I always tell people to go see the legends before it’s too late.
And next week, folks in Dallas will have the opportunity to see one of those legends.
Lorrie Morgan will be headed to Texas for a one-night-only show at the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas, Texas on November 2nd, giving fans an incredible opportunity to see one of the leading ladies in country music history – at one of the most historic venues in country music.
A member of the Grand Ole Opry with over 50 singles and 18 albums studio albums under her belt, Lorrie Morgan certainly has plenty of hits to choose from. Songs like “What Part of No,” “Watch Me,” “Five Minutes,” “Something in Red” and (one of my personal favorites) “Except for Monday” rocketed Lorrie to become one of the biggest names in country music during the late ’80s and ’90s.
And “Til a Tear Becomes A Rose,” her duet with her late husband Keith Whitley, even won Lorrie a CMA Award for Vocal Event of the Year back in 1990.
Lorrie became the first woman in country music history to start her career with three records that were certified Platinum, but she’s still in the studio recording new music and says that she’s at a point in her life and her career where she’s not afraid to be brutally honest in her music:
“Where I am in my life right now, I’m not afraid to express what I feel. I’m not afraid to express my views on anything, especially on being a woman and my experiences in this business and in life…
I didn’t want to just do another album. I want it to be something that really moves me. When I listened to songs for it, I’d think, ‘No, not that one. I’m not going to be able to sing that one, because I’m not going to be able to feel it.’ It is very important to me for this album to reflect the things that I am feeling today.”
Those feelings – along with her massive catalog of hits – will be on full display when Lorrie takes the stage at the historic Longhorn Ballroom on November 2.
If you’ve never caught a show at the iconic venue, the history alone makes it a can’t-miss spot for country music fans. Built in 1950 for country music legend Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, the Longhorn Ballroom was originally named Bob Wills’ Ranch House, and was even managed by Jack Ruby at one point before changing hands and being renamed the Longhorn Ballroom.
Over the years, the Ballroom hosted country legends like Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride, Patsy Cline, and George Jones, making it one of the few truly historic venues remaining in country music.
Not to mention, it’s just a great place to catch a show.
Lorrie Morgan takes the stage on Thursday, November 2, joined by the Longhorn Ballroom Players featuring Thomas Csorba, for what’s sure to be a truly special night with a country music legend in such an iconic venue.
I saw Lorrie perform just a couple of weeks ago at the Grand Ole Opry, and it’s incredible how great she still sounds – and just how many hits she has.
Tickets for the show at the Longhorn Ballroom are on sale now and available HERE.
If you’re in Texas, or even if you’re not and you’re a fan of country music, this is one show you’re not going to want to miss.