Song:Except For Mondays
Album:RCA Country Legends
Lorrie Morgan grew up in country music and has been a fixture in Nashville for her whole life. But it wasn't until the 90s that she had a string of country music hits including Except For Monday in 1991. She was born June 27, 1959 in Nashville the daughter of Grand Ole Opry star George Morgan. Lorrie was 13 years old when she first performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage. When George Morgan died in 1975, Lorrie took over his band and performed in local clubs. Her big break came when legendary DJ and TV show host Ralph Emery made her a regular on his WSM-TV morning show. Emery was a long time pal of her dad. When Emery took over the TNN show Nashville Now in the early 80s, Lorrie was a regular on that show. So she was on TV all the time but she only recorded a few singles until she signed with RCA Records in 1989. Her first number one hit was Five Minutes from the 1989 album Leave The Light On. She had a string of top ten hits including Except For Mondays from her 1991 album Something In Red. It reached #4 on the Country Singles chart. The song was written by Reed Nielsen. He recorded three albums in the early 80s with the group Nielsen/Pearson. Nielsen has written several songs with Vince Gill. Lorrie's other number one hits were What Part Of No in 1992 and I Didn't Know My Own Strength in 1995. She faded in the late 90s and left RCA in 1999. You can get all her hits on this budget comp. Lorrie is known for her turbulent personal life. She's been married six times. The most famous of these was country artist Keith Whitley who died in 1987. She was also once married to singer Sammy Kershaw and had a lengthy relationship with former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman. Lorrie Morgan still tours. She doesn't record much but last year she released the CD Los Divas with fellow 90s country music star Pam Tillis. They have a lot in common. Here's Lorrie Morgan performing Except For Mondays on Farmaid 1992 in Irving, Texas.