Interview: Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely honors Lynn Anderson Special

Posted Aug 5, 2015 by Markos Papadatos
Grammy-winning country star and Grand Ole Opry member Jeannie Seely chatted with Digital Journal to pay homage to the late Lynn Anderson.
Country singer and Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely
Country singer and Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely
Ron Harman
Dubbed as one of the "Grand Ladies" of the Grand Ole Opry, Seely shared that she was fortunate enough to meet Lynn Anderson when she was just a teenager.
"Lynn had so much energy and enthusiasm, whether she was working with her horses or with her music, and she excelled in both. When she decided to concentrate on music, we all knew it was only a matter of time until that right song would propel her to stardom. It came with 'Rose Garden' and she was ready!" Seely exclaimed.
"As the years went by, she just perfected her craft and became one of the great performers of our era. I had the opportunity to work some tours with her and enjoyed many good times offstage as well. I will always remember that she let me use her iPhone, the first one I ever saw, to call home from Ireland. We have lost a vibrant part of our music industry. She will be missed," Seely added.
Country queen Lynn Anderson
Country queen Lynn Anderson
Anne Goetze
Seely won the "Best Female Country Vocal Performance" Grammy award for "Don't Touch Me" in 1967, while Anderson won that same award four years later for her signature song "Rose Garden."
Lynn Anderson's funeral will take place today in Nashville at the Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, and it will be open to the public.
Digital Journal's final interview with Lynn Anderson may be seen by clicking here.