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Lorrie Morgan “Vandalizes” Merch at Nashville Visitor Center

Lorrie Morgan

“If you think I won’t, just watch me,” are words coined by country songstress Lorrie Morgan in her Number One platinum-selling smash hit “Watch Me” (1992), and twenty-four years later, she’s still saying them.

While visiting the Nashville Visitor Center inside of the Bridgestone Arena prior to an interview on SiriusXM’s Prime Country, Morgan spotted a hot pink Project 615 t-shirt hanging on the racks with all of her long-time musical heroes listed on the front: Patsy, Loretta, Reba, Emmylou and Dolly.

So what did she do?

She grabbed a Sharpie and penned “Lorrie” right at the bottom.

Photo by Dana McDowell

Photo by Dana McDowell

“I probably shouldn’t have ‘vandalized’ the shirt like that,” Morgan said of the incident shortly after. “I just couldn’t help it. There it was dangling in front of me saying ‘don’t do it, don’t do it,’ so what did I do? I had to do it!”

“Patsy, Loretta, Reba, Emmylou and Dolly are country icons, and some of my biggest musical heroes. They’ve paved the way for so many females in the country genre, including me, and I’m very proud and honored to get to call them ‘friends,’” she said.

The daughter of country music legend George Morgan, Lorrie remains one of the youngest performers ever to grace the Grand Ole Opry stage, making her first and everlasting impression on the country music world with her father at the age of 13. She is also the first female country vocalist in history to achieve three consecutive RIAA-Certified Platinum albums: Leave The Light On (1989), Something In Red (1991) and Watch Me (1992).

Opening up to the world about some of her most personal trials and tribulations on what’s being pegged as her ‘most revealing album to-date,’ Letting Go… Slow, Morgan will appear on SiriusXM’s Prime Country this weekend as an in-studio guest on “The Charlie Monk Show,” airing Saturday, January 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. ET.

On SiriusXM’s Prime Country, channel 58, Morgan joins long-time music industry veteran, Charlie Monk, dubbed ‘The Mayor Of Music Row,’ to talk about her over 40-year career, her life’s biggest challenges including the loss of her father, and husband country legend Keith Whitley, as well as what kind of new music fans can expect to hear on her first solo album project in five years, Letting Go… Slow.

Morgan’s career accolades include multiple CMA/TNN/CMT Awards, three platinum-selling albums, one double platinum-selling album, fourteen top hits and four Female Vocalist Of The Year awards and thirteen recorded albums. Her top-charting include “Except For Monday,” “Something In Red,” “Five Minutes,” “What Part Of No,” “Good As I Was To You,” “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength,” “Watch Me,” “Dear Me,” “’Til A Tear Becomes A Rose (with Keith Whitley),” among others.

Letting Go… Slow is in stores February 12, and AVAILABLE NOW for pre-order. The album is released by Shanachie Entertainment.

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Pre-Order Lorrie Morgan’s New Album “Letting Go….Slow” Now

Lorrie Morgan

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.

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Lorrie Morgan to Release First Solo Album in Five Years

Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie Morgan dominated the 90s with top-charting hits like “What Part Of No,” “Except For Monday,” “Five Minutes,” and “Watch Me,” and celebrates a career spanning four decades with over 8 million albums sold. A multiple Female Vocalist Of The Year Award-Winner, she is the first female country star in history to have ever garnered three consecutive albums certified Platinum. In 2016, the country music songstress is back with her first solo album in five years. Morgan will release Letting Go… Slow on February 12, 2016 on Shanachie Entertainment. The album follows her collaboration album, Dos Divas, released with Pam Tillis in 2013.

Letting Go… Slow features 12 tracks, some upbeat and sassy like her top hits “What Part Of No,” and “Five Minutes,” others pensive and heart-rending. Produced by Richard Landis, (whose credits include some of Morgan’s top hits, Vince Gill, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), the album seemingly takes on some of Morgan’s most challenging life experiences through song in soulful ballads like “What I’d Say,” “Slow,” and a powerful cover of Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers’ “I’ve Done Enough Dying Today.” She’s witty and radiant on “Jesus and Hairspray,” embraces the classic country sound on “Strange,” and expands her musical depth on a cover of Bob Dylan’s classic, “Lay Lady Lay.”

The keen production on each track highlights her signature vocals, which have long been praised by critics. “There’s a dark grain to her voice, a fine, sandpaper edge that imbues her strong, clear pipes with subtle grit. She’s one of the most distinctive singers of contemporary country, a subtle interpreter who is at her best when explicating sorrows large and small,” wrote CMT. American Music Channel added, “Veterans of the singing business shouldn’t look nor sound as good as Lorrie Morgan, but then again, she was never exactly your typical Nashville singer.”

The daughter of late country star George Morgan, Morgan made her Opry debut at the age of 13 and was one of the youngest to ever be inducted as a lifetime member, at age 24. She celebrated multiple top-charting hits including “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength,” “I Guess You Had To Be There,” “Something In Red,” among many others. She is a four-time Female Vocalist Of The Year Award-Winner, and in 1994, she garnered CMA’s Album Of The Year Award for Common Thread. In 1990, Morgan and her late husband, Keith Whitley, took home the CMA Award for Vocal Event Of The Year for “Til A Tear Becomes A Rose.” She’s celebrated multiple RIAA-Certified Gold and Platinum records throughout her storied career.

For more information on Lorrie Morgan, visit www.lorrie.com.

Letting Go… Slow Track Listing:

  1. Strange (Fred Burch, Mel Tillis)
  2. Ode To Billy Joe (Bobbie Gentry)
  3. It Is Raining At Your House (Vern Gosdin, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon)
  4. Something About Trains (Christopher Crockett)
  5. I’ve Done Enough Dying Today (Larry Gatlin)
  6. Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan)
  7. Slow (Ashlee Hewitt, Dean Sams, Onja Rose)
  8. Spilt Milk (Kristina Train, James Hogarth, Francis White)
  9. Jesus and Hairspray (Katie Kessler, Donald Poythress)
  10. Lonely Whiskey (Paul Sikes, Jennifer Zuffinetti)
  11. What I’d Say (Robert Bellarmine Byrne, William Soule Robinson)
  12. How Does It Feel (Mark Oliverius, Loretta Lynn Morgan, Kelly Lang)

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“Opry Goes Pink” In Support of the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Women Rock For The Cure board members walk the Pink Carpet prior to the 7th Annual Opry Goes Pink

Women Rock For The Cure board members walk the Pink Carpet
prior to the 7th Annual Opry Goes Pink

The Grand Ole Opry® joined Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer last night for its seventh annual “Opry Goes Pink” show. Grammy, ACM, and CMA award-winner Kacey Musgraves flipped the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night as Musgraves and others including Opry members Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry, Jeannie Seely, Lorrie Morgan as well as Clare Bowen and Cassadee Pope performed in support of breast cancer awareness.

PHOTO CREDITS: ©2015 Grand Ole Opry Photo By: Chris Hollo

PHOTO CREDITS:
©2015 Grand Ole Opry Photo By: Chris Hollo

The evening kicked off with Women Rock For The Cure™ representatives cutting a pink ribbon and leading a pink carpet walk into the Grand Ole Opry House for the show. The group made up of breast cancer survivors and members of their support networks were followed by other fans on the carpet, all pledging to support the fight against the disease.

The Opry is donating $5 from every ticket to the show sold between September 22 and tonight to Women Rock For The Cure™. The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 15.

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