Craig Morgan releases powerful new memoir with Blackstone Publishing
Nashville, Tenn. - Blackstone Publishing is thrilled to announce the release of GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY: Soldier, Singer, Husband, Dad—There’s a Whole Lot More to Me [Blackstone Publishing; September 27, 2022; hardcover, ebook, and audiobook], by chart-topping country music entertainer and Army veteran Craig Morgan. One of country music’s best-loved artists, fans know Craig Morgan from his hit songs and acclaimed albums. In his gripping new memoir, Craig Morgan shares all aspects from his life, revealing stories even his most avid fans don’t know about—like how he worked alongside the CIA as a soldier in Panama, or fought sex traffickers as an undercover agent in Thailand. God, Family, Country is available now HERE.
Craig details these many facets of his life and more in God, Family, Country. An on-stage appearance with his father’s band at age ten may have planted the seeds for life as a country star, but first he trained as a paratrooper in the army. After earning numerous distinctions, his path to sergeant major was all but assured. Then came a momentous decision: he left the active military to pursue music.
With unwavering support from his wife and a pack of part-time jobs, he toughed out the lean years and achieved his first success with the poignant ballad “Almost Home.” Other hits soon followed, from party songs like “Redneck Yacht Club” to the soul-rending “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost.” Born from the anguish of his son Jerry’s passing, the song’s tribute has consoled and inspired millions across the world.
Duty to country has been a constant throughout his life and globe-spanning career. In 2006, as “That’s What I Love about Sunday” topped country radio charts, Craig was riding in a convoy of Humvees in Iraq. An avid outdoorsman, a former sheriff’s deputy who’s still a member of the auxiliary, and always a husband and father first, Craig Morgan will inspire you with his life lived by the deepest values: God, family, country.
Additionally, Blackstone is excited to announce that the audiobook edition of GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY will be performed by Craig Morgan.
ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. Craig 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 No. 1, “That's What I Love About Sunday.” In 2008, Craig received one of country music's highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
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.
Craig will put his survival skills learned in the military to work in the new TV series, “Beyond The Edge,” premiering March 16 on CBS. Craig, an Army veteran, is competing for Operation Finally Home, which provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans and their families.
TITLE: God, Family, Country
AUTHOR: Craig Morgan with Jim DeFelice
GENRE: Nonfiction/Autobiography & Biography/ Personal Memoirs
PUBLICATION DATE: September 27, 2022
PUBLISHER: Blackstone Publishing
FORMATS: Hardcover, e-book, and audio
HARDCOVER PRICE: $25.99
HARDCOVER ISBN: 9781665058681