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Encyclopedia > Craig Morgan (singer)
Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan performing at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, California.
Background information
Birth name Craig Morgan Greer
Born July 17, 1965 (1965-07-17) (age 42)
Origin Kingston Springs, Tennessee, United States
Genre(s) Country music
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) rhythm guitar, vocals
Years active 2000-present
Label(s) Atlantic Records
Broken Bow Records
Website craigmorgan.com

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Contents

Career

Military service

Craig Morgan during a USO performance, March 20, 2007

Morgan was born in Kingston Springs, Tennessee and grew up in rural Tennessee. He became an Emergency medical technician at age 18. A few years later, he joined the Army and was stationed in South Korea. He was in combat as part of Operation Just Cause in Panama in 1989. During his deployment in Korea, Morgan wrote a number of songs and won various military singing and songwriting contests. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (3872 × 2592 pixel, file size: 1,006 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From http://www. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (3872 × 2592 pixel, file size: 1,006 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From http://www. ... USO is a TLA that may stand for: Unidentified submarine object Udaipur Solar Observatory Ultra stable oscillator Unidentified submarine object or Unidentified swimming object or Unidentified submersible object Union der Schülerorganisationen (uso. ... Kingston Springs is a town located in Cheatham County, Tennessee. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Combatants United States Panama Commanders General Carl W. Stiner Manuel Noriega Strength 27,684+ 3,000+ Casualties 23 Dead, 324 Wounded 450 Military, 200-4,000 Civilian U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division (light) soldiers prepare to take La Comandancia in the El Chorrillo neighborhood of Panama City, December 1989. ...


Morgan spent 10 years on active duty in the US Army, serving in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions, before launching his music career. He is a graduate of the ROK Ranger school.


In addition to his Opry appearances and regular touring schedule, Morgan frequently performs at military bases both in the U.S. and abroad. He was awarded the 2006 USO Merit Award for his tireless support of US soldiers and their families.


He is a friend of Darryl Worley, a fellow country music singer well-known for patriotic music and USO volunteer like Morgan himself.[citation needed] Darryl Worley (born October 31, 1964 in Pyburn, Tennessee) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ...


Start and success

Hundreds of fans showed up to see Craig Morgan perform for the USO, March 20, 2007

Upon his return home to Tennessee, he worked various jobs to support his family, including as a construction worker, a security guard and a sheriff's deputy. He would later land a job in Nashville singing demos for other songwriters and publishing companies. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (3872 × 2592 pixel, file size: 904 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From http://www. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (3872 × 2592 pixel, file size: 904 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) From http://www. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: , Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ...


The demos led to releasing his first album with Atlantic Records, the self-titled Craig Morgan in 2000. In 2003, Morgan signed with Broken Bow Records and released his second album, I Love It. It featured the single "Almost Home", which broke into the Top 10 and earned Morgan a Songwriter Achievement Award from the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Craig Morgan is the eponymous debut album of neotraditional country music singer Craig Morgan. ... Broken Bow Records is an American country music record label based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... I Love It is neotraditional country singer Craig Morgans second album. ...


In 2005, Morgan released his third album, My Kind of Livin', which included the hit "That's What I Love About Sunday." A four-week number-one hit in the early spring of 2005, it was the biggest country music song of that year according to Billboard. The album also included the #2 hit "Redneck Yacht Club". Also included was "I Got You", which Craig had originally penned for Keith Urban, but decided to record himself instead. "Little Bit Of Life" was the lead off single to his Little Bit Of Life album; the album's second single is "Tough." My Kind of Livin is an album by Craig Morgan. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967, New Zealand), is a New Zealand country music singer. ...


Discography

Albums

Craig Morgan is the eponymous debut album of neotraditional country music singer Craig Morgan. ... I Love It is neotraditional country singer Craig Morgans second album. ... My Kind of Livin is an album by Craig Morgan. ... Little Bit of Life is Craig Morgans fourth album. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Country US Hot 100 US Pop 100
2000 "Something to Write Home About" 38 - - Craig Morgan
2000 "Paradise" 46 - - Craig Morgan
2000 "The Kid in Me" 68 - - Craig Morgan
2001 "I Want Us Back" 51 - - Craig Morgan
2002 "God, Family and Country" 49 - - I Love It
2002 "Almost Home" 6 59 - I Love It
2003 "Every Friday Afternoon" 25 - - I Love It
2004 "Look At Us" 27 - - I Love It
2005 "That's What I Love About Sunday"A 1 51 74 My Kind of Livin'
2005 "Redneck Yacht Club"B 2 45 93 My Kind of Livin'
2006 "I Got You" 12 92 - My Kind of Livin'
2006 "Little Bit of Life" 7 75 - Little Bit Of Life
2007 "Tough" 11 76 - Little Bit Of Life
2007 "International Harvester"C - - - Little Bit Of Life

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External links

  • Official web site
  • Craig Morgan on CMT
  • Craig Morgan on GAC
  • Craig Morgan - I Love It + That's I Love About Sunday
  • Craig Morgan – My Kind Of Livin‘

 
 

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