Cory Morrow is a Texas country singer-songwriter whose name resonates with authenticity and musical talent. Born on May 1, 1972, in Houston, Texas, Morrow has carved a niche for himself in the Southwest’s music scene. His journey began in Memorial High School, Houston, where he first picked up a guitar. His passion for music continued to flourish at Texas Tech University, leading him to move to Austin, Texas, in 1993 to pursue a career in music.
Early Career: A Roller coaster of Emotions
Morrow’s early career was anything but smooth. Described as “beautifully and uncomfortably transparent,” his initial days were marked by a lifestyle soaked in beer and cocaine. However, these experiences were not in vain; they found a way into his music, making it raw and relatable. His early works were a part of the Red Dirt music scene, a subgenre that differentiates itself from mainstream Nashville country music.
Achievements and Milestones
Morrow has sold over 200,000 albums independently. His 2002 album, “Outside the Lines,” reached No. 28 on Billboard’s Country Album chart and was ranked No. 7 among country debut artists that year. His discography is extensive, featuring albums like “Texas Time Travelin’,” “The Man That I’ve Been,” and “Double Exposure: Live,” among others. His latest studio release, Whiskey & Pride, is a testament to his evolving artistry, featuring a blend of early Morrow sound with a current-day perspective.
Whiskey & Pride: A New Chapter
Whiskey & Pride is more than just an album; it’s a reflection of Morrow’s life journey. The album explores a range of subjects, from the daily grind to living in the moment, and offers a balanced mix of introspection and fun. The title track features the age-old struggle of love versus ego, while other tracks like “Always and Forever” and “One Foot” showcase his versatility. The album is produced by steel guitar phenom Lloyd Maines and features spectacular moments from long-time band-leader John Carroll.
A Legend in His Own Right
If there’s one word to sum up this phase of Morrow’s career, it would be “real.” He does not pander; he simply does what he knows best — being transparent and letting the chips fall where they may. His music is a mirror to his life, and that’s what makes Cory Morrow songs so special.
Cory Morrow’s life and music career is a tale of ups and downs, transformations, and staying true to oneself. His music is not just a collection of songs, but a reflection of his life’s journey, making him a true legend in the Texas Country music scene.
See Cory Morrow at Main Street Crossing
You can see Cory Morrow perform in an intimate concert setting at Main Street Crossing on December 27–30, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.
Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas is one of the best small music venues in the Houston metro area. This unique nonprofit in a historical venue hosts country, Americana, folk, blues, and other types of music artists in an intimate setting: the furthest seat is only 45 feet from the stage. MSC also offers food, beverages, table service, and community seating, making it easier to interact with fellow concertgoers and even performing artists. Parking is convenient and stress-free.
Main Street Crossing additionally functions as a multi-use venue for church services, concerts, and more located in Tomball. Check out our event calendar and enjoy entertainment in support of good causes!
Cory Morrow at Main Street Crossing