Album: A Picture of Me (Without You)
Låtskriver : George Richey / Norris D Wilson
George Jones And Friends 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert 2007
Label: New West Records
Release Date DVD: 2007
In 2004, George Jones celebrated 50 years as a country music legend with a tribute concert recorded for PBS’s SOUNDSTAGE program. Hosted by Reba McEntire, the concert presents live performances of Jones’s greatest hits by 20 country luminaries, including Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Kenny Chesney, and Martina McBride.
A Picture of Me (Without You)” is a country music song written by Norro Wilson and George Richey. According to Rich Kienzle’s liner notes for the 1994 Sony retrospective The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country, the song was written specifically for Jones with co-writer Norro Wilson singing the song for George “imitating the Jones style to show how he wanted it sung. Even with the string arrangement, the country feel remained undiminished”. The song is similar to an older Webb Pierce song called “That’s Me Without You”. It was originally recorded by George Jones, whose version peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1972. In his 1995 autobiography I Lived to Tell It All, Jones quoted lines from the song to describe his own sadness at the passing of his brother-in-law W.T. “Dub” Scroggins in 1993.
The song was covered by Lorrie Morgan on her 1991 album Something in Red. Morgan’s version was released as the album’s second single in June 1991 and reached #9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in November 1991
Loretta Lynn Morgan : born June 27, 1959, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at age 13, performing Fred Spielman and Janice Torre’s “Paper Roses, so she is an American country music singer. She is the daughter of George Morgan, a country music singer who charted several hit singles between 1949 and his death in 1975.
Morgan charted her first single in 1978, although she did not break into the top of the U.S. country charts until her 1989 single, “Trainwreck of Emotion.” Since then, she has charted 40 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, with three number one hits: “Five Minutes,” “What Part of No” and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength”. She has also recorded 15 studio albums. At various points in her life, Morgan has been married to four country singers: Ron Gaddis, Keith Whitley, Jon Randall and Sammy Kershaw. She has sold over 6 million records worldwide.