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Craig Morgan Biography

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Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan

Broken Bow Records

Craig Morgan Basic Facts:

Name: Craig Morgan Greer
Birthday: July 17, 1965
Birthplace: Kingston Springs, TN

Country Style: Contemporary Country

Craig Morgan Quote:

"You don't have to be a redneck to be a member of a Redneck Yacht Club. It's a term that in the past has been a stigma or a stereotype, but songs like this and other various songs, even though they talk about the very things that people imagine rednecks doing or being, they're realizing that a redneck is more of a lifestyle than a person or a people."

Craig Morgan Songwriting:

One of the biggest hits of Craig's career, "Almost Home" was a song he wrote. He also wrote "Love Remembers" from his debut album on BNA Nashville That's Why.

Musical Influences:

John Conlee, Merle Haggard, Vern Gosdin, and James Taylor.

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Craig Morgan Biography:

Craig Morgan was born on July 17, 1965 in Kingston Springs, TN. He became an EMT at the age of 18, and enlisted in the Army, where he was stationed in South Korea. While in the Army, Morgan wrote songs, and won military singing and songwriting contests. He spent ten years in on active duty in the Army as a paratrooper in the 101st and 82nd Airbourne Divisions.

After leaving the Army, he moved his family to Nashville, where he took jobs singing demos. It was while he was singing demos that he was signed with Atlantic Records, where he released his self-titled album in 2000. Atlantic Records shut down soon after that, and Craig was without a label until 2003, where he signed with the independent label Broken Bow Records.

Craig's first album on Broken Bow, I Love It, was released in 2003. That album gave him his first Top 10 song with "Almost Home."

In 2005, Craig released My Kind of Livin' which brought him his first No. 1 "That's What I Love About Sunday." The song stayed on top of the charts for four straight weeks, and by years end, became the most played song of 2005. Other songs from My Kind of Livin' included the fan-favorite "Redneck Yacht Club" and "I Got You." The album also earned Morgan his first Gold album, having sold over 500,000 copies.

Craig released Little Bit of Life in late 2006, which brought him two more Top 10 songs with the title cut (No. 7), and "International Harvester," which peaked at No. 10. The song "Tough" made it as high as No. 11.

In February 2008, Craig announced he was leaving Broken Bow for BNA Nashville. His first album for the label was released in October, entitled That's Why. The debut single was "Love Remembers," another Morgan co-write.

In September 2008, while performing for the troops at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina (one of the places he had been stationed during his Army career) Morgan was surprised by friend and Opry member John Conlee. It was during this surprise visit that Conlee invited Craig to join the Grand Ole Opry. To this, Craig replied, "Oh, God Yes! I do love the Grand Ole Opry! And I gotta tell you, it's cool to be invited right here." His formal induction into the Opry took place on October 25, 2008.

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