Multi-platinum country recording artist Lorrie Morgan is pleased to announce an exclusive endorsement relationship with Bedell Guitars. The American-based company (Bend, OR), reputable for its exceptional acoustic guitars, has outfitted Morgan with one of its six custom-handcrafted instruments—the Red Swarovski Crystal Bedell Guitar designed with over 3,000 crystals from the limited Two Old Hippies (Nashville, TN) boutique collection.
“I am such an admirer of the Bedell Guitars instruments and its stewardship to respect Mother Nature and every individual tree used to create its products,” Lorrie Morgan introduced. “This particular guitar is stunning in clarity and rich in tone. Every time I take it out of the case, I feel like a child at Christmas. I am quite honored, and excited, to play this extraordinary Swarovski bedazzled guitar! …just wait until you hear it sing!”
Other renowned performers who express themselves with a Bedell at their fingertips include: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Kenny Loggins, Michael Martin Murphy and Dean Dillon to name just a few.
“We created six unique crystal guitars several years ago as a showcase item for our store. It’s a grand opportunity, and truly a gift to us, to present the Swarovski to Ms. Morgan—an instrumental pairing that is naturally meant to be,” said Molly Bedell, Co-owner of Bedell Guitars and Two Old Hippies.
In a partnership with masterful artist Amanda Dunbar, Two Old Hippies unites aesthetic artistry with Bedell Guitars. New in 2014 Bedell is creating “seed-to-song” craftsmanship with its mission to uncover standout tone sets, unique in their story, age, tonal quality, and beauty in a one-of-a-kind musical vessel. Committed to thoughtfully and sustainably honoring the connectivity between the trees of this planet’s forests and the purity of music, Bedell Guitars sources all wood in an ethical manner to produce its renowned, one-of-a-kind instruments made in the U.S.A. Most Bedell guitars can only be discovered in select sophisticated/specialty retail locations.
The breathtaking Red Swarovski acoustic guitar made its first showing in the spotlight of the Grand Ole Opry legendary circle during Morgan’s December 2013 performance and as spectacular attraction at the Lorrie Morgan Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show at Opryland Hotel (Nashville) during the 2013 holiday season. As a year-round road warrior, the Bedell Guitar will become a standard in Morgan’s full-production solo performances as well as the Grits & Glamour Tour (with Pam Tillis) on stages across the globe during the 2014 show season.
“As an ‘Opry baby,’ I spent my nights sleeping in a guitar case cradled in velvet,” Morgan added. “To have a guitar like this means more than words, it’s every performer’s dream come true and I’ve got the case to boot!”
The international, award-winning entertainer is currently celebrating the sophomore single release “I Am A Woman” (ON RADIO NOW) from the critically acclaimed collaborative album DOS DIVAS (with fellow Opry member Pam Tillis as the Red River Entertainment recording duo Grits & Glamour). The corresponding music video is scheduled to be distributed to programmers across the nation and abroad. For more information on Lorrie Morgan, visit Lorrie.com.