February 2011 - Vol 8, No 2

    Lorrie Morgan will return to Currentland once again for a performance at the Muskogee Civic Center in downtown Muskogee on Thursday, Feb. 17. {NOTE: This performance was orginally scheduled for Feb 10 and has been reschedule for Feb 17, due to ... well.. you know.. all the snow!}
    Loretta Lynn “Lorrie” Morgan was born on June 27, 1959, in Nashville, Tenn., so before you read on, you know she was destined for the country music biz, just by the name she was given and her birthplace; the stars were already lining up for her favor. This American country music singer has had a very large impact on the country music realm. At the age of 16, she had her first claim to fame when she performed at the Grand Ole’ Opry singing with her dad, the Country Music Hall of Famer, George Morgan in ’75. Through hard work and dedication, she finally attained the music industry’s attention by becoming a member of the Grand Ole’ Opry; being the youngest ever, at the age of 25 in 1984.
    Lorrie was quoted as saying, “My dad always told me ‘if you’re not a little bit nervous before you go on stage, you’ve lost your love for what you’re doing’, and I believe that with all my heart.” She is most notably known for her 14 top-10 hits, 12 albums, seven of which have gone gold and platinum and has accomplished Female Vocalist of the Year four times.
    In 1989, RCA Records released her first album, Leave on the Light, and the following year, she released her first no. 1 hit single, “Five Minutes”. Continuing her hot streak in 1991, her second album, Something in Red, was released and it hit platinum. Her third album, Watch Me, also went platinum; dubbing her the first female country music artist to have three consecutive platinum albums in a row.
    With greater love, Lorrie has two children; her daughter Morgan Gaddis and her son, Jesse Whitley. She also married Randy White last September 10. Her more recent success was a Greatest Hits album released in 1995, which gave her another number 1 single, “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength”. In 2001, Lorrie teamed up with then husband and world renowned country singer, Sammy Kershaw and released “I Finally Found Someone”.
    Don’t miss out on Lorrie Morgan’s special brand of country when she makes her way into Oklahoma territory to play at the Muskogee Civic Center on Thursday, Feb. 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. For ticket information, go to www.reverbnation.com and search for Lorrie Morgan, or visit www.lorrie.com for more on this amazing woman of music.
    The Muskogee Civic Center is located at 425 Boston Street in downtown Muskogee. For directions or further information call (918) 682-9131.