Army veteran, country music hit-maker and author Craig Morgan played his first-ever headlining concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium over the weekend, selling out the historic venue on Veterans Day and performing a more than 90 minute show packed with hits including “Bonfire,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ain’t Nothing,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” and “The Father, My Son and The Holy Ghost.” The sold-out show was the final date of his headlining Operation Finally Home Welcomes “God, Family, Country Tour 2022” with Craig Morgan.
In addition to a set by special guest Ray Fulcher, Craig stunned the crowd with surprise appearances by country music icon Trace Adkins performing “Arlington” and multi-genre phenomenon Jelly Roll joining Craig on a rendition of “Son Of A Sinner” in addition to the veteran’s inspirational hit “Almost Home.” Later in the show, Craig welcomed his Panama platoon on stage during a patriotic performance of “Paradise” and the capacity crowd lit up the auditorium in patriotic red, white and blue during “Soldier.” Before the night was over, Broken Bow Records executives Jon Loba (President, BMG Nashville) and JoJamie Hahr (SVP, BBR Music Group) presented a career milestone plaque to the singer, recognizing more than 2 billion career streams as well as Craig having achieved the label’s first Top 10 (“Almost Home”) and No. 1 single (“That’s What I Love About Sunday”).
In celebration of Veterans Day, Craig partnered with the American Forces Network to broadcast the sold-out “Operation Finally Home Presents Craig Morgan Live at the Ryman, Powered by Monster Energy” concert over the weekend. Nearly 350,000 U.S. servicemembers and families serving overseas enjoyed the concert experience November 12 and 13 via one of the world’s largest television and radio networks, broadcasting 24/7 around the globe.
The sold-out Veteran’s Day headlining show at Ryman Auditorium coincided with the release of Craig’s God, Family, Country (Deluxe Edition), which features four new sides including “How You Make A Man.” He appeared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) to talk about his experiences in the military (watch HERE) and recently appeared on “Inside The Base” (Circle TV) during a return visit to Ft. Bragg. Listen to Craig’s God, Family, Country (Deluxe Edition) now at https://craigmorgan.lnk.to/GodFamilyCountryDeluxe.
Craig’s expanded album and headlining tour follows closely on the heels of his personal memoir — God, Family, Country — released this fall in partnership with Blackstone Publishing and available HERE. God, Family, Country, which Craig wrote with Jim DeFelice, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper, details Craig’s road to success, from his humble childhood in Tennessee to his years as an elite military operative to his country music stardom with 25 Billboard charting hits. Country music fans and thrill seekers alike will love this intimate look at Craig’s remarkable life. Learn more HERE.
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. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted over 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” “Soldier,” “Wake Up Loving You,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and his faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry, “The Father, My Son and The Holy Ghost.” His God, Family, Country (Deluxe Edition) album released on Veteran’s Day, featuring the newly released track, “How You Make A Man.”
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 more than 16 overseas trips to perform for our troops. He is a member of the U.S. Field Artillery Hall of Fame and recipient of the USO Merit Award. 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.
This year, Craig put his survival skills learned in the military to work in the new TV series, “Beyond The Edge” (CBS/Paramount+). Nine celebrities lived in the dangerous jungles of Panama, where they faced off in epic adventures and endured the most brutal conditions to raise money for their chosen charities. Craig competed for Operation Finally Home, which provides mortgage-free homes and home modifications to wounded, ill and injured military veterans, first responders, and their families in honor of their service and sacrifice to our country and community.
This fall, Craig released his gripping new memoir — God, Family, Country — in partnership with Blackstone Publishing. He details all aspects from his inspiring life, revealing never-before-heard stories including how he worked alongside the CIA as a soldier in Panama, fought sex traffickers as an undercover agent in Thailand, forged his own path to country music stardom, and lives his life by the deepest values: God, family, country.
In October, he launched the headlining Operation Finally Home Welcomes “God, Family, Country Tour 2022” with Craig Morgan, including a very special Veterans Day Show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/11/craig-morgan-celebrates-veterans-day-with-sold-out-headlining-s-how-at-nashvilles-ryman-auditorium/FundraiserPress ReleaseAmerican Forces Network,broken bow records,Craig Morgan,Jelly Roll,Operation Finally Home,Ray Fulcher,ryman auditorium,trace adkins