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Morgan raises $95K for charity

Thursday, August 11, 2011 – Craig Morgan's 5th annual Charity Motocross Ride, Concert and Sporting Clay Shoot raised more than $95,000, more than the last two years' events totals combined.

Proceeds from the weekend's activities benefit Billy's Place, which is supporting children's causes in Middle Tennessee and working toward building a home for temporarily displaced children in Morgan's hometown of Dickson, just outside Nashville.

"It's amazing how much this event has grown over the last five years, and I'm over-the-top grateful to everyone from our celebrity friends and the Dickson and Middle Tennessee communities for their support," said Morgan. "We raised a record high amount this year for Billy's Place, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to do more for the children and families of Dickson. I already can't wait to do it again next year."

The highest bidder for a chance to give Morgan a high and tight haircut was former NFL player Robb Nelson, raising $1,200.

Joining Morgan for the day's adventures were country music celebrities Bucky Covington and Sarah Darling. Pam Tillis also joined for a concert at night.

Morgan's new single This Ole Boy was recently released by Black River Entertainment. Written by Ben Hayslip, Dallas Davidson, and Rhett Atkins, the title track and lead single from Morgan's new album, expected early 2012. Morgan can also be seen in the second season of his Outdoor Channel series, "Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors," with episodes airing throughout the year.

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A Lot More to Me
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This Ole Boy CD review - This Ole Boy
Craig Morgan likes to keep things simple. Once dubbed "country music's champion of the Everyman" he is best known best known for songs that espouse the core values of the genre: Faith ( That's What I Love About Sunday), good times, ( Redneck Yacht Club) and helping others ( Almost Home ). We get much of the same on "This Ole Boy," his first new music in three years and debut with Black River Entertainment. Disappointingly, the patriotism, religion and love »»»
That's Why CD review - That's Why
Craig Morgan flies under the radar, both personally and musically. He spent a decade in military service, is married with kids and loves dirt biking. He's an everyday American guy who just sings and writes better than most. Musically, his lyrics about patriotism, family, southern pride, faith, and love are topics so elemental to country music, that he's something of a musical conduit for the common southern man. Here Morgan teams again with frequent co-writer and producer Phil »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
Concert Review: Not much really changes for LaFarge – Just one look at the stage made it clear that this was not going to be a typical night with Pokey LaFarge. There were only a few guitars to be seen, which meant that LaFarge was going it alone. "I've been touring for years with a band," LaFarge told perhaps a few hundred people before he had even played a note.... »»»
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