Morgan drops more music
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
– Fresh off her first release in five years, Lorrie Morgan announced today she would release a greatest hits plus effort this month.
"A Picture Of Me - Greatest Hits & More" is out March 18 on Goldenlane Records, a division of Cleopatra Records. The label has recently released new albums by the Oak Ridge Boys, Collin Raye, Little Texas and TG Sheppard, amongst others.
Morgan released "Letting Go... Slow" on Shanachie Entertainment on Feb. 12.
"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 unreleased songs from Morgan like "I Went Crazy For Awhile" and "Hopelessly Yours," written and co-written by her late husband Keith Whitley. Morgan also includes renditions of Tammy Wynette's "'Til I Can Make It On My Own," and George Jones' "Loving You Could Never Be Better."
The album is produced by Matt Legge.
The track listing is:
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 are:
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.
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