Craig Morgan Makes Sick Teen’s Birthday Wish Come True
Courtesy - Taste of Country
Craig Morgan is a busy guy, but the singer took time off from promoting and performing to help make a 14-year-old girl’s dream come true with the help of Make-a-Wish Mississippi.
The Tennessee native is finishing up tour dates through next month, in addition to promoting ‘Wake Up Lovin’ You’ and his greatest hits album ‘The Journey (Livin’ Hits),’ but Morgan dropped all that when he heard about Sarah Gabbard.
Gabbard is a teenage girl battling Sanfilippo Syndrome, and her one wish was to meet Morgan. The young girl turned 14 on Feb. 14, and Morgan made her wish come true when he stopped in to meet her in Biloxi, Mississippi to ring in her big day.
“Thanks to Make-a-Wish Mississippi, I had the opportunity to meet Sarah yesterday,” the star wrote, along with an uploaded photo, to Facebook. “Today she turns 14. Let’s all wish this amazing young lady a very Happy Birthday. #HappyBirthdaySarah”
In the heartwarming photo, Morgan is holding Gabbard’s hand as he smiles at the teenager. Of course, he didn’t just make the girl’s day — her mother, Laurie Harmon, was also grateful for the opportunity and she took the time to thank Morgan via Facebook.
“Thank you Craig Morgan and your team along with Make-a-Wish for making my daughter’s dream come true from the bottom of our hearts,” she wrote. “It was a perfect day.”
Announcing the 1st Annual Billy's Place 5k...
Tickets for the 1st Annual Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation Charity 5K benefiting Billy's Place are on sale NOW - click here to purchase.
We are so excited to be expanding our events. Our first 5K will be held at Montgomery Bell State Park on March 23rd, 2014. We will also be holding a kids 60 yard dash! Tickets for the kids dash are $15.00 and all those who register before March 1st, 2014 will get a 5K tee shirt. Tickets can be purchased on a few different levels. Pre-registraion tickets are $30.00 including a 5K tee-shirt (if registered by March 1st, 2014). There will be tickets available day off the race; however, there is no tee-shirt included in those tickets, they are $35.00. If you are not a runner or walker but still want to be involved you can be a "spirit participant" for $25.00 a ticket and you get a tee-shirt as well (Pre-registrants by March 1st 2014 only).
For those who are not runners, but would like to walk, we are planning a Craig Morgan Fan Club team for walkers. Please sign up and contact the fan club office and let us know you would like to be part of the CM Fan Club team and support this great cause. 615-297-7002
The main goal of the 501c3 is to assist foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. The idea for Billy's Place, a component fund of the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation, was born while Craig Morgan was serving as an Assistant Sherriff's Deputy in Dickson, TN and named for his wife Karen's father. Craig's continuing charitable mission is to eventually build and maintain a home called Billy's Place in Dickson County TN for temporarily displaced children in Tennessee's 23rd District (5 counties) and to provide lasting funding for the home.
MUSIC STAR AND FORMER FIRST RESPONDER CRAIG MORGAN TAKES “THE JOURNEY” HOME TO ANNOUNCE FIRST RECIPIENTS OF KIDDE WORRY-FREE SMOKE ALARMS
Craig Morgan, one of country music’s best-loved artists, along with the Tennessee State Division of Fire Prevention, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and Kidde Fire Safety, announced today the first group of fire departments to receive Kidde smoke alarms during the singer’s VA Mortgage Leader Presents Craig Morgan The Journey Tour. The donations are part of Kidde’s “Be a Safety Hero” initiative, which highlights five simple steps to fire safety with support from Morgan, who is a spokesperson. 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).
The alarm donation kicked off at Dickson City Fire Department in Black River Entertainment recording artist Craig Morgan’s hometown. In all, Kidde will donate 5,000 of its new Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments at stops during Morgan’s 2014 tour – a $125,000 retail value. The alarms will then be installed in homes in need throughout each community.
Craig Morgan Strips Down for Fan Contest
Craig Morgan has launched a fan contest on CraigMorgan.com that runs through March 11 in support of his hit single “Wake Up Lovin’ You.” The Grand Prize Winner will get military fatigues worn by Craig.
In addition to the fatigues, the Grand Prize Winner will also receive an autographed guitar and an autographed copy of Craig’s new album, The Journey (Livin’ Hits). You can visit www.craigmorgan.com/wuly/ for complete contest info. Additional prizing is below:
- • Additional Winners: (10) Additional contestants will win an autographed copy of The Journey (Livin’ Hits)
Craig Morgan Guest Stars in the Premiere Episode of A & E's New Original Series "Crazy Hearts: Nashville"
Series Premieres Wednesday, January 15th at 10 pm CT
Country music super star Craig Morgan returns to television with a performance during the premiere of A&E's new original series "Crazy Hearts: Nashville" on Wednesday, January 15th at 10PM CT.
Filmed at the legendary Bluebird Café, Black River Entertainment recording artist Craig Morgan’s performance of his hit single, “Wake Up Lovin’ You,” is featured as the audience is introduced to aspiring singer/songwriter Jimmy Stanley and his girlfriend/manager April Nemeth.
Written by Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey, and Trevor Rosen, “Wake Up Lovin’ You” was co-produced by Craig and his longtime creative partner Phil O’Donnell and is found on his recent release The Journey (Livin’ Hits).
“Crazy Hearts: Nashville” follows some of the most talented up-and-coming country musicians as they balance life, love and their pursuit of stardom, one gig at a time. This series highlights the struggle, the romance and the music that fuels this iconic city. "Crazy Hearts: Nashville" premieres Wednesday, January 15th at 11PM ET/PT and Thursday, January 16th at 10PM ET/PT and continues every Thursday at 10PM ET/PT on A&E. For more information on the series, visit http://www.aetv.com/crazy-hearts-nashville or engage with the cast on facebook, or instagram.
Craig Morgan To Launch 2014 Tour This Month
VA MORTGAGE LEADER PRESENTS
CRAIG MORGAN THE JOURNEY TOUR 2014
DATES ARE ANNOUNCED
Special guest Chad Warrix to open dates February through April
Country music star and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan announced the first leg of his 2014 tour, VA Mortgage Leader Presents Craig Morgan The Journey Tour. The first date launches January 21 in West Palm Beach, Florida with twenty shows already on the books from February through April. VA Mortgage Leader is the title sponsor of the tour.
Joining Morgan for select dates on the tour is special guest Chad Warrix, who will open the shows. Warrix may best be known as one of the founding members of the duo Halfway to Hazard, who enjoyed success with their top 40 single “Daisy.” Chad’s most recent radio single, “Rain on the Roof,” from his solo project, graced the charts in 2012. It was featured on SIRIUS XM’s The Highway, CMT Pure, CMT.com, TCN (The Country Network), GAC (Great American Country) and country radio stations across the U.S.. Additionally, one of Warrix’s songs, “Die By My Own Hand,” was recently released on Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic album.
Morgan has earned high praise for his standout stage presence and hit-packed set. Fans can expect to hear favorites including “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “International Harvester” and "This Ole Boy” plus his latest single, “Wake Up Lovin’ You,” from his latest album The Journey (Livin’ Hits).
Army Vet on His Road to Country Music Stardom
ABC News' Producer Angel Canales and Editor Arthur Niemynski report:
Born in the small town of Kingston Springs, Tenn., Craig Morgan was always surrounded by music. His father was a bass player and that gave Morgan close access to classic country stars such as Vern Gosdin, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, among others.
"Music was always a part of my life at the time and, ironically, it wasn't something I wanted to do," said Morgan.
At 10, he sang the national anthem during a school field trip to Nashville in front of a crowd that included one of country music's most beloved and recognized comedians, Minnie Pearl, who told him "Son, someday you're going to be famous singer," said Morgan.
Long before becoming a country music star, Morgan joined the Army at 18.
"I felt like one of the ways that I could best benefit my country and America was to serve it," says Morgan.
He joined the Army and served for 10 years in active duty in Army's 101 st and 82 nd Airborne Divisions as a fire support specialist and was responsible for calling and directing fire assets of the Army's field artillery team.
"I love the Army, the people, the opportunity to travel and to serve," he said. He also served in the Army Reserve for almost 10 years and, during that time, Morgan's passion for music led him to write songs and perform while in service.
Craig Morgan Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary as Grand Ole Opry Member
Courtesy Country Music Tattletale
Grand Ole Opry member and country music super star Craig Morgan recently returned to the Opry stage to perform and celebrate his fifth year, and counting, as a member of country music’s most honored family.
Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher presented the Opry member with a commemorative print marking the five-year mark and said, “Opry members are the heart and soul of the Grand Ole Opry. They are the reason we have been around for 88 years and are the world’s longest running live radio show. During this Thanksgiving week, we thought it be appropriate to thank Craig Morgan for five incredible years as a member and you are going to be around for several decades more I think. We’ll be doing this a lot more so let’s thank Craig Morgan for five years.”
Upon accepting the print, Craig shared, “I wore them out when I first started as a singer. For me there’s no greater honor that can be bestowed on a country singer aside from being a member of this great foundation. I’m so proud and honored to be here tonight.” Craig was inducted as an Opry member in October 2008 by Opry member, John Conlee.