28 June 1924, Waverly, Tennessee, USA, d. 7 July 1975, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Morgan was raised in Barberton, Ohio, and by the time he was nine, he was performing his own songs on guitar. He enlisted in the US Army during the war but was discharged three months later on medical grounds. He formed a band and found work on a radio station in Wooster, Ohio, and wrote Candy Kisses after a broken romance. RCA Records showed an interest in Morgan, who performed Candy Kisses on the Grand Ole Opry to great acclaim, but their tardiness led to Columbia Records signing him instead. Candy Kisses was a US country number 1 in 1949 despite competition from cover versions from Elton Britt, Red Foley and Eddie Kirk. However, there was friction between Morgan and Hank Williams, who regarded Candy Kisses as stupid and its singer a cross-eyed crooner. Morgan, a crooner in the vein of Eddy Arnold, called his...
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