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Country Music Star Craig Morgan to Make Eleventh Overseas Tour to Entertain the Troops
Country music star and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan is preparing to make his eleventh overseas tour to entertain our 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," says 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. This will mark his eleventh tour since 9/11. In addition to encouraging our troops abroad, Morgan offers support to their 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 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The Black River recording artist's Top 20 single, "Wake Up Lovin' You" is currently at number 16 on the chart and sold nearly 11,000 downloads last week. "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).
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," "International Harvester" and "This Ole Boy," the title track to his latest album. The project boasted a Top 5 album debut on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. He's recently released his new album The Journey (Livin' Hits), featuring the soulful single "Wake Up Lovin' You," on Black River Entertainment. 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," airing on Outdoor Channel. For more information on Craig Morgan, visit www.craigmorgan.com and engage with him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
ABOUT ARMED FORCES ENTERTAINMENT: Armed Forces Entertainment is the official Department of Defense agency for providing entertainment to U.S. military personnel serving overseas, with priority given to those in contingency operations and at remote and isolated locations. The Department of the Air Force is the executive agent of Armed Forces Entertainment. Founded in 1951, Armed Forces Entertainment brings a touch of home to more than 500,000 troops annually, embracing the best of Americana that stretches across all genres of entertainment. For more information visit www.armedforcesentertainment.com, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
ABOUT STARS FOR STRIPES: Stars for Stripes is a nonprofit organization that provides celebrity entertainment to internationally deployed American military forces and informs the general public on various aspects of U. S. military history and operations. Since 2003, Stars for Stripes has produced more than 66 tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and other foreign countries. Visit www.StarsForStripes.com for more information.