Craig Morgan is officially a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, and it happened at the Grand Ole Opry. The Tennessee native, who previously spent 17 years in the Army and Army Reserve, before leaving his military career to focus on his music, is now once again a member of the Army Reserve, vowing to help his country while continuing his flourishing music career as well.
“I’m excited to once again serve my country and be all I can be in hopes of encouraging others to be a part of something greater than ourselves,” Morgan says. “I love being an artist but I consider it a true privilege and honor to work with what I believe are the greatest of Americans, my fellow soldiers. God Bless America. Go Army.”
It was a historic night on the Saturday Night Opry as Opry star Craig Morgan enlists in the U.S. Army Reserve!
“I’m excited to once again serve my country and be all I can be in hopes of encouraging others to be a part of something greater than ourselves,” shares Morgan. “I love being an artist but I consider it a true privilege and honor to work with what I believe are the greatest of Americans, my fellow soldiers. God Bless America. Go Army.”
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Posted by Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, July 29, 2023
Morgan’s military career includes time in both the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions as an E-6 Staff Sergeant and Fire Support Specialist, with Airborne, Air Assault and Rappel Master among his many certifications. The Grand Ole Opry member will continue to tour and record more music, while also simultaneously serving his country.
“No matter who you are or where you’re from, service in the United States Army is a unique, life-changing honor,” General Andrew Poppas, Commander, US Army Forces Command, who officiated Morgan’s ceremony, says. “Every soldier who enters the Army has the opportunity to become the best version of themselves, and Staff Sgt. Morgan is no exception. I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes and how he impacts other soldiers around the Army.”
Morgan may officially be a member of the U.S. Army again, but he is still just as dedicated to his music career. The 59-year-old just released the deluxe edition of his God, Family, Country album, and still has a lot more he wants to accomplish in the entertainment industry as well.
“I’m gonna continue to be writing, working as always on the next project,” Morgan told Everything Nash late last year. “I just wanna be relevant. I’m just really trying to be relevant … I’m doing some movies. I just finished one called Savage Lands that will come out the first or second quarter. I’m continuing that. I just want to stay busy. I want to stay relevant and active. And when I’m no longer relevant in the business. I will still be active and busy. I just might not be doing that.”
All of Morgan’s music and upcoming shows can be found at CraigMorgan.com.