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Craig Morgan Says Serving in Military Feels ‘More Natural’ Than Music Career

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Craig Morgan Says Serving in Military Feels ‘More Natural’ Than Music Career

By Movieguide® Contributor

Country star Craig Morgan says his military service feels “more natural” to him than his work in the music industry. 

“People often ask me how I transitioned from being in the United States Army for so long to the music industry, and I tell them I’ve been working on it. I’m still working on it,” he told Fox News. 

“In 1989, the singer-songwriter enlisted in the United States Army and served almost 10 years of active duty in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions before joining the Army Reserve as his music career began to take off. Morgan continued to serve in the reserves for another seven and half years until he decided to commit himself entirely to music,” Fox News reported.

Morgan recently reenlisted in the Army Reserve last summer.

“That for me is more natural than the country music singer thing,” he said of the decision. “Going back and doing those types of things was very natural for me. It’s in my DNA. It’s a part of who I am — wanting to help other people.”

Speaking further about his reenlistment, Morgan said, “I spent 17 and a half years in my early life in the Army. It is a big part of who I am, what my family is about, and what we represent. The love that we have for our country. The passion we have for the freedoms that we celebrate in this nation.”

Morgan frequently shows his support for the Armed Forces online. 

In one recent Veterans Day post, he wrote, “Every #VeteransDay I reflect on my time in the @usarmy. This year, it’s an honor to be a part of the @usarmyreserve. I consider it a true privilege to work with what I believe are the greatest of Americans, my fellow soldiers. Thank you to all the men and women who have so bravely served our country today and every day.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Morgan’s membership in the U.S. Army Reserve:

Country star Craig Morgan explained how he balances his music career with his commitment to his country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve.

“Well, that’s easy for me,” Morgan said about his duties as a member of the Army Reserve. “I spent 18, almost 18 years of my life in [the Army]. So my mental capacity in that area has never changed. In fact, that’s easier for me than this music stuff most of the time.”

“There’s a term once a soldier, always a soldier. For me, I have never quit being a soldier, even though I was no longer actually serving in the capacity of a service member on duty,” he told Fox News. “In my head, I’ve always been a soldier, and I always will be.”

While Morgan no longer serves as a deployed soldier, he is proud to maintain his connection to the military and commit some of his time to the Army.

“I’m proud, I’m honored and I’m humbled to be a part of what I think is some of the greatest Americans in our country,” Morgan said.


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