George Morgan (George Thomas Morgan)

George Morgan

George Morgan

Musician. Born in Waverly, Tennessee, he was a singer-guitarist referred to as the country crooner in the 1950s. In 1948, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry and recorded the song “Candy Kisses” which was a number one hit on the country music Billboard charts in 1949. His other hits included “Red Roses For a Blue Lady”, “Mansion Over the Hilltop”, “Jesus Saviour Pilot Me” and “You’re the Only Good Thing That’s Happened to Me”. He also hosted his own radio program and was the last person to sing on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium before the Grand Ole Opry moved to it’s new location in 1974. He is a member of the Country Music hall of Fame and the father of country music artist Lorrie Morgan.

He died in 1975 of a heart attack after undergoing open heart surgery and was interred in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee.

 

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Born

  • June, 28, 1924
  • Waverly, Tennessee

Died

  • July, 07, 1975
  • Nashville, Tennessee

Cause of Death

  • Heart surgery

Cemetery

  • Springhill Cemetery
  • Nashville, Tennessee

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