Craig Morgan Completes 11th USO Tour Spanning 5 Countries Over 7 Days

Craig Morgan Completes 11th USO Tour Spanning 5 Countries Over 7 Days

Country star Craig Morgan—who spent 10 years on active duty in the U.S. Army in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions—recently completed his 11th USO Tour, which spanned seven days and five countries, including Germany, Afghanistan, Qatar, Iraq and Italy.

photo courtesy of DoD by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann

Craig was joined by a host of celebrities and athletes on the recent tour, including chef Robert Irvine, surfer Makua Rothman, former MLB player Shane Victorino, and UFC fighters BJ Penn, Felice Herrig and Chris Weidman.

Since Craig’s first USO Tour in 2002, he has visited 15 countries during 11 tours, entertaining more than 45,000 service members. Craig served in the Army for 10.5 years, with an additional 6.5 in the Army Reserves.

In 2018, Craig was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in recognition of his dedication to entertaining troops and their families around the world. The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal is one of the highest awards that the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian. The Army recognized Craig for his significant dedication to supporting military members who have served their country, often in harm’s way.

Craig has scored numerous Top 10 hits over his career, including “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “Redneck Yacht Club” and “Bonfire.”

photo courtesy DoD by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson