Just when we thought Craig Morgan gave us enough with his good looks and killer music, he always seems to surprise us. It’s no secret that Craig Morgan has a big heart. Craig held his 8th Annual Craig Morgan Charity Event, which helps foster children in Dickson County, an area located in Middle Tennessee. We all know Craig’s energy for music. What better approach than to put both of his interests together, music and motocross, and make a philanthropy occasion out of them?
The big charity event took place Sunday July 20th and Craig wasn’t alone during this outstanding event. He brought along fellow country artists Chuck Wicks and Tracy Lawrence to perform an acoustic show at the Dickson War Memorial, a landmark not far from Craig’s Tennessee home. Craig also welcomed motocross competitors Fred Andrews, Randy Hawkins, and Kevin Windham to the festivities.
The event raised an outstanding $60,000 and Craig surprised the crowd with the premiere of a new song called “We’ll Come Back Around”.
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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.
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.” He’s recently released his new album The Journey (Livin’ Hits), featuring the soulful single “Wake Up Lovin’ You,” and his current single “We’ll Come Back Around,” 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 seventeen years serving our country in the Army and 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 “CraigMorgan: All Access Outdoors,” airing on Outdoor Channel.
ABOUT THE DICKSON COUNTY CRAIG MORGAN FOUNDATION: The idea for The Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation was born while Craig Morgan was serving as an Assistant Sheriff’s Deputy in Dickson, TN and named for his wife Karen’s father. The organization, a component fund of the 501c3 Craig Morgan Dickson County Educational Foundation, will support foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. Craig’s continuing charitable mission is to eventually build and maintain a home in Dickson County Tennessee for temporarily displaced children in Tennessee’s 23rd District (5 counties) and to provide lasting funding for the home. His long-term goal is to start additional Billy’s Place homes around the country.
Photo Credit: Angelyn Tinsley/Edwards Photography Studios
Left to right: Tracy Lawrence, Kevin Windham, Fred Andrews, Craig Morgan, Chuck Wicks, Randy Hawkins