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Are You Ready for a Country Music Cruise?

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The Oak Ridge Boys have just been added to the superstar lineup of artists performing aboard the 2015 Country Music Cruise , which will also feature performances by Martina McBride, Charley Pride, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, John Anderson, Aaron Tippin, Darryl Worley, Asleep at The Wheel, Restless Heart, Johnny Lee, Wade Hayes, Bryan White, The Roys, Brett Kissel, comedian John Reep and Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys.  Beloved television personality Lorianne Crook, of the long-running talk show Crook & Chase, will return as the official host of the annual seven day voyage aboard the luxurious Holland America ms Eurodam, which travels throughout the Caribbean from January 18-25 with stops in the picturesque ports of Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Croix and the private island Half Moon Cay.

The Oak Ridge Boys know  what their fans love most on a music cruise, after sailing their own for the past few years.  But the 2015 Country Music Cruise will be the only ship the Oaks step aboard next year and the band has grand plans to make it one to remember.

The 2015 Country Music Cruise will offer live performances, bring back some of the most popular onboard activities featured on last year’s inaugural sailing and add a wide array of new artist-based events.  Select artists will make special appearances at the Gospel Hour, during songwriter workshops, guitar playing seminars, panel discussions, Q&A events, cooking exhibitions, CD listening parties, autograph sessions and many others. StarVista / Time Life will continue to partner with The Grand Ole Opry to create a series of exclusive events for cruise guests.   Every person aboard the Country Music Cruise receives tickets to a nightly  main stage concert, a schedule of daily activities and gourmet meals, all included in the cabin price.  The cruise sails aboard the luxurious Holland American ms Eurodam, with prices starting at just $1975 per person.  To book a cabin, call toll-free to (855) 33COUNTRY (855-332-6868) or go to www.countrymusiccruise.com.

Lorrie MOrgan Celebrates 30 Years of Being a Grand Ole Opry Member

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In life and in art, the glamorous and gifted Lorrie Morgan is enjoying a renewed resurgence of popularity. Morgan continues to make new music, tour North America, and this weekend will celebrate her 30th Anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry!!! On June 9, 1984, Morgan was inducted as a member into the invitation only institution.

“You can’t imagine how it felt the night I became a member of the Opry,” says Lorrie Morgan. “The first time I could really call this place home. I couldn’t stop shaking or trembling or crying.”

That Saturday night, just 30 years ago, might have been Lorrie’s first night as an official member, but it certainly wasn’t her first night at the Grand Ole Opry. Lorrie grew up backstage at the Opry, the daughter of Country Music Hall of Famer George Morgan, a 26-year member known everywhere for his smash 1949 hit “Candy Kisses.”

Born in 1959, Lorrie made her Opry stage debut early, introduced at the Ryman Auditorium by her proud father.

“My little 13-year-old knees were absolutely knocking,” she recalls. “But Dad was standing there right beside me with big tears in his eyes, and those people gave me a standing ovation. I thought, ‘This is what I’m doing the rest of my life.’”

“This was a dream of my dad’s long before it was my dream,” Lorrie says. “I have all of this because of Dad. We’re very blessed to be a musical family here at the Grand Ole Opry. What more could you ask for?”

George Morgan died when Lorrie was 16, but she still carries in her heart two pieces of advice he left her: “Never say, ‘I can’t,’” and “Always remember your manners.”

Morgan’s vocal style, combining country sincerity and pop sophistication, really took off in 1989 with the emotion-filled hit “Dear Me.” She won a CMA Award in 1990 for her work with her late husband, Keith Whitley, the great country traditionalist who had died the year before. Her three subsequent albums — Leave the Light On, Something in Red, and Watch Me — all sold more than a million copies.

She has released hit after hit in a distinctive style steeped in passion and believability — “I Guess You Had to Be There,” “What Part of No,” “Except for Monday,” “Something in Red,” “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength,” “Half Enough,” and others.

Throughout her career, Morgan says, she has thought of the Opry as home.

“The Opry gave me my start in country music,” she says. “It’s a place we all need to go from time to time to remember why we’re here and what gave us the opportunity to be here.”

“Opry Country Classics” Returns To Ryman Auditorium

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The unforgettable songs that helped transform Nashville into Music City are set to return to the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium during the sixth year of Opry Country Classics Thursdays March 27 – May 22. Grammy®-winner Larry Gatlin returns as host of the nine-show run.

Each of the popular Opry Country Classics shows will feature Gatlin, a number of special guests, and a Spotlight Artist sharing several greatest hits. Spotlight Artists scheduled for the spring include Marty Stuart (March 27), Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis (April 3), Charlie Daniels Band (April 10), Oak Ridge Boys (April 17), and Craig Morgan (May 22).

Opry Country Classics tickets as well as money-saving ticket combos including admission to both Thursday night Opry Country Classics shows and Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday Grand Ole Opry shows are available by visiting opry.com or by calling 615-871-OPRY or 800-SEE-OPRY.

Lorrie Morgan Brings You an Enchanted Christmas

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In anticipation and excitement of the “most wonderful season of all,” country music fans from all over the globe will soon be able to share the magic and wonder of an intimate Christmas experience as country music royalty Lorrie Morgan dresses and decorates in preparation for the second annual Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show to be held at America’s most treasured holiday destination–Nashville’s iconic Gaylord Opryland Resort.

Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show commemorates its second year as part of Gaylord Opryland’s 30th Annual “A Country Christmas” celebration and will launch Monday, November 18 and conclude on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013.

In a captivating 37-show run, Lorrie and her extraordinary family of musicians will take audiences on an enchanting journey through Christmases past and present highlighting songs from Lorrie’s treasured Merry Christmas From London album, traditional yuletide tunes, a selection of personal favorites and an ensemble of hits from her 16-album recording career. Audiences will enjoy a traditional holiday meal with all the trimmings prepared by Gaylord Opryland’s award-winning chefs.

I am grateful for the opportunity to return for a second time to perform at Opryland during the holiday season,” states Ms. Morgan.  “The resort is filled with fascination, especially this time of year, and my hope is to bring the spirit of love, hope and romance to life through music once again.”

With more than two million twinkling lights, acres of dazzling decorations and festive entertainment that attract visitors from all over the world, “A Country Christmas” at Gaylord Opryland has been hailed as one of the “Ten Great Places to Catch up with Santa” by USA Today, “The Most Christmassy Hotel in the Nation” by the Travel Channel’s Extreme Christmas, one of the top ten places to spend Christmas in the world by Travel + Leisure and a “Nashville treasure” by Southern Living.

Country music enthusiasts continue to enjoy this award-winning female vocalist’s new musical offerings [her latest, the critically acclaimed debut collaborative album DOS DIVAS (Red River Records) with fellow Grand Ole Opry member and touring partner Pam Tillis as the vibrant duo Grits And Glamour (released July 23, 2013)].  Throughout her flourishing career in country music, Lorrie’s accolades include more then 11 million records sold, more than 25 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts and three number 1 hits.  A year-round road warrior, Lorrie will clear her slate for the second consecutive exquisite production of Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show.

Tickets are on sale now at www.ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com or call: 888-999-OPRY (6779)/615-871-6169. Pricing starts at $69* for adults and $39* for children ages 4-11. Children ages 3 and under are free but must have a ticket for seating assignment purposes.  * Subject to tax and handling fees. Active and retired military personnel may save 20% on up to six tickets with the promo code: LMMIL.

Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan “Go Pink” With Powerful New Single

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Red River Entertainment recording artists, Grits & Glamour (Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan), the royal women of country, celebrate the revealing and poignant sophomoric single release “I Am A Woman” from their critically acclaimed collaborative album entitled Dos Divas.

Co-written by Grits & Glamour band member, and close personal friend, Mary Sue England alongside hit writer Thom Shephard, “I Am A Woman” is a true-to-life heart song that paints the perfect picture of the “every day woman” as an anthem of strength, endurance and resilience for women of all ages and all walks of life.

I’M A WARM HEART WITH COLD FEET
I’M A MONA LISA SMILE / AND THE TEARS YOU’LL NEVER SEE
I’M A PROMISE AND I’M A PRAYER

I AM FAITH / I AM HOPE / I’M THIS PINK RIBBON THAT I WEAR
AND I AM BRAVE / NO MATTER WHAT YOU TAKE AWAY
I AM A WOMAN

In early celebration, and in sporting style, the Tennessee Titans welcomed Grits & Glamour to perform “I Am A Woman” in recognition of breast cancer awareness month (on Sunday, October 6, 2013//Titans vs. the Chiefs) where the Titans cheerleaders invited cancer survivors onto the football field during the pregame presentation. Continuing their mutual initiative to share their heartfelt support of women who have become tragically touched by the unforgiving hands of breast cancer, the Opry stars will perform at the 5th Annual Opry Goes Pink Show as The Grand Ole Opry® joins Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer on Tuesday evening, October 22. In the company of LeAnn Rimes, Amy Grant, Mandisa (who is making her Opry debut) and others, Morgan and Tillis will appear before the signature barn backdrop which will be spotlighted pink for the night in recognition of survivors and fighters of cancer.

“We have no words to express our personal honor and privilege to be included in this event—to step onto the historic Opry stage on such an important occasion to perform such a powerful song—empowering women (daughters, mothers and grandmothers),” says Pam Tillis. “When we heard ‘I Am A Woman’ for the first time, Pam and I knew it had to be on our new album; it’s one of those songs that captures life moments and the unspoken sentiment and emotions shared by every female—simple or complex. We are pleased to be part of this extraordinary affair, to speak on behalf of others who cannot and add volume to those who can,” adds Lorrie Morgan.

Road warriors who exude compelling strength and determination, Pam and Lorrie continue to support the momentum of their debut Grits & Glamour album Dos Divas as part of their Grits & Glamour Tour canvassing the country from east to west and are committed to carry on their own independent breast cancer awareness campaign in conjunction with the new single release.

For more information on Grits & Glamour, visit www.gritsandglamour.com.

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