalities,” and that statement still holds true.
About John and Robin Berry:
Although John Berry is a household name, his wife, Robin, has been a partner with him on the road, behind the scenes and on stage with him since 1991. They first met while Robin was attending college at the University of Georgia. Shortly after their marriage in 1988, John was asked to perform a Christmas service at the church that Robin grew up at, Green Acres Baptist. Realizing the congregation would love for her to sing with him, it was then he realized that she had a sweet voice and the ability to harmonize. She also had incredible ideas about putting the show together and he especially enjoyed her being on stage with him. The couple has raised three successful children, Sean, Kayla Marie and Caelan, who are all married and leading meaningful lives. They recently became grandparents with their first granddaughter and are enjoying this season of their lives.
Grammy award-winning country star, John Berry took advantage of being off the road in 2020. Highlights include partnering with Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt his weekly series, "Songs and Stories For Kids," which charted multiple times on the Pollstar Live Stream Chart. He released a new video and re-recorded a new single for "The Graduation Song," started his new podcast, Faith Family & Friends and is ending the year with his 24th annual Songs and Stories with John Berry Christmas Tour. 2019 celebrated the 28th anniversary since signing his first record deal in 1992. In 2019, Berry was diagnosed with throat cancer, requiring 35 treatments combined of radiation and chemotherapy. Berry has placed 20 singles on the country hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a No. 1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records country charts. He has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records. "Your Love Amazes Me," "What's In It For Me" and "You And Only You" thrust him to stardom in 1994. "Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye," "I Think About It All The Time," and "If I Had Any Pride Left At All" were all major hits the following year. "Your Love Amazes Me" earned Berry a 1995 GRAMMY nomination. In 1996, he scored a GRAMMY win for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1.