Country Music Star/Army Veteran Craig Morgan to Headline Pioneer Day Concert
American music superstar Craig Morgan burst onto the country scene 17 years ago, bringing with him the depth of a nearly decade-long military career in the U.S. Army and the passion of his Tennessee roots.
The country artist's popularity soared in 2005 when his "That's What I Love About Sunday" hit the top of the Billboard country charts for six weeks and was Billboard's most played country song that year. Additionally, the singer/songwriter has charted 17 times, and 10 songs climbed into the top 10. He released his ninth album, "A Whole Lot More to Me," in June 2016.
Morgan is bringing his voice, his guitar and his band to the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre on Pioneer Day, July 24 at 8:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 for adults, and $20 for children age 3-11 and seniors age 65 and older. There are specific sections for chairs and blankets. Rental chairs are $1.00, and there are limited quantities. Some reserved seating with a free chair may still be available for an additional cost, call for availability. Tickets are available at www.scera.org, by calling 801-225-ARTS, at the main office at SCERA Center for the Arts (745 S. State, Orem) 10am-6pm weekdays, or at the gate prior to performance.
Morgan has several huge hits he can notch on his belt, which helped prompt an invitation to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. His music resonates with steadfast fans, and hits include "Almost Home," "International Harvester," "Little Bit of Life," "Redneck Yacht Club," "Tough," and "This Old Boy."
Something of a Renaissance man, especially when it comes to the outdoors, Morgan has been an EMT, sheriff's deputy, farmer, motocross racer - and always a dedicated husband and father. His award-winning All Access Outdoor television show on the Outdoor Channel is entering its eighth season, and he considers himself an American man who deeply loves his country, his family and his God.
Morgan's frequent and ongoing performances at military bases both in the United States and Abroad earned him the USO Merit Award for his tireless dedication to the troops.
He says that his music, which ranges from love songs to working class anthems, all come from personal experience. Of his tireless work on behalf of soldiers, he told American Songwriter Magazine, "Because I have been there, I can appreciate that and have the ability to communicate with them a little differently." His commitment is also reflected in extensive efforts to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
The self-described optimist is known as a "what you see is what you get" country artist who is the same person on stage as he is off. His authenticity is reflected in his explanation of his life: "When you're talking about the people who come to my show, well, I am those people. I've heard people say they're a different person when they get on stage. I'm Craig Morgan all the time. The only difference between me and onstage and me in the barn is that on stage I'm singing, and in the barn I'm feeding chickens or working on a tractor."