Texas native Cory Morrow is a country music artist with a style all his own. Popular country music today generally falls into one of two broad categories; the slick, pop and rock-influenced "countrypolitan" sound of artists like Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts or the classic, instrumental "new traditional" sound championed by performers like George Strait and Alan Jackson. Throughout his career Cory Morrow has refused to conform to these aesthetic guidelines, instead opting to produce his own brand of country music inspired by sources as diverse as Led Zeppelin and Don Williams. Gritty, sincere, and instrumentally complex all it once, it is no surprise that Cory Morrow's music has been the driving force behind the newly popular "Texas sound" taking the region by storm.Born in 1972 in Houston, Texas, Cory Morrow got his first guitar at the age of fifteen - his father won it in a bet in a Mexican border town. Casually strumming throughout high school, he began taking guitar more seriously while enrolled at Texas Tech University where he often found himself playing gigs for his fraternity. Cory left college and moved to Austin, Texas in 1993, hoping to make a name for itself in Austin's thriving alternative music scene. Alongside college friend Pat Green, Cory became a regular performer in the bars and clubs across Austin. He founded his own record label Write On records in 1997 and released his first album The Man That I Have Been later that same year. The hardworking musician released three more solid albums before getting his big break in 2002 with the release of his most successful album, Outside The Lines. Outside The Lines caught the attention of larger record labels, and in 2005 he released his fifth studio album Nothing Left To Hide in conjunction with independent label Smith Entertainment. While known across Texas as a talented musician and consummate performer, Cory's music is not too well known outside of the Texas scene. It's a shame - fans statewide have been enjoying his powerful, high-energy live shows for years, as can be seen in live footage of fan favorites "A Whole Lot" and "21 Days". This might be changing, though - his latest album, 2008's Vagrants and Kings, was co-released by record label Sustain, a branch of industry giant Universal Music. Fans might want to turn their radios on in hopes of catching his latest single from Vagrants and Kings, entitled "Sometimes I Stumble, That's When".
Cory Morrow (born May 1, 1972 in Houston, Texas) is a singer/songwriter who has gained popularity throughout the Southwest. Morrow started playing guitar at Memorial High School in Houston. He continued to develop as a musician while attending Texas Tech University, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. In 1993, Morrow moved to Austin, Texas to pursue music as a career. Along with college friend Pat Green, Morrow popularized what is known as "Texas Music".
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Cory Morrow (born May 1, 1972 in Houston, Texas) is a singer/songwriter who has gained popularity throughout the Southwest. Morrow started playing guitar at Memorial High School in Houston. He continued to develop as a musician while attending Texas Tech University, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. In 1993, Morrow moved to Austin, Texas to pursue music as a career. He is also considered part of the Red Dirt music scene, that differentiates itself from the popular Nashville music scene. Morrow has sold over 200,000 albums independently. Morrow's 2002 release Outside the Lines reached #28 on Billboard's Country Album chart, #3 on the magazine's Internet Sales chart, #8 on its Independent Album chart and #16 on Heatseekers chart. SoundScan ranked him #7 among "country debut artists" that year.