B.K. Morrison goesback to his country roots.

Morrison finding his country roots

Return to classical country music key to success for Sooke singer

A trip to Missouri to see Mickey Gilley’s show turned out to be a revitalizing and thrilling experience for Sooke country singer Brice “B.K.” Morrison. He was waiting in line to get Gilley’s autograph and perhaps talk to him when he saw a karaoke sign. That was the turning point for Morrison. He sang some country songs and got a standing ovation. This caught Gilley’s notice and he invited Morrison to sing on his television show.

“It was a real honour to be on there. I was on the same show as Mel Tillis. It was a thrill to be in the company of such legendary singers. I could hardly speak,” said Morrison.

Morrison is schedule to perform at the Sooke Legion on April 20.

And it’s no wonder Gilley was impressed with our local Sooke singer.  Morrison has one of those voices that are just meant for country songs. It’s a voice with deep undertones, reminiscent of classical country singers. It’s a voice with the history of living through the bad times and waiting for the good times. His early influences were Faron Young, Ray Prince, Conway Twitty and Marty Robbins.

Morrison began performing at the age of 15 in 1988 and worked hard to make a name for himself in his hometown Victoria as a versatile, quality singer and entertainer. Soon he had performed all over Vancouver Island as well as in Vancouver, putting on shows and winning several talent contests over the years.

He sang with many different bands and just recently returned to his roots — old country music. He thinks it has an honesty and integrity not found in many other musical genres.

Now he is currently on the “comeback trail” with more focus and drive than ever thanks mainly to the involvement of the special lady in his life, personal love and support from some very special friends and family and their belief in his talent and that it’s “never too late to follow your dreams.”

Morrison is working on a CD and will have it when he performs for a dinner show at the Sooke Royal Canadian Legion on April  20. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the bar in the Legion.

 

 

Just Posted

Victoria’s Belfry Theatre hosts its first ‘relaxed performance’ for a diverse audience

Performance of Every Brilliant Thing is first to pilot the option

VicPD catches impaired driver near elementary school

Citizens alerted police to driver near James Bay Community School

Car crash at Quadra and Finalyson Streets affects Saturday traffic

VicPD and the Victoria Fire Department responded

VIDEO: B.C. couple creates three-storey ‘doggie mansion’ for their five pups

Group of seven, who Kylee Ryan has dubbed as the ‘wandering paws,’ have a neat setup in Jade City

12 Sooke events to get you into the holiday spirit

From a Santa parade to classicial music, Sooke has it all

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Family of B.C. man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

Chilliwack family’s dog missing after using online pet-sitting service

Frankie the pit bull bolted and hit by a car shortly after drop off through Rover.com

B.C. wildlife experts urge hunters to switch ammo to stop lead poisoning in birds

OWL, in Delta, is currently treating two eagles for lead poisoning

B.C. First Nations drop out of court challenge, sign deals with Trans Mountain

Upper Nicola Band says deal represents a ‘significant step forward’

Most Read