George Morgan

George Morgan

About George Morgan

George Thomas Morgan (June 28, 1924--July 7, 1975) was a mid-20th century American country music singer. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a former member of the Grand Ole Opry. Morgan was born to Zachariah 'Zach' Morgan and Ethel Turner in Waverly, Tennessee, but was raised in Barberton, Ohio. He was, along with a few other contemporaries (most notably Eddy Arnold and Jim Reeves), referred to as a 'country crooner;' his singing style being more similar to that of Bing Crosby or Perry Como than that of Ernest Tubb or Lefty Frizzell. Morgan was a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1948, and is best remembered for the Columbia Records song 'Candy Kisses', which was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard country music chart for three weeks in 1949. He also had several hits based on a 'rose' theme: 'Room Full of Roses', 'Red Roses For A Blue Lady', and 'Red Roses From the Blue Side of Town'.