An Evening With Lorrie Morgan At The GEM Theatre Is Aug. 2

Monday, July 21, 2014
Lorrie Morgan
Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie Morgan will appear in concert at Calhoun’s GEM Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 standard; $30 platinum, and $40 platinum including a meet/greet. 

Review for Lorrie Morgan:

Loretta Lynn Morgan was born to make music. When barely a teenager, she made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry alongside her father, George Morgan, with her rendition of “Paper Roses,” and this past June celebrated her 30th anniversary as a member of that renowned invitation-only institution and the youngest person ever to be asked to join. 

After the death of her father, known for his 1949 hit, “Candy Kisses,” 16-year-old Lorrie began touring with her father’s band. “I have all this because of Dad,” she says, and carries in her heart two pieces of advice he gave her: “Never say, ‘I can’t’” and, “Always remember your manners.”

Lorrie inked her first recording contract in 1988 and made her mark with what have now become timeless country standards: “Five Minutes,” Something in Red,” “Watch Me,” and “What Part of No.” She has written and recorded more than 15 of her own songs over the course of her career, and has sold over six million records. Her duet partners have included Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, and The Beach Boys, and she has performed on Broadway and abroad. 

Morgan’s vocal style, combining country sincerity and pop sophistication, took off in 1989 with the emotion-filled, “Dear Me.” She won a CMA Award in 1990 for her work with her late husband, Keith Whitley, who had died the year before.

Lorrie teamed with gal pal Pam Tillis to record an album, DOS DIVAS, released in 2013 and featuring solo performances by both Morgan and Tillis with such titles as “That’s So Cool,” “Bless Their Hearts,”  “I Am Woman,” and “I Know What You Did Last Night.” 

“I have been a daughter, a bride, a mother, a divorcee, a widow, a single mother, a grandmother, a breadwinner, and ultimately, a survivor,” she says. “It seems, in many ways, that I am a living, breathing country song, and I know what I sing.” 

Her success is defined by her love of a great song and the ability to sell it.  To purchase tickets or for further information contact the Theatre at www.calhoungem.org or by phone at 706.625-3132.  Box office hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  



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