Craig Morgan

Morgan brings extra emotion to Memorial Day eve concert

Craig Morgan (shown here) woke at 4:30 one morning, with a song forming in his head.
That happens often; he keeps a notepad near his bed. But this was different, he recalled: “I don’t ever remember getting up and picking up the guitar.”
In less than an hour, he had finished “The Father, My Son and the Holy Ghost.” That’s the song he’ll do on the Capitol lawn for the “National Memorial Day Concert,” at 8 p.m. Sunday (Memorial Day eve) on PBS, with most stations repeating it at 9:30. Read more…

At the edge of civilization, country stars vary

If you think all country-music singers are alike, try this simple experiment: Plunk two of them into the Panama jungle.
That’s what “Beyond the Edge” (9 p.m. Wednesdays on CBS) did, dropping Craig Morgan and Lauren Alaina into the jungle, alongside seven other celebrities. The result?
— For Alaina (shown here, front), it was overwhelming at first. She recalls “going, ‘Are we alive? What’s happening?’”
— For her country colleague, it was sort of natural. “Without Craig Morgan, none of us would be alive now,” Paulina Porizkova, a former supermodel, said. Read more…