The EP highlights two new songs, “Raise The Bar,” with Luke Combs, and “That Ain’t Gonna Be Me,” with Trace Adkins. The overarching theme is Morgan’s philosophy that God, family, and our nation are essential, as he translates that through his lyrics.
Jelly Roll being featured on “Almost Home” highlights the continuation of the tender moment they shared on the Opry Stage, performing the track together last year.
“This song is full circle for me. It’s about situations you are sometimes in that you just mentally want to be somewhere else — ‘Almost Home’ — it’s something that I listened to in jail. Me and my cellmates could really relate to it.
When I got out, I spent what little money I had and went to see Craig Morgan at the Grand Ole Opry and cried when he sang it.”
Another full circle moment will appear on the EP as Blake Shelton stands alongside Morgan for “Redneck Yacht Club.”
Who would have thought a cameo in the single’s music video back in 2005 would have led to this moment now?
“Craig and I have been friends for many years. I’m a fan of his music and admire him as a human.
After all of these years, I still don’t understand why he still feels the need to wear that toupee, but I’m thrilled he asked me to sing with him on ‘Redneck Yacht Club.'”
Lainey Wilson also shared how honored she is to be featured on a new version of the 2006 hit “International Harvester.”
“It’s an absolute honor to be a part of this record. I remember the first time I ever heard “International Harvester” and the feeling I got knowing that there was music being written that felt like it was made just for me.
I come from a family of farmers, so it’s really a full circle moment to be on this track alongside my good friend Craig.”
Given her Louisiana farm upbringing, Wilson could not have been a better choice for this feature.
I am thrilled to hear the new version of all the classics from Craig Morgan that I grew up listening to.
Check out the full tracklist:
“Raise The Bar” featuring Luke Combs “Almost Home” featuring Jelly Roll “Redneck Yacht Club” featuring Blake Shelton
“That’s What I Love About Sunday” featuring Gary LeVox
“International Harvester” featuring Lainey Wilson
“That Ain’t Gonna Be Me” featuring Trace Adkins
Morgan also kicked off his God, Family, Country Tour last week, headlining thirteen theaters and auditoriums through the end of October with special guests, The Reeves Brothers.
As tickets are low for some of the stops, I’d get them while you can if you watch to catch Craig Morgan on a stage near you.