Grammy winning songwriter and 53 year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely is a recipient of the 2020 Legacy Award by The Clement Railroad Hotel Museum. The purpose of the Legacy Award is to honor individuals who possess leadership qualities in the areas of integrity, mentorship, and their life’s work has touched the lives of others in a significant way. Jeannie Seely has been a mentor and a trailblazer for countless young women through the years who dreamed of a career in country music. She has been a powerful role model and used her voice to support young artists, especially women, and has used her success to help others succeed.
The noted Tennessee State Historical Site, is celebrating the 100th Birthday Celebration of former Governor Frank G. Clement with a virtual fundraiser during a Fourth Annual Legacy event. Additional 2020 Legacy Award honorees include U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Craig Morgan in recognition of their contributions to the State of Tennessee and worldwide. The October 25 celebration will begin at 2 pm CDT on the museum Facebook page www.facebook.com/crhmdickson.
“It was a pleasure for me to speak at this event last year and to congratulate Ray Stevens and Ralph Emery as they received this Legacy Award. I was made aware even more of the legacy left by Governor Frank Clement and his many contributions to our country,” shared Jeannie Seely. “This museum is an amazing treasure for our community to preserve his history. I am truly honored to receive this award and I appreciate the opportunity to share in this worthwhile project.”
“We are elated to celebrate my father, Governor Frank G. Clement’s, 100th birthday and as a special part of the celebration the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum we are honored to present Jeannie Seely, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Craig Morgan with Legacy Awards for their various contributions over the years,” exclaimed Bob Clement.
Donations to the museum up to $25,000 will be matched by a challenge gift to double the tax exempt investment used to continue the historic and educational programming and endowment at the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum. Checks can be made payable to The Clement Railroad Museum and mailed to 100 Frank Clement Place, Dickson, TN 37055. New this year is the implementation of donations via the Venmo App @Clement-Museum with your donation, as well as PayPal or Credit Card from the museum website. More information is available on the website at https://clementrailroadmuseum.org/
Special appearances will be made by Governor Bill Lee, Congressman Jim Cooper, Representative Michael Curcio, Dr. Joe Johnson, former President of the University of Tennessee, Dr. Roy Nicks, Commissioner and Bobby Cain (first African American student integrated in the South a Clinton High School in Tennessee in 1956) along with other special guests.