Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis are having a blast.
The two country music stars have been teaming up the last couple of years for their Grits and Glamour tour, travelling on the same bus with their bands playing shows together across North America, including a stop at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Oct. 10.
The duo toured together in the 1990s when Morgan said they were making "stupid money" but they each had their own bus.
So when Tillis approached Morgan about sharing a bus and hitting the open road three years ago, Morgan's first thought was 'talk about some cat fights.'
But she couldn't have been more wrong.
"We have really struck up a great friendship. I feel very blessed to have gotten to know Pam as well as I have. We found out we have a lot in common," said Morgan in phone interview with tbnewswatch Tuesday.
"We both have a sense of humour and we're both mothers out there working and wives and businesswomen. We're on the same bus so we get to have a lot of therapy with each other," she said.
Morgan and Tillis both have fathers that are country music legends - the late Opry star George Morgan and Mel Tillis, respectively.
And both have been on the country scene themselves for decades, bringing in combined record sales of more than 18 million and 12 No. 1 songs.
Tillis had hits like Maybe It Was Memphis and Mi Vida Loca and Morgan topped the charts with songs like Something in Red and What Part of No.
On the Grits and Glamour tour, Morgan said fans can expect to hear the singers' classic hits, but also new songs featured on their Dos Divas collaboration, which features both solo efforts and duets by Morgan and Tillis.
"It was actually a fan requested album," said Morgan.
"They would come up to us in the autograph line all the time and ask us 'where's the album, where's the album?' Finally, after about tow years, we looked at each other and said 'yeah, where is the album?'" Morgan said.
Dos Divas was released on July 23 and its first single is I Know What You Did Last Night.
Both Morgan and Tillis have long careers in the music business and Morgan attributes it to having a good team of people around you who aren't afraid to speak the truth.
But it's also about having a good sense of humour.
"A sense of humour goes a long, long way out here on the road when you are tired and worn out and it just gets tiring," she said.
"You just have to have that faith that we're doing a good job; we've got a good attitude and thank God we're still out here kicking."
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