Join me November 22nd for the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight as we feature George Morgan at 11 am. 

George Morgan possessed one of the smoothest voices in country music.  He was a fixture on the Grand Ole Opry from 1948 to 1975.

At age 24 Morgan wrote and recorded Candy Kisses.  The song was released in January of 1949 and jumped to number one on the country chart where it remained for three weeks.  By the end of 1949 Candy Kisses sold more than two million copies.  This was his only number one hit recording.

His daughter, country singer Lorrie Morgan, also released a cover version of Candy Kisses on her 1998 album, The Essential Lorrie Morgan.  Lorrie also sang the song at the Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary celebration singing against a backdrop of a video of her father.

George Morgan also had several other hits including Room Full of Roses, Red Roses for a Blue Lady and Almost.  In 1974 Georges was the last person to sing on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium before the Grand Ole Opry moved to the Grand Ole Opry House.

He passed away in July 1975 after undergoing open heart surgery at age 51.

Candy kisses wrapped in paper mean more to you than any of mine, candy kisses wrapped in paper you'd rather have them any old time.

Hear more of your favorite country classic hits every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm.  Remember we take your requests at 320-252-9897 or by email to dick@minnesotasnewcountry.com.