Craig Morgan
Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan

About Craig Morgan

The bread and butter of country singer Craig Morgan’s music is his laidback sentimentality and rural American values. He comes by the patriotism honestly—Morgan, a Tennessee native born in 1964, only pursued a career in country after 10 years of service in the United States Army. But his musical roots go back at least as far as his father, who was a professional bassist. In 2000, Morgan dropped his debut self-titled full-length, embracing old-school country sounds and even including an appearance from the iconic Merle Haggard on the wistful “I Wish I Could See Bakersfield.” In late 2002, he scored his first Billboard Hot Country Songs Top 10 with “Almost Home,” a cut in which an elderly homeless man takes a dreamy stroll down memory lane. And while some of Morgan’s greatest strengths are his poignant performances and lyrical vulnerability—on 2020’s “Soldier,” he invokes some gospel to pledge allegiance to a friend—he can also have a wicked good time. “International Harvester” brings the honky-tonk stomp as he spouts farming bona fides, and “Redneck Yacht Club” is all down-home fun in the sun. Lest you forget where his heart lies, the title track of God, Family, Country (2020) tells the story of a guy, not unlike Morgan, with three clear priorities.

  • HOMETOWN
    Kingston Springs, TN
  • BORN
    July 16, 1965

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