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NEW: Lorrie Morgan gets real; opens up about losing Keith Whitley in Fox Podcast

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lorrie and jesseNashville, TN  – Country music star Lorrie Morgan and her son Jesse Keith Whitley are featured In the premiere edition of Children of Song, a new podcast produced by Fox News.


The daughter of Country Music Hall of Famer George Morgan, Lorrie was encouraged by her famous father and made her mark early on, singing at the Grand Ole Opry when she was just 13 years old.

With three #1’s and numerous hits over the years, Lorrie has eclipsed her famous daddy in many ways, who died of a heart attack when she was just a teenager.  But her life off-stage is almost as well-known as that velvety voice, which has wowed Opry crowds for three decades.
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In the podcast, Lorrie discusses her relationship with the late country music great, Keith Whitley, Lorrie shares touching stories about losing the love of her life to alcohol addiction and how she soldiered on for her kids, herself and ultimately for the fans who she still plays for today.

As we know, life is a series of ups and downs.  I, for one, love hearing personal testimonies from people.  It could be the journalist in me or simply my desire to relate to others; to know I’m not alone.  Like Lorrie, I lost my dad when I was young.  I was only 11 years old, and he died at 49 years old of a heart attack.  Life suddenly changed for me and that element of loss and sudden abandonment was engrained in me at  a very young age too which has created emotional stumbling blocks in my life.  To see someone like Lorrie triumph over hurt and loss starting at a young age reminds me that we can all soldier on no matter our personal battle.

In this episode, Lorrie will make you laugh; she’ll make you cry; sometimes all at the same time.

That’s just Lorrie, always awesome, raw and real.  Thanks Lorrie for sharing your heart with all of us!

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