The show started promptly with about a 40 to 45 minute set by Jesse Keith Whitley, son of Lorrie Morgan and Keith Whitley. If you follow country music, you'll know that Keith Whitley is something of a country music legend, having recorded very few songs in his brief career but earning several hits. He died as the result of alcohol poisoning in 1989.
Lorrie Morgan is the daughter of George Morgan, a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He has the distinct privilege of being the last person to sing on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium before the Grand Ole Opry moved to its new location. He then was the first person to perform on stage of the new Grand Ole Opry House.
So, Jesse Keith Whitley has quite a bit of musical legacy coming his way from his father and grandfather. He played several songs over his solo set.
But the real show began when Lorrie Morgan appeared on stage. Morgan has enjoyed a string of hits over the years, and she played most during her performance in Angelo. Her set began about 9:00 and ran nonstop until about 10:30 or so. Her voice is still strong and rock solid, and she is supported by 5 talented musicians: a keyboardist, lead guitar, drummer, acoustic rhythm guitar, and bass guitar. Her son appeared on stage for 2 or 3 songs during Morgan's set.
|Morgan on stage with her band. The white spotlight seems to wash her out.|
|I zoomed in for this closeup of Morgan, but again, she is washed out by the spotlight. It doesn't help, I guess, that she is very fair skinned and her hair is very blonde.|