The essence of country music femininity and the youngest to ever become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, are just a few known facts about the timeless songstress, Lorrie Morgan. Born Loretta Lynn Morgan, daughter of country music legend George Morgan, is more than her multiple top-charting hits and her platinum/double- platinum albums, she is and has always been an inspiration to the music industry, fans and family alike. Selling out crowds, retail shelves and taking over the airwaves for two decades, Morgan is that one red rose in a field of white snow.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Morgan a few days before I attended her live performance, and she was just as pleasant as I imagined her to be. I asked her how her day was going, she responded:
Being a country music icon and living a life many can only dream of living, I wanted to know if there was ever a moment in her(Lorrie) career when she thought about packing it all in to live a simpler life. Morgan replied (laughing):
Living the glitz and glam to traveling all over the world, comes with its ups and downs, I imagined. I desired to know if Morgan had ever wanted to pursue any other career paths. Right away, she added:
After 14 albums recorded, hit songs and being at the top for so long, life can throw you curve balls. I was interested to what Lorrie’s motivation has been after all this time, and this is what she had to say:
The industry as a whole is pretty fortunate that LM chose to sing her way into the hearts of people everywhere. So much so, that her son Jessie Whitley, (son of the late Keith Whitley) decided to follow in his momma’s footsteps and pursue his own music career. Morgan shared what she felt regarding her hopes for her children’s future:
Sharing that her children are her greatest achievement of all, LM spoke with passion, grace, humor and wisdom when speaking about her past, and present. The future holds great things, especially the collaboration with long time friend Pam Tillis on an album they are working on together called Come See Me & Come Lonely(originally by Dottie West). Listen as Morgan explains the new cover album and how she
feels about it:
On August 27th,2017, in Annapolis, Md a well-known tavern called Rams Head On Stage, known for their food, fun & beer, was seated to capacity. The reason for the sold out show was none other than the queen of country music herself, Lorrie Morgan.
Fans, families and friends waited with excitement to hear Morgan sing songs that have touched the lives of many, and songs that has soared to the top of music charts. She walked out on stage full of sparkle and smiles, and was immediately showered in whistles and cheers. Placed on stage set behind Morgan were a few stools. Set upon one stool was a beautiful vase full of red roses that matched the sparkly red guitar strapped around her neck. As she sang one of my favorite songs “I Guess You Had To Be There,” Lorrie’s timeless voice shimmered as bright as the light beams bouncing off the rhinestones of her dress.
Yeah, you really had to be there
Some things you just can’t explain
It’s just not the same
I guess you had to be there”
“Did the Great One above us gather some tears
With some heartache He took from life’s page
And mix it together with laughter and joy
And sprinkle it over the stage”
During the song, Morgan kind of stumbled the words and she laughed and made a joke of it, as she told a few comedic stories about being on the road and other funny things that happened in the past. Lorrie’s performance along with her band was heartfelt, funny and extraordinary right down to her black stiletto’s and sequenced dress.
Lorrie is still touring and is mixing in dates in between to team up with long time friend (Pam Tillis) for the Grits & Glamour Tour. Morgan’s son Jessie Whitley will also be appearing on stage to sing at select dates. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, If your show is anything like the one I attended, I promise you will leave a happy camper.
Lorrie Morgan Tour Dates- Get Ticket HERE
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