Friday, July 24, 2020


“Not A Dry Eye In The House” Duet with Willie Nelson First Song Available Now

William Hale (Hale Motorsports Driver) and Jeannie Seely
Photo Credit: Moments By Moser Photography

Country music royalty and soon to be fifty-three year member of the Grand Ole Opry® , Jeannie Seely, was proud to join Hale MotorSports at one of the biggest races for Pro Late Models on one of the most historic venues in short track racing. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour’s Masters of the Pros raced on Saturday July 18 on the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Hale Motorsports is a racing team based out of Mount Juliet, TN that competes in an array of different races in the Late Model Touring series of the Southeast and beyond, Hale Motorsports is home to 2017 Fairgrounds Speedway Rookie of the Year William Hale.

Seely continues to celebrate her 80th birthday with the highly-anticipated album, An American Classic on Curb Records. The August 14th release offers an immediate download of her duet with longtime friend, Willie Nelson, who plays guitar and sings on “Not A Dry Eye In The House” written by Dallas Wayne.  An American Classic is available to pre-order, pre-save and pre-add by clicking on this link

“I love to see young people have a passion and follow their dream.  This young man, William Hale was brought to my attention awhile back.  His dedication, determination and willingness to work hard are amazing to watch as he strives to reach his goal,” shared Jeannie Seely. “The racetrack seems like a great place to ‘social distance’, and a great opportunity for me to show my support…and just maybe win a little support for my new album!  Thanks William…START YOUR ENGINE!!”

“Hale Motorsports wants to thank our friend Jeannie Seely for allowing us to help promote her amazing new album “An American Classic,” and if anyone in the music industry deserves to be in the Country Music Hall of Fame it’s her,” stated Hale Motorsports President - Alan Hale.

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.