Nashville, TN…(August 15, 2012)…Country Music superstar and award winning television host Craig Morgan is thrilled with the results of his 6th annual Charity Motocross Ride, Concert and Sporting Clay Shoot. The two-day’s events and auction raised more than $73,000, bringing the four-year total to $250,000.
Proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Craig Morgan Charity Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The Craig Morgan Charity Fund continues to raise funds to benefit foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. The ultimate charitable goal for Craig is to establish Billy’s Place, a welcoming home for temporarily displaced children.
“Year-after-year I am blown away by the support for this event from our celebrity friends and the Dickson and Middle Tennessee communities,” says Morgan. “I am so proud of the amount of money raised to help the children and families in this area and am already looking forward to our 7th annual event next summer.”
Motocross stars Destry Abbott, Fred Andrews, Cowboy Kenny Bartram, Randy Hawkins, Kevin Windham, and country star Bucky Covington thrilled spectators with the exhibition and trail ride in Vanleer, Tennessee. Later that evening, country music star Darryl Worley and HLN “Morning Express” host and “Brand New Day” singer Robin Meade along with the evening’s emcee, GAC host and TV personality Nan Kelley, performed for a packed house alongside Morgan to support the Craig Morgan Charity Fund. The evening’s silent auction was a huge success as a hunting trip with Morgan went for over $6,000.00!
As Morgan wraps this year’s charity weekend and begins planning for next year, he is also excited about his new single “More Trucks Than Cars” which was released this week by Black River Entertainment. Written by Morgan with Phil O’Donnell and Craig Wiseman, the song is featured on his current album THIS OLE BOY, available now everywhere music is sold.
Morgan can also be seen in the third season of his Outdoor Channel series, “Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors,” with episodes airing Sunday night throughout the year.
ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN:
One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits: “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “International Harvester” and his latest hit, the title track to his new record This Ole Boy. The new album, his first release on Black River Entertainment, boasted a Top 5 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart when it released on February 28, 2012. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves. He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors,” currently in its third season on Outdoor Channel. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visit www.craigmorgan.com or follow him on Twitter @CMorganmusic.
ABOUT BILLY’S PLACE:
The idea for Billy’s Place was born while Craig Morgan was serving as an Assistant Sheriff’s Deputy in Dickson, TN and named for his wife Karen’s father. The organization will support foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. Craig’s continuing charitable mission is to eventually build and maintain a home called Billy’s Place for temporarily displaced children in Dickson County Tennessee and to provide lasting funding for the home. His long-term goal is to start additional Billy’s Place homes around the country. The annual Craig Morgan Charity Weekend, encompassing a motocross ride, concert and sporting clays shoot, raised $250,000 the last four years in support of Billy’s Place and other children’s welfare organizations.