Contact Us

Lorrie Morgan Honored

One of the great voices in Country Music, Lorrie Morgan, was honored Saturday night at the Grand Ole Opry. June 9th marked the 30th anniversary of her being asked to join the invitation-only institution.

Lorrie is quoted by her public relations folks as having said,“You can’t imagine how it felt the night I became a member of the Opry,” says Lorrie Morgan. “The first time I could really call this place home. I couldn’t stop shaking or trembling or crying.”She had first performed on the Opry at 13 as a guest of her father, country Hall of Famer singer George Morgan.

“My little 13-year-old knees were absolutely knocking,” she recalls. “But Dad was standing there right beside me with big tears in his eyes, and those people gave me a standing ovation. I thought, ‘This is what I’m doing the rest of my life.’”

“This was a dream of my dad’s long before it was my dream,” Lorrie says. “I have all of this because of Dad.  We’re very blessed to be a musical family here at the Grand Ole Opry.  What more could you ask for?”

George Morgan died when Lorrie was 16, but she still carries in her heart two pieces of advice he left her: “Never say, ‘I can’t,’” and “Always remember your manners.”

Throughout her career, Morgan says, she has thought of the Opry as home.

“The Opry gave me my start in country music,” she says. “It’s a place we all need to go from time to time to remember why we’re here and what gave us the opportunity to be here.”

Here’s Lorrie with me at the Opryland Hotel in the early 90′s.

Moon Mullins Archives

I love her voice. Especially on this old Porter Wagoner song written by Bill Anderson and Jeannie Seely, “I’ve Enjoyed As Much  of This As I Can Stand”.

More from WBKR

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbkr.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBKR quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WBKR quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!