The Casino Regina show lounge played host to two legends of country music Thursday night. Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis brought their Grits and Glamour tour to an all sold out venue. Collectively these two have 12 number one songs, 28 top ten hits, and have sold over 18 million records.
There were several highlights of the night including a audience request to play a Keith Whitley song. As you know, Lorrie Morgan was married to Whitley and had a son with him. It was surreal to hear her sing “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” a song her late husband took to number 1 in 1988. It felt like Keith was alive again for a brief moment and the audience felt it too as you could almost hear a pin drop when she wrapped up. The audience then broke out into a loud applause.
The two also paid homage to their late fathers by singing some of their songs. Lorrie Morgan’s father is the great George Morgan who passed away in 1975 and Pam’s dad is the late Mel Tillis who passed away just last year. They shared stories about their father’s and Lorrie’s admiration for Mel Tillis and the Tillis family. She thanked everybody for their cards, letters, and social media messages during their family’s difficult time.
They sang all their big songs including “Spilled Perfume,” “Shake the Sugar Tree,” “My Vida Loca,” “Cleopatra, Queen of Denial,” “What Part of No,” “Except for Monday,” “Something in Red,” and many others. It was a great night of country music and stories!