Country star Lorrie Morgan, one of the most eloquently emotive country vocalists of modern times, spent a lifetime becoming an overnight sensation. The road to her explosion on the scene as the first woman in country music with three consecutive Platinum albums began with her birth in Nashville as the daughter of Country Music Hall of Fame member George Morgan, with the iconic name, Loretta Lynn Morgan. She made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage at age 13, singing "Paper Roses." She comes to the Arena March 3 as part of the launch of her first new solo album in five years.
The new album, "Letting Go...Slow" on Shanachie Entertainment is a collection that showcases a rainbow of emotions, from darkest heartache to bright, shiny humor. "Where I am in my life right now, I'm not afraid to express what I feel, or what I don't feel," she comments about the collection's varied moods. "I'm not afraid to express my views on anything, especially on being a woman. I have been a daughter, a bride, a mother, a divorcee, a widow, a single mother, a breadwinner and, ultimately, a survivor. In many ways, I am a living, breathing country song, and I know what I sing." Her first three albums, Leave the Light On (1989), Something in Red (1991) and Watch Me (1992), all earned Platinum Record awards. Her Greatest Hits collection (1999) is also Platinum. War Paint (1994), Greater Need (1996) and Shakin’ Things Up (1997) are all Gold Record winners.