Additional performers included Tim Atwood, Charlie McCoy, Julie Roberts and
Kathie Lee Gifford
L- R Charlie McCoy, Tim Atwood, Matt Baugher, Julie Roberts, Paul Allen Coons, Jeannie Seely, Kathie Lee Gifford and Sarah Martin
Credit: Jeremy Westby
Country music royalty and a fifty-one year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely, took the stage on Friday, December 14 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena for the Fifth Annual Nashville Senior Christmas ShinnDig for a very special performance of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” Seely also joined Tim Atwood on his performance of “Something About that Name”. Performers in addition to Seely and Atwood included Kathie Lee Gifford, Charlie McCoy, Julie Roberts, Matt Bagher, Paul Allen Coon and Sarah Martin.
“This event has been one thing I have looked forward to every year,” said Jeannie Seely. “I have lost count how many years I have been coming to perform for the ShinnDig, but it is not enough! It is such a wonderful thing that Mr. Shinn does every year and I am honored to be included.”
The special event hosted by emcee Hope Hines, was established to honor Nashville senior citizens by George Shinn and the George Shinn Foundation as a promise to his mother to always remember our seniors. Approximately 800 seniors from the greater Nashville area were served at the free luncheon highlighted by holiday entertainment, special door prizes and a car given away to a community member in need.
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