Called “one of the most eloquently emotive country vocalists of modern times,” by famed critic Robert Oermann, multi-time Female Vocalist Of The Year award-winner Lorrie Morgan is catapulting into the new year with new the release of her first solo album in five years, LETTING GO… SLOW, available February 12 on Shanachie Entertainment. The 12-track collection brimming with personal reflection and emotion features vibrant never-before-heard songs as well as daring remakes of classics by artists like Patsy Cline and Bob Dylan. Get Letting Go… Slow now before you can buy it by pre-ordering on iTunes and available soon on Lorrie.com.
Letting Go… Slow Track Listing
Strange – (Fred Burch, Mel Tillis)
Ode To Billy Joe – (Bobbie Gentry)
Is It Raining At Your House? – (Vern Gosdin, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon)
Something About Trains – (John Douglas Waterman, Aaron Espe)
I’ve Done Enough Dying Today – (Larry Gatlin)
Lay Lady Lay – (Bob Dylan)
Slow – (Ashlee Hewitt, Dean Sams)
Spilt Milk – (Kristina Train, James Hogarth, Francis White)
Jesus and Hairspray – (Katie Kessler, Donald Poythress)
Lonely Whiskey – (Paul Sikes, Jennifer Zuffinetti)
What I’d Say – (Robert Bellarmine Byrne, William Soule Robinson)
How Does It Feel – (Mark Oliverius, Loretta Lynn Morgan, Kelly Lang)
After decades in country music cranking out hit after hit in sassy and memorable songs like “Five Minutes,” “Except For Monday,” “What Part Of No,” “Something In Red,” and “Watch Me,” Morgan remains a modern-day pioneer, making country music history by remaining true to herself with every piece of music she records.
“I didn’t want this to be just another album. I wanted it to be something that really moved me. When I listened to songs for it, I’d think, ‘No, not that one. I’m not going to be able to sing that one, because I’m not going to be able to feel it.’ It was very important to me for this album to reflect the things that I am feeling today,” she said.
“Where I am in my life right now, I’m not afraid to express what I feel, or what I don’t feel,” Morgan added about the emotive new project. “I’m not afraid to express my views on anything, especially on being a woman.”
Why did it take her five years? “I wanted the songs to be right – I couldn’t handle one more song about a truck (laughter),” she told WSIG-FM in Harrisonburg, Va. “I got my head together and told myself I was just going to record the songs that I wanted to, and now I can confidently say – ‘here they are.’ I’m very proud of this project and I’m even more excited to have something new to play out on the road.”
Tune in this weekend at various times on Saturday Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17 when Morgan joins country genre-favorite Tracy Lawrence in the studio on his national weekend country radio show, “Honky Tonkin’ With Tracy Lawrence,” to talk about the new project. Check your local listings here.
Morgan will also be heading out on three separate tours in 2016 – the Country Unplugged Tour with Joe Diffie and Mark Chesnutt, Grits & Glamour with Pam Tillis, and her own headlining solo tour, which is currently underway.
Upcoming Tour Dates 2016
Jan. 16 Chiefs Event Center at Shoshone-Bannock – Fort Hall, Idaho
Jan. 17 Northern Quest Resort & Casino – Airway Heights, Wash.
Jan. 29 Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 13 Downstream Casino Resort – Quapaw, Okla.
Feb. 20 Little River Casino Resort – Manistee, Mich.
Feb. 23 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
Feb. 26 Horseshoe Casino – Bossier City, La.
March 5 Paragon Casino – Marksville, La.
March 12 Seven Feathers Casino Resort – Canyonville, Ore.
March 19 Georgia National Fairgrounds – Perry, Ga.
March 25 Golden Nugget – Las Vegas, Nev.
April 16 Grand Casino – Hinckley, Minn.
April 22 Shooting Star Casino – Mahnomen, Minn.
For a full list of tour dates and to stay informed about the latest on-the-road happenings with Lorrie Morgan, please visit www.lorrie.com.