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Craig Morgan Gets Some Help from His Famous Friends for 9th Annual Charity Event

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Country music entertainer, military veteran, award-winning TV host and philanthropist Craig Morgan is putting the finishing touches on his 9th Annual Charity Event benefiting the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation and many of his famous friends are joining in on the festivities!

Taking place October 17 in Dickson, Tennessee, the morning will start with a golf tournament at Greystone Golf Course. MMA champion Dan Henderson and motocross pro Kevin Windham will be hitting the green with Morgan.  Gates will open at 2:30pm for the family-friendly music festival taking place at Dickson’s War Memorial Lawn with artists including former American Idol contestant Janelle Arthur, celebrated songwriter and Sirius XM Highway Find artist Adam Sanders and Kentucky rockers Halfway To Hazard entertaining the crowds before Craig’s full-band headlining set at 7pm. In between performances attendees can bid on exclusive items at the silent auction, shop for artist merchandise and dine with area food trucks.

Concert Festival Performance Schedule
3:00pm           Casi Joy
3:30pm           Aly
4:00pm           Janelle  Arthur
4:30pm           Adam Sanders
5:30pm           Halfway to Hazard
7:00pm           Craig Morgan

Tickets for the festival and golf tournament team registrations are available at and Event Brite.

All proceeds from Craig Morgan’s golf tournament and festival will benefit the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation, supporting foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. The organization’s primary goal is to assist foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee.

Craig Morgan Debuts Lyric Video for “When I’m Gone”

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Just days after the release of the autobiographical new single “When I’m Gone,” available now for fans to download at iTunes and all other digital outlets, Craig Morgan has paired up with Country Outfitter to exclusively premiere the brand new lyric video for the song.

The video tugs at the heartstrings, featuring never before seen personal photos and home movies as it depicts all of the ways the singer and TV star has lived up to the lyrics of the song throughout his action packed and purposeful life as an Army veteran, touring musician, and family man. Click HERE to view.

“When I’m Gone,” written by Justin Ebach and Steven Dale Jones, is the lead single from Craig’s new project. Produced by Byron Gallimore and Craig Morgan “When I’m Gone” is receiving rave reviews from veteran industry critics.

“He remains one of the greatest vocalists in this city, and this powerhouse performance of a pile-driving song proves it. It’s a ferociously soaring rocker about living life to the fullest. Sing it, brother.” – Music Row

“The Grand Ole Opry star has been pretty consistent through the years and this only adds to his legacy with a song that reminds me of some of his better hits in blending the mid-tempo ballad with a chorus that allows Craig to showcase his range…may be Craig Morgan’s best single since joining Black River Entertainment.” –

“If the rest of the album is as solid as this single, I predict big things from Morgan in the near future! Simply put, you’ve got to live it sometimes to sing about it – and Morgan shines pretty bright here doing just that!” – CMChat

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Craig Morgan Releases New Single “When I’m Gone”

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After eight months of intense focus in the studio, country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan released his buoyant new single, “When I’m Gone,” to Country Radio today.

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,” Morgan’s music continues to evolve to new heights, working with producer Byron Gallimore for the first time, further defining the distinctly authentic Craig Morgan sound.

Written by Justin Ebach and Steven Dale Jones, the introspective, up-tempo “When I’m Gone” exemplifies Craig’s motto perfectly, encapsulating his free spirit and no regrets attitude.

“’When I’m Gone’ is one of those songs where the first time I heard it, I knew I had to record it because it’s so exactly me” shared Craig. “It’s no secret I’ve got an adventurous side. I’ve been a rodeo clown, I’ve raced sled dogs in the Arctic, and I’ve broken more bones than I can count. But more than anything else, I want to be remembered as the guy who lived his life to the fullest with and for my family and friends. That’s what I want my legacy to be.”

“When I’m Gone” is the lead single from Craig Morgan’s forthcoming third album on Black River Entertainment, expected in 2016. The single will be digitally available on September 18 and impacts Country Radio on September 21st.

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Charlie Daniels Celebrates Musical Freedom and Heritage at 40th Anniversary of Volunteer Jam

Credit: John Shearer / Getty Images for Webster PR

Since the first Volunteer Jam with Charlie Daniels in 1974, a few things have changed, but one thing has remained: celebrating the generous spirit of southern rock – with a few surprises.

“Ain’t it good to be alive, and to be in Tennessee?” – Charlie Daniels

This year’s special event raised more than $200,000 for the Journey Home Project, a non-profit organization co-founded by Charlie Daniels to connect donors with veterans organizations. Proceeds will also benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.
The almost 5-hour-long concert was a “who’s who” of legendary musical artists. Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys quipped, “We’ve got more acts tonight than are running for president!”

Credit: Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Webster PR

Credit: Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Webster PR

Craig Morgan noted that the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam “is a piece of history.” Surprise guests included Eric Church, Lynyrd Skynrd, Blackberry Smoke, and Jamey Johnson, who were in addition to the guests already on the bill: Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ryan Weaver, Wynonna, Craig Morgan, Lee Roy Parnell, Billy Dean, Michael W. Smith, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar, and Montgomery Gentry.

Lee Greenwood, known for the patriotic classic “God Bless the USA,” kicked off the show and set the tone for the night. Greenwood described Charlie Daniels as not only a “big brother” figure, but also as “a perfect lesson in how to live.” Numerous other artists echoed those sentiments throughout the night, revering Daniels’ musical talents and warm spirit.
But when it comes down to defining the music, it’s all about the spirit and authenticity.

Blackberry Smoke describes southern rock as “musical freedom,” while Ted Nugent talked about how he loves the “attitude and spirit” of the music. Billy Dean brought the discussion to contemporary country music, and how he feels that acts like Florida-Georgia Line are unjustly criticized for making music that is authentic to who they are.

In addition to the music, the main message of the event was about supporting veterans when they transition back to civilian life. Conservative talk show host Sean Hannity co-hosted the event alongside SiriusXM “The Highway” host Storme Warren. Throughout the night, they recognized military servicemen and women, including two Benghazi survivors, whose story will be portrayed in an upcoming movie called “13 Hours – Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” The title sponsor of the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam, Henry Repeating Arms, presented a $200,000 check on stage to The Journey Home Project.

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