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Craig Morgan launches tour

Monday, June 4, 2007 – Craig Morgan continues his tradition of launching his tours from his hometown by making several Nashville appearances this week. He is kicking off his Summer 2007 Tour Tuesday at the Grand Ole Opry. An Opry regular, Morgan has performed there more than 170 times. This Wednesday he hosts his sold-out annual fan club party in Nashville, and on Thursday Morgan performs at the CMA Music Fest before hitting the highways for the remainder of the summer, playing more than 40 shows in 27 states over 3 months.

Morgan, who was born and raised in Nashville, currently resides in Dickson, Tenn. He launched his fall 2006 Tour in Clarksville, Tenn., where he served in the Army's 101st Airborne Division.

"Tomorrow is going to be a really special night at the Opry, so there will be no better place to get our summer fun started," said Morgan. "Since it's CMA Music Fest week, there are a lot of artists in town, and I'll be there with Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Porter Wagoner and a few other people."

"GAC is broadcasting the show live and they've asked me to be the first artist ever to do their live show opening, so I'm really looking forward to that," he said. "It's going to be a great night."

The show will be broadcast live on GAC from 9-10 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 5th and will repeat at 1 a.m. on June 6th.

Morgan is touring behind his fourth studio album, "Little Bit of Life," released last fall on Broken Bow Records. The disc is the follow-up to "My Kind of Livin'," which had the hits "That's What I Love About Sunday" and "Redneck Yacht Club."

Tour dates are:
June 5 Nashville Grand Ole Opry
June 7 Nashville CMA Music Festival
June 8 Chattanooga, TN Riverbend Festival
June 15 New Iberia, LA Longhorn Saloon
June 16 Baton Rouge, LA Dixie Landing
June 20 Oshkosh, WI Country USA
June 21 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
June 23 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Music Fest
June 24 Cedar Rapids, IA Hawkeye Downs
June 29 Ridgeland, MS Northpark Balloon Glow Field
June 30 Eminence, MO Cross Country Trail Ride
July 1 Chicago, IL Grant Park
July 4 Fort Dix, NJ Fort Dix
July 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
July 7 Prospect, PA Big Butler Fairgrounds
July 13 Duluth, GA Wild Bill's
July 14 Valdosta, GA Wild Adventures
July 20 Youngstown, OH Wedgewood Entertainment Center
July 21 Mineral Wells, WV West Virginia Interstate Fair
July 27 Springfield, MO Ozark Empire Fair
July 28 Wayne, NE Wayne County Fair
Aug. 1 Missoula, MT Western Montana Fairgrounds
Aug. 2 Tooele, UT Tooele County Fair
Aug. 3 Idaho Falls, ID Sandy Downs Racetrack
Aug. 4 Rock Springs, WY Sweetwater County Fair
Aug. 5 Kearney, NE Buffalo County Fair
Aug. 9 Jackson, MI Jackson County Fair
Aug. 10 Deerbrook, WI Fuddfest
Aug. 16 Aberdeen, SD Brown County Fair
Aug. 17 Salina, KS Stiefel Theatre
Aug. 18 St. Joseph, MO Trails West Fest
Aug. 21 Rapid City, SD Central States Fair
Aug. 23 Bremerton, WA Kitsap Fair
Aug. 24 Waterville, WA North Central Washington Fair
Aug. 25 Kennewick, WA Benton Franklin Fair
Aug. 27 Palmer, AK Alaska State Fair
Aug. 30 Bishop, CA East Sierra Tri County Fair

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A Lot More to Me
Craig Morgan has been called "country music's champion of the everyman." Not only did the native of Kingston Springs, Tenn. spend more than 10 years in the U.S. Army, when he came home he worked construction, wore the badge of a sheriff's deputy and even did time at a Walmart. For his first album of original material in four years as and his second for Black River, he makes it abundantly clear in the liner notes that he is a devout Christian and the tone of the album reflects »»»
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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