Gary Morris is a prolific songwriter, but is best known for his recording of “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which went to number one and won Song of the Year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). The song was later recorded by Bette Midler, who took the song to the top of the Pop charts. Morris has had five #1’s and sixteen Top 10 singles on the Country Music charts. Besides his signature song, his many hits include; “Why Lady Why,” “Second Hand Heart,” “The Love She Found In Me,” “100% Chance of Rain,” “I’ll Never Stop Loving You,” and many other Country classics.
He has performed for Kings, Queens, Prime Ministers and every US President beginning with Jimmy Carter, and Billboard Magazine named the tall vocalist “Male Artist of the Year.”
Joseph Papp, one of the most influential producers in the history of the American theater, hand picked the Texas tenor and offered him Morris took the role of Rodolfo, starring with fellow country and rock artist Linda Ronstadt, in the opera La Boheme. He returned to Broadway as the first American actor/singer to perform the lead role of Jean Valjean in the World-renowned Les Miserables at the height of its popularity. Receiving resounding critical praise, including a Drama Desk Best Actor nomination and a Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth. Morris’ famous rendition of “Bring Him Home” can be found on the Official platinum-selling Grammy Award- winning International cast album.
Morris’s contribution to the music world does not start and stop with himself. Gary Morris Music Publishing has helped launch, encourage and/or support some of today’s great songwriters and singers including Victoria Shaw and Faith Hill.
Gary Morris at Texas Opry Theatre November 2015
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