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article imageJeannie Seely celebrates 50 year anniversary of 'Don't Touch Me'

By Markos Papadatos     Mar 13, 2016 in Music
Country star Jeannie Seely has a major milestone to celebrate. March 12, 1966 marked the 50-year anniversary she recorded "Don't Touch Me."
The veteran songstress went in the Monument Records studio and she recorded that classic country ballad. That recording would change her life and country music. In the following month, he single debuted on the Billboard country charts, where it charted for over five months; moreover, it went to No. 1 on the Record World and Cashbox charts, and it crossed over to the national pop charts.
It would subsequently win Seely a Grammy award for "Best Female Country Vocal Performance," where Seely was the third female country artist in history to achieve that honor.
In addition, "Don't Touch Me" ranked among the Top 100 greatest country singles in the book Heartaches By The Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles, which was co-written by Bill Friskics-Warren and David Cantwell.
Seely's classic hit has been covered by a wide array of musical artists including Etta James, Carolyn Jester, Bettye Swann, Eleni Mandell, Nicky Thomas, as well as in the country scene by such country icons as Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Ray Price, Lynn Anderson, Dottie West and Eddy Arnold.
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