Good morning and welcome to the 98.1 Country Classic Show. We're featuring Lorrie Morgan on the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight. You can find us at 98.1 FM Minnesota’s New Country, online and on your mobile device.

Lorrie Morgan became one of the top female country stars of the 1990s. Her father George Morgan, was a fixture on the Grand Ole Opry from the late 1940’s until his death in 1975. Lorrie was the fifth child of George Morgan. She made her own Grand Ole Opry debut at age thirteen, and she became an Opry member in 1984. In 1979, she recorded a minor hit with “I’m Completely satisfied with You.” It was an electronically-dubbed duet with her father.

The 1990s were big for Morgan -- she scored several number one hits including, “Five Minutes,” “I Didn’t Know my Own Strength” and “What Part of No,” which was number one for three weeks in 1993 along with several top ten hits.

On a personal level, Morgan has been married six times. She once told Larry King in a 2004 interview “that drama is something that lets you know you’re still alive.” She has a daughter, Morgan Anastasia Gaddis, born in December of 1980. She also has a son, Jesse Keith Whitley born June 15, 1987 with her second husband, Keith Whitley. That marriage lasted from 1986 until his death in 1989. She was also married to singer Sammy Kershaw from September 29, 2001 until October 23, 2007.

Morgan was born Loretta Lynn Morgan, June 27, 1959.



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