One of the most eloquently emotive country vocalists of modern times is launching her first new solo album in five years. Lorrie Morgan, the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums (Leave the Light On, Something in Red, Watch Me), re-emerges on Shanachie Entertainment with Letting Go….Slow. It is a collection that showcases a rainbow of emotions, from darkest heartache to bright, shiny humor. Morgan has long been the envy of her peers for her lustrous vocal phrasing and the down-to-earth believability of her torchy performances. On records such as A Picture of Me Without You and I Guess You Had to Be There, she ached with pain. She was feisty and sassy in Watch Me, What Part of No, Five Minutes and I Didn’t Know My Own Strength. She has kicked up her stiletto heels in fun on her hits Except for Monday and Go Away. On her epic Something in Red, she was an anguished, struggling woman. Her performances on Letting Go….Slow can match any of her earlier efforts, for they are among the most vibrant of her career. The collection is divided equally between new songs and her reinventions of country classics.