LORRIE MORGAN TO RELEASE FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS
Letting Go… Slow Out February 12 on Shanachie Entertainment
“I have been a daughter, a bride, a mother, a divorcee, a widow, a single mother, a grandmother, a breadwinner, and, ultimately a survivor. It seems, in many ways, I am a living, breathing country song, and I know what I sing.” – Lorrie Morgan
FOR MEDIA ONLY: Click here to listen to the album on SoundCloud.
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:
- Strange (Fred Burch, Mel Tillis)
- Ode To Billy Joe (Bobbie Gentry)
- It Is Raining At Your House (Vern Gosdin, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon)
- Something About Trains (Christopher Crockett)
- I’ve Done Enough Dying Today (Larry Gatlin)
- Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan)
- Slow (Ashlee Hewitt, Dean Sams, Onja Rose)
- 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)
Upcoming Tour Dates 2016
Jan. 08 Seminole Casino & Hotel – Immokalee, Fla.
Jan. 09 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.
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. 26 Horseshoe Casino – Bossier City, La.
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.
Photo: Matt Spicher