DOTTIE WEST BIRTHDAY BASH EXCEEDS DONATIONS OF $28,300 IN SUPPORT OF NASHVILLE MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION MUSICIAN EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

Country music filled the night for a sold out concert at at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville for the third annual Dottie West Birthday Ba...


Country music filled the night for a sold out concert at at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville for the third annual Dottie West Birthday Bash, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms and hosted by Country music royalty and fifty-two year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely. The star studded event raised over $28,300 in funds for the Nashville Musicians Association with 100% of all money going to the Musician's Emergency Relief Fund.

The evening included a special welcome and introduction by Charlie Monk with a stellar line-up of performances by Bill Anderson and his Po Folks Band, Tim Atwood, John Berry, Buddy Cannon, Melonie Cannon, Michele Capps, Peter Cooper, Danny Davis, Steve Dorff, Erin Enderlin, Tess Frizzell, Jamey Johnson, Jon Randall, John Schneider, Jeannie Seely, Bobby Tomberlin, Dallas Wayne and Kenna West along with special guests and surprises.

“This was one more example of WHY I’m so proud of our Country Music community!! All of the sponsors, artists, Musicians, organizers, volunteers, and most of all, the fans and supporters were on top of their games for this event!!! Our thanks and appreciation to Ron Brice and his staff at 3rd and Lindsley, as they go that extra mile for us,” exclaimed Jeannie Seely. “And didn’t we have fun??!!!”

“Country sunshine was in abundance among both the performers and the audience, and I’m sure Dottie was beaming down with pride knowing that her annual birthday celebration continues to help those in need and to honor others,” commented Committee member, Ron Harman. “Her legacy lives on.”

In addition to celebrating Dottie’s birthday and honoring her, the event also honors a musician or artist who (like her) has made an indelible impact on country music. This year the event honored Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame member, Bill Anderson.

The first year the Dottie West Birthday Bash honored Musicians Hall of Fame member and North Carolina Hall of Fame member, Jimmy Capps. Last year the event honored the three Country Music Hall of Fame inductees – Dottie, Ricky Skaggs, and Johnny Gimble.

Stay in touch with Jeannie Seely on her website and all of her social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagramand YouTube.

About The Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257

The Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257, was founded in 1902, and exists to serve and protect musicians in an increasingly challenging business environment. We represent studio musicians, touring bands, symphonic musicians, vocalists, arrangers, composers, contractors, and more. We negotiate and administer contracts, track additional uses of songs recorded under AFM union contracts, and represent musicians in all genres of music from jazz to rock, pop, bluegrass, gospel, and yes, country music. Our members range from music icons such as Vince Gill and Loretta Lynn, to young bands working their way up the ladder of success, and everything in between. For more information on the Nashville Musicians Emergency Relief Fund, visitnashvillemusicians.org

About Bill Anderson

Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry titan Bill Anderson is the rare songwriter whose first major label cut went to No. 1 on the charts, was named Song of The Year and sparked a writing career that is currently in its seventh decade. The song, "City Lights," was written when Anderson was a 19-year old Georgia disc jockey and became a career-defining hit for Ray Price in 1958.  The song opened doors for him in Nashville, leading him to signing with BMI and Tree Publishing. Anderson was far from a one-hit wonder. He followed "City Lights" with country standards like "Tips Of My Fingers," the GRAMMY-nominated "Once A Day," "Saginaw, Michigan," "That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome," "I Missed Me," "Cold Hard Facts Of Life," which earned him another GRAMMY nomination, "Mama Sang A Song," the crossover smash, "Still," and countless others. He was voted country Songwriter of the Year six times during his first decade in Music City. His success continued into the 1970’s with award-winning hits like "Slippin' Away," "The Lord Knows I'm Drinking," "I May Never Get To Heaven," and the disco-flavored, "I Can't Wait Any Longer." The 1980’s saw Anderson's chart-topping career take a hiatus as he became a TV network game show host, spokesman for a national restaurant chain and a nonstop touring Grand Ole Opry performer.

In the 1990’s he came roaring back with a vengeance, however, as he seriously turned to co-writing for the first time. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, his collaborations with the newer generation of Nashville tunesmiths resulted in hits like "Wish You Were Here," the GRAMMY-nominated "Two Teardrops," "A Lot Of Things Different," for Kenny Chesney, "Which Bridge To Cross (Which Bridge To Burn)," for Vince Gill and two CMA Song Of The Year trophies for "Whiskey Lullaby," with Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss and George Strait’s "Give It Away," in 2005 and 2007 respectfully.  He continues to write today with songs like Brad Paisley’s "Dying To See Her.” For more information, visit BillAnderson.com.

About Jeannie Seely

Country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved chart topping songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter. Early in her career, Jeannie’s deeply moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul”– a title that’s still used today. Jeannie’s biggest dream came true when she was inducted as a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, becoming the first Pennsylvania native to do so. Jeannie takes much pride in her involvement and support of musicians’ rights. In 2017, Jeannie celebrated her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.  From her 1966 Top 10 Billboard album The Seely Style to her recent self–produced album Written In Song, consisting entirely of songs she’s written, Jeannie’s recordings have spanned six decades and provided enjoyment to country music fans all around the world. In his 2003 book “Finding Her Voice: Women In Country Music,” music critic Robert K. Oermann wrote, “With her chin-out, tough/tender, heart-of-gold manner, Jeannie Seely remains one of country’s most completely modern female personalities,” and that statement still holds true.

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