Craig Morgan Celebrates Five Years as a Member of the Grand Ole Opry
Happy anniversary to Craig Morgan! The 49-year-old recently celebrated five years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry.
Morgan performed on the revered stage to commemorate the special occasion, where he was given a plaque by Pete Fisher, general manager of the Opry.
“I wore them out when I first started as a singer," Morgan says of the honor. "For me there’s no greater honor that can be bestowed on a country singer aside from being a member of this great foundation. I’m so proud and honored to be here tonight.”
“Opry members are the heart and soul of the Grand Ole Opry," Fisher adds."They are the reason we have been around for 88 years and are the world’s longest running live radio show. During this Thanksgiving week, we thought it be appropriate to thank Craig Morgan for five incredible years as a member and you are going to be around for several decades more I think.”
Morgan was inducted into the Opry in 2008 by John Conlee. He released his latest album, 'The Journey: Livin' Hits' earlier this year, which includes both new songs and some of his previously released singles.
"It’s very difficult to find music that will allow you to grow in your career, while at the same time maintaining some of the similarities that people have become so familiar with when it comes to you and your style," Morgan explains to The Boot about his latest collection of tunes. "So there was really a lot of effort put into this, and it’s really about the journey of my music career, starting with some of the earliest hits that brought me in, through the most recent, and now the music that I think will be some of the biggest songs of my career."
The 'Wake Up Lovin' You' singer will round out the year by performing a handful of shows, including stops in Maine, New Hampshire and Las Vegas, and a New Year's Eve show in Washington, D.C. on New Year's Eve. See all of his upcoming shows here.