Recently Lorrie released a new project through Country Crossing Records titled A Moment In Time. Apr 15, 2020 - Explore Johann's board "Lorrie Morgan", followed by 425 people on Pinterest. “How Does It Feel” was a heartfelt and true to life song that I wrote. “You can’t statistic through your whole life.”, I ask Morgan how she feels about her record label now, if that’s something she specifically wants to talk about. “’If I’d a just done this, if I’d a just done that.’ You get in your mind that if you would have done something different it would have helped them, when the truth of the matter is they are the only ones who can help themselves, ever. THE LORRIE MORGAN INTERVIEW: THE BEST OF SERIES. LM: [Laughs] I guess I think it’s what everybody thinks. It was so simple, lyrically, everything. “Man, you talk about a lady who had her knocks with love and life. However, what was supposed to be a happy family crumbled down when Whitley tragically died from alcohol poisoning three years after their marriage. I didn’t feel responsible. But somewhere along the way the rules of the game changed on her. I know she does. Morgan’s decision to cover the song lured the reclusive Sherrill back into the studio to produce the track. In a wide-ranging interview with Journal of Country Music editor Chris Dickinson, Morgan speaks with candor, humor, and a resolve born of tragedy … Interview With Bridget Marks, Lorrie Morgan. It would have happened the next time, or the next time, or the time after that. You never get over losing somebody who was — hell — the love of your life.”, The tough part, she says, was the guilt beneath the grief that came in the wake of his death. For a woman who long ago accepted that there are no road maps in life, she has made her zig-zag path look like a seamless trajectory. THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. She speaks of Tammy and her intensity deepens, her love of the late star a genuine thing. With a singing career that stretches back to her early teen years, she has nearly three decades invested in the music business. I listen to myself eating up a minute of tape time, rambling on about the state of radio, the state of music, the state of America. If you’ve been waiting patiently, your persistence is about to be rewarded with not one, but two new albums from Morgan. “I’m not willing to sacrifice what I’ve learned and what I’m about just to get played on radio,” she says. Lorrie Morgan knew the risks of entering a romantic relationship with Whitley. 1992 Feb. 13. I let it go. She is candid, by turns wickedly funny and ardently serious, and seems to trust in the fact that twenty years in a hard business have taught her she can only be herself. I have two Great Pyrenees. Jun 30, 2020 - Explore Edwin Acevedo's board "Lorrie Morgan", followed by 140 people on Pinterest. It has been these songs, sprinkled throughout ’90s radio, that have emphasized the imperfect nature of love, the fact that no matter how hard you try to get it right, it so often goes wrong. Things that I really love. GS:  A Picture of Me, your second album to be released this year, consists of re-recordings of a number of your songs, including “Something In Red,” how did this concept come about? GS: Letting You Go…Slow is mainly an album of cover versions, some of which will be familiar to listeners. 1 617 en parlent. Abigail is from Abby Normal in Young Frankenstein [laughs]. Here we are!” album cover. Lorrie Morgan is equipped for sun and fun in a white blouse, bluejeans, and bare feet circa spring 2013. ©Copyright 2019 GoPride Networks. She is quick and adamant. “From bein’ a little girl believin’ that romance really existed, pretending like I was Doris Day on the back of my horse singing ’Secret Love.'”). hell, he cared. . If I hated it, I’d get out. I have this one fella who, if he hears anything bad about me, he’ll call me on my cell phone. “Hold on a minute.” I hear her whispering the words to herself, searching for the rest of the lyric. As she makes fudge in her Tennessee kitchen and talks on the phone, neither does she mention her upcoming release, To Get to You, a second greatest hits collection that also contains five newly recorded tracks. I can’t tell you. Order by 12/10 to receive orders before Christmas. If her father had given Morgan her first break, he had also shielded her from the ugly realities of the business. With musical roots that stretch back to her idols Loretta Lynn and the late Tammy Wynette, Lorrie Morgan remains one of the most gifted and resilient figures in contemporary country. INTERVIEW: Lorrie Morgan Lorrie Morgan is a name synonymous with amazing music and heartfelt lyrics that listeners can relate to in their own personal lives. Expressing the ups and downs of the imperfect life has always been Morgan’s strong suit. GS: Maybe somebody burned dinner and they hurled it off the bridge. I held onto (Letting You Go…) “Slow” for about three years. He was dealin’ with his own damn demons, you know? Now … I’m totally shocked because we really didn’t go in with this album with radio in mind at all. Lorrie Morgan’s first marriage was to Ron Gaddis, a musician in George Jones’ road band. 16 and in Mahnomen, MN at Shooting Star Casino on Apr. She is a petite woman in a tailored skirt-suit and high-heeled slingbacks, the sort of knock-out power outfit Nicole Sheridan used to wear on Knot’s Landing. Although “No Show Jones” has long been flung around as a comic moniker, the grim reality that inspired George Jones’s nickname was no joke to those who experienced the repercussions firsthand. Aired July 5, 2004 - 21:00 ET. 4,010 talking about this. Among them I spot one of the great beauties of my day. That’s the kind of person I can relate to. Ray, my biggest Pyrenees get his name from Ray Gibson in Life. So they know when they read this stuff that it’s just bulls—. But this was a new kinda guy. How do you approach covering a standard in order to make it your own? She smokes and laughs her raspy laugh, gestures with her hands, bores down physically close to make an adamant point, jokes and lets fly with a few four-letter words. Published: Mar. “The ’ifs’ are the big wonderment of being married to an alcoholic, or involved with anybody with a drug addiction,” she says. A Kentucky bluegrass prodigy who’d apprenticed with Ralph Stanley, Whitley was a rising hard-country singer and a binge alcoholic when he met Morgan in the mid-’80s. She has watched as her personal life has been dissected in the media, watched as every date and relationship has been bluntly reduced to a screaming, one-dimensional headline. Every seven to ten years, this business has gone through a severe change. You might as well go out and sing to the forest; nobody’s going to listen. “Nine times out of ten a person’s gotta be riding in the car, by themselves, radio full-blast,” she says. GS: In 1992, at my friends Allison and Gay’s commitment ceremony, “Something In Red” was the one they chose for their first dance, and it’s the song they dance to every year on their anniversary. (Goldenlane) takes an unusual approach to the greatest hits concept with all new recordings of some of Morgan’s most beloved songs, alongside cover versions of some of her personal favorites. Interviewed by Gregg Shapiro. I wish her well with her fudge, and Morgan laughs her smoky laugh. Bridget Bardot was the actual inspiration. Within her strongest cuts she has explored an adult view of things; at her best, she has chosen to record songs that capture the intrinsic confusion of the thing called love. I don’t feel like I have that responsibility. Weezy was our little rescue Pit. 1995 PART 2 (The Top 50 Superstars of Country Music) John Anderson, John Berry, Dolly Parton, and Blackhawk! Ten years on, Morgan still thinks of this good man, and his fatal failing. I’ve held onto “Spilt Milk” for at least 12 years. (WJHG) By Joel Sebastianelli. “Whewwssh,” she breathes with a shuddering air. I just want to say thanks.’ These are real people, real faces, that want to hear real music.” She pauses. “And that’s probably been a big downfall for me, and a big argument with me and my record label through the past few years. Lorrie Morgan isn’t just a country music icon, she’s also a major foodie, even calling food her “love language.” To Eat or Not to Eat. Loretta Lynn Morgan was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 27, 1959. Gregg Shapiro is both a literary figure and a music and literary critic. “These are heartless people that write that crap,” she continues, regarding the tabloid reporters who have dogged her in life. So, I don’t know. She has been a bona fide mainstream star for the last ten. That is the Question is her cookbook and it’s out now. But with Lorrie Morgan out of town that first weekend of May, 1989, there was nobody there to tend to Whitley, or his raging alcoholism. Aired July 5, 2004 - 21:00 ET. Serving the Chicago gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. I shall think on them no more.”, A few weeks later I sit transcribing the interview tapes late into the night. She saw how a loving audience can transform into an ugly rabble. www.throwbackcountrymusicpodcast.com Be sure to "like" our Facebook page "Throwback Country Music Podcast" 21:15. Except for Weezy, he’s named for a rapper [laughs]. You couldn’t do it. They had one daughter together, Morgan Anastasia Gaddis. Morgan also speaks of the day she turned forty, the depression it originally caused and the empowerment in it that she has since found. Recently Lorrie released a new project through Country Crossing Records titled A Moment In Time. I’ve always been very open and honest with ’em about what I’m doing, what my life’s about, who I’m seein’. “I was twenty, twenty-one years old, and got into a world that I’d never been involved with before. Nobody can compete with Patsy. He’s hilarious. Standing in the turbulent wake of those missed dates, the green entertainer saw how quickly the spotlight can go black. After he died at age 51 in 1975, she took over his band and went on the road. I guess maybe I did know (about it) because I have a very good, close gay friend. “It’s gotten really very technical,” she says when I ask her how the business has changed. Lorrie Morgan: [Laughs] It wasn’t to bring Tammy to mind. Would you please say something about your dogs? “Media,” she says bluntly. I could not believe the people at that stage that knew every word to every song. Music, It’s been five years since country diva Lorrie Morgan released a new studio album. “That was a weird part of my life.”, But it was also part of the dues-paying that has made Morgan the real deal. I can’t do it. She attended Catholic schools in Music City and grew up with a backstage view of show business. Behind her raw, husky twang I hear the metallic clang of pots and pans. Lorrie Morgan’s Turbulent Personal Life. Their medallions are strung around their necks like badges of endurance. GS: What was the thought behind including one original, the album closer “How Does It Feel”? But in the timeline of the song, it doesn’t really give it time to be a baby. I might not hear from him for a year and then he’ll call me and say, “Girl, I’ve got to tell you, I took up for you today” [laughs]. Responsible or not [laughs], I’m at the age now where I’m not going to do this because I’ve got to carry on my dad’s name. Musical guest Lorrie Morgan during an interview with host Johnny Carson on April 25, 1991 -- Obtenez des photos d'actualité haute résolution de qualité sur Getty Images She’s a woman.” Morgan pauses. May 15, 2019. All rights reserved. This is the lady who walks up to me and cries and says, ’I just want to tell you thanks for putting out that song. If that’s the case, it could have been a baby. March 17, 2016 by Gregg Shapiro. Walker is still striking, the epitome of what the greatest generation would call a great beauty of her day. Lorrie Morgan says that she has always wanted to do a live album, but it wasn't until 2001 until the opportunity "arose," no pun intended. 30, 2020 at 11:40 PM … LM: No. 23, in Wilmington, OH at The Murphy Theatre on June 4 and in Annapolis, MD at Rams Head On Stage on  Aug. Thu. It is a world that Morgan no longer understands. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. I don’t feel that today it’s my job to carry that on. As an entertainment journalist, his work appears on ChicagoPride.com and is syndicated nationally. In the song “Between Midnight and Tomorrow,” Morgan’s voice captures the grief of a woman sitting up ’til dawn, watching her drunken lover sleep. I just want to tell you thanks for throwing my little girl a flower from the stage. “I wouldn’t trade those days for anything because it taught me a lot, and it definitely taught me what I didn’t want to have in my life. That’s how I wanted to do it. Not your typical, “Okay, smile! “That’s what the country artists have always had that they can’t get across to the label heads and to the radio programmers,” she says, intense again. It was just the simplicity. And now, it’s a little bit hard because to me it’s kind of gotten away from the heart, if that makes sense. As hard and uncertain as that time seemed, it paled in comparison to what came when she joined George Jones’ road show as a support act, back-up singer, and duet partner. Loretta Lynn Morgan (born June 27, 1959) is an American country music singer. I hear myself wrap up a long, digressive diatribe with the crescendo, “We’re going to hell in this culture.”. It is the fall afternoon after the CMA awards, here at the governor’s mansion in Nashville. There is a warmth and immediacy to her, an agile mind and a palpable heart that have seldom been captured in the writing about her. We also have another Pit that a friend of mine gave me from Louisiana. “That’s what I’d rather turn on! In a wide-ranging interview with Journal of Country Music editor Chris Dickinson, Morgan speaks with candor, humor, and a resolve born of tragedy and triumph, proving she is indeed a woman who has come to know her own strength. Was that the intention? Yeah, I’d been in the music business all my life, Grand Ole Opry, workin’ with Dad. Morgan inhabits a strange space in country music: She stands with one foot in an earlier time, the other on the increasingly shaky ground of contemporary country. And that was always my big concern — what are my children gonna think when they read this? LM: You approach it very graciously. It’s been five years since country diva Lorrie Morgan released a new studio album. If you’ve been waiting patiently, your persistence is about to be rewarded with not one, but two new albums from Morgan. 1995 PART 2 (The Top 50 Superstars of Country Music) John Anderson, John Berry, Dolly Parton, and Blackhawk! In a current country radio world where emphasis is placed on the flimsy highs of romance, Morgan’s sharpest material addresses not the skyward trajectory of love but the skidding stop: the moonlit romance that withers in the glare of the morning after, the blunt realities of in sickness and in health, the exits taken long before ’til death us do part. Morgan is here to represent her late father, the Hall of Famer George Morgan. I mention a show of hers I had seen a few years before, in which she had included an unplugged segment. He is the son of country star Lorrie Morgan and country legend Keith Whitley. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) And I will always love Joe Galante. Her career song remains the Angela Kaset-penned “Something In Red,” where Morgan brought to bear a world-weary delivery against a lush setting, her voice alternating through the verses, lightening to convey fragile hope, darkening to reveal layers of regret and nostalgia. THE LORRIE MORGAN INTERVIEW: THE BEST OF SERIES. Lorrie Morgan maintained her recording pace in the new millennium, releasing collections in 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2010. This is my first new album in more than five years. THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. © 2021 Country Music Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved. LM: Well, I could say a lot! www.throwbackcountrymusicpodcast.com Be sure to "like" our Facebook page "Throwback Country Music Podcast" 21:15. It’s a greatest hits re-sung. She was my bandleader for about three years and she wrote that song. And I know for a lot of us, it’s scary. It was the dawn of the 1980s, and that “new kinda guy” was then in the throes of brain-bending alcoholism and drug addiction. Gary James' Interview With Lorrie Morgan Her father was a Country Music Legend. Directed by Scott Preston. He, along with God, allowed me to make a lot of my dreams come true. (Shanachie), is a fabulous mix of covers of classic tunes (“Ode To Billie Joe,” “Lay Lady Lay,” “Is It Raining At Your House”) with newer selections (“Slow,” “Something About Trains,” the Morgan original “How Does It Feel”), that is a most welcome return. Today’s commercial country is a land ruled by market research, and standing guard at the narrow entrance to country radio is the radio consultant. . My manager said that a record label in California wanted to a side album and re-record the old songs and re-release it have it out there as a greatest hits (disc). That song was cautiously and quickly written and it meant a lot to me. They know not to believe what they read, unless I tell ’em to believe it. There’s never a day that goes by that I don’t think about Keith, ever. Lorrie Morgan once recalled in her interview with The Tennessean how the little Morgan Anastasia looked at Whitley and said, “Would you adopt me?” and Whitley just started crying and said to her, “Honey, I would love to adopt you.”. But I’m glad that I did it.”. If you try and say, “We’re going to make it better than Vern,” it’s not going to happen. It was on the road with Jones that Morgan came to understand the dark side of fame. Dec 30, 2019 - Explore Wendy Mathews's board "Lorrie Morgan" on Pinterest. “Yeah, I better shut up on that particular . It’s a public image at odds with this open, nervy woman on the lawn. They married and the union produced son Jesse. Jesse Keith Whitley talks new music, remembers late Keith Whitley (Includes interview) Email “Tammy,” she says emphatically. Get all the details on Lorrie Morgan, watch interviews and videos, and see what else Bing knows Who are these people that you are trusting to research? The woman is grappling not with a one-dimensional monster but rather, as the playwright Eugene O’Neill once put it, a good man’s failing. Interviews & Voices Celebrity Music Country diva talks music and her LGBT fans It’s been five years since country diva Lorrie Morgan released a new studio album. Seeing the price of fame early on stripped away any illusions she had about what a life in music could really cost. Regardless of what comes tomorrow, a year from now, ten years from now. I spoke with Morgan about the new albums and more before she embarked on a concert tour. A few weeks later we talk by phone, and Lorrie Morgan is making fudge. He was a very dear friend of mine, one that I miss all the time. . On the patio, beneath a tent, there is a luncheon to honor the new Country Music Hall of Fame inductees: Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, and Johnny Bond. I ask her if she has devised a way to let the things go that would have bothered her when she was younger. I love Joe Galante. Ten weeks after this interview Morgan will leave her label home of ten years. The stormy two-year marriage of country music couple Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw has come to a violent end, with Lorrie filing for divorce and both seeking restraining orders against each other.. Their bust-up came on the heels of a fight over Lorrie’s 16-year-old son Jesse Whitley, who went hunting with his teenage friends on Kershaw’s farm in Whites Creek, Tenn. 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