Lorrie Morgan’s Ex-Husbands to Form a Band

The former husbands of ’90s country queen Lorrie Morgan announced today that they will come together to release a debut album under the name Five Minutes Later, apparently a reference to one of Morgan’s chart-topping breakup songs. The band will include: Ron Gaddis (1979-1980), previously the bass player in George Jones’ band, on bass; Jon Randall (1996-1999), a noted songwriter/guitarist whose “Whiskey Lullaby” was a 2004 hit for Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss, on electric and acoustic guitars; and Sammy Kershaw (2001-2007) on lead vocals and tambourine. That leaves only Brad Thompson (1991-1993), a one-time bus driver for Clint Black with no known musical talents. Not content to just drive the other three guys around, Thompson has been hard at work trying to learn the drums by the time the group goes into the studio in April. If his course of self-instruction is successful, the only non-participating husband will be the late Keith Whitley (1986-1989).

Kershaw, serving as the spokesman for the band, said that the Five Minutes Later sound will be a “soulful, Possum-inflected honky hybrid that takes no prisoners and rocks with great abandon.” He also expressed some hope that Morgan might next marry a keyboard player to help jazz the tunes up a bit.

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  1. Rick says

    I’ve heard the band members have approached Lorrie about doing a guest vocalist appearance on a song she inspired titled “All My Ex’s Live In Nashville”. I can hardly wait…..

  2. dakota michelle says

    Dakota michelle aka: songbird dont worry old friend he didnt come out in over alls but my soul and song is looking for you and needs you and ..

  3. PSU Mike says

    Wow, this is going to be great for Kershaw…now he’s got a band to perform with him during his inauguration as Lt. Governor of Louisiana. Hopefully the band can work around his work schedule.

    Seriously…I must have missed this when it was written back in 2009, but this is absolutely hysterical. Thanks,, Lorrie Fan, for posting in this thread…otherwise I would’ve missed this gem.

  4. Susan says

    Lori just performed with Ronnie Gaddis in a hick town in Kentucky. Ron has his own show in a HICK town in Kentucky. Nothing to write home to momma about. Lori is still on speaking terms with Ronnie. This was 2011.

  5. Katie says

    Whether one is a Lori Morgan fan or not, that is just mean-spirited. I am a musician/entertainer and feel nothing but embarrassment by these so-called musician brothers of the industry. Shame on all of you!

  6. says

    Lori is certainly a lady. My heart breaks for her because I think in each of these men she was looking for a replacement for Keith. Losing a spouse at such a young age can really mess up your thinking. Bless you Lori, you are better than that.

  7. Susan says

    I’m a Lorrie Fan too but Sammy Kershaw is also awesome. I think it is all in good fun and don’t see it as mean spirited. I guess I just have a different sense of humor.

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