George Morgan

Date: 1975 May 13
Length: 78 min.
Call Number: OH395

Biography

Country music performer. Born June 28, 1924. Died July 7, 1975. Recognized for his smooth singing style. Grand Ole Opry performer 1948-1956 and 1959-1975. Television show host on WLAC-TV, Nashville from 1956-1959. Popular recording artist, his hits include “Candy Kisses,” “Rainbow in My Heart,” and “Room Full of Roses.” Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

1975 May 13
(1 hour, 18 minutes)
Country performer George Morgan talks about his experiences in the music industry. Discussion includes his family history and childhood; his early memories of listening to WSM Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry; his early musical interests; comments on his recording career, including his experiences with Columbia Records; comments on the music industry; the development of his career; his early career start at WWST Worcester, Ohio; his songwriting, including “Candy Kisses”; joining WWVA-Wheeling, West Virginia; and his experiences working on the Opry.