“Not A Dry Eye In The House” Duet with Willie Nelson First Song Available Today
Country music royalty and soon to be fifty-three year member of the Grand Ole Opry®, Jeannie Seely, is celebrating her 80th birthday with the announcement of her highly-anticipated album, An American Classic, on Curb Records.
The August 14th release is available on all digital music platforms today for pre-order, pre-save and pre-add. Her duet with longtime friend, Willie Nelson, who plays guitar and sings on “Not A Dry Eye In The House.” The classic country ballad was written by Dallas Wayne, an established singer / songwriter and an on-air personality on SiriusXM Ch. 59 on Willie’s Roadhouse where Seely is also a weekly host every Sunday afternoon on her show, Sunday’s With Seely. To pre-order, pre-save and pre-add An American Classic follow this link https://JeannieSeely.lnk.to/AnAmericanClassic
“I don’t know what I envisioned my 80th birthday would look like, but I never imagined I’d start the day with Coffee, Cody and Country, on WSM 650 and Circle TV!,” exclaims Jeannie Seely. “To have a duet with Willie Nelson be the first song released from my upcoming album is icing on the cake…the cake being this album called An American Classic. You don’t get more classic than Willie Nelson, and “There’s Not A Dry Eye In The House” is the perfect example of a classic country song. This is the best 80th birthday gift I could ever imagine…thank you Don Cusic, B! Noticed PR and Curb Records!”
Curb Professor of Music Industry History at Belmont University’s Don Cusic shares, “This is real country music! Jeannie Seely is a living legend and GRAMMY® Award winner. She is “Country Soul,” and her soulful vocals are evident on this album, which showcases her versatile talents. She is a favorite of fans, as well as country singers who admire and respect her talent and love her as a classy lady. The title of this album, An American Classic fits her perfectly. The album, like Jeannie, is An American Classic.”
The Executive Producer for the upcoming album is Jim Ed Norman for Curb Productions, Inc. The idea for the project was curated by Don Cusic who oversaw production, with help from Country Music icon Ray Stevens on the song “To Make A Dream Come True.”
Jeannie Seely – An American Classic Track List:
1. “So Far, So Good” – Songwriters Penn Pennington & Mitch Ballard – Recorded with The Whites (Sharon and Cheryl)
2. “If You Could Call It That” – Songwriters Dottie West, Steve Wariner and Bobby Tomberlin – Recorded with Steve Wariner. Dottie West left a notebook of song ideas and Steve Wariner and Bobby Tomberlin finished the song. Dottie and Jeannie were close friends.
3. “To Make a Dream Come True” – Songwriter C.W. “Buddy Kalb” Jr – Buddy Kalb wrote “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” for Ray Stevens, and “Frog Kissing” for Chet Atkins.
4. “Teach Me Tonight” – Songwriters Sammy Cahn and Gene De Paul – This was originally a hit for Jo Stafford in 1954; it has also been recorded by Janet Brace, Dinah Washington, Helen Graco, the De Castro Sisters and the McGuire Sisters. Written by legendary Tin Pan Alley writer Sammy Cahn and GeneDe Paul.
5. “Can I Sleep in Your Arms Tonight, Mister” – Songwriter Hank Cochran – This was a top ten hit for Jeannie in 1974. Original was produced by legendary producer Owen Bradley. Released in July 1973 under MCA Records, the song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Singles chart, becoming Seely’s first top ten solo hit since 1968, and first major hit on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada, reaching #4. The song, written by Seely’s one-time husband Hank Cochran, was also recorded by Willie Nelson for his classic album, Red Headed Stranger.
6. “All Through Crying Over You’” – Songwriter Jeannie Seely – Recorded with Rhonda Vincent. This song is a country “shuffle” that features Rhonda Vincent, reigning queen of Bluegrass music, whose recent #1 hit, “Like I Could,” was written by Jeannie Seely.
7. “When Two Worlds Collide” – Songwriters Roger Miller and Bill Anderson – Recorded with Bill Anderson. Roger Miller and Bill Anderson are both in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Was originally a hit for Roger Miller in 1961; later was a chart single for Jim Reeves and Jerry Lee Lewis.
8. “Not a Dry Eye in the House” – Songwriter Dallas Wayne – Recorded with Willie Nelson who sings and plays his famous guitar, “Trigger,” on this song.
9. “Peaceful Waters”– Songwriter Don Cusic – Celtic-flavored song with bagpipes; harkens back to the British Isles roots of country music.
10. “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You)” – Songwriters Pebe Sebert and Hugh Moffatt – Recorded with Waylon Payne. Was originally a hit for Joe Sun in 1978; was a number one single for Dolly Parton in 1980. Jeannie Seely recorded this song with Jody Payne, Willie Nelson’s longtime guitar player. Waylon is the son of the late country star, Sammi Smith, and Jody Payne.
11. “That’s How I Roll” – Songwriters Tim Atwood & Brent Ronen – Recorded with Lorrie Morgan on vocals, and Vince Gill on guitar, this is a rockabilly rockin’ song with super-slick piano.
12. “Don’t Touch Me” – Songwriter Hank Cochran – Jeannie’s first hit in 1967; she won the Best Female Country Vocal Performance accolade at the GRAMMY® Awards.
13. “Dance Tonight” – Songwriter Paul McCartney – Recorded with Ray Stevens, who sings a duet with Jeannie on this song. Written by former Beatle, Paul McCartney.