Tim Atwood And Jeannie Seely To Host World Famous ‘Midnite Jamboree’ Saturday, May 30
“An Intimate Evening With Jeannie Seely & Tim Atwood” Facebook Live at 2pm (CT) and will air on 650 WSM at 12am (CT)
Country music entertainer Tim Atwood and Grand Ole Opry member Jeannie Seely will host the world famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on Saturday, May 30th. While maintaining social distancing and upholding CDC guidelines, there will not be a live audience; however, viewers can watch the taping live at 2pm CT on Facebook or on wsmonline.com worldwide at Midnight CT. As always listeners can tune in and hear the Midnite Jamboree live on WSM radio 650AM at midnight CT.
Tim Atwood & Jeannie Seely have known and performed together for over 40 years. “An Intimate Evening With Jeannie Seely & Tim Atwood” is a special performance that showcases their blended styles, sense of humor and talent, which combined, contributes over a century’s worth of music and memories. Together they have traveled the United States and for the first time, will bring to the airways an unforgettable night of unscripted, unplanned and possibly unrehearsed entertainment.
“I’m so happy to have the opportunity to perform this special show. The Midnight Jamboree is a part of our history here in Nashville and I consider it an honor anytime I can carry on the legacy of Ernest Tubb,” shared Jeannie Seely. “As the second longest running radio show after the Grand Ole Opry, we appreciate David McCormick continuing this tradition.”
Tim Atwood confides, “Playing the Midnite Jamboree always makes me smile. For years I backed so many artists on the jamboree stage. Now when I play in the spotlight, I bow my head before the curtain opens, in gratitude. This show is a part of our heritage–our musical thread–that connects us to our past and propels us into the future. Like Jeannie, I admire and respect David McCormick for keeping this tradition alive.”
During his thirty eight years on the Grand Ole Opry, Tim performed alongside nearly four decades of country music hit makers including Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Jean Shepard, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Jim Ed Brown, Roy Clark, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood,Taylor Swift and Jeannie Seely.
About Tim Atwood:
Tim Atwood is an award winning entertainer honored in our nation’s Congressional Record for his many contributions to country music as a performer and a studio musician. Tim is a 38 year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage, a member of the world famous Wheeling Jamboree and is proud to include memberships into the ALM Musician’s Hall of Fame, along with an artist membership into the North American Country Music Hall of Fame, to his list of accolades. After a recent nod by the Reunion of Professional Entertainers for Songwriter of the Year, Tim’s song “That’s How I Roll” was recorded as a collaborative effort by Jeannie Seely, Lorrie Morgan and Vince Gill for Jeannie’s upcoming album. Tim’s TV appearances include the Hallmark channel’s Home & Family show, Huckabee, Larry’s Country Diner, The Dailey & Vincent Show, Country Family Reunion, Opry Live and Hee Haw. Voted “Fan Favorite” by the Genuine Country Music Association, Tim’s recent live stream performances these past two months, during our world’s new normal, have been viewed by over 500,000 country music fans.
About Jeannie Seely:
Jeannie Seely was honored by Lincoln Memorial University where she received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. In June 2019 she was honored and recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry by the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Women in Business. with The Standing Ovation Award which 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Keep up with all things Jeannie Seely at www.jeannieseely.com.