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.

 

 

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