🎶 Country Crooner Craig Morgan Takes Another Leap into Army Life! 🎖️ What’s his Anthem for this Encore? 🤔
TL;DR; Iconic country star Craig Morgan, at 59, shocks fans by re-enlisting in the U.S. Army Reserves at the Grand Ole Opry. Craig feels “like an 18-year-old kid” and is “humbled for the opportunity”. 🤯🎤
Washington witnessed a harmonious blend of country music and patriotism as Craig Morgan made a comeback — not on the music charts, but in the U.S. Army Reserves. Imagine spending nearly a decade in active duty, taking a pause, and then jumping back into army life, especially after establishing oneself as a renowned musician? Sounds like a scene straight out of a movie, right? 🎬
Fans were gathered, ready for a melodious night at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, but the notes that played were of an entirely different tune. Craig Morgan, with more than 17 years of service under his belt, took an oath as a warrant officer, making history by becoming the first individual to commission right at the heart of country music.
“Feeling like an 18-year-old kid again,” Craig expressed his mixed bag of emotions – excitement, nervousness, and humility. So, what drove this musical maestro to switch chords? 🎸
In a candid conversation with NBC News, Craig reminisced about a chat he had a year ago. After serenading the audience at a military fundraiser, he opened up to Sen. Marsha Blackburn about how cutting his military journey short was his “biggest regret”. In a moment of true patriotism, he said, “I’d love to finish my commitment — that’s a 20-year commitment to our country, and I want to finish that.” And guess what? Blackburn played the perfect wingman by connecting him with the Department of Defense. 🌟
Now, we’ve seen him belt out hits, perform for packed audiences, and even saw a glimpse of him at Camp Casey in Dongducheon. But this move is unlike any other. Craig is re-embracing his commitment and is all set to march to the beat of a different drum.
While we’re super excited for this new chapter in Craig’s life, it does make us wonder: If he were to compose a song about this experience, what would the lyrics be? 🎵
And here’s food for thought: In a world where celebs chase glitz and glamour, how often do we see such gestures of unparalleled patriotism? And if given a chance, would you swap your day job for a life of service? 🤷♂️