Craig Morgan with special guest Jason Brown will be taking the stage Thursday, July 25th at 8 p.m. at the Gage County Fair! Get your tickets today and get ready for a great night of entertainment under the stars!
A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” Wake Up Loving You” and the four week #1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.”
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 star and TV sensation, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves. Morgan remains an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and has made 15 overseas trips to perform for our troops. He is a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award and in 2018 was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, in recognition of his significant dedication to our military men and women around the world.
In 2017 Craig debuted The Gallery at Morgan Farms, a family-owned and operated farm-to-home business in his hometown of Dickson, TN. The store features a variety of artisan items handmade by Craig and his family and shoppers can also order his custom blended Old Tattoo Cabernet Sauvignon, in partnership with Lot18.com.
Engage with Craig on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and see a list of upcoming tour dates at craigmorgan.com.
Special Guest JASON BROWN
Country music recording artist, Jason Brown, has performed for hundreds of thousands of music fans across the Midwest. It is because of their continuing support, his dedication to the fans, and his loyalty and love for the music industry that Jason Brown is one of country music’s up and coming, innovative artists. Jason Brown has charted 5 songs consistently on the Billboard and MediaBase Country Charts. “Momma Was A Rebel,” “Touchdown,” “I’d Love You To Hate Me,” “You Don’t Play Fair,” and “We’re All In The Same Boat”. Brown has performed with country’s leading artists including: Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Gary Alan, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Easton Corbin, and Little Big Town, to name a few.
Jason Brown was born in the heart of the Midwest, three miles outside of Pella, Iowa, from a bloodline of truck drivers, coal miners and farmers. Like others in the Midwest, on Sunday mornings the family got together and would go into town for church. At the age of four, this is where his Grandma Ruth heard a voice. She knew there would be one there, she was just waiting for the right time; A voice she helped Jason discover and develop sitting with him at the piano after the farm chores were done. Jason recalls the first two songs he sang in front of a crowd on stage were “It Is No Secret” and “I’ve Got A Mansion Just Over the Hilltop.” Gospel and traditional country songs, to this day, are some of Jason’s favorite songs to sing. Jason says, “It takes me back to my family and the church members singing. When I was younger there was always a gospel hymn or country song playing or being sung.”
Being raised in the country and working with his grandpa on the farm made country music the natural fit. By the age of six, Jason was singing whenever he could. At the age of 14, Jason and his brother moved to Corpus Christi, Texas with their mom. It wasn’t long until Jason was singing in south Texas and touring with his church youth group through Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, and Florida during the summers.
After a few years in Texas, Jason then moved to Pleasantville, IA to live with his dad and started touring the Midwest fair circuit thanks to Beth Hunter and the Jim Dandy Band. This was the start of Jason’s love of being on the road meeting and performing for Country Music fans. After a year of learning some of the ropes, Jason fronted his first band, Country Persuasion. Throughout the years he fronted other bands such as Harvest, Stormfront, Big Rig, and Red Rock. Jason says, “I’ll remember every single person I have been in a band with because I carry a small piece of every one of them with me. Each one, in their own way, bad or good, helped me become the person I am today and helped me get to where I am.”
During the Red Rock days, a gentleman named Steve heard Jason and believed he could help him go to the next step. Jason burst onto the Iowa Country music scene with the release of his “DREAM” album. Numerous hit singles on Country music stations built a broad and loyal fan base throughout the Midwest that has continued to turn out to hear him sing at fairs and festivals as well as more intimate venues.
With continued focus, Jason is building on the foundation of his debut project. Whether backed by a full band or with just a guitar, Jason’s songs combine equal parts musical and vocal excellence: proclaiming a love of all things Midwest.
“This is an amazing journey that has brought me to an amazing place in my life. I’ve found a respect for other artists I’ve never had before. I thank God for the talents and responsibilities he’s given me and the power of how a song can change a person’s life. I see some of my friends winning awards and such and I am so happy for them. If we make it there someday that would be great, but to me the best reward for what I do is finding that perfect song that tells the story of how I’m feeling or says what I want to say. It’s a lot of hard work, with long hours and tremendous sacrifices at times, but it’s what I love, it’s who I am. As long as my family and fans keep singing along with me, I’ll keep singing with them,” Jason says.