HOBSON — Michigan’s own Leon Seiter started singing in the early 60’s. This traditional country artist began receiving national attention in country music circles when his record, “Sentenced to Live,” received national airplay in the United States and Canada. Seiter has since had five nationally charted singles, including “You Can Always Count on Me,” “Love is Just a Game,” “Under Your Spell Again,” and “I’ve Seen the Devil Have His Way.”
Seiter is to perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at Hobson Baptist Church.
In the early 70’s, Seiter recorded “Rags to Riches,” which made country charts across the nation. Seiter has had numerous other records, such as “Mr. Jones,” “What is This Man,” “Someone on Your Phone,” and in 1984, “To Make My World Go Round,” which also made Billboard’s single reviews. In 1992, “You Can Always Count on Me” made it to the Top 15 in Music Row.
Seiter has opened for major concert tours across the nation with several top entertainers in the world of country music, such as, George Jones, Hank Williams Jr., Porter Wagoner, Tanya Tucker, Tom T. Hall, Tammy Wynette, Mel Tillis, Loretta Lynn, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Tex Ritter. Citing Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Marty Robbins, and Johnny Cash, as his inspirations, Seiter’s songs of pain, sorrow, love, and country life are a refreshing addition to the country pop artists on today’s country radio.
Seiter has been on on countless television and radio talk shows, including The Ralph Emery Show. It also aided in his induction in to the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame in June 2000 and into America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Seiter has recently appeared on National Television on the RFD channel on Midwest County.
In addition to the concert, Marlin and Emilee Wolfe are to renew their wedding vows on their 52nd anniversary. A reception will follow.