Grand Ole Opry member Jeannie Seely and Country music entertainer Tim Atwood will host the world famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on Saturday, May 30th. While maintaining social distancing and upholding CDC guidelines, there will not be a live audience; however, viewers can watch the taping live at 2pm CT on Facebook or listen on wsmonline.com worldwide at Midnight CT. As always listeners can tune in at midnight CT and hear the Midnite Jamboree live on WSM Radio AM 650.
Jeannie Seely and Tim Atwood have known and performed together for over 40 years, An Intimate Evening With Jeannie Seely & Tim Atwood is a special performance that showcases their blended styles, sense of humor and talent, which combined, contributes over a century’s worth of music and memories. Together they have traveled the United States and for the first time, will bring to the airways an unforgettable night of unscripted, unplanned and possibly unrehearsed entertainment.
“I’m so happy to have the opportunity to perform this special show. The Midnight Jamboree is a part of our history here in Nashville and I consider it an honor anytime I can carry on the legacy of Ernest Tubb,” shared Jeannie Seely. “As the second longest running radio show after the Grand Ole Opry, we appreciate David McCormick continuing this tradition.”
Tim Atwood confides, “Playing the Midnite Jamboree always makes me smile. For years I backed so many artists on the jamboree stage. Now when I play in the spotlight, I bow my head before the curtain opens, in gratitude. This show is a part of our heritage–our musical thread–that connects us to our past and propels us into the future. Like Jeannie, I admire and respect David McCormick for keeping this tradition alive.”
Jeannie Seely has hosted the Midnight Jamboree many times over her career and a favorite highlight is the guest artist performances. She will once again host her holiday benefit of the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree show “Santa Paws” on December 19, 2020 to collect items and donations for the local pet rescue organizations.