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Craig Morgan and MoonPie Donate 35K Moonpies to American Troops

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MoonPie, an American favorite since 1917, along with country music artist Craig Morgan, is shipping over 35,000 MoonPies to USO centers across the country this week as a “thank you treat” for U.S. troops who are heading home for the holidays. MoonPie enlisted the country music star and Army veteran to assist with a six-month social media campaign that invited MoonPie and Morgan fans to donate a free MoonPie to the troops. The USO, with their long history of supporting American troops, was the natural partner for the campaign.

“Chattanooga Bakery has demonstrated its ongoing support for our troops since WW II,“ said Tory Johnston, VP of Marketing at MoonPie. “Partnering with Craig Morgan and the “USO” was really perfect for this “thank you” campaign for our servicemen and women.”

Craig Morgan, a native of Tennessee and a lifelong MoonPie fan, was featured on 250,000 MoonPie retail cartons this summer and fall and has actively promoted the campaign to his fans at concerts, during the CMA Music Festival, and online. Morgan has also been on four USO tours and has seen firsthand the sacrifices our nation’s troops make as they serve. While on his USO tours, Morgan visited more than 32,000 troops in locations far from home, including Afghanistan, Guam, Iraq and Japan.

“You would be amazed at what a simple taste from home means to someone who is fighting for our country,” said Morgan.

The campaign was particularly meaningful for one member of the Chattanooga Bakery staff, Purchasing Manager Larry Webb.

“I’ve worked for Chattanooga Bakery for over a decade, and it is things like this that make me proud to tell my grandkids what I do for a living. As a Vietnam veteran I know just how much this will mean to our soldiers.”

With its long history of working with brands to lift the spirits of American troops, the USO was excited to join in.

“Thanks to MoonPie and Craig Morgan, 35,000 American servicemen and women will be welcomed home with a nostalgic treat!” said Emily Branch, USO Account Manager.

Craig Morgan’s New Lyric Video Premiers on USA Today!

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USA Today is set to exclusively premiere the brand new lyric video from country music star and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan.

For the next 48 hours, fans can go to www.USAToday.com for an exclusive interview with Craig Morgan and the first look at the lyric video for his new single, “We’ll Come Back Around.”

Having recently celebrated 26 years of marriage, Craig easily relates to his current single as it showcases the importance of a lasting relationship having the ability to go through “ups and downs” and ultimately come back around to a place of love.

“That’s a long time to be married to one person,” Craig jokes. “I can tell you in that 26 years we’ve had our share of arguments, when you fall in love that’s going to happen. But we never gave up and that’s what this song is all about.”

Shot and produced internally near Buffalo, New York the lyric video is an early example of how Black River creates synergy between its entities including; music, publishing, football, and hockey by utilizing company resources to advance and support the roster’s artistic vision.

Written by Trevor Rosen, Brandy Clark and Jessi Jo Dillon, “We’ll Come Back Around” was co-produced by Craig and his longtime creative partner Phil O’Donnell and is found on his recent release The Journey (Livin’ Hits). USA Today declares Craig’s “We’ll Come Back Around” to be “the rare love song capable of distinguishing between emotion and commitment, and one of Morgan’s finest singles,” while Music Row states “this fiery vocalist is just the guy to sell this well-written throbber.

Big Stars to Perform as a Second Show Added to Opry Line-Up for August 19

©2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

©2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

The Grand Ole Opry has added a second show to the Tuesday Night Opry on August 19 as Opry member Carrie Underwood returns to the Opry stage just three weeks after two sold-out performances in late July.  The shows will also feature performances by fellow Opry members Trace Adkins, Del McCoury Band, Craig Morgan, and more as well as Mark Chesnutt, Joel Crouse, and others. Making his Opry debut will be MCA’s Sam Hunt, who, going into his fall tour with CMT On Tour, has the highest debuting new artist single in the history of Country Aircheck with his Top 25 and climbing “Leave the Night On” off his four-song album preview X2C (available digitally Aug. 12) and full album due out Oct. 27.

Crouse will sign copies of his debut CD, Even The River Runs, in The Opry Shop before the shows from 5:30-6:30p.m.

 

Craig Morgan Charity Event Raises $60,000

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Craig Morgan had a hugely successful weekend as his 8th Annual Charity event raised a staggering $60,000 while fans enjoyed the beautiful middle Tennessee weather, a hair-raising motocross exhibition and some great musical moments!

The event took place on Sunday, July 20th in Morgan’s hometown of Dickson, TN. All proceeds benefit the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation. The organization’s primary goal is to assist foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee.

The day kicked off with a motocross exhibition and group trail ride, including motocross celebrities Fred Andrews, Randy Hawkins and Kevin Windham. Fellow country stars Tracy Lawrence and Chuck Wicks also joined Morgan to test their skills on the wooded course.

Later that night, fans were treated to a hit-packed concert on the Dickson War Memorial Lawn. Chuck Wicks and Tracy Lawrence joined Morgan onstage for acoustic performances, including the Black River Entertainment singer’s latest hit “We’ll Come Back Around,” praised by USA Today as “one of Morgan’s finest singles.” The night also featured a live auction, with a FLY racing helmet hand-painted by Joshua Gray and a 2010 Kia Soul donated by Universal KIA, raising nearly $10,000 toward the total, with all proceeds going to the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation.

In addition to last weekend’s events, the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation has expanded its fundraising efforts in 2014 with an inaugural 5k race held in March and a Sporting Clay Event planned for October.

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