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Craig Morgan Readies New Album for June 3rd Release

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Craig Morgan’s revealing new studio album, aptly titled, A Whole Lot More to Me, is set for release on Black River Entertainment on June 3rd but eager fans can pre-order the new music now!

After almost a year of intense focus in the studio, country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host CRAIG MORGAN is proud of the new collection, which he co-produced with Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack).

Building on the proven hits “This Ole Boy,” “Wake Up Lovin’ You,” “Bonfire,” “International Harvester” and the six week #1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” the Black River Entertainment recording artist’s music continues to evolve to new heights, working with GRAMMY® award winning producer Byron Gallimore for the first time, further defining the distinctly authentic Craig Morgan sound.

“I’ll Be Home Soon,” is an epic love song and one of many radio-ready hits on Morgan’s highly anticipated project. He’s written nearly half of the album’s dozen tracks, and makes all of them his own. “I’m That Country” exudes Southern charm; “Remind Me Why I’m Crazy” showcases Morgan the crooner; “I Can’t Wait to Stay” exults the joys of a small-town life; and “A Whole Lot More to Me” is a musical autobiography. The collection’s “When I’m Gone,” has already met critical acclaim with Music Row calling it a “powerhouse performance of a pile-driving song.” Each highlights his artistic renaissance.

Another standout on the project is “Hearts I Leave Behind,” which features Morgan’s gritty and poignant vocals with the soulful Christian rock band Third Day’s lead singer, Mac Powell.

The hard-touring artist has already been testing out the songs on the road, to stellar results. “When I’m Gone” becomes a call to action; “Country Side of Heaven” is an audience sing-along; and “Nowhere Without You,” written by Michael McDonald, stands as an epic power ballad.

“I’ve got a renewed energy with this record,” Morgan says emphatically. “In fact, I’m at the pinnacle of my career — producing, singing and touring. And this album epitomizes that. It’s all about living to the fullest, and when people hear it, I know they’ll relate it to their own lives.”

OFFICIAL A WHOLE LOT MORE TO ME TRACK LISTING:
1. “I’ll Be Home Soon” (Justin Ebach/ Steven Dale Jones/ John King)
2. “Living On Memories” (Craig Morgan/ Scott Stepakoff/ Josh Osborne)
3. “All Cried Out” (Wendell Mobley/ Neil Thrasher/ Busbee)
4. “A Whole Lot More To Me” (Craig Morgan/ Mike Rogers)
5. “Hearts I Leave Behind” featuring Mac Powell (Nick Sturms/ Travis Meadows)
6. “Country Side Of Heaven” (Eric Paslay/ Dylan Altman/ Shane McAnally)
7. “Nowhere Without You” (Michael McDonald/ John Goodwin)
8. “I’m That Country” (Craig Morgan/ Mike Rogers/ Kevin Denney/ Tom Botkin)
9. “When I’m Gone” (Justin Ebach/ Steven Dale Jones)
10. “Who Would It Be” (Dylan Altman/ Will Hoge/ Gordie Sampson)
11. “Remind Me Why I’m Crazy” (Craig Morgan/ Jim McBride/ Phil O’Donnell)
12. “Can’t Wait To Stay” (Craig Morgan/ Phil O’Donnell)

For more information on Craig Morgan, visit www.craigmorgan.com

Blake Shelton to Kick Off Music Fest at the Hall

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum welcomes thousands of country music fans to CMA Music Festival, June 9 to 12. All week, the museum will be packed with activities, presented by Comcast, beginning Monday, June 6, at 3 p.m. with a special appearance by superstar Blake Shelton. Hosted by museum editor Michael McCall, Shelton will discuss his career and perform a short acoustic set.

In addition to Shelton’s appearance in support of the new exhibition Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story, supported by SunTrust, the museum will offer autograph signings, performances and special programs all week as well as a last chance to see the exhibition Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips, closing June 12.

The museum is once again offering a bundled ticket option with Fan Fair X. Located inside of the Music City Center, Fan Fair X offers artist interactions, celebrity Q&A sessions, autographs, shopping and much more! The ticket, which includes museum admission (good for single day until December 31, 2016) and four-day access to Fan Fair X is $39.95 and can be purchased at the museum’s box office or online.

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Craig Morgan, Chase Bryant, Lewis Brice + more @ The Northwoods Music Festival

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Jack Link’s® Protein Snacks, the company on a mission to Feed Your Wild Side presents: The 2nd annual Northwoods Music Festival, in historic Minong, WI featuring some of the nation’s most exciting country music stars and rising talent, including Lee Brice, Craig Morgan, Sister Hazel, Chase Bryant, Maggie Rose, Maren Morris and Lewis Brice.

Jack Link’s is proud to sponsor the Northwoods Music Festival for its second year. Jack Link’s has strong roots in the Northwoods, dating all the way back to the 1880’s when the Link family first settled in the region and began crafting sausages and smoked meats. Since then, Jack Link’s has become the worldwide leader in the meat snack category and maintains its heritage and headquarters out of Minong, WI.

Last year, the festival instantly became known as northern Wisconsin’s biggest party. Over its inaugural weekend the festival drew crowds close to 10,000 people in an area with a population of just over 500 residents. This year, Jack Link’s proudly presents an even bigger lineup with some of country music’s hottest up-and-coming talent. This year will include more fun for the whole family, food, refreshments, fun, and most importantly, more great music for country music fans!

General Admission, weekend passes and VIP tickets are both available now at a very special early bird presale introductory rate. Visit www.nwmfest.com to purchase tickets and for more information on the festival.

Early Bird Ticket Prices:
Friday presale ticket – $35.00
Saturday presale ticket – $45.00
Weekend presale ticket – $65.00
Pre-sale Friday VIP ticket – $150.00
Pre-sale Saturday VIP ticket – $180.00
Pre-sale Weekend VIP ticket – $300.00

Festival Line-Up:
Friday, August 12th
CRAIG MORGAN
Sister Hazel
Viva Kaneivel
Forgotten Highway

Saturday, August 13th
Lee Brice
SPECIAL GUEST
SPECIAL GUEST
Chase Bryant
Maren Morris
Maggie Rose
Lewis Brice
Nikki’s Wives
Anna Marie Mitchell

For area lodging, visit: www.washburncounty.org/services/all/all/lodging/all or call 1-800-367-3306. Also visit: www.minongchamber.com.

Craig Morgan Joins General Paul J. Selva on Seven-Country USO Tour

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The nation’s second highest ranking military officer, Air Force General Paul J. Selva, will soon head out on his first USO tour as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and celebrate the USO’s 75th anniversary. On a mission to visit as many military personnel and installations around the world as possible, Selva will lead an eight-day, seven-country USO tour featuring a a variety of stars from music, pageantry, football and martial arts.

Among those to accompany General Selva are country music star and Army vet Craig Morgan, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Carolina Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman and UFC stars Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Anthony Pettis. This trip will mark the seventh USO tour for Morgan, second for Tillman and first USO experience for the remainder of the group.

“For me personally, it’s always a huge honor to go out on a USO tour.  It’s a lot like going home, said Craig. Although I am no longer in the military – the military will always be a big part of who I am.  I am incredibly grateful to General Selva for the invitation to join him as he journeys around the world to visit our troops and celebrate a major milestone – the USO’s 75th anniversary.  It’s going to be a special, special trip.”

February 4, 2016, marked the USO’s 75th anniversary and the official kick off of a yearlong celebration around the world. As mirrored by Selva’s tour abroad, the USO is on a mission of connection and is committed to strengthening America’s service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country. Visit uso.org/connects to learn more and join Selva and his special guests as they help us reach the goal of delivering more than 1 million messages of support to service members and their families worldwide.

 

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