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Country star Craig Morgan performs his new hit single to close out the ‘Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series.
Since the release of the music of the world, to tears last Thursday during the performance of his tribute song to The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,” and to his son, Jerry, on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Craig Morgan has been overwhelmed with the strong support of the fans and the artists, how to connect with the country crooner at the time of death.
The night before, Morgan has spent his 19-year-old son, who was attending one of his performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., about three years ago.
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“In the last picture I have of the two of us are on the podium,” Morgan, 55, said of backstage at the Opry this week. “So, this is a very special place. It was there before, but now it has an additional meaning, knowing all the while that this is where we hang out with each other.”
His son, Jerry, was home on a visit from college when he died in a drowning accident on Kentucky Lake in July of 2016.
Morgan returned to the Museum this past summer, singing the tribute song that he wrote for his son.
He sang about crying until he passed out, and pray until he thought he couldn’t anymore, and you have to realize that one day he will be reunited with his son.
Morgan stepped away from the podium, both physically and emotionally exhausted from his performance, and he told his friend, Ricky Skaggs, the bluegrass singer and Country Hall of Famer, he wasn’t sure if he was able to sing that song again.
“Ricky told me,’ You’ve got to sing this song for you for the rest of your life, ‘” Morgan recalled.
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Morgan’s first song in three years, and is now defended by his colleagues in the Museum and in the music community.
His friend and fellow Opry member Blake Shelton will have a few days of tweeting about the song and is encouraged to his 20 million followers to download the track on iTunes and hit the charts.
Soon, other celebrities — including Clarkson, Ellen DeGeneres, Luke, Combs and Carson Daly — have acceded to Shelton, a spontaneous social media campaign.
The song hit No. 3 on Billboard’s country digital song to sell without the help of a label or radio play.
Craig Morgan is performing at the Ryman Auditorium on March 21, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
“I didn’t even know what happened,” Morgan said. “I was in Alaska and I have no idea what the hell was going on until I started getting texts from everybody else.”
Morgan, an Army veteran, who has had hits such as “That’s What I love About Sunday” and “Redneck Yacht Club,” he said, that ever since the release of the song, and he has been reading the hundreds of messages that are sent daily to him, and the fans who identified with the sorrow and the pain, but also in the hope that he’s describing in the song.
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“I just felt a strong push,” he said. “I just felt compelled to do so, and not by the people. For me, it was God.”
The lyrics are also a reference to Morgan’s conversion to the Roman catholic church, who, with his family, including Jerry, had been going through at the time of the teen’s death.
Morgan’s religion and religious upbringing has been something that he has relied heavily in the past three years, ” he said.
“And I know that I will see my son again, because I know that with faith,” Morgan said.
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The Morgan, which was announced in September, with a new record deal with Broken Bow Records, said the song gave him a purpose, to help the comfort of others, especially those who have lost a child, and that it was always God’s plan.
“You know, the thing of it is, I would love to be any of these things is going to happen, and for him to be able to be here,” Morgan added. “But that’s not the way it is. And now he’s in a place where things are happening, it has a different meaning.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.