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Hank Williams Jr Named As Additional Headliner To Taste Of Country Music Festival

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Hank Williams Jr has been named as a headliner for this year’s 2nd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival. This iconic performer will be hitting the stage as part of a bevvy of acts that will be on at the Hunter Mountain Resort between June 13 to 15, 2014.

Williams was announced along with artists Eric Paslay, Leah Turner, The Cadillac Three and Jamie Lynn Spears. They will be joining the previously announced list that included: headliner Brad Paisley, co-headliners Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert, and Randy Houser, Thompson Square, Craig Morgan, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, Chase Rice, Blackjack Billy and Gwen Sebastian.

Although a relatively new festival, only in its second year, the Taste of Country Music Festival has already become one of summer’s most highly anticipated events. The “Pretty Early” price level tickets are sold out, but y’all can take advantage, still, of the “Not So Early” pricing at www.tasteofcountryfestival.com. For a limited time, general admission tickets start at the Not So Early price of only $150.00 for a 3-day pass, and VIP packages start at $525.00 for a 3-day VIP “Outlaw Pass” with “Super Outlaw Pass” and “Ultimate Outlaw Pass” packages available as well. Information on VIP package details and pricing, hotel accommodations, mountainside camping, directions and more is available online. But, will Hank Williams Jr being announced, these tickets are not expected to last much longer!

Photo: Taste of Country Music Festival official logo

Craig Morgan Gives Back During The Journey Tour

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Country singer Craig Morgan has always been a fan of giving back to causes close to his heart.  He has recently partnered with Kidde Fire Safety to distribute Kidde Worry-Free smoke alarms throughout Morgan’s The Journey Tour.

Kidde will donate 5,000 smoke alarms – a $125,000 value – to fire departments along the tour’s stops.  The alarms will be installed in homes in need throughout the communities.  The first batch of alarms was donated to Morgan’s hometown fire department in Dickinson, TN on Feb. 11 with the help of the Tennessee State Division of Fire Prevention and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Morgan, a spokesperson for Kidde, is thrilled to speak out for such an important cause and explains, “As a former first responder, I’ve seen the damage home fires can cause. Many home fire deaths are preventable, and I want to do what I can to help keep families safe”

Chris Rovenstine, vice president sales and marketing at Kidde, is just as excited to work with Morgan, saying, “Kidde’s mission is to help save lives, and we are pleased to work with Craig on this campaign. Dead or missing batteries are the main reasons smoke alarms don’t sound in a fire. By providing sealed-battery smoke alarms to local fire departments, we can help protect families who otherwise may not be able to replace an outdated alarm.”

In addition to Morgan’s hometown of Dickinson, fire departments in Buffalo, Columbus, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Austin, Phoenix, and San Diego will also received Kidde smoke alarms.  More departments will be added throughout the tour.

To learn more about fire prevention, visit Kidde’s website, and to stay up to date with Craig Morgan’s tour dates, check out his website.

Photo credit: Ed Rode

REVIEW: Brooke Eden at the South Florida Fair

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Brooke Eden is a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, and a whole lot of talent jam-packed into a pint-sized package of girl power. A South Florida native, Brooke was welcomed home from her current residency in Nashville, Tennessee, as she took over the main stage at the South Florida Fair and performed a lengthy set, never once losing an ounce of her energy. Brooke’s setlist was cleverly crafted with original songs laced between a selection of cover songs that could have been written for Brooke herself. The interplay between covers and originals ensured that the audience’s excitement never waned and that the crowd was glued to every song, anticipating what would come next.

Brooke opened the show with Gretchen Wilson‘s “Here For the Party” and immediately shared her energy with the audience, proving that the choice to stop in on a cold South Florida night was a wise one, indeed. Brooke showed her versatility throughout her entire show, covering soloists, duos, and groups without fail. From The Band Perry to Florida Georgia Line to Adele to Big and Rich, Brooke captivated her audience, bringing the heat to a winter night as she danced around the stage with a presence comparable to the incredible Miranda Lambert.

Craig Morgan Announces 2014 Tour

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Country star and TV host Craig Morgan will be hitting the road this February for his 2014 tour, VA Mortgage Leader Presents Craig Morgan The Journey Tour. Listed tour dates run from February 7 to April 11, with more dates coming soon.

Morgan will be joined by Chad Warrix, best-known as one of the founding members of Halfway to Hazard. His most recent single “Rain on the Roof” was featured on SIRIUS XM’s The Highway, CMT Pure, CMT.com, TCN, GAC and country radio stations across America. Additionally, one of Warrix’s songs, “Die By My Own Hand,” was recently released on Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic album.

Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Justin Moore & Craig Morgan taking over After Midnite

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As part of After MidNite’s 20th anniversary celebration, Country music stars Dierks Bentley, Justin Moore, Craig Morgan and Chris Young will take over hosting duties for After MidNite in September.  Each artist will sit behind the mic and give fans their unique, week-long take as host of the program. The 20-week takeover, which began on August 1 and runs through the end of 2013, also features special guest appearances, interviews and much more.

Below is the guest host schedule for September:

Craig Morgan – September 2 – 8

Dierks Bentley – September 9 – 15

Justin Moore – September 16 – 22

Chris Young – September 23 – 29

The celebrity takeover kicked off in August with Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, and Jake Owen.  Additional hosts will be announced in the near future.

Craig Morgan releases new single Wake Up Lovin’ You

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Black River Entertainment’s Craig Morgan has released a brand new single for country music fans today! “Wake Up Lovin’ You” is now available through iTunes or other digital music outlets. It’s the first single from his upcoming untitled album that’s due out in September. It’s also going to hit country radio this week so keep your ears peeled to your favorite local radio station and let us know if you hear it!

The single was co-produced by Craig and Phil O’Donnell, and is one of his edgiest singles to date. It was co-written by Black River Publishing’s Josh Osborne (Kenny Chesney‘s “Come Over,” Kacey Musgraves“Merry Go ‘Round”), Matt Ramsey (The Band Perry‘s “Chainsaw”), and TrevView postor Rosen (The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two,” Chris Young‘s “Neon”).

On Friday, July 12, the “Wake Up Lovin’ You” lyric video will make its exclusive debut on Artists.CMT, the recently launched CMT Artist Platform, and can be viewed at cmt.com/artists/craig-morgan/.
Check out the official cover art for Craig’s new single and let us know if you’re excited for new music from Craig Morgan:
Craig Morgan's cover for Wake Up Lovin' You.

Craig Morgan’s cover for Wake Up Lovin’ You.

Craig Morgan signs with F3 Management

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Congratulations to Craig Morgan! The sometimes-tv-star just signed a new management deal with F3 Entertainment in Nashville. This new deal with cover all parts of artist management and television development and production for the singer. While F3 only launched earlier this year by music executive Ken Madson and outdoor industry veteran J.T. Harden. The first project the company will work on with Craig will be his upcoming single on Black River Entertainment “Wake Up Lovin’ You” and his award-winning television show “Craig Morgan: All-Access Outdoors.”

F3 Entertainment’s management roster also includes artists Dee Jay Silver, JJ Lawhorn, Moonshine Bandits, Ty Stone, Ira Dean, football legend Jim McMahon, and former MLB player Ryan Klesko. The F3 television division produces “Hard Core Hunting TV” for Pursuit Channel, consults MMA promotion “Showdown Fights” and shepherds a slate of shows in development.

Craig Morgan helps out at highway wreck

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Black River Entertainment’s Craig Morgan pulled over at the scene of a car wreck on I-40 in Tennessee on the weekend. Three tractor trailers were involved in the accident near Humphrey’s County on June 9th. Craig, along with his crew members, performed CPR and first aid on victims, as well as extinguishing a small fire.

According the sheriff, Craig did exactly what they would have hoped a good Samaritan would. In an interview with a local news station, the Sheriff said:

“He responded and did exactly what he had been taught to do and was a huge help. This is just another example of the kind of guy he is, he loves doing things for others.”

This wasn’t the first time Craig had stopped to help someone else in danger. A few years ago he had bravely run into a burning building to save two teenaged girls.

PHOTO: Craig Morgan honored by Tennessee State

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Country music, and sometimes television star, Craig Morgan was the recipient of a pretty special award this holiday weekend. He joined members of the 108th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee on the House Chamber floor at the State Capitol late last week for a reading of House Joint Resolution No. 540.  The Resolution honors Craig as a distinguished citizen of the state of Tennessee for his notable military service, charity initiatives, and the impact he has made through his many musical contributions.

Check out the picture below of Craig’s special moment.. and new beard!

L to R: Rep. David Shepard, Craig Morgan, Rep. Mary Littleton, Morgan's wife Karen, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell Photo Credit: Jed Dekalb/Chief State Photographer, TN

L to R: Rep. David Shepard, Craig Morgan, Rep. Mary Littleton, Morgan’s wife Karen, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell
Photo Credit: Jed Dekalb/Chief State Photographer, TN

Craig Morgan to headline St Jude Marathon in Nashville

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Country Music star Craig Morgan and special guest, Sarah Darling, will lend their talented voices to the 14th annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan. Continuing the tradition of combining great country music with Nashville’s premier running event, Morgan and Darling will cap the weekend of festivities with a post-race concert at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, April 27.

The musically themed road race attracts more than 30,000 runners, walkers and 6,000 junior racers through ING KiDS ROCK Nashville, who will take on the 26.2 and 13.1-mile courses while passing many of Nashville’s best live bands along the route.

Complimentary concert tickets are provided to all registered runners and volunteers. Runners may purchase additional tickets for $35.

Craig had this to say about his support for the race:

“As a Nashville area native, I’m proud to represent Country Music and St. Jude and give all the runners a chance to let loose after the big race. Save up some energy for the end of the night because we’re gonna make sure you leave Music City with a lot of great memories!”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases, is the official benefiting charity of the St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon. Again this year, participants registered for the race are encouraged to also sign up as St. Jude Heroes and Run For a Reason®. St. Jude Heroes, a special group who raise incremental funds for the hospital by securing donations from family, friends and co-workers, are instrumental in supporting the $1.8 million per day it takes to run the hospital. Thanks to the generosity of donors, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything. St. Jude covers the cost of treatment, travel, lodging and food for each patient and a family member.

For more information or to register for the event, visit Competitor.com and follow the marathon on Twitter @RunRocknRoll.