Chanteur Country US né Gary Gwyn Morris, le 7 Décembre 1948 à Fort Worth (Texas).

The romantic ballads of Texas-born Gary Morris were staples of country radio in the 1980s -- none more so than "The Wind Beneath My Wings," which was covered by Bette Midler later in the decade and became a song heard at weddings perhaps more often than any other. From the start, Morris had a powerful voice well suited to the musical theater stage, and after his string of country hits came to an end he enjoyed a successful theatrical career. Morris was born in Fort Worth, TX. Although his own style would become thoroughly contemporary, he was descended from a long line of traditional country and gospel musicians on both sides, and in the third grade he and his twin sister won a talent contest with a rendition of "This Old House." Morris played four sports in high school and won an athletic scholarship to Cisco Junior College near Abilene, intending to go on to Texas Tech. But music intervened as Morris and two college friends spent a summer working in Colorado, which would become the singer's permanent home.
The trio asked a Colorado Springs bartender if they could get up on the bandstand and perform a few songs, and the audience's response (and tips) convinced Morris to put his college plans on hold and to pursue a performing career. He made a living singing in Denver clubs in the early '70s, also composing advertising jingles for local corporations such as Frontier Airlines. In 1976, Morris signed on with Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign and sang at several fundraisers. That got him invited to perform at the White House after Carter won the election, and Nashville producer Norro Wilson happened to be in the audience as well. When Morris later presented Wilson with a demo tape, the producer remembered him well and signed him to the Warner Bros. label.
Morris notched a few hits with up-tempo country-rock pieces, but it was his decisive turn toward ballad material on the 1983 Why Lady Why album that put him at the top of the charts. That album spawned several Top Ten hits, including the title track, "The Love She Found in Me," and "The Wind Beneath My Wings," which steadily grew in popularity. In 1984 and 1985 Morris won a host of awards and made guest appearances on several daytime and evening television series. That made it clear to entertainment-industry insiders that although Morris had never studied either singing or acting formally, he was that rare animal: a natural performer and a Vocals powerhouse. He was offered the role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of Les Misérables in 1987, becoming the first American to play the part in that European musical.
Morris didn't give up on country music at first; he recorded 12 country albums in all, including the innovative, mostly acoustic Plain Brown Wrapper, and he notched 16 Top Ten singles. But his role in Les Misérables evolved into a part in the show's touring production and then in its symphonically accompanied recording. These activities took time, and Morris' country career suffered. His live-theater activities, on the other hand, flourished; he appeared with another former progressive country singer, Linda Ronstadt, in the Broadway adaptation of Puccini's opera La Bohème, and he spent much of the 1990s working on other pop projects such as a PBS special concert performance in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia. Morris returned to country music as a performer in Branson, MO, and as a producer in the late '90s. He has shepherded the career of his son, Matthew, and has often performed private concerts for corporate clients. Morris resides at his own fly-fishing lodge in the Colorado Rockies.

http://www.garymorris.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country-Folk

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

09/1980 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49564 (US) . Sweet Red Wine / May I Borrow Some Sugar From You
01/1981 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49668 (US) . Fire In Your Eyes / Hertaches By The Number
08/1981 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49829 (US) . Headed For A Heartache / I'm So Tired Of Losing You
01/1982 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 50017 (US) . Don't Look Back / She Gave Me Till Friday
05/1982 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29967 (US) . Dreams Die Hard / Dancin' The Night Away
09/1982 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29853 (US) . Velvet Chains / When I Close My Eyes
01/1983 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29683 (US) . Love She Found In Me / That's The Way It Is
05/1983 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29532 (US) . Wind Beneath My Wings / The Way I Love You Tonight
10/1983 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29450 (US) . Why Lady Why / Way I Love You Tonight
12/1983 SP PERMIAN 82003 (US) . Lynn ANDERSON & Gary MORRIS - You're Welcome To Tonight / Your Kisses Lied
02/1984 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29321 (US) . Between Two Fires / All She Said Was No
06/1984 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29230 (US) . Second Hand Heart / Whoever's Watchin'
10/1984 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29131 (US) . Baby, Bye Bye / West Texas Highway And Me
03/1985 SP WARNER BROS. 7-29028 (US) . Lasso The Moon / When I Close My Eyes
07/1985 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28947 (US) . I'll Never Stop Loving You / Heaven's Hell Without You
10/1985 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28856 (US) DALLAS - Makin' Up For The Last Time (with Crystal GAYLE) / A Few Good Men (Pam And Jenna's Song For Bobby) (FORESTER SISTERS)
11/1985 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28836 (US) . Wild Flower / Back In Her Arms Again
01/1986 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28823 (US) . Hundred Proof Chance Of Rain / Back In Her Arms Again
04/1986 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28713 (US) . Anything Goes / Dragging The Lake For The Moon
06/1986 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28654 (US) . Honeycomb / Whoever's Watchin'
10/1986 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28542 (US) . Leave Me Lonely / Eleventh Hour
1986 SP WARNER BROS. 7-21964 (US) . Making Up For Lost Time (with Crystal GAYLE) / + Crystal GAYLE
01/1987 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28468 (US) . Plain Brown Wrapper / Moonshine
03/1987 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28388 (US) BLIND DATE - Simply Meant To Be (with Jennifer WARNES) / Simple Meant To Be (Henry MANCINI)
04/1987 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28373 (US) . Makin' Up For Lost Time (with Crystal GAYLE) / + Crystal GAYLE
08/1987 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28218 (US) . Finishing Touches / Mama You Can't Give Me No Whippin'
01/1988 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28106 (US) . Crystal GAYLE & Gary MORRIS - All Of This And More / Makin' Up For Last Time
11/1988 SP WARNER BROS. 7-27706 (US) . Silver Bells / Every Christmas
04/1989 SP UNIVERSAL UVL 66011 (US) . Never Had A Love Song / Bread And Water
08/1989 SP UNIVERSAL UVL 66026 (US) . Silver Bells / Every Christmas
04/1990 CD CAPITOL NR-44549 (US) .

There's So Little Love In The World / ?

07/2007 CD ? (US) .

I'll Never Stop Loving You / Second Hand Heart / The Wind Beneath My Wings / Velvet Chains / Why Lady Why


Albums

03/1982 LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK-3658 (US) GARY MORRIS - Headed For A Heartache / Something's Falling / Dreams Die Hard / When I Close My Eyes / Don't Look Back / I Can Tell By The Way You Dance / Dancin' The Night Away / Sweet Red Wine / No Place To Hide / Day By Day
09/1983 LP 12" WARNER BROS. 1-23738 (US) WHY LADY WHY - Love She Found In Me / I Can Feel The Fire Goin' Out / Runaway Hearts / Why Lady Why / Velvet Chains / I'd Be The First To Fall In Love Again / Wind Beneath The Wings / Way I Love You Tonight / Mama You Can't Give Me No Whippin'
04/1984 LP 12" WARNER BROS. 1-25069 (US) FADED BLUE - Baby Bye Bye / Roll Back The Rug And Dance / Second Hand Heart / Between Two Fires / Whoever's Watchin' / All She Said Was No / Miracle / West Texas Highway And Me / Bed Of Roses / Faded Blue
07/1985 LP 12" WARNER BROS. 1-25279 (US) ANYTHING GOES - Hundred Proof Chance Of Rain / I'll Never Stop Loving You / Anything Goes / Back In Her Arms Again / South December Road / Heaven's Hell Without You / Dragging The Lake For The Moon / Try Getting Over You / Wild Flower / What You Gonna Do About Her
08/1986 LP 12" WARNER BROS. 1-25438 (US) PLAIN BROWN WRAPPER - Better Than The New / Honeycomb / Today I Started Loving You Again / Leave Me Lonely / Lovesick Blues / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / 11th Hour, Moonshine / Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues / Plain Brown Wrapper
1986 LP 12" WARNER BROS. 925 392-1 (GER) Second Hand Heart - The Love She Found In Me / Velvet Chains / Runaway Hearts / Sweet Red Wine / Headed For A Heartache / West Texas Highway And Me / Roll Back The Rug And Dance / Baby Bye Bye / The Wind Beneath My Wings / Second Hand Heart / Mama You Can't Give Me No Whippin' / Why Lady Why / Lasso The Moon / 100% Chance Of Rain
07/1987 LP 12" WARNER BROS. 1-25507 (US) WHAT IF WE FALL IN LOVE - Crystal GAYLE & Gary MORRIS - Another World / What We Fall In Love / Who's Goin' To Love You Like Me / Love Won't Let Me Quit / One More Try For Love / Makin' Up For Lost Time (The Dallas Lovers' Song) / There's No Love Like Our Love / All Of This And More / Wanna Give My Love / Reminisce
10/1987 LP 12" WARNER BROS. 1-25581 (US) HITS - That's The Way It Is / Velvet Chains / Headed For A Heartache / Hundred Proof Chance Of Rain / Baby Bye Bye / Finishing Touches / I'll Never Stop Loving You / Love She Found In Me / Wind Beneath My Wings / Leave Me Lonely / Lasso The Moon / Your Little Hand From La Boheme
09/1988 LP 12" WARNER BROS. 1-25760 (US) EVERY CHRISTMAS - Silent Night / Little Drummer Boy / Every Christmas / We Three Kings Of Orient Are / I Wonder As I Wander / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Joy To The World / Away In A Manger - First Noel / O Holy Night / Silver Bells / Carol Of The Bells
05/1989 LP 12" UNIVERSAL UVL-76005 (US) STONES - Chrome Plated Heart / Shelter / Never Had A Love Song / Bread And Water / Stones (Dig A Little Deeper) / Sooner Or Later / Jaws Of Modern Romance / So Little Love In The World / Stand My Ground / Love Will Provide
1989 LP 12" UNIVERSAL UVL-76010 (US) Every Christmas - Silent Night / Little Drummer Boy / Every Christmas / We Three Kings / I Wonder As I Wander / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Joy To The World / Away In A Manger - The First Noel / Oh Holy Night / Silver Bells / Christmas Time
08/1990 CD WARNER BROS. 9 26305-2 (US) GREATEST HITS VOLUME 2 - Why Lady Why / Second Hand Heart / Makin' Up For Lost Time (The Dallas Lovers' Song) / Between Two Fires / Plain Brown Wrapper / Don't Look Back / You're Welcome Tonight / Honeycomb / Dreams Die Hard / Another World
10/1990 CD CAPITOL CDP7-94103 2 (US) THESE DAYS - Workin' Man Blues / Love Don't Work That Way / How Did I Get Here / Don't Throw Wood (On A Dying Fire) / Miles Across The Bedroom / Let Me Let Me / My Finest Hour / These Days / Somebody Lives There / Time Will Tell
09/1991 CD CAPITOL CDP7-96360 2 (US) FULL MOON EMPTY HEARTS - Full Moon On An Empty Heart / Texas Bound / One Fall Is All It Takes / Man Upstairs / Promised Land / Where Love Is Concerned / Moosechin Stew / She Keeps Me In One Piece / Light May Not Be Out / Mayber Now You'll See
1995 CD IN HOUSE 6037-2 (US) LIVE - Live / My Finest Hour / Draggin' The Lake For The Moon / These Days / Bread And Water / How Did I Get Here / Nothin' But The Blues / How Great Thou Art / South December Road / Leave Me Lonely / Plain Brown Wrapper / Bed Of Roses / Wind Beneath My Wings / Bring Him Home / Amazing Grace
11/1998 CD IN HOUSE 6038-2 (US) MY SON YOUR CHRISTMAS - Gary MORRIS & Matt MORRIS - Angels We Have Heard On High / What Child Is This / O Little Town Of Bethlehem / Do You Hear What I Hear / Noel / Silent Night Medley / I'll Be Home For Christmas / O Holy Night / O Come All Ye Faithful / Wayfaring Stranger / My Son
1999 CD IN HOUSE 6059-2 (US) LIVE AT THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY - Scherzo / Wayfaring Stranger / I Do / Finishing Touches / I Can't / Shine / My Son / Bringing Him Home / Andante Cantabile / Second Chance
09/2001 CD IN HOUSE 8024-2 (US) LONE STAR KNIGHT - Love's Amazing Grace / Where Love Is King / How Promises Go / How Could I Believe / Catch You Before You Fall / Another Moment / Voodoo Doll / Lone Star Night / Ghetto Bedroom / It Ain't That Way / One More Look At You
2003 CD IN HOUSE 6062-2 (US) ONE VOICE ONE GUITAR ONE NIGHT - Way I Love You Tonight / Leave Me Lonely / South December Road / Love She Found In Me / Faded Blue / My Son / Love's Amazing Grace / How Promises Go / Catch You Before You Fall / Finishing Touches / Amazing Grace / These Days / Somebody Lives There / Plain Brown Wrapper / Bread And Water / Wind Beneath My Wings / This Is My Country - God Bless America - America Is Beautiful
10/2003 CD FLASHBACK 76654 (US) ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS - I'll Never Stop Loving You / Hundred Proof Chance Of Rain / Wind Beneath My Wings / Velvet Chains / Why Lady Why / Love She Found In Me / Don't Look Back / Headed For A Heartache / Another World / Baby Bye Bye
2008 CD Gary Morris 10025 (US)

Bring Him Home and Other Prayers - Amazing Grace / Medley: Jesus Loves Me - He Touched Me / How Great Thou Art / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / In The Garden / My Son / The Old Rugged Cross / Something About That Name / Medley: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus - Just As I Am - I Surrender All / His Eye Is On The Sparrow / Softly And Tenderly / Wind Beneath My Wings / Bring Him Home

07/2008 CD Gary Morris 0015-2 (US)

I Believe - Do Lord / Give Me That Old Time Religion / I Saw The Light / I Believe / Leaning On The Everlasting Arms / Climb Every Mountain / It Is Well With My Soul / Love Lifted Me / I'll Fly Away / God Bless Our Love / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Wayfaring Stranger / On A Clear Day

2009 CD Gary Morris 033 (US) GOSPEL CLASSICS - VOLUME ONE - I BELIEVE - Amazing Grace / Do Lord / Give Me That Old Time Religion / I Saw The Light / Medley : Jesus Loves Me - He Touched Me / How Great Thou Art / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / In The Garden / My Son / The Old Rugged Cross / Love Lifted Me / Medley : Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus - Just As I Am - I Surrender All / I'll Fly Away / It Is Well With My Soul / BONUS : Wind Beneath My Wings / Climb Every Mountain / I Believe
2009 CD Gary Morris 034 (US) GOSPEL CLASSICS - VOLUME TWO - ROCK OF AGES - Rock Of Ages / Leaning On The Everlasting Arms / Softly And Tenderly / Something About That Name / His Eye Is On The Sparrow / He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Wayfaring Stranger / When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / Have Thine Own Way Lord / Were You There? / Where Love Is King / Bring Him Home (From Les Miserables) / BONUS : American Trilogy /  On A Clear Day / Somebody Lives There / Live
2010 CD IN HOUSE 6033-2 (US)

Hymns - Rock Of Ages / Leaning On The Everlasting Arms / Softly And Tenderly / Something About That Name / His Eye Is On The Sparrow / When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus - Just As I Am - I Surrender All / Have Thine Own Way Lord / Were You There? / Wherever He Leads I'll Go / Great Is Thy Faithfulness / Blessed Assurance / How Great Thou Art / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / In The Garden / The Old Rugged Cross / It Is Well With My Soul / Amazing Grace / Wind Beneath My Wings / Bring Him Home

2011 CD IN HOUSE 6045-2 (US)

Faith And Freedom - Faith And Freedom / Battle Hymn Of The Republic / Where Love Is King / Anything Goes / Time Will Tell / Somebody Lives There / Medley: This is My Country - God Bless America - America The Beautiful / Climb Every Mountain / Bring Him Home / Live / Rock Of Ages / Wind Beneath My Wings / I Believe / Last Full Measure Of Devotion

2012 CD Spirit 6094-2 (US)

Single Man - Single Man / I Love The Waffle House / Woe Is Me / Another You (with Jeff Rea) / Poison In The Water / I'll Forget To Breathe / All In The Name Of Love / If You Were Mine / Silence Says It All / Midnight Mad

2013 CD Rhino OPCD-8815 (US)

The Gary Morris Collection - The Wind Beneath My Wings / Baby Bye Bye / Don't Look Back / Velvet Chains / Why Lady Why / I'll Never Stop Loving You / 100% Chance Of Rain / Headed For A Heartache / The Love She Found In Me / Another World / Makin' Up For Lost Time / Leave Me Lonely

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