Back when I was growing up I fell in love with country music. I don’t know if it was the country music at the time that go time that got me hooked or if I would have fallen in love with whatever era of country music was happening at the time.
You could make either argument, but I think the caliber of artists at the time were really strong. A big part of my growing up with country music was The Class of ’89. The big names included Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Clint Black
Travis Tritt was in there as well and so was Lorrie Morgan.
Man, back in the ’90s Lorrie Morgan was on the radio all the time. Everybody seemed to like her songs. She had some really catchy hits and many still get played today on radio.
One of Lorrie’s biggest hits was I Didn’t Know My Own Strength. The single was off her Greatest Hits album, which came out in 1995. This was back when greatest hits records did really well and new singles off those records could propel sales. That’s just what this song did.
This song was great on multiple levels. It was about struggle, but more importantly overcoming struggle. The story was a woman that found out her true strength once she was finally able to get out of a bad relationship with a guy.
And that’s a good message for life. You don’t really know what’s on the other side and we kind of get comfortable with the situation we’re in even if we should be doing something else.
Great song. Catchy song. One of country’s great artists of all time.
#TBT: I Didn’t Know My Own Strength – Lorrie Morgan