Interview with songwriting hall-of-famer Dennis Morgan

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Dennis Morgan (second from left) at the 2000 BMI Awards. At far right, guitarist Steve Cropper. (BMI)
Interview: Dennis Morgan
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Born and raised in Tracy, Minn., Dennis Morgan is a songwriter who has had a quite a bit of success in Nashville since the late 60s.

He's got one song on the new Willie Nelson record and on the just-issued Out Among the Stars album by Johnny Cash, originally recorded back in 1984. Dennis has also written songs for Barbara Mandrell and for Charlie Pride. He even wrote one for George Michael and Aretha Franklin back in the 1980s.

Dennis Morgan has had a pretty good run in the music biz; he's lived in Nashville for the past 45 years and he's one of two Minnesotans in the Country Songwriters Hall of Fame. (Who's the other? Bob Dylan.)

Listen to my full interview with Dennis Morgan as he describes how he was originally inspired to get involved in music after seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, how he worked as both a songwriter and session musician on a lot of recordings, and about some of his favorite recordings and hits.

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    Bill DeVille and Minnesota-born, Nashville-based songwriter Dennis Morgan (courtesy Bill DeVille)

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