If you’re looking for a recipe for success, perhaps consider following the example of dramatic tenor Jay Hunter Morris. Mix equal parts talent and positive attitude, and then sprinkle liberally with time in the practice room. Born in Paris, Texas, the son of a Baptist music minister father and church organist mother, Morris credits his parents with instilling in him “the lasting belief that I can achieve anything my heart desires.” The more one learns about the singer’s work ethic and outlook, the less mysterious his success seems to be. A singer who works hard, seeks out the best possible help, and is consistently available and ready when the opportunity comes begins to seem like a cake with the right ingredients that has been mixed and baked at the right temperature, almost guaranteed to rise.
There is nothing anyone could write that would be more eloquent and to the point than the words Morris strings together about himself. His book, Diary of a Redneck Opera Zinger, be...
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