Craig Morgan has worn many hats in his life: EMT, soldier, television host, top-selling country music artist. Craig’s first hat was either camouflage or hunter’s orange – depending on the season.
“I’ve been hunting a lot longer than I’ve been singing. I grew up in the outdoors,” Craig said. “Singing is what I do for a living. I love writing songs and singing, but it’s my job. Hunting, well, it’s my job too. But it’s something I would do if I wasn’t employed in the industry. If anything, my passion for hunting has increased.”
Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors on Outdoor Channel has brought Craig’s love of the outdoors to a wide television audience. He’s also introduced the outdoors to people around him in the music industry.
“I put forth a lot of effort into making sure people understand hunting. It’s not about shooting large animals and getting the big trophy. Our industry has made a huge mistake of focusing on that, instead of focusing on being outdoors and sharing the outdoor lifestyle,” Craig said. “I’m very fortunate. There are a lot of people in music who don’t understand wildlife management and the importance of hunting, the excitement of it. I get to introduce it to people who might never know about it.”
Craig is a veteran USO Tour performer. He also participates in an annual hunt with wounded U.S. servicemen.
“I don’t get to connect much when we’re doing the shows, except for meet-and-greets. The hunt that we do though, as anybody knows in the hunting world, when you spend time in camp, you get to know somebody,” Craig said. “For me, that’s one of the best times of the year.”
“There’s just so many. I do remember an archery shot. We were in the sand hills of Nebraska. We ranged some deer, and I had to draw the bow laying down on my back. Then I stood and got a mule deer.”
- Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008
- Spent more than 17 years in active and reserve duty with the U.S. Army