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Morgan prepares 11th tour for troops

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – Craig Morgan is preparing to make his 11th overseas tour to entertain U.S. troops serving abroad.

The former soldier will travel with Armed Forces Entertainment and Stars For Stripes to perform a series of acoustic shows in Southwest Asia this spring.

"As a former soldier myself, it is so important to me to have another opportunity to support our troops and do whatever I can to help keep morale high," said Morgan. "I always jump at the chance to get over there and do my part."

In 2003, Morgan made his first overseas visit to entertain our U.S. troops. Morgan also has offered support to spouses and dependents remaining stateside through Folds of Honor and Jack Daniel's Toast To The Troops. Morgan is a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award and earlier this year received the Humanitarian of the Year designation at the 2013 Golden Moose Awards. Morgan will also appear on "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops," airing Tuesday, May 20 on CBS.

The Black River recording artist is on the charts with "Wake Up Lovin' You." Written by Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey and Trevor Rosen is featured on Morgan's recently released album "The Journey (Livin' Hits)."

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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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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