CRAIG MORGAN RETURNS FROM WEEKLONG USO TOUR WITH VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
Eighth USO Tour by Country Music Entertainer and Army Veteran visits service members and military families in six countries
Country music entertainer, TV host and Army veteran Craig Morgan recently returned from his eighth USO tour, joining Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Paul J. Selva for an around the world goodwill visit. The weeklong USO tour spanned seven days and ventured aboard the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) as well as six countries, to include Hawaii, Guam, Diego Garcia, Qatar, Italy and Afghanistan. Joining Morgan and General Selva were UFC champion Dominick Cruz, renowned mentalist/entertainer Jim Karol, celebrity chef Robert Irvine and Olympic Medalist in swimming Katie Meili.
This trip marked Morgan’s second USO tour with the Vice Chairman, having traveled with him on an eight-day, seven-country USO tour in March 2016. Portions of the trip were later highlighted on PBS Film’s USO–For the Troops, which celebrated the USO’s 75-year anniversary.
Morgan first volunteered with the USO in 2002 and is a USO Merit Award recipient who has gone on to participate in eight USO tours, where he has entertained more than 37,000 service members and military families in 12 countries. Among the countries Morgan has visited with the USO are the U.S., Guam, Japan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Greece, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Diego Garcia, Qatar and Italy. Prior to making it big on the country music scene, the singer/songwriter spent more than 10.5 years of service in the U.S. Army and an additional 6.5 years in the U.S. Army Reserves. This marks his eighth tour abroad with the USO and his fourteenth overseas tour for our troops.
Declared “a mature record that, while not afraid to have a little fun, values poignancy over pop country,” (Rolling Stone Country) Morgan’s newest album A Whole Lot More To Me is available now and the eighth season of his award-winning TV series Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors will debut on Outdoor Channel this summer. For more information, visit www.craigmorgan.com and engage with him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Craig Morgan: A multi-faceted entertainer, CRAIG MORGAN has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV host, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan thrills massive crowds with signature hits, including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” Wake Up Loving You” and the six week #1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.” His newest album, A Whole Lot More To Me, released in June 2016, features singles “I’ll Be Home Soon” and “When I’m Gone.” 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 a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning TV show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors,” approaching its eighth season on Outdoor Channel. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and 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, visit www.craigmorgan.com and engage with him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.