NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On the cusp of her 55th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry®, Jeannie Seely, the third female country artist to win a GRAMMY®, has announced an expansion to her team.
Seely has added Adkins Publicity’s Scott Adkins, Kelli Wasilauski and Makenzie Clayburg for public relations representation and promoted B! Noticed Public Relations & Management’s Bev Moser to a management position.
Additionally, Third Coast Talent’s Carrie Moore-Reed and Debbie Moore will continue their 26-year career as Seely’s booking agents, while Ron Harman will also continue his role as creative director and website manager.
“My birthday present to myself this year is to expand my organization! I have never really had ‘a team’ in my career, so I thought it was time! Seriously, there are still some things I’d like to accomplish and some dreams I’d like to see come true. I have a saying, ‘Until you’re ready to get out of the race, you have to keep running,’ and I truly believe this no matter what path of life you’re traveling. The folks I have worked with for years are still onboard, and we all agree that adding Adkins Publicity will be a tremendous asset to achieving our goals, and maybe even some new ones! Our slogan will be ‘This is supposed to be fun!’ exclaimed Jeannie Seely.
“Jeannie Seely is country music ROYALTY and blazed a trail for not only women and duos, but also men in the entertainment industry, as a performer, songwriter, radio host and television personality. Fans adore Jeannie’s impeccable timing, witty humor and her stylistic delivery as a vocalist. Our team is thrilled to represent Jeannie in all aspects of PR/publicity,” expressed Scott Adkins, President/CEO of Adkins Publicity.
“I am honored to expand my role with Jeannie Seely in a management position and excited to work with everyone on the team to find new opportunities to expose the world to all she has accomplished and has yet to achieve,” shared Bev Moser, President/CEO of B! Noticed Public Relations & Management.
“It is an honor and a privilege to work with country music icon, Jeannie Seely. She has a spontaneous spirit, a creative mind and a strong commitment to country music. She is professional in every way but also beautiful inside and out. We’re proud to represent her. We love working with Jeannie, and especially love calling her our dear friend,” relayed Carrie Moore-Reed and Debbie Moore, Third Coast Talent.
ABOUT JEANNIE SEELY:
Jeannie Seely’s deep, moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul,” a title that’s still used today. An esteemed singer, songwriter, producer, actress, author and on-air personality, Seely added another title, “Doctor,” to her resume when she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts from Lincoln Memorial University in 2019. The third female country artist to win a GRAMMY® is also among a select group of country artists who have scored No. 1 hits as a solo artist, duet partner and songwriter. On September 16, 1967, Seely fulfilled her lifelong dream of joining the Grand Ole Opry®, becoming the first Pennsylvania native to do so. Nearly 55 years later, Seely makes clear that it’s still a thrill and an honor each time she performs on the world-famous stage. From her 1966 Top 10 Billboard album, The Seely Style, which featured “Don’t Touch Me,” to her self-produced album, Written in Song, consisting entirely of songs she’s written and recorded for more than 10 Country Music Hall of Fame® members, Seely’s recordings have spanned seven decades and provided enjoyment to music fans all around the world. Seely is a fierce advocate for musicians’ rights and takes much pride in her involvement and support for the cause. In his 2003 book, Finding Her Voice: The Saga of 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 continues to hold true. Seely appeared in Willie Nelson’s movie Honeysuckle Rose and sang on the film’s RIAA® platinum-certified soundtrack, and for the past four years, Seely has hosted her own show, “Sundays with Seely,” on SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse. Nelson, along with Rhonda Vincent, Bill Anderson, Lorrie Morgan, Ray Stevens and many more of her friends, joined Seely for her current project on Curb Records, An American Classic, which has seen rave reviews and three radio releases.
ABOUT ADKINS PUBLICITY:
Adkins Publicity is a PR/ Publicity firm, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., representing music, film, television, podcast, lifestyle and festival clients across multiple entertainment fields and formats. Specializing in identifying the right message at the right time, Adkins Publicity represents icons and icons in the making. Scott Adkins, one of 2021’s Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees, is President/CEO of Adkins Publicity. The Nashville-based entrepreneur is active in the community on the ACM Lifting Lives® Board of Directors and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Troubadour Advisory Committee, as well as an active ACM, CMA and Recording Academy member. Adkins has also orchestrated cause marketing partnerships with organizations such as The Salvation Army, Purple Heart Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, New York Cares, Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition, St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, Musicians on Call, The Roots of Music and more.
ABOUT B! NOTICED PUBLIC RELATIONS & MANAGEMENT:
Bev Moser, a well-respected music industry vet for over 22 years, has worked with a vast array of Nashville’s well known artists and high profile industry events. Her firm B! Noticed Public Relations & Management offers a wide range of professional services that enable her to create an individual package that best suits the needs of clients, identifying the specific needs of each client in order to connect with their target audience. Her goal in business is helping clients promote a successful future. Over the span of her career, Ms. Moser has worked with and represented a myriad of music artists from all genres, to include those at the beginning of their career to music icons, Hall of Fame inductees and Grand Ole Opry members, television and movie actors, NFL, NHL and MLB athletes, celebrities, book authors and many more. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Bev Moser has been interviewed many times for her success in being a sole-proprietor and small business owner. She has participated as a professional businesswoman on panels for the music industry, serves on the Nashville Chamber Music Industry Advisory Group, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Planning Committee, BOD Tennessee Presenters Board and serves on the Advisory Board at NOSSI College of Art. Ms. Moser is an active member of SOURCE, Women in Music (WIM), Country Music Association (CMA), Academy of Country Music (ACM), Americana Music Association (AMA) and Tennessee Presenters, Board & Agents (TNPBA), Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD), Gospel Music Association (GMA), Women In Music (WIM), Tennessee Presenters and Tennessee For The Arts (TFTA). She is also a member of the Nashville, Donelson-Hermitage and Mount Juliet Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Moser was the proud recipient of many distinguished accolades during her role of Co-Chair for the Northeast Nebraska Relay for Life being recognized as an outstanding active member and role model by the Norfolk Jaycees (Jr Chamber of Commerce) and serves on the Board of Directors for Wilson Central Quarterback Club and continues to be very involved in her community through volunteering and support of youth sports activities.
ABOUT THIRD COAST TALENT:
Since founding Third Coast Talent, in Nashville, in 1996, Carrie Moore-Reed has established herself as one of the leading female agents in Nashville’s entertainment community and has represented Country Legends such as Bill Anderson, Jerry Reed, Little Jimmy Dickens, Porter Wagoner, George “Goober” Lindsey, Jim Ed Brown, Johnny Rodriguez, Mel Tillis and Mickey Gilley. Today, Third Coast Talent exclusively represents Jeannie Seely, Johnny Lee, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Moe Bandy, Dion Pride, Marty Haggard, David Frizzell, James Carothers and Michael Twitty. Moore-Reed is a member and on the Board of Directors of NATD and is active in the membership of CMA, ACM, IEBA and SOURCE, and serves her community through charitable organizations, such as Meals On Wheels. Moore-Reed has been recognized with NATD Talent Director of the Year Award (2000), Business Leader Woman Extraordinaire Award (2011), Nashville Executive Search & Staffing Best Entertainment Agent Award (2017), and Nashville Global Excellence Leading Entertainment & Talent Agent Award (2017). Debbie Moore joined Third Coast Talent in 2002 as Entertainment Coordinator. She now serves as Vice President of the company. Debbie was employed at BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) for 11 years (1991-2002) as a Radio Per Program Specialist. She is a #1 songwriter and publisher (Belton Uncle Music), co-writing “Wish You Were Here” with Bill Anderson and Skip Ewing, recorded by Mark Wills on Mercury Records. Carrie & Debbie’s career in the entertainment business was launched by performing together as part of the internationally traveled country music duo, ‘Moore & Moore.’ The act continues to tour and record. Their combined hands-on experience, onstage and behind the scenes, make them uniquely qualified to understand and relate to what their artists go through on the road. They both enjoy working together, and feel blessed and fortunate to work with the incredibly talented artists on their roster. In June, 2022, Moore & Moore will be inducted into the Academy of Local Musicians – Nashville Hall of Fame.