Lorrie is undeniably one of the most passionate vocalists of modern times. Her torchy performances, with her full band, express a wide range of emotions from darkest heartache to bright, shiny humor.
“I’m not afraid to communicate what I feel,” Lorrie says. “I’ve been a daughter, a bride, a mother, a divorcee, a widow, a single mother, a breadwinner and, ultimately, a survivor. I’ve experienced the songs I sing. In many ways, I AM a living, breathing country song!”
Over her career, Lorrie has recorded 15 studio albums and has sold over 6 million records worldwide. Her “Greatest Hits” collection is her fourth Platinum album, and she has three albums that are Gold Record winners.
Daughter of Country Music Hall of Famer George Morgan, Lorrie’s debut at the Grand Ole Opry was at age 13. She sang “Paper Roses” and got a standing ovation.
She was only l6 when her father suddenly died, leaving Lorrie to pave her own way in the music business. She began making records and became the first woman in Country Music to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums.
Lorrie was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry at only 24 years old, the youngest inductee at the time. She toured with George Jones and shared a stage with Jerry Lee Lewis when he was newly inducted into the Country Music Hall Fame.
Lorrie married fellow country singer Keith Whitley in 1986. She was signed to RCA Records
in 1987, and her onslaught of hits began the following year. Whitley’s tragic death in 1989 left her a widowed working mother. Their duet “Til a Tear Becomes a Rose” earned her a 1990 CMA award.
She contributed a song to the album, “Common Threads: Songs of the Eagles” which was named the CMA Album of the Year in 1994.
Country fans voted Lorrie their TNN Music City News Female Vocalist of the Year in 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1998.
In 2012 and 2013, she starred in the lavish Enchanted Christmas productions at the opulent Opryland Resort in Nashville. She took that show on the road in 2014.
In 2013, Morgan first teamed with fellow Opry star Pam Tillis, daughter of Country Music Hall
of Famer Mel Tillis for the duet CD “Dos Divas.” The two hit makers then embarked on a joint
tour that sold out every appearance in its initial two-year run. The stars continue to perform their
collaborative “Grits & Glamour” shows, as schedules allow.
Recently in Nashville, Morgan commanded a stage shared by the iconic Judy Collins, in a
concert performance honoring the 30th anniversary of LA-based record label, Cleopatra Records.
Throughout her career, Lorrie has recorded in collaboration with her father, Keith Whitley, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Tammy Wynette, The Beach Boys, Dolly Parton, Andy Williams, the New World Philharmonic, and Pam Tillis.