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Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie Morgan from the insert to her first Greatest Hits album in 1995. Original photograph by Randee St. Nicholas
Background information
Birth name Loretta Lynn Morgan
Born June 27, 1959 (1959-06-27) (age 47)
Origin Nashville, Tennessee Flag of United States USA
Genre(s) Country
Instrument(s) vocals, guitar
Years active 1979 - Present
Label(s) RCA Records, BNA Records, BMG, CBuJ Ent. Records
Associated
acts
George Morgan
Keith Whitley
Jon Randall
Sammy Kershaw
Website http://www.lorrie.com/

Loretta Lynn "Lorrie" Morgan (born on June 27, 1959 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American country music singer. Image File history File links LorrieMorganfromGreatestHits. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... BNA Records is a label group part of Arista Nashville, RCA Records, and Sony BMG. Based in Nashville, BNA focuses mainly on modern country music. ... BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... George Morgan (June 28, 1924 – July 7, 1975) was a mid-20th century country music singer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Samuel Paul Sammy Kershaw (born February 24, 1958, in Kaplan, Louisiana) is an American Country and Western music singer and songwriter. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...

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Biography

The daughter of singer George Morgan, she made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at age thirteen, performing Marie Osmond's "Paper Roses." Her father died when she was sixteen. George Morgan (June 28, 1924 – July 7, 1975) was a mid-20th century country music singer. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... Marie Osmond (born Olive Marie Osmond October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ...


When her father died in 1975, she took over his band and began leading the group through various club gigs. Within a few years she disbanded the group, and in 1977 she went on to play with the Little Roy Wiggins band. She then became a receptionist and demo singer at Acuff-Rose, where she also wrote songs. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


She had one minor hit single in 1978; the following year another minor hit with "I'm Completely Satisfied", an electronically dubbed duet with her late father. She began touring Nashville nightclubs and opened for a number of acts, including Jack Greene, Billy Thunderkloud, and Jeannie Seely. She toured as a duet partner with George Jones and spent two years as part of the Opryland USA bluegrass show and as a regular singer on TNN's Nashville Now. For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Jack Greene Jack Greene (born January 7, 1930) is an American country musician nicknamed the Jolly Green Giant and well known for his 1967 hit There Goes My Everything. ... Marilyn Jeanne Seely (born July 6, 1940 in Titusville, Pennsylvania) is a country music singer. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... TNN may be: TNN Networks, a telecommunications company in Israel TNN Radio, a radio network in Bulgaria The Nashville Network, a television network today called Spike TV The New Naphtilians, a webcomic by Geppers Creepers This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might...


In 1984, Morgan scored a minor hit with "Don't Go Changing". That year she became the youngest singer ever to join the Grand Ole Opry.[citation needed] Four years later, she signed with RCA Records, her first major label; her first album on that label, Leave the Light On was released in 1989. Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Leave the Light On was a #6 country album on the Billboard charts, with such singles as Trainwreck of Emotion at #20, Dear Me at #9, Out of Your Shoes at #2, Five Minutes at #1, and He Talks to Me at #4. ...


In 1990, Morgan had her first number one single, "Five Minutes". Morgan's second album, Something in Red, was released in 1991, and went platinum. The same year, she married her third husband, Brad Thompson, bus driver of Clint Black. Watch Me, her third album, was released on RCA's newest label, BNA Records; it contained the number-one single "What Part of No". Watch Me also was certified platinum, making Morgan the first female country artist to have three albums in a row to be certified platinum.[citation needed] Morgan's romantic life gained tabloid attention with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman following her third divorce. MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Something in Red is an album by Lorrie Morgan which reached #8 on the Billboard country albums chart, including such hits as the #3 We Both Walk, the #9 A Picture of Me (Without You), the #4 Except for Monday, and the #14 title song, Something in Red. ... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA) is a neotraditional country music singer, songwriter and producer. ... Watch Me topped out at #15 on the Billboard country albums chart, and includes such single hits as the #2 title song Watch Me, the #1 chart-topper What Part of No, the #14 I Guess You Had to Be There, and the #8 Half Enough. ... BNA Records is a label group part of Arista Nashville, RCA Records, and Sony BMG. Based in Nashville, BNA focuses mainly on modern country music. ... What Part of No is a song recorded by American country music artist Lorrie Morgan. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California, USA) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network. ...


Morgan was voted Female Vocalist of the Year by the fans in TNN's Music City News awards in 1994. She would earn this honor again in 1996, 1997 and 1998. She also appeared on Frank Sinatra's Duets II album, singing a version of "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" intertwined with Sinatra's "My Funny Valentine". Duets II is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1994. ...


1995 saw the release of Morgan's Greatest Hits CD, which produced her third and last number-one single in the song "I Didn't Know My Own Strength". The next year, Morgan was featured on the Beach Boys' now out-of-print album Stars and Stripes Vol. 1, performing a cover of their 1964 hit "Don't Worry Baby". The Beach Boys provided the harmonies and backing vocals. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Beach Boys, originally the Beech Boys, a small team of four brothers from the south of Poland, emigrated to America in the early 1950s in search of a fortune to be made in the Arizonian logging industry. When it soon became evident they had been the victims of... Stars And Stripes Vol. ...


Personal life

Morgan is known for her turbulent personal life -- she told Larry King in an interview that "drama is something that lets you know you're still alive." As of 2006, she is married to singer Sammy Kershaw; they were separated at one point but apparently have since reconciled. Kershaw is her fifth husband; she was married to country singer Keith Whitley from 1986 until his death in 1989. They had one child together, a son, Jesse Keith Whitley, born in 1987. She also has a daughter Morgan from her first marriage. Prior to Kershaw she was involved in a lengthy relationship with Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Troy Aikman. Samuel Paul Sammy Kershaw (born February 24, 1958, in Kaplan, Louisiana) is an American Country and Western music singer and songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California, USA) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network. ...


Morgan was also romantically linked from 1994 to 1996 with Fred Dalton Thompson, the actor, lobbyist, former U.S. Senator from Tennessee, and possible 2008 Republican Presidential candidate. In her autobiography Forever Yours, Faithfully: My Love Story, Morgan describes their relationship: For the silent movie actor, see Fred Thomson. ...

It was great to go out with an older man [Fred Thompson] who was very successful on his own.... For a while, I enjoyed my first exposure to politics. It was interesting to hear about political conversations, and people even began talking about Fred as a potential president.... I put myself to the task of being a great companion to a stimulating and important man, and as a result I become boring.... I had to stop and think about the political implications of everything before I uttered a word in public.... For a while, I wanted to marry Fred, but I knew he could not accept me as I am.[1]

Selected discography

Leave the Light On was a #6 country album on the Billboard charts, with such singles as Trainwreck of Emotion at #20, Dear Me at #9, Out of Your Shoes at #2, Five Minutes at #1, and He Talks to Me at #4. ... Something in Red is an album by Lorrie Morgan which reached #8 on the Billboard country albums chart, including such hits as the #3 We Both Walk, the #9 A Picture of Me (Without You), the #4 Except for Monday, and the #14 title song, Something in Red. ... Watch Me topped out at #15 on the Billboard country albums chart, and includes such single hits as the #2 title song Watch Me, the #1 chart-topper What Part of No, the #14 I Guess You Had to Be There, and the #8 Half Enough. ... Not a very country-sounding album at all for Lorrie Morgan, Merry Christmas from London features duets with guest stars Andy Williams (Little Snow Girl), Johnny Mathis (Blue Snowfall), and Tammy Wynette (A Christmas Festival, a medley of several traditional Christmas songs). ... War Paint was a #15 Billboard country album by Lorrie Morgan, and contains the single chartmakers My Night to Howl at #31, If You Came Back from Heaven at #51, and Heart Over Mind at #39. ... There were three Billboard charting singles on Greater Need: By My Side, a duet with Jon Randall at #18, I Just Might Be at #45, and the highest ranking Good as I Was to You at #4. ... The Billboard charting singles on Shakin Things Up include Go Away at #3, One of Those Nights Tonight at #14, Im Not That Easy to Forget at #49, and Youd Think Hed Know Me Better at #66. ... Secret Love is an album by Lorrie Morgan released in 1998. ... My Heart rose to a fairly high #8 on the Billboard country albums chart considering that the highest charting single, Here I Go Again, was only a very minor hit at #72. ...

Singles

Year Song US Country Album
1979 Two People in Love 79
1979 Tell Me I'm Only Dreaming 88
1979 I'm Completely Satisfied with You (w/ George Morgan) 93
1984 Don't Go Changing 69
1988 Trainwreck of Emotion 20 Leave the Light On
1989 Dear Me 9 Leave the Light On
1989 Out of Your Shoes 2 Leave the Light On
1990 He Talks to Me 4 Leave the Light On
1990 'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose (w/ Keith Whitley) 13 Greatest Hits (Keith Whitley album)
1990 Five Minutes 1 Leave the Light On
1991 We Both Walk 3 Something in Red
1991 A Picture of Me (Without You) 9 Something in Red
1992 Except for Monday 4 Something in Red
1992 Something in Red 14 Something in Red
1992 Watch Me 2 Watch Me
1992 What Part of No 1 Watch Me
1993 I Guess You Had to Be There 14 Watch Me
1993 Half Enough 8 Watch Me
1993 Crying Time 59 The Beverly Hillbillies Soundtrack
1993 My Favorite Things 64 Merry Christmas From London
1994 My Night to Howl 31 War Paint
1994 If You Came Back from Heaven 51 War Paint
1994 Heart Over Mind 39 War Paint
1995 I Didn't Know My Own Strength 1 Greatest Hits
1995 Back in Your Arms Again 4 Greatest Hits
1995 Standing Tall 32 Greatest Hits
1996 Sleigh Ride 64 Merry Christmas from London
1996 By My Side (w/ Jon Randall) 18 Greater Need
1996 I Just Might Be 45 Greater Need
1996 Don't Worry Baby (w/ The Beach Boys) 73 Stars & Stripes Vol. 1 (Beach Boys album)
1997 Good As I Was to You 4 Greater Need
1997 Go Away 3 Shakin' Things Up
1997 One of Those Nights Tonight 14 Shakin' Things Up
1998 I'm Not That Easy to Forget 49 Shakin' Things Up
1998 You Think He'd Know Me Better 66 Shakin' Things Up
1999 Maybe Not Tonight (w/ Sammy Kershaw) 18 My Heart
1999 Here I Go Again 72 My Heart
1999 Sleigh Ride (re-release) 42 Merry Christmas from London
2000 To Get to You 63 To Get to You: Greatest Hits Collection
2001 He Drinks Tequila (w/ Sammy Kershaw) 39 I Finally Found Someone
2004 Do You Still Want to Buy Me That Drink (Frank) 50 Show Me How

Country Tracks chart, chart of country music hit songs. ... George Morgan (June 28, 1924 – July 7, 1975) was a mid-20th century country music singer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... What Part of No is a song recorded by American country music artist Lorrie Morgan. ... The Sound of Music soundtrack cover My Favorite Things is a song from the musical The Sound of Music. ... Sleigh Ride was written by Leroy Anderson in 1948, and was first recorded in 1949 by Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Samuel Paul Sammy Kershaw (born February 24, 1958, in Kaplan, Louisiana) is an American Country and Western music singer and songwriter. ...

References

  1. ^ Lorrie Morgan with George Vecsey (1997). Forever Yours, Faithfully: My Love Story.. Ballantine Books. 0-345-41297-4. 

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
AMZ - May, 1999 - Lorrie Morgan (462 words)
Lorrie's voice was mighty enough to carry the material, but something just didn't mesh.
But now, despite some almost-clunkers on this album, Lorrie is showing that perhaps NO one can sing passionate, wrenching, country music these days without being maudlin better than her.
Morgan's hubby, and the song he wrote for her to close the album, "On This Bed," is a look back at a dying woman's life complete with heavenly choir-sounds toward the end.
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