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.