Craig Morgan To Host 6th Annual Charity Weekend Benefiting ‘Billy’s Place’

201205221655 Craig Morgan To Host 6th Annual Charity Weekend Benefiting Billys Place

Craig Morgan To Host 6th Annual Charity Weekend Benefiting 'Billy's Place'

Country Music superstar and award-winning TV host CRAIG MORGAN announced today that he is set to host his 6th annual Charity Weekend August 11 and 12 in his hometown of Dickson, Tenn.  Proceeds from the two-day event, which includes a Celebrity Motocross Ride, Concert and Sporting Clay Shoot, will benefit Billy’s Place, an organization benefitting foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee.

The family-friendly event will kick-off Saturday, August 11 in Dickson, Tenn. The morning will start with a motocross exhibition followed by a group trail ride and lunch. Previous motocross celebrity participants have included Kevin Windham, Cowboy Kenny Bartram, Fred Andrews and Barry Hawk. Later that night, Craig and several of his country music friends will take to the stage for an intimate acoustic concert at Dickson Middle School. A live and silent auction will also take place where attendees can bid on everything from autographed memorabilia to the chance to give the singer a high-and-tight haircut on stage during the event.

Last year’s new addition, the hugely popular Sporting Clay Shoot, will return again the morning of August 12 from Nashville Gun Club. Teams of shooters will face off and display their finest shooting skills as they attempt to dethrone Morgan, who was celebrity co-captain of this year’s winning team at the NRA Country/ACM Sporting Clay Shoot.

All three events are open to the public. Individual event and bundled tickets will go on sale in June. Celebrity participants for all three events will be announced at a later date.

Craig Morgan Charity Weekend 
Celebrity Dirtbike Ride
Date: August 11, 2012
Location: 1286 Bell Hollow Rd  Vanleer, TN
Registration Opens: 8:00 AM
Ride and Exhibition Start Time: 10:00 AM

Celebrity Concert
Date: August 11, 2012
Location: Dickson Middle School 401 East College St  Dickson, TN
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Concert Start Time: 7:00 PM

Celebrity Sporting Clay Shoot
Date: August 12, 2012
Location: Nashville Gun Club 1100 County Hospital Rd  Nashville, TN
Time: TBD

ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN: One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits:  “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “International Harvester.” His newest single “This Ole Boy,” currently climbing the country radio charts, is the title track to his sixth studio CD, out now on Black River Entertainment. The new album boasted a Top 5 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart when it released on February 28, 2012. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves.  He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” on The Outdoor Channel. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visitwww.craigmorgan.com or follow him on Twitter @CMorganmusic.

ABOUT BILLY’S PLACE: The idea for the charity was born while Craig Morgan was serving as an Assistant Sheriff’s Deputy in Dickson, TN and named for his wife Karen’s father. The organization, which supports foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee, is supported by the Craig Morgan Charity Fund. The organization’s continuing mission is to build and maintain a home called Billy’s Place for temporarily displaced children in Dickson County Tennessee and to provide lasting funding for the home. His long term goal is to start additional Billy’s Place homes around the country. The annual Craig Morgan Charity Weekend, encompassing a motocross ride, concert and sporting clays shoot, has raised more than $95,000 in support of Billy’s Place and other children’s welfare organizations.

Craig Morgan’s “All Access Outdoors” Back For Third Season

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Craig Morgan's "All Access Outdoors" Back For Third Season

After taking home two prestigious Golden Moose Awards in January, country music entertainer and TV host Craig Morgan is eager to announce the return of his hit television show, “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors.” Making the move to the coveted Sunday primetime slot, the third season will premiere July 1 on Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV. 

True to the show’s name, country music superstar and celebrated TV host Craig Morgan throws open the doors on his life – both on stage and in the field. Whether he’s entertaining screaming fans at sold-out shows, motocross racing or bowhunting big game, Craig’s life is high-octane and his schedule is unrelenting. The hit reality show gives viewers an all access, backstage pass to Craig’s travels as he and his crew pursue big thrills and big laughs across North America in a quest for the ultimate hunting adventures. Each week, Craig is joined by fellow country music artists as well as professional athletes and motocross celebrities. Craig’s engaging personality, lifelong love of hunting and considerable television experience make “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” a must-see for hunters and country music fans across the nation. Highlights from the upcoming third season include surfing in Hawaii and leading a group of accomplished and first-time hunters on a turkey expedition in his hometown of Dickson, Tenn.

Starting July 1, 2012, viewers can catch Craig every Sunday night at 11pm (EST) on Outdoor Channel. Check local listings or log on to www.OutdoorChannel.com to find out how to get the network in your area.

The New York Times declared that Morgan is “singing more powerfully than ever” on his recently released CD This Ole Boy, his first new music in three years, and debut release on Black River Entertainment. Co-produced with his longtime creative partner Phil O’Donnell, Morgan co-wrote 6 of the 12 songs on the new record. The feel good, sing-along title track love song is climbing the country radio charts and the music video, featuring Hollywood actress Angie Harmon, can be viewed on numerous web and TV outlets.

ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN:One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits:  “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “International Harvester.” His newest single “This Ole Boy,” currently climbing the country radio charts, is the title track to his sixth studio CD, out now on Black River Entertainment. The new album boasted a Top 5 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart when it released on February 28, 2012. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves.  He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” on The Outdoor Channel. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visitwww.craigmorgan.com or follow him on Twitter @CMorganmusic.

Craig Morgan – This Ole Boy

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Craig Morgan - This Ole Boy

Craig Morgan’s 6th studio album THIS OLE BOY hit stores this week and is currently trending as one of the top downloaded country albums on the iTunes chart.  The album is continuing to earn rave reviews as Billboard proclaims “Morgan turns in his strongest album since 2006’s “Little Bit of Life,” and Roughstock declares him “…one of the best pure country balladeers of the past 20 years.”

Morgan has celebrated the release with his fans, as he made live and autograph appearances in Dickson, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Atlanta, GA, and Greenville, SC this week.

Here’s what some of the nation’s toughest critics are saying about THIS OLE BOY:

Associated Press:
“Morgan exemplifies why country music continues to offer a distinctly likeable worldview.”

GAC:
“…solid collection that feels like a warm conversation. Craig’s music and voice have always been engaging and accessible, and it’s no different here.”

Country Weekly:
★★★½
“ The singer’s standard good ole boy fare has served him well, mounting a string of Top 10 hits; this style clearly finds Craig at his most confident and comfortable.”

Cowboys & Indians:
“Morgan’s voice sounds strong, confident and, most importantly, country to the bone on the new material.”

The project is co-produced with his longtime creative partner Phil O’Donnell.  Morgan co-wrote 7 of the 12 songs on the new record.

Craig Morgan Readies For New Album

201202231703 Craig Morgan Readies For New Album

Craig Morgan Readies For New Album

Country music entertainer and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan is putting the finishing touches on a busy week of live performances, autograph sessions and national TV appearances in support of his upcoming CD, This Ole Boy.

Prior to his new record releasing on Feb 28, Morgan will start the week on Monday with a live Facebook chat with CMT. That same night he’ll entertain his hometown crowd with a rare appearance in Dickson, Tennessee. Morgan will sign copies of his soon-to-be-released album and perform an acoustic set previewing tracks from the new record for the Middle Tennessee crowd. Fans from Dickson to Duluth and Dublin to Dubai can stream Morgan’s live performance via STAGEIT. A limited number of tickets to the live webcast can be purchased HERE.

A number of other live appearances and autograph signings are planned to celebrate the release of Morgan’s sixth studio record.

Scheduled Live Appearances and Autographs
Feb 27     8pm       Dickson, TN                      Renaissance Center
Feb 28     12pm     Chattanooga/Hixson, TN  Wal-Mart 5764 Highway 153
Feb 28     9pm       Atlanta/Duluth, GA           Wild Bills 2075 Market St
Feb 29     6pm       Greenville, SC                   Wal-Mart 1451 Woodruff St
Mar 3       3pm       Charlotte, NC                   Wal-Mart 2101 Younts Rd
Mar 4       12pm     Knoxville, TN                    Wal-Mart 6777 Clinton Hwy

That same week, Morgan will make a stop in Manhattan for a series of national TV appearances in support of his newly released record. On Thursday, March 1 he’ll visit Fox News Channel’s Hannity (9pm ET) where he’ll take part in Sean Hannity’s Great American Panel. The following morning Morgan will perform his hit single “This Ole Boy” on Fox & Friends (6-9am ET).

Fans can get in on the action with a PDA CONTEST. Snap a photo of yourself sharing your love for Craig Morgan and “This Ole Boy” to enter to win iTunes gift cards or an autographed copy of Morgan’s new album.

This Ole Boy is Craig Morgan’s first new music in three years. Co-produced with his longtime creative partner Phil O’Donnell, Morgan co-wrote 7of the 12 songs on the new record. The feel good, sing-along title track love song is climbing the country radio charts and the music video, featuring Hollywood actress Angie Harmon, can be viewed on numerous web and TV outlets.

ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN:One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits:  “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “International Harvester. His newest single “This Ole Boy,” currently climbing the country radio charts, is the title track to his upcoming sixth studio CD, releasing February 28, 2012. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves.  He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” every Saturday on The Outdoor Channel. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visit www.craigmorgan.com or follow him on Twitter @CMorganmusic.

Craig Morgan Makes Instrument Donation To Local Middle School

201202231522 Craig Morgan Makes Instrument Donation To Local Middle School

Craig Morgan Makes Instrument Donation To Local Middle School

Country music entertainer and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan took a break from his busy schedule readying for the launch of his new album to visit a local school today.  While at Dickson Middle School, an hour west of Nashville, Morgan donated 15 Dean acoustic guitars to the music program and talked with Mr. Elston’s 8th grade class about the importance of music.  While there, the class got a brief guitar lesson from Morgan and even wrote a quick song together.

“Music has always been such an important part of my life,” says Morgan.  “I’m happy to give back so that others can share in that experience.”

Craig Morgan is gearing up to launch a brand new album, THIS OLE BOY, in stores next Tuesday, February 28th.  The lead single is currently in the 20s on the country charts.

ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN:One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits:  “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “International Harvester. His newest single “This Ole Boy,” currently climbing the country radio charts, is the title track to his upcoming sixth studio CD, releasing February 28, 2012. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves.  He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” every Saturday on The Outdoor Channel. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visit www.craigmorgan.com or follow him on Twitter @CMorganmusic.

Craig Morgan To Release New Album “This Ole Boy” on February 28th

201201101623 Craig Morgan To Release New Album This Ole Boy on February 28th

Craig Morgan To Release New Album "This Ole Boy" on February 28th

Country music star and TV host CRAIG MORGAN is preparing to release his sixth studio album, This Ole Boy, on February 28. The release marks Morgan’s first new music in nearly three years, and his first with Black River Entertainment after signing with the label in April 2011.

Hollywood actress Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles/TNT) stars alongside Morgan in the sweet and surprising music video clip for the title track lead single.  The video, directed by Kristin Barlowe, was filmed in Arrington, Tennessee late last year.Entertainment Tonight will exclusively premiere the music video TODAY at ETOnline.com. The video can be seen on various TV and online platforms in the coming days, and will be available for digital download later this month.

ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN: One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits:  “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “International Harvester. His newest single “This Ole Boy,” currently climbing the country radio charts, is the title track to his upcoming sixth studio CD, releasing February 28, 2012. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves.  He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visit www.craigmorgan.com or follow him on Twitter @cmorganmusic.

Craig Morgan to Release Five-Song EP November 1st

201109101548 Craig Morgan to Release Five Song EP November 1st

Craig Morgan to Release Five-Song EP November 1st

Craig Morgan has announced plans to release ‘This Ole Boy,’ a five-track EP featuring the title-track first single. The project, out Nov. 1, is Craig’s first as a Black River Entertainment recording artist, and is a taste of the singer’s sixth full-length studio album, due out early next year.

“When you go out and buy an album, and I’ve done it myself, you sometimes feel, ‘Well the songs on the radio were great but the rest was OK,’” the singer acknowledges. “When they play this record, I want them to say, ‘Man, I like the songs on the radio, but I love this other song even better!’ That’s what’s rewarding about an album.

“No matter what level of an artist you are, you choose songs based on who you are at that time and how you feel,” Craig continues. “I’m at a point in my life where I’m extremely comfortable. Extremely confident. I feel good about my family, my children, my friends, my career. The songs that I picked, looking back now, reflect that.”

Craig signed with Black River Entertainment in April, following the announcement of his amicable parting with his three-year label home, BNA Records, back in February. ‘This Ole Boy’ is climbing the country charts, currently sitting within the Top 40.

This Ole Boy’ Track Listing

1. ‘This Ole Boy’
2. ‘The Whole World Needs a Kitchen’
3. ‘Fish Weren’t Bitin”
4. ‘Show Me Your Tattoo’
5. ‘Better Stories

Craig Morgan to Participate in Field & Stream’s 2011 Heroes of Conservation Gala

201109101550 Craig Morgan to Participate in Field & Stream’s 2011 Heroes of Conservation Gala

Craig Morgan to Participate in Field & Stream’s 2011 Heroes of Conservation Gala

Country singer and outdoorsman Craig Morgan will be part of this year’s Field & Stream Heroes of Conservation Gala held in Washington D.C.All the details from the press release:

Country star and celebrated TV host Craig Morgan is thrilled to join Field & Stream, the world’s leading outdoor magazine, in recognizing the 2011 Heroes of Conservation. The honorees will be celebrated at a gala event in Washington D.C. on October 11, where they will be presented with a $5,000 conservation grant. One honoree will be named Field & Stream’s Conservation Hero of the Year and will walk away with a new Toyota Tundra, all made possible by the generosity and support of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Morgan will host the event and perform an acoustic set live for attendees.

Now in its sixth year, Field & Stream’s Heroes of Conservation program is dedicated to honoring individuals involved in grassroots projects to preserve the land, water and wildlife vital to sportsman’s pursuits. Field & Stream’s 2011 Heroes of Conservation will be profiled in the October issue of Field & Stream, on newsstands September 20. The Heroes are also profiled in episodes of Field & Stream’s HOC TV, currently available at www.FieldandStream.com/heroes.

“Sportsmen don’t just talk about protecting wildlife and wild places,” says Anthony Licata, Editor of Field & Stream. “They actually do it. The conservationists we named heroes tonight are out in their community doing grassroots work, while also inspiring a lot more people to get involved and do their part. We’re proud to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.”

“This is a very important program to Toyota because it acknowledges individuals who go out of their way to make the environment a better place,” said Keith Dahl, National Marketing Manager for Toyota. “These people aren’t looking for gratitude or recognition. Instead, they work tirelessly because they want to make a difference – for our generation and generations to come. We take great pride in being able to spotlight their efforts on a national stage.”

Field & Stream has been committed to the preservation of natural resources for more than 100 years. The magazine helped to popularize the term “conservation ethic” in 1907 and in 2005 featured an article titled “Heroes of Conservation,” focused on the local efforts of everyday outdoorsmen. Out of this, a new program was created to recognize sportsmen’s efforts to protect fish and wildlife. Since the introduction of the program, the magazine has been proud to profile and support the conservation efforts of more than 200 men and women.

The Heroes of Conservation Awards are open to individuals involved in a hunting- and/or fishing-related conservation project that is well under way or completed. Selections are based on a number of factors, including leadership,commitment, project growth, and results. One grand prize winner receives a new Toyota Tundra, and a cash prize of $5,000 is awarded to each finalist. For complete details, including rules, regulations, and nomination instructions for 2012, please visit www.FieldandStream.com/heroes.