June 27

Happy Birthday to Opry’s “Paper Roses” Darling, Lorrie Morgan!

She is famously known as Lorrie Morgan, a country music singer and the daughter of the legendary, George Thomas Morgan. At age thirteen, she started performing publicly with her father and took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. She had a weekly country music stage with her own version of “Paper Roses”. Her rendition of the song received a standing ovation. Today, we celebrate her 59th birthday. And, yes, her birth name is Loretta Lynn Morgan. Does she possess the same fierce, strong attitude of the woman of her same name? Let us find out.

Happy Birthday to Opry's "Paper Roses" Darling, Lorrie Morgan! 1

Before Stardom

When her father died in 1975, she took over his band and began leading the group through numerous club shows. In 1977, she disbanded the group and went on to play with the Little Roy Wiggins band. She then became a greeter and demo singer at Acuff-Rose, where she also penned songs. In 1979, she had a minor hit single”, “I’m Completely Satisfied”, a technologically recorded duet with her late father. She began exploring Nashville nightspots by opening for a number of acts, including Jack Greene, Billy Thunderkloud, and Jeanie Seely. In addition, she toured as a duet partner with George Jones and spent two years as part of the Opryland USA bluegrass show.

More About Lorrie

Although her career started at a very early age, she was not recognized until the 1990s when she rose to fame with her United States top charting single “Trainwreck of Emotion”. Morgan personally wrote and composed the song. Thereafter, several hits followed, like “Five Minutes”, “Dear Me”, “Except for Monday”, and “A Picture Of Me Without You”. Through her wide-ranging singing career, she has brought more than twenty hit singles that have topped the famous Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks. Moreover, she has recorded more than a dozen studio albums, live shows, and other hit collections.

Lorrie has been married six times, three of her husbands being famous country singers, including Keith Whitley. She married Keith Whitley in 1986. Morgan’s popularity blossomed from the time she had “Trainwreck of Emotion”. She has scored another hit with “Dear Me” when Whitley died suddenly in 1989. Morgan continued to record and perform after that. For four years, particularly, 1994, 1996, 1997, and 1998, Music City News Awards voted Lorrie as the Female Vocalist of the Year. In 2010, she married Randy White, a Tennessee businessman, and the couple remains married until date.

Happy birthday, Lorrie! Hope we hear from you again, soon.


Lorrie Morgan, Trainwreck of Emotion

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