Guaranteed to knock ’em dead: The marvelous voice of Lorrie Morgan

Misconceptions, laughter, anxiety, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobbie Gentry, the Beach Boys, “What Part of No,” and “Something in Red” dominate an exclusive interview with nineties country song stylist Lorrie Morgan. Meanwhile, a film noir vibe finds the movie star-worthy platinum blonde brandishing a sparkly acoustic guitar onstage at the 10th Annual Mission Possible Turkey Fry, hosted by Tracy Lawrence at the Nashville Rescue Mission, on November 24, 2015. Morgan once asked her famous father, Grand Ole Opry member George Morgan, if he had beaten stage fright. “I get nervous every time before I go on,” the elder Morgan revealed. “If you ever lose that nervousness, you’re gonna lose your lust for what you’re doing.” Photography by Katie Kauss / Conway Entertainment Group

Elegant alto Lorrie Morgan dropped debut album Leave the Light On at the turn of the 1990s, ushering in contemporary country alongside fellow new kids on the block Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, and Clint Black. RCA Nashville’s gamble was perceptive — five Top 20 C&W singles were lifted from the record including the number one “Five Minutes” and the near-chart-topper “Out of Your…