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Lorrie Morgan’s Top 10 Songs

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jun 22, 2022
12:27 P.M.
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Lorrie Morgan is a famous country music singer who uses her music as a form of self-expression. Here is a list of her top 10 songs and a few details about them.


Lorrie Morgan is known as the first woman in country music to start her career with three consecutive platinum albums.

She is regarded as one of the most eloquently emotive country vocalists who has found a way to intricately outline what she feels in the music she puts out.

Lorrie Morgan speaks at the Country Music Hall of Fame 2022 inductees presented by CMA on May 17, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images


This is not very surprising, especially when her bloodline is considered. Indeed, Morgan, a Nashville native, is the daughter of country music hall of fame member George Morgan and she has been singing since she was merely a teenager.

Her debut was made on the Grand Ole Opry stage at age 13 when she sang "Paper Roses." When she was 16, around the time she officially started her musical career, her father died suddenly from a heart attack at age 51. Even though the tragedy shook her, she did not let it break her.

Lorrie Morgan performs during the Volunteer Jam: A Musical Salute To Charlie Daniels at Bridgestone Arena on August 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images


Morgan started making records shortly after, and by age 24, she had been inducted into the Opry cast. In 1986, she married another country singer named Keith Whitley, and she was signed to RCA records the following year.

Tragedy struck again after she lost her husband to an alcohol overdose in 1989, leaving her a widowed working mother. But, she persevered for her sake and that of her shattered family.

For her, singing became therapy, and therapy becomes crucial when someone carries as much pain in her heart as Morgan did.

Lorrie Morgan performs during the 95th anniversary celebration kick off at The Grand Ole Opry on October 03, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images



This is one of Morgan's famous numbers, and it was written by Reed Nielsen and produced by Richard Landis. It was released in October 1991, spent about 20 weeks on the billboard list of hot country songs, and peaked at the 4th position.



It is the second single from Morgan's third album, and it peaked at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart -- it remained there for three weeks in 1993. Many consider it one of her signature tunes and is unarguably her biggest hit to date.



The song saw Morgan team up with The Beach Boys, and it was initially released in 1964 as a B-side to "I Get Around." However, in 1996, the band re-recorded the song for their "Stars and Stripes" Volume one album. It lasted a week on the Billboard and peaked at the 73rd position.



Gary Burr and Tom Shapiro wrote it, but Morgan's soulful voice gave it life and recognition. It spent 20 weeks on the Billboard and peaked at the second position.



Morgan teamed up with Sammy Kershaw to perform this masterpiece which spent 17 weeks on the chart and peaked at the 39th position after it was released on February 17, 2001.


This song did not advance past the top 14, but it spent 20 weeks on the Billboard chart. It has also been chosen as the best song in the album it was released in.



This song was recorded two years before Morgan married Sammy Kershaw, and he released it as the title track of his 1999 album, while she put it in her album titled "My heart." It peaked at number 17 and lasted 20 weeks on the chart.



It was the fourth single from her debut studio album, "Leave the Light On," and is one of her best-known songs because it spent a week in the number one position on the chart. After it fell off, it remained another 26 weeks on the Billboard.



It was released in 1991 and peaked at number 9 on the Billboard, where it spent 20 weeks.



The track was released in 1979 and became very popular because it saw Morgan integrate her father's vocals in it. It spent three weeks on the Billboard chart and peaked at number 93.



Morgan first started singing because it came from her heart, and the simplicity intoxicated her, but a decade into her career, things changed. In a past interview, she admitted it had gotten away from her heart and become more of technology.

She also admitted that country music had become a business for many when it should have been therapy for the rural world. Perhaps this is why she makes sure to put all her emotions into the music she makes.

Musician Lorrie Morgan performs during the 5th annual Opry Goes Pink show at The Grand Ole Opry on October 22, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images

Morgan endured a lot of pain in her lifetime, but music always presented her with a way to move forward.

Even though the industry seems too shallow sometimes, Morgan harbors hope that one day they can return to the simplicity and imperfection country music is known for.


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