Compilation Album Featuring New Recordings of Greatest Hits and Brand New Songs Follows First New Studio Album in Five Years, 'Letting Go… Slow', In Stores Now
Good things come in pairs, and this season legendary country music songstress Lorrie Morgan celebrates two new album releases, back-to-back. Following the February 12 release of her first new studio album in five years, Letting Go… Slow, released by Shanachie Entertainment, Morgan will celebrate the juxtaposed March 18 drop of a brand new compilation album, A Picture Of Me – Greatest Hits & More. The new project is a product of Goldenlane Records, (a division of Cleopatra Records), a label that's been extremely active in the country music genre, having recently released new albums by such stars as the Oak Ridge Boys, Collin Raye, Little Texas and TG Sheppard, amongst others. A Picture Of Me – Greatest Hits & More is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.
Having lived a life of great loss and triumph, Morgan has been quoted saying, “In many ways, my life has been a country song.” In an article published by People Magazine Morgan revealed that although a lot of good things have happened to her, the tragedies have been overwhelming. Devastated by the loss of her father, country star George Morgan when she was just 16; and then the unexpected death of her husband and fellow country star Keith Whitley when she was in her late twenties, Morgan’s first years of career success were far from painless.
Her song “Dear Me” became her first Top 10 hit shortly after Whitley’s death, followed by “Out Of Your Shoes,” and “Five Minutes,” which both skyrocketed to No. 1. “Here I am,” she told People Magazine, “In this tragedy, and I had something I had wanted for so long, a hit record. And as much as I thank God, I say, ‘thanks, but please – make it a little easier.’” Through the years, Morgan has credited her audiences for being her therapists and helping her make it through those hard times through music.
Now, nearly two decades later, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, legendary country star and four-time Female Vocalist Of The Year, she says she is happier than ever, and two new music projects on the horizon are just icing on the cake.
“Letting Go… Slow is all new music about where I am right now and what all I’ve been through and was forced to learn about all along this crazy journey called life, and A Picture Of Me – Greatest Hits & More is a representation of how far I’ve come,” Morgan said. “This compilation album is, truly, a picture of me – my biggest hits and those songs that have hit me the hardest or inspired me the most over the years. I am very proud of them both.”
Featuring newly re-recorded versions of her top hits “Watch Me,” “Something In Red,” “Good As I Was To You,” “Five Minutes,” “Except For Monday, “ A Picture Of Me (Without You)," "What Part Of No,” and brand-new songs like Dottie West’s “Here Comes My Baby,” A Picture Of Me – Greatest Hits & More also features never-before-heard songs from Morgan like “I Went Crazy For Awhile” and “Hopelessly Yours,” written and co-written by Keith Whitley. Morgan also includes beautiful renditions of Tammy Wynette’s “’Til I Can Make It On My Own,” and George Jones’s “Loving You Could Never Be Better.”
The album is produced by Matt Legge.
A Picture Of Me – Greatest Hits & More Track Listing
1.) “Watch Me”
2.) “Something In Red”
3.) “Don’t Worry Baby”
4.) “Good As I Was To You”
5.) “‘Til I Can Make It On My Own”
6.) “Five Minutes”
7.) “Except For Monday”
8.) “A Picture Of Me (Without You)”
9.) “Loving You Could Never Be Better”
10.) “What Part Of No”
11.) “Here Comes My Baby”
12.) “Take Me To Your World”
13.) “Wherever You Are Tonight”
14.) “I Went Crazy For Awhile”
15.) “Mirror, Mirror”
16.) “Hopelessly Yours”
Upcoming Tour Dates
Feb. 13 Downstream Casino Resort – Quapaw, Okla.
Feb. 20 Little River Casino Resort – Manistee, Mich.
Feb. 23 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
Feb. 26 Horseshoe Casino – Bossier City, La.
March 4 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
March 5 Paragon Casino – Marksville, La.
March 11 Harris Center At Folsom Lake College – Folsom, Calif.
March 12 Seven Feathers Casino Resort – Canyonville, Ore.
March 19 Georgia National Fairgrounds – Perry, Ga.
March 25 Golden Nugget – Las Vegas, Nev.
April 15 The Calumet Theatre – Calumet, Mich.
April 16 Grand Casino – Hinckley, Minn.
April 22 Shooting Star Casino – Mahnomen, Minn.
April 23 HCGWD Events Center – Baraboo, Wis.