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Country Singer Craig Morgan Credits Faith for Helping Him Cope With Loss of Son

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Country Singer Craig Morgan Credits Faith for Helping Him Cope With Loss of Son

By Movieguide® Contributor

Country star Craig Morgan is reflecting on the ups and downs of his life in an interview about his new autobiography, “God, Family, Country.”

Morgan grew up playing guitar and singing, but didn’t think of it as a career path until his time serving in the Army. During his almost 10 years of active duty, Morgan won awards for the songs he wrote and performed for his fellow soldiers. 

Even though Morgan could have become a major, one senior officer changed Morgan’s life with a piece of advice. 

“He told me, ‘I think that you have a talent and at minimum you ought to pursue it,’” Morgan explained

The country singer stayed in the active reserves, but decided to make music his main focus, finding success with his 2002 album, I Love It

Morgan found success as a musician, but his life was soon rocked by the death of his son Jerry, who died on a water accident at the age of 19. Morgan and his wife adopted Jerry when he was 2 years old. 

“When we first got Jerry, I thought, ‘Man, I just don’t know if I can love a child that we bring into the home as much as I could as I love my own,'” Morgan shared. “And what I found out was, he was my own, and I picked him. God delivered him to us and gave us that opportunity.”

The singer credits he and his wife’s strong faith with helping them get through the heartbreak of losing their son. 

“My wife and I are very fortunate that we have so much faith that we do believe that God did not do this,” Morgan said. “We do understand and appreciate and respect that God didn’t stop it, but he didn’t do it. And there’s a reason for that.

“It doesn’t change the heartache. My pain is real,” he continued. “Every day when I wake up, I still think about it, and I will forever have that scar on my life. And it will hurt until the day I get to see him again.”

Morgan also shared what he hopes readers will get out of reading his memoir. 

“I hope that when people read this book, I hope that they’re in some way inspired to live and to love and to forgive and know that no matter what happens in our lives, we can still be a positive influence, we can still attain goodness,” Morgan shared. “And I think the harder we work at trying to just be kind and to just love, the easier life is, believe it or not.”

He added, “I’m hoping that through the stories in my book, in the life that I’ve led, people can see that and that they will somehow aspire to be just be nicer and to know that, again, hardships don’t necessarily mean bad things.”

Movieguide® previously reported on another one of Morgan’s projects:

Like looking with fascination at light refracting off from a prism, there is so much to catch on MORGAN FAMILY STRONG, a self-proclaimed docuseries (some call it a reality show) on UP Faith & Family. The Morgan brood itself encompasses: a military veteran’s family; a national celebrity’s complex daily life; a tragedy-stricken clan grieving the singular, young life of a son, a sibling, and an in-law; a bold line of entrepreneurs; and a faithful house not bashful of their Christian values and witness to the world.

MORGAN FAMILY STRONG, a 5-episode series streaming on UP Faith and Family, will keep you engaged, have you nodding in recognition of your own family dynamics, smiling often, feeling refreshingly inspired, and even wanting more, all as you peek backstage and beyond the front door to see the personal life of songwriter and recording star Craig Morgan.

Faith is on display in the family business developed in the series, first from the Internet by out-of-town daughter Aly merely posting what her dad was making, then from a storefront called “The Gallery” in Dickson, near Nashville, where the merchandise takes one thing and makes it into something else, illustrating God’s redemption.

The predominant worldview of MORGAN FAMILY STRONG is a very strong Christian stance, lifting up so many elements of faith in daily life and decision making. Extemporaneous prayer in Jesus’ name backstage before each concert, along with sealing oneself with the sign of the cross, is done simply and unapologetically.

MORGAN FAMILY STRONG lifts high a Biblical, strongly Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever. In fact, it offers a Christianity which is highly attractive and contagious.

Craig wrote a short theme song for the series, opening each episode, which includes these words describing his heart: “I wanna be good at life, I wanna get it right, I wanna be a light that shines so bright.”

As MORGAN FAMILY STRONG lights up the screen, Craig and household let their light so shine in the world that it brings glory to God … and instills in all of us viewers a yearning to shine with our own families in whatever circumstances we find ourselves. Shine so bright!

Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

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