Letting Go… Slow Out February 12 on Shanachie Entertainment
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 21, 2015)
– Lorrie Morgan dominated the 90s with top-charting hits like “What
Part Of No,” “Except For Monday,” “Five Minutes,” and “Watch Me,” and
celebrates a career spanning four decades with over 8 million albums
sold. A multiple Female Vocalist Of The Year Award-Winner, she is the
first female country star in history to have ever garnered three
consecutive albums certified Platinum. In 2016, the country music
songstress is back with her first solo album in five years. Morgan will
release Letting Go… Slow on February 12, 2016 on Shanachie Entertainment. The album follows her collaboration album, Dos Divas, released with Pam Tillis in 2013.
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