Craig Morgan Slated As Tennessee Craft Week Honorary Chair
Tennessee Craft, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, proudly announces Dickson resident and multi-faceted entertainer Craig Morgan as the 2019 Tennessee Craft Week Honorary Chair. He will serve as the spokesman to bring public attention to the craft artists in Tennessee and their work during October 4-13, 2019.
Tennessee Craft Week (TCW) honors and recognizes professional craft artists across the state each October. Evolving from the hills of the Smoky Mountains, our state's craft tradition maintains its remarkable legacy. Local makers incorporate contemporary materials, add their unique ideas and inventive techniques in keeping with traditional artisan quality.
Handmade crafts bring local communities together, boosting economic impact across the state, and create a desire for visitors to get a glimpse of authentic people in Tennessee. TCW celebrates handmade craft "Made in Tennessee" and invites all to take home a memorable treasure. The 5th annual Tennessee Craft Week is held in conjunction with American Craft Week, (in its 10th year) recognizing craft across the nation.
Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music's best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including "Bonfire," "Almost Home," "Redneck Yacht Club," "International Harvester," "This Ole Boy," "Wake Up Loving You" and the four week #1, "That's What I Love About Sunday."
In 2017 Craig debuted The Gallery at Morgan Farms, a family-owned and operated farm-to-home business in his hometown of Dickson, TN. The store features a variety of artisan items handmade by Craig and his family.
“I enjoy the process of creating art from a blank piece of wood in the same way I enjoy creating a song from simple words, shared Morgan. “I’m humbled to be the honorary chair of Tennessee Craft Week and hope everyone enjoys the artistic expressions of all the artists in Tennessee.”
Craig received one of country music's highest honors being inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves. Morgan remains an avid supporter of America's military personnel and has made 16 overseas trips to perform for our troops. He is a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award and in 2018 was awarded the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, in recognition of his significant dedication to our military men and women around the world.
Visit TennesseeCraft.org for a listing of all TCW events and to build your custom "road trip" of events.