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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