Monday, July 24, 2023 - Considered one of the most eloquently emotive vocalists of modern times, country sensation Lorrie Morgan is on the road this summer and making stops at SEVEN Bar inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. and Lee Creek Tavern inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland on Friday, Aug. 18, at 9 p.m.
Both shows are free and open to the public ages 21 and up.
Lorrie Morgan, known for her lustrous vocal phrasing and the down-to-earth believability of her performances, is the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive platinum albums. Known for hits like “A Picture of Me Without You,” “I Guess You Had To Be There,” “Watch Me,” “What Part of No,” “Five Minutes,” “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength,” “Except for Monday,” “Go Away” and “Something in Red,” she’s considered a song stylist in the grandest tradition.
The Nashville native is the daughter of Country Music Hall of Fame member George Morgan. She made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry at age 13, singing “Paper Roses.” When her father died suddenly of a heart attack at age 51, she was 16 at the time and just beginning her musical career. She began making her own records shortly after and was inducted into the Opry at just 24 years old.
Lorrie Morgan 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.
Her first three albums, “Leave the Light On,” “Something in Red” and “Watch Me” all earned platinum record awards. “War Paint,” “Greater Need” and “Shakin' Things Up” are all gold record winners. She sang "The Sad Cafe" on “Common Threads: Songs of the Eagles,” which was named the CMA Album of the Year in 1994. Country fans also voted Lorrie Morgan their TNN/Music City News Female Vocalist of the Year in 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1998.
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