Singer/songwriter ditched college for country music

Reaching the ten-year milestone of recording prompted Texan and country music artist Cory Morrow to release "Ten Years," a collection of previously recorded songs, now revamped for fans old and new.

Morrow acknowledged that a decade in music is a "pretty big accomplishment," but he did not think that warranted a greatest-hits record. So he delved into his catalogue and picked songs that he felt deserved a second chance on record " ones that could be done better and different.

"It's kind of like we took an old song and made it new again," Morrow said.

Morrow's inclination for music began when his father brought him home a $20 Mexican guitar. He said that a music teacher taught him "La Bamba," and he went from there.

In his hometown of Houston, his mother was involved with the rodeo, and often times, she and Morrow would listen to country stations on Sunday, he said, although at the time, he was more apt to listen to Led Zeppelin.

Eventually he went to Texas Tech University in Lubbock when he really started listening to country music. An interest in songwriting was sparked, and pretty soon, Morrow dropped out of college to pursue a career in music.

"Part of (dropping out of school) was scary," Morrow said. "Everybody said I couldn't do it." "Bryan Mangieri

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