Craig Performs "Wake Up Lovin' You" on Fox & Friends
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Country Music Star Craig Morgan Joins Kidde and Fire Service Leaders to Promote Steps to Safety
Multi-community smoke alarm donation announced for Morgan’s 2014 tour
and home state of Tennessee
Craig Morgan, country music star and former emergency medical technician, today introduced a national awareness campaign in partnership with Kidde Fire Safety and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to remind families to ‘Be a Safety Hero’ by following five simple home fire safety steps. TV and digital spots featuring Morgan and Nashville firefighters will remind families of these steps and air surrounding “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” on ABC. Each year, approximately 3,000 people die in home fires in the U.S., with most fires happening during the winter. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“As a former first responder, I’ve seen the damage home fires can cause. Many home fire deaths are preventable, and I want to do what I can to help keep families safe,” said Morgan. In 2011, the country music star put his EMT training to use and rescued two children from a burning house in his home state.
The National Fire Protection Association reports two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with either no smoke alarm or no working alarm. Kidde’s ‘Be a Safety Hero’ program focuses on these five steps:
1. Replace smoke alarms older than 10 years old with units featuring a 10-year sealed-in battery. Kidde’s Worry-Free line provides a decade of continuous protection with no low-battery chirps.
2. Place fire extinguishers on every level of your home and make sure they are within reach.
3. Install carbon monoxide alarms on each floor and near bedrooms.
4. Develop and practice an escape plan with your family. Know two ways out of each room.
5. Show your commitment by taking and sharing the pledge at alarmpledge.com; you’ll help your family and help reduce the risk firefighters face when responding to a home fire.
To help families get started, Kidde will donate 5,000 of its new Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments at 10 stops during Morgan’s 2014 tour – a $125,000 retail value. Kidde will donate another 1,000 Worry-Free smoke alarms to the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office smoke alarm distribution program. In this year alone, the fire marshal’s office has distributed more than 30,000 smoke alarms to fire departments across Tennessee and saved 38 lives.
“Kidde’s mission is to help save lives, and we are pleased to work with Craig, the Foundation and all of the partners on this campaign,” said Chris Rovenstine, vice-president, sales and marketing, Kidde. “Dead or missing batteries are the main reasons smoke alarms don’t sound in a fire. By providing sealed-battery smoke alarms to local fire departments, we can help protect families who otherwise may not be able to replace an outdated alarm.”
CMA’s 2013 National Broadcast Personality of the Year and country music superstar, Kix Brooks, joined Morgan and Kidde representatives as a special guest at the event. Brooks serves as the radio voice for public service announcements on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s alarm pledge program. The pledge asks families to commit to being fire safe, which in turn helps firefighters who respond to a home fire.
“Firefighters put their lives on the line every time they answer a call, and the risk increases if they have to enter a burning home to rescue those inside,” said Ron Siarnicki, executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “By pledging to take these steps, you not only can be a hero, you also can help save a hero.”
To view the safety vignettes, learn more about the steps or to take the pledge, visit www.kidde.com or follow the company on Twitter: @KiddeSafety.
Kidde is a leading manufacturer of residential smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, fire extinguishers, and has been delivering advanced fire safety technology for more than 90 years. Kidde is a business of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, and a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. More information can be found at www.kidde.com.
A Hunting Q&A With Country Music's Craig Morgan
If a gray-bearded beer spokesman hadn’t already claimed the catchphrase, there’s a strong chance country music artist Craig Morgan could take the title as the World’s Most Interesting Man. Long before he was an entertainer, Morgan was an EMT, a sheriff’s deputy, served 10 years in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper, and was a pro-staff advisor for several hunting manufacturers. And he still found time to raise a family.
Morgan’s self-titled debut album appeared in 2000, and since then he’s released seven others including 2005’s My Kind of Livin’, which included That’s What I Love About Sunday—a song that spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s country charts. In July 2013, he released The Journey, his second collection of greatest hits, and said he has no intention of slowing down—especially when it comes to spending time outdoors. Aside from music, he stars in his own hunting program, Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors, which is entering its fourth season on the Outdoor Channel.
When he’s not making headlines as an artist, Morgan frequently performs at military bases in the U.S. and abroad and helps raise money for Billy’s Place, a charity he founded that assists foster children. He inadvertently received attention for his good deeds in February, 2011, when he rescued two children from a burning house in Tennessee, and this past June, he assisted emergency responders on and interstate when two tractor trailers collided and ignited.
Craig Morgan's got a Man Cave
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Craig Morgan to Star in New Psychic Thriller
Courtesy Taste of Country
Craig Morgan is a jack of all trades in the entertainment world. He’s a country singer with a new album, he’s been on TV, and now, he’s set to star in a new psychic thriller movie.
The flick was written and is being directed by Morgan’s good friend, actress Angie Harmon, and they got to know each other when Morgan guest-starred on her TV show, ‘Rizzoli and Isles.’ He enjoyed it so much that he jumped on the opportunity to work with her again.
The ‘Wake Up Lovin’ You’ singer won’t be playing a singer in the film. Instead, he’ll be sporting a cop uniform. He explains to the Country Vibe that it’s “a psychic thriller, a law enforcement kind of thing,” adding that while he’s playing a cop, he’ll also be showing off his beard. The reason? Angie likes it. “I’m a cop with a beard. I’m a man, I’ve got a beard. The beard is in the movie,” Morgan says with a laugh.
While he’s acting, Morgan is also able to really escape into a new character — something he doesn’t experience while on stage. “I’ve heard people talk about music, when they get on stage they become this different person and they take on this new persona and what have you. That’s not me,” he explains.
“I’m the same guy all the time except the acting, and I think that’s why I enjoy it because I do get in there and you get to pretend to be somebody else and it’s a lot of fun,” he adds.
Country music fans will have fun seeing Morgan as another character, and it sounds like he’ll have a blast living life as a copy — on set.
PBS Sing For Your Supper
Craig Morgan’s Elk Loin in a Port Wine Reduction:
Elk loin with caramelized apples,
blackberry and Vidalia compote port reduction sauce
Craig Morgan To Appear On New PBS Series "Sing For Your Supper"
National TV Debut Performance Of “Wake Up Lovin’ You”
Country music star and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan is set to appear on an upcoming episode of “Sing For Your Supper,” a new TV series airing on PBS. “Sing For Your Supper with Bob Waggoner,” a new, interactive cooking series and webcast combining America’s love affair with food and music, is the first culinary series filmed at the legendary Ryman Auditorium. Catch Craig Morgan on “Sing for your Supper with Bob Waggoner” on PBS affiliates around the country, starting September 26. Check local listings for correct show times.
Sportsman and entertainer Craig Morgan is joined by friend and chef Victor Lugo of Lugo’s Restaurant in Dickson, TN as well as Sommelier xxxxxxxxx. Waggoner and the evening’s guest chef, USA Today’s Brian Mansfield, prepare several dishes together for the assembled guests, including an elk loin entrée using protein harvested by the singer himself. During the broadcast Craig also performs his latest hit single, “Wake Up Lovin’ You,” marking the national TV debut of the song, which can be found on his recently released CD, The Journey (Livin’ Hits).
The series filmed earlier in the year in front of a live audience seated on the Ryman stage. “Sing For Your Supper” is hosted by Chef Bob Waggoner, executive chef of The Watermark Restaurant in the Gulch area of Nashville and executive produced by Mike Kirk. The series is produced in cooperation with WETA Washington, DC and will air on PBS affiliates around the nation beginning Fall of 2013.
ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN: One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits: “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “International Harvester” and "This Ole Boy," the title track to his latest album. The project boasted a Top 5 album debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. He's recently released his new album The Journey (Livin’ Hits), featuring the soulful single "Wake Up Lovin’ You," on Black River Entertainment. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves. He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors," airing on Outdoor Channel. For more information on Craig Morgan, visit www.craigmorgan.com and engage with him on Facebook, Instragram and Twitter.
7th Annual Craig Morgan Charity Weekend - Hugely Successful!
Country music star and award-winning TV host, Craig Morgan had a hugely successful weekend at his 7th Annual Charity event, gathering motocross celebrities, country stars, and fans to enjoy the beautiful middle Tennessee weather and some great musical moments. Scroll down for photos!
The event took place on Saturday, September 14th, in Morgan’s hometown of Dickson, TN. All proceeds benefit Billy’s Place, a component fund of the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation. The organizations primary goal is to assist foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee.