Leave the Light On is Lorrie Morgan's debut studio album which was released on May 11, 1989 by RCA Records.


  1. Trainwreck Of Emotion 3:07
  2. Out Of Your Shoes 3:15
  3. I'll Take The Memories 3:54
  4. Far Side Of The Bed 3:57
  5. Dear Me 3:45
  6. Five Minutes 3:34
  7. He Talks To Me 3:27
  8. It's Too Late (To Love Me Now) 3:40
  9. Gonna Leave The Light On 3:02
  10. Eight Days A Week 2:33
  11. If I Didn't Love You 3:21

Chart Performance[]

"Leave the Light On" peaked at #117 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

Critical Reception[]

Robert Christgau gave the album a "B", writing: "With Reba McEntire coming on perkier than Donna Fargo and various young pretenders folkies in disguise, the pseudostrings of this Tammy Wynette-styled throwback are traditional enough to suit me. She'll stand by her man, but not as his love slave, and if "Out of Your Shoes" would betray a sisterly premise for a roll in the hay, the unprecedented "He Talks to Me," which climaxes with afterwords, is compensation."

Allmusic's Thom Owens called it "a skilled and assured blend of traditional country, honky tonk, country-rock and modern pop sensibilities that pointed the direction toward the sound, style and musical eclecticism of '90s contemporary country."