George Morgan (singer)

George Morgan ( * June 28, 1924 in Waverly, Tennessee; † 7 July 1975) was an American country singer in the late 1940s became known for the hit Candy Kisses. He is the father of country singer Lorrie Morgan.


Raised in Ohio George Morgan began his career on radio station WWVA, where he appeared in the well-known World 's Original Jamboree. In 1948 he signed with Columbia label a recording contract. Already with his first single Candy Kisses 1949 he succeeded the commercial breakthrough. The self-composed song made ​​it to number one on the country charts, where he was ousted after four weeks by Hank Williams' Lovesick Blues. That same year, the morning had a number of other top -10 hits, including Room Full Of Roses, which reached number five.

In the Grand Ole Opry took "Candy Kid" the place of Eddy Arnold one who, like himself, was known for his romantic ballads. His next hit was Morgan until 1952, when Almost advancing to number three. It was mainly his regular appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, which kept him in the public eye. In 1956 he interrupted his commitment for three years to take over a TV show at a local station. He was the last big hit in 1959 with I'm in Love Again.

Then Morgan changed hands several times, the label, but could not go on his old successes. Mid-sixties, he appeared several more times in the top 100. But he remained connected to the Opry. Here was his 1974 dreizehnjährge daughter Lorrie their debut. George Morgan witnessed the career of his daughter no longer, for he died on July 7, 1975 from a heart attack.

1979 hatt Lorrie Morgan I'm Completely Satisfied With You a hit in which the voice of her deceased father was mixed for a duet. 1998 George Morgan was posthumously added to the Country Music Hall of Fame.