Monday, August 8, 2011

CRAIG MORGAN TAKES IT OFF FOR A GOOD CAUSE

CRAIG MORGAN TAKES IT OFF FOR A GOOD CAUSE


Nashville, TN…(August 8, 2011)…Country Music superstar and Outdoor Channel host Craig Morgan is taking it off for a good cause as he let a fan shave his head as part of a live auction that took place over the weekend during his 5th annual Charity Motocross Ride, Concert and Sporting Clay Shoot! The highest bidder, former NFL player Robb Nelson, won the right to give Morgan a high and tight haircut onstage at the concert, raising $1,200. A custom dirt bike was also part of a live auction item and brought in an additional $12,500.

Proceeds from the weekend’s activities, which included a celebrity Motocross Ride, Concert and Sporting Clay Shoot, benefit Billy’s Place, a home for temporarily displaced children in Morgan’s hometown of Dickson, Tennessee, just outside Nashville.  The total monies raised during the two-day event will be announced in the coming days.

Morgan’s new single “This Ole Boy” was recently released by Black River Entertainment.  Written by Ben Hayslip, Dallas Davidson, and Rhett Atkins, “This Ole Boy,” the title track and lead single from Craig’s new album, expected early 2012, is the perfect sing-along country love song.  Fans can sing along with their very own copy at iTunes http://bit.ly/ThisOleBoy-iTunesand Amazon http://amzn.to/ThisOleBoy.

Morgan can also be seen in the second season of his Outdoor Channel series, “Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors,” with episodes airing throughout the year.

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” and “International Harvester. His newest single “This Ole Boy,” has just been delivered to country radio. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. In addition to his career as a Country Music superstar, Craig is also a celebrated TV personality as the host of “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors,” currently in its second season on The Outdoor Channel. 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. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visit www.craigmorgan.comor follow him on Twitter @cmorganmusic.

ABOUT BILLY’S PLACE: The idea for the charity was born while Craig Morgan was serving as an Assistant Sheriff's Deputy in Dickson, TN. The mission of the Craig Morgan Charity Fund is to build and maintain a home called Billy’s Place for temporarily displaced children in Dickson County Tennessee and to provide lasting funding to the home. His long term goal is to start additional Billy's Place homes around the country. In 2011, he will host the 5th annual Craig Morgan Charity Ride, which has raised nearly $50,000 the last two years alone, in support of Billy’s Place and other children's welfare organizations.

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